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The Global Financial Centres Index is a ranking of the competitiveness of financial centres based on over 26,000 financial centre assessments from an online questionnaire together with over 80 indices from organisations such as the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Economist Intelligence Unit. It is compiled and published twice a year by Z/Yen Group and sponsored by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority.

RankingEdit

The ranking is an aggregate of indices from five key areas: people, business environment, market access, infrastructure and general competitiveness. As of March 2013, the top centres worldwide are:[1]

Rank Change Centre Country Rating Change
1 11px London 23x15px United Kingdom 807 11px 22
2 11px New York 23x15px United States 787 11px 22
3 11px 23x15px Hong Kong (SAR) 761 11px 28
4 11px 23x15px Singapore 759 11px 34
5 11px Zurich 20x16px  Switzerland 723 11px 32
6 11px 1 Tokyo 23x15px Japan 718 11px 34
7 11px 2 Geneva 20x16px  Switzerland 712 11px 30
8 11px 3 Boston 23x15px United States 711 11px 31
9 11px 3 Seoul 23x15px South Korea 710 11px 25
10 11px 3 Frankfurt 23x15px Germany 703 11px 26
11 11px 3 Chicago 23x15px United States 698 11px 15
12 11px 2 Toronto 23x15px Canada 696 11px 15
13 11px 1 San Francisco 23x15px United States 695 11px 17
14 11px Washington, D.C. 23x15px United States 692 11px 20
15 11px 1 Vancouver 23x15px Canada 690 11px 22
16 11px 1 Montreal 23x15px Canada 689 11px 22
17 11px 6 Calgary 23x15px Canada 688 11px 41
18 11px 6 Luxembourg 23x15px Luxembourg 687 11px 41
19 11px 4 Sydney 23x15px Australia 686 11px 16
20 11px 16 Vienna 23x15px Austria 685 11px 52
21 11px 5 Kuala Lumpur 23x15px Malaysia 681 11px 37
22 11px 1 Osaka 23x15px Japan 676 11px 26
23 11px 1 Dubai 23x15px United Arab Emirates 675 11px 27
24 11px 5 Shanghai 23x15px China 674 11px 18
25 11px 7 Melbourne 23x15px Australia 672 11px 15
26 11px 3 Paris 23x15px France 670 11px 30
27 11px 2 Munich 23x15px Germany 669 11px 24
28 11px 8 23x15px Jersey (CD) 668 11px 14
29 11px 4 Oslo 23x15px Norway 667 11px 31
30 11px 5 23x15px Qatar 661 11px 27
31 11px 3 23x15px Guernsey (CD) 660 11px 19
32 11px 5 Stockholm 23x15px Sweden 657 11px 15
33 11px 32 Riyadh 23x15px Saudi Arabia 656 11px 72
34 11px 3 Amsterdam 23x15px Netherlands 655 11px 17
35 11px 25 23x15px Monaco 654 11px 57
36 11px 5 Taipei 23x15px Taiwan 653 11px 25
37 11px 14 Milan 23x15px Italy 652 11px 40
38 11px 6 Shenzhen 23x15px China 650 11px 13
39 11px 1 Abu Dhabi 23x15px United Arab Emirates 649 11px 18
40 11px 22 Rome 23x15px Italy 648 11px 58

Rank Change Centre Country Rating Change
41 11px 3 23x15px Cayman Islands (BOT) 647 11px 22
42 11px 12 Wellington 23x15px New Zealand 646 11px 7
43 11px 3 23x15px Isle of Man (CD) 645 11px 16
44 11px 4 São Paulo 23x15px Brazil 644 11px 25
45 11px 11 Copenhagen 23x15px Denmark 643 11px 8
46 11px 1 Brussels 23x15px Belgium 641 11px 21
47 11px 2 23x15px British Virgin Islands (BOT) 640 11px 16
48 11px 4 Rio de Janeiro 23x15px Brazil 639 11px 31
49 11px 3 Hamilton 23x15px Bermuda (BOT) 638 11px 17
50 11px 11 Glasgow 23x15px United Kingdom 636 11px 6
51 11px 1 Madrid 23x15px Spain 635 11px 21
52 11px 10 Helsinki 23x15px Finland 634 11px 7
53 11px 15 Buenos Aires 23x15px Argentina 633 11px 55
54 11px 17 Edinburgh 23x15px United Kingdom 632 11px
55 11px Mexico City 23x15px Mexico 628 11px 26
56 11px 7 Dublin 23x15px Ireland 627 11px 9
57 11px 1 Istanbul 23x15px Turkey 626 11px 25
58 11px 15 Beijing 23x15px China 622 11px 4
59 11px 2 Bangkok 23x15px Thailand 619 11px 19
60 11px 2 23x15px Gibraltar (BOT) 615 11px 16
61 11px 8 Prague 23x15px Czech Republic 611 11px 7
62 11px 8 Johannesburg 23x15px South Africa 610 11px 7
63 11px 4 Warsaw 23x15px Poland 608 11px 10
64 11px 3 23x15px Bahrain 607 11px 11
65 11px 1 Moscow 23x15px Russia 606 11px 21
66 11px 3 Mumbai 23x15px India 605 11px 19
67 NR Panama City 23x15px Panama 597 NR
68 11px 1 23x15px Malta 595 11px 20
69 11px 2 Jakarta 23x15px Indonesia 592 11px 19
70 11px 3 23x15px Mauritius 590 11px 11
71 11px 5 Tallinn 23x15px Estonia 589 11px 6
72 11px 1 Manila 23x15px Philippines 588 11px 18
73 11px 1 23x15px the Bahamas 587 11px 15
74 11px 4 Saint Petersburg 23x15px Russia 585 11px 11
75 NR 23x15px Cyprus 576 NR
76 11px 2 Lisbon 23x15px Portugal 552 11px 2
77 11px 1 Reykjavik 23x15px Iceland 546 11px 7
78 11px 3 Budapest 23x15px Hungary 541 11px 3
79 11px 2 Athens 23x15px Greece 473 11px 10

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Key areas Edit

The people index summarises the availability of a skilled workforce, the flexibility of the labour market, the quality of the business education and the skillset of the workforce. The business environment aggregates and values the regulation, tax rates, levels of corruption, economic freedom and how difficult in general it is to do business. To measure regulation an online questionnaire has been used. The market access index looks at the various equities and bonds available. The volume and value of trading but also the cluster effect of the number of different financial service companies at the location influence the index. The infrastructure index furthermost accounts to the price of real estate at the location. Other factors such as public transport have a minor impact. General competitiveness relies on more traditional economic factors as price level, quality of life and economic sentiment.

Industry sectors Edit

The index provides sub-rankings in the main areas of financial services - banking, asset management, insurance, professional services, government and regulation and wealth management.

ReferencesEdit

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