Origins in the Princely House of Liechtenstein

Industrie- und Finanzkontor was founded in 1948 by members of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. With the end of the Second World War and in the wake of the economic upswing in Western Europe, Industrie- und Finanzkontor developed into a leading service provider for the management of assets and values in the fiduciary sector. Today Industrie- und Finanzkontor is owned and managed by the family of Prince Michael of Liechtenstein.

Thinking of wealth in terms of generations

The Princely House of Liechtenstein is one of the oldest ruling families. A look at over 900 years of family history proves that with foresight and forward planning assets can be secured and preserved over generations, as the following example illustrates: As early as 1606, the brothers Karl, Maximilian and Gundakar of Liechtenstein decreed that the family property should be indivisible. To this end, they established a fidei commissum, which is comparable to the Liechtenstein trust, and donated the entire family estate. In doing so, they laid the foundation for the preservation of the assets of the Princely House of Liechtenstein.

Asset protection through conscious wealth planning

The family history of the Princely House of Liechtenstein proves that assets can be protected and preserved - with forward planning, conscious asset structuring and a focus on one's own strengths and competencies. The understanding required for this is passed down from family generation to family generation and is reflected in our work at Industrie- und Finanzkontor. Due to our origins, we understand wealth as a responsibility for generations. It is our claim to take the best possible care to be able to protect and preserve assets and generate economic growth.

Milestones of the Princely House of Liechtenstein

Origin of the House of Liechtenstein:

Preservation of assets and family values since the 13th century.

Family fidei commissum:

Early in the history of the House of Liechtenstein, the brothers Karl, Maximilian and Gundakar of Liechtenstein decreed that their ancestral family property should remain indivisible for all time. They set up a family fidei commissum and turned the entire family property over to it. In doing so they laid the foundation for the continued existence and prosperity of the House of Liechtenstein.

Imperial Principality:

1719/ 1806
The country of Liechtenstein came into being when the Lordships of Schellenberg and Vaduz - both having been previously purchased by Prince Johann Adam Andreas I - merged and were elevated to the status of an Imperial Principality in 1719. The newly formed principality was named after its ruling family. In 1806, Prince Johann Josef I attained full sovereignty for the country and the Princely House.

Asset reorganisation:

Prince Johann Josef I reorganized the family fortune and enacted a strict family constitution. The family's core assets were to remain in the line of the eldest son and to be held together by future generations.

Economic upswing:

Prince Franz Josef II considerably strengthened the ties with the people of Liechtenstein. He successfully led the Principality through the difficult years of the Second World War and, with his farsighted policies, contributed to the industrial and economic upswing in the post-war years.

State alliances:

Prince Hans-Adam II paved the way for ground-breaking alliances and the country's membership of various international bodies, which further strengthened Liechtenstein's sovereignty. He also successfully reorganized the Princely property. Together with the people of Liechtenstein, he exercises the authority of the State.

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