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 families of Prince Michael of Liechtenstein and Count Francis von Seilern-Aspang.
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.