TRUST BUSINESS EXPERIENCE SINCE 1929
OUR COMPANY PROFILE
Traditional and focused on the long term
Allgemeines Treuunternehmen ( ATU ) is an internationally active trust and advisory company that has its headquarters in the Principality of Liechtenstein, with subsidiaries and offices in various major financial centres. As one of the oldest and largest trust companies in Liechtenstein, we focus mainly on international asset structuring for private clients and companies.
Competent and experienced
Our clients value us as a reliable partner thanks to our decades’ worth of experience. Our employees are highly qualified and speak many different languages. Their expertise and experience guarantee professional client advice and services. Whenever necessary, we can rely on a broad international network of selected experts in law, taxes and economics, both in Liechtenstein and abroad.
At our headquarters in Vaduz ( Principality of Liechtenstein ), or in Zurich ( Switzerland ), Tortola ( British Virgin Islands ), Panama City ( Panama ), Shanghai or Hong Kong ( China ): we are locally anchored through subsidiaries and offices and provide on-site services. We have a total of about 180 employees.
Asset structuring for generations
Mutual trust forms the basis for a successful long-term partnership. We have been serving many of our clients for several generations. They rely on solutions that meet their requirements and that take appropriate account of opportunities and risks.
The founding of ATU
Two great personalities of the Liechtenstein financial centre still influence our company’s way of thinking to this day: Guido Feger ( 1893 – 1976 ) and Olaf Walser ( 1923 – 2008 ).
Guido Feger founded his first company, “Treu-Bureau, Treuhandinstitut”, on 5 April 1929. In August 1936, the company was renamed “Allgemeines Treuunter-nehmen” – today’s ATU. To provide comprehensive financial services for the clients of his trust company, Guido Feger founded a bank in 1956, Verwaltungs- und Privat-Bank ( today: VP Bank Ltd ), which was quick to successfully establish itself. Apart from his business interests, Guido Feger was always highly committed to people and society. For his services to the country of Liechtenstein, he was awarded the title of Princely Councillor of Commerce by Prince Franz Josef II.
Olaf Walser joined our company in 1945. As a greatly committed Director, he managed ATU from 1967 to 2004. At the same time, he was the first authorised signatory of VP Bank Ltd and became a member of its Board of Directors in 1963, holding the position of Vice-President from 1973 to 1998. He contributed significantly to the successful development of both ATU and VP Bank Ltd.
THE CORE OF INTERNATIONAL ASSET STRUCTURING
ATU offers a comprehensive range of services, which can be combined and adapted to specific circumstances – customised for your requirements as a client. As an internationally active trust and advisory company, we know the specifics and regulations of the world’s key financial centres, always examining all options with respect to location and legal systems.
Protecting and securing your assets over the long term is key to us. We provide you with clearly defined solutions to choose from, which can be implemented flawlessly in terms of financial and tax laws. All options offered to you by ATU are tailored to your situation, your objectives and your desires.
PERSONAL ADVICE FROM A SINGLE SOURCE
You can turn to us in all financial matters. As your partner, we know your desires, never lose sight of your objectives and provide you with competent advice.
Whenever necessary, your advisor will involve further specialists from within ATU or cooperation partners and coordinate their work. In all areas of asset management and structuring, financial planning, tax advice and planning, and legal advice, accounting and auditing, your personal advisor always chooses the right specialists who fit your objectives and who complete each of your tasks with the utmost competence.
Since there is always a contact person available for you who coordinates all your tasks, you can rest assured that cooperation will be particularly uncomplicated and efficient. And we have been doing this for a long time – since 1929.
ATU is rooted in the Principality of Liechtenstein. We have a presence in several countries and also have a well-established network of contacts in key financial centres.
Our trust company ATU General Trust (BVI) Limited in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, has been operating since 1995. The company specialises in international trust and fund services.
Through our subsidiary ATU General Trust (Schweiz) AG in Zurich, Switzerland, we build on existing relationships with our Swiss partners and offer family office and trust services as well as asset management controlling ( investment controlling ).
ATU (Panama) SA, Panama City, specialises in trust services, including setting up of residence in Panama, and brokering of real estate transactions.
ATU is also present in Asia, with a subsidiary in Hong Kong and a representative office in Shanghai, China.
Our bank-independent asset management company, Livalor Vermögensverwaltung AG with offices in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, and Zurich, Switzerland, complements our range of services.
Further information about our services may be found on our website: www.atu.li
Aeulestrasse 5, P.O. Box 83, 9490 Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein
+423 237 34 34
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