19 April 2024

Switzerland’s attractiveness to investors and expats

Foreign Direct Investment
| The European |

Switzerland is world-renowned for its safety and security, high living standards and great property investment opportunities. The country’s natural beauty, cleanliness, and environmental stewardship also require no introduction and neither does its outstanding business environment. With a stable currency, reliable healthcare system and leading education services, it is little wonder Switzerland is so appealing to investors and expats.

In January 2019, Switzerland came top of the Best Countries rankings by US News, who judged 80 countries around the world on criteria including ‘Quality of Life’, ‘Citizenship’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’.

The Swiss higher education system ranks second in the world, according to the 2019 Universitas 21 (U21) report. With universities such as ETH leading the way, the analysis highlights how Switzerland connects enterprise with international academia and research. Home to a harmonious society, the country attracts an increasing number of talented international students every year.

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ‘World Investment Report’ 2018, Switzerland was among the world’s leading economies in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows for 2016 and 2017. Its neutrality, political and economic stability, transparent and fair legal system, reliable transport infrastructure, highly-developed service sector and efficient capital markets all contribute to a position of strength when it comes to attracting FDI. Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the most attractive countries in the world for overseas investors, who choose it for the world-class business opportunities combined with long-term security. However, Switzerland’s policy on migration is very rigorous. For example, it does not take for granted that ownership of real estate, a company, or other investment in Switzerland entitles a foreign national to obtain a residence permit. Hence, making a business plan before investing is crucial. Seeking professional advice is integral role to achieving your specific objectives.

Immobilien Sarbach Real Estate & Consulting  – in cooperation with highly reputable trustees, and financial and legal experts – provide tailored services to a global client base. Whether you are buying or selling real estate, establishing your own Swiss company or conducting mergers and acquisitions, Immobilien Sarbach Real Estate & Consulting  guarantee that we will find the right solutions for you and your family. The firm’s highly experienced and multilingual team guarantee integrity, confidentiality, and detailed attention to all of
your requirements.

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