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Liechtenstein Pension Funds Had a Good Performance in 2017

Written by: Bridgewest

As one of Europe’s leading financial centers, Liechtenstein accommodates a wide range of investment funds. Among these, pension funds have registered very good results in 2017, according to a recent report issued by the Financial Market Authority. Foreign investors interested in starting investment funds in the Principality can rely on our company formation specialists in Liechtenstein for detailed information on the procedure related to their registration.

Liechtenstein pension funds registered a 6.6% increase on a yearly basis

Among all types of investment funds operating in Liechtenstein, pension funds registered the best results in the past year. In numbers, the average return on investments generated by these funds grew by 6.6% compared to the previous year, when it was 3.2%.

The interests for the savings of those investing in pension funds also rose to 1.5% from 1.3% in 2016, while the average annuity conversion rate was 5.8%.

In 2017, the Financial Market Authority of Liechtenstein had under its supervision 19 pension funds which insured close to 41,000 persons.

The report also shows that almost all pension funds have had a better coverage ratio, increasing to 111.1% from 105.3% in 2016. Also, most of the insured persons were active in the Liechtenstein labor market.

Professional investors looking to set up such fund can rely on our company registration consultants in Liechtenstein for specialized guidance in establishing it.

Pension funds are important for the Liechtenstein economy

At the end of 2017, the assets of pension funds registered in Liechtenstein had a total value of 6,66 billion CHF which represented 109% of the gross domestic product. According to the Financial Market Authority, these types of funds are very important for the Liechtenstein economy given the good results.

Investors who want to open pension funds in Liechtenstein must comply with the requirements of the law with the same name and apply for a license with the Financial Market Authority.

If you are interested in setting up an investment fund and need professional assistance, our Liechtenstein company formation can provide the necessary support. Please contact us for detailed information on the requirements for opening a Liechtenstein investment fund.