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The Principality of Monaco, An Attractive Banking Centre

Situated at the heart of Europe on the shores of the Mediterranean, the Principality of Monaco, an independent, sovereign State, occupies a privileged position in the international context.


In the course of decades, the Principality has risen to the forefront among financial centres. Its strengths have appealed to the foremost private investors, making it an exceptional place to live:

  • a strategic, easily-accessed geographical location on the Northern Mediterranean shore through Nice International airport
  • Political and regulatory stability
  • security of persons and property
  • the stringency, reputation and dynamism of Monaco as a banking centre:
    - Monaco's Government is entirely dedicated to combating crime, including terrorism and money laundering,
    - Continuous effort by local institutions to maintain a high level of competence.

Prestigious Events

Furthermore, the Principality of Monaco is internationally renowned for holding prestigious events in the arts and the sports world, such as:

  • the Monte Carlo Tennis Open of which the BNP Paribas Group is an official partner , the Printemps des Arts, the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

  • The hosting of exhibitions and conventions where professionals from around the world meet and develop their activities (Yacht Show, Top Mark, Imagina and Sportel,...).

Monaco's Key Figures 2018 (IMSEE 12/2018)

  • 38,300 inhabitants including 24% Monegasques
  • Residents of 130 nationalities officially recorded
  • Labour force: 56,303
  • Private-sector gross revenue: EUR 15.9 billion, of which 11% earned by the banking sector
  • Over EUR 115 billion in assets under management
  • 31 Banks, 58 management companies
  • 202 hectares