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Liechtenstein Investment Fund Association


Liechtenstein Investment Fund Association

The Liechtenstein Investment Fund Association (Liechtensteinischer Anlagefondsverband, LAFV) was established in September 2000 and is the official representative body of the Liechtenstein fund industry. All UCITS management companies, most of the alternative investment fund managers (AIFM) and a substantial number of other financial service providers, such as, for example custodian banks, law firms, auditing firms, specialised IT providers or providers of training and education are members of the LAFV.
The LAFV is represented by a board of directors, composed of the following persons: Alexander Boss (President), Bruno Schranz (Vice President), Dr. Martin Jonasch, Thomas Marte, Raimond Schuster and Alois Wille.

The LAFV takes on the task to support the development of Liechtenstein as a location for investment funds, and thereby to further improve Liechtenstein’s attractiveness for investment fund providers and investors. This is to be achieved in particular through the active further development of a fund legislation that is state of the art and serves invesors and the jurisdicition. Supporting their members as well as representing interests of the fund industry and the investment fund location itself, both domestically and abroad, are further tasks of the association.

A particular focus is on building and maintaining relationships with government and supervisory authorities, existing associations and federations, and interest groups in the financial services sector, in order to coordinate overarching interests and exploit synergies. The fact that up to this point nearly all fund companies have joined the LAFV and the very close cooperation with the FMA of Liechtenstein, allows the LAFV to strongly represent the interests of its members in Liechtenstein as an investment fund domicile.