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100 Years LGT

From a local bank to a global institution

It all started in 1921 with the founding of Bank in Liechtenstein, which had ten employees at the time. Today, the company, now LGT, operates internationally, has over 3700 staff, and is the world’s largest private banking and asset management group, wholly owned and managed by a family of entrepreneurs. These are just a few of the most important milestones that LGT has reached in its first 100 years.

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An overview of LGT’s history
LILA SgAV 01 N 083/001 , Bank in Liechtenstein (BiL) exterior shot from Herrengasse 1971, photo: Landesarchiv/Walter Wachter, Schaan

The history of LGT and the Princely House

LGT’s history exemplifies what has always characterized the Princely Family’s entrepreneurial activities: long-term thinking and actions as well as a disciplined approach to opportunities and risks.

The bank's evolution
LILA SgAV 01 N 014/108 Bank in Liechtenstein at the government building, exterior photo with employees, ca. 1920, photo: Landesarchiv/Walter Wachter, Schaan

The bank's evolution

The early years of Bank in Liechtenstein shaped its current identity and laid the foundations for its future growth.

Transformation over the years

Transformation over the years

BiL opened branches in central Europe, and soon also in the British Isles and the Far East. It was during this time that it developed into a commercial bank with an increasingly international focus – and received its current name.

Values that are lived

Values that are lived

Taking responsibility and committing to fellow human beings and the environment – LGT is convinced that everyone can make a contribution to a better future.

H.S.H. Prinz Philipp von und zu Liechtenstein, Honorary Chairman LGT

“LGT is very well capitalized, internationally positioned and has a clear, long-term strategy. Thanks to the alignment of interests between the owner, clients and employees, we are able to work more sustainably than many of our competitors. Our values are enduring – this makes us unique in today’s world.”

H.S.H. Prinz Philipp von und zu Liechtenstein, Honorary Chairman LGT