The Princely House of Liechtenstein has an international portfolio of diverse business interests that are brought together in the Foundations of the Princely Family.
The businesses of the Princely House include agriculture and forestry companies, industrial holdings and an extensive real estate portfolio comprising historic castles and palaces. A number of businesses make up the Foundation Prince Liechtenstein. A Private Banking and Asset Management Group is also among the business enterprises of the Princely House.
In its 900-year history, the Princely House has learned to overcome setbacks, whether they are caused by wars or natural disasters. Prince Johann Adam I – the namesake of the reigning Prince – succeeded in wiping out the debts that his father had accrued during the war in the 17th century in an astonishingly short time. He used his property holdings adroitly and continuously expanded them by new acquisitions.
After the Second World War, the Princely House of Liechtenstein lost most of its properties when they were seized by the former Czechoslovakia. Today’s reigning Prince Hans-Adam II took over the management of the Princely assets in the 1970s when he was Hereditary Prince and very soon turned them into a successful family business.
The Princely House has always pursued a broadly diversified investment strategy based on thinking and acting for the long term. The businesses belonging to the Princely House operate according to the principles of sustainable development and ethical standards.