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Global Financial Centres Index 19

GFCI 19 was published in March 2016 as part of the Financial Centre Futures publications (press release).

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GFCI 19 Cover


Mark Yeandle, Z/Yen Group Limited (Z/Yen Group, March 2016)

London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong remain the four leading global financial centres. On a scale of 1,000 points, a lead of fewer than 20 points indicates relative parity.  London remains just ahead of New York, climbing four points in the ratings to lead New York by eight points.  New York (2nd) is now 37 points ahead of Singapore (3rd).  Singapore is two points ahead of Hong Kong (4th).  

GFCI 19 provides profiles, rating and rankings for 86 financial centres, drawing on two separate sources of data - instrumental factors (external indices) and responses to an online survey. 102 factors have been used in GFCI 19. GFCI 19 uses 25,650 financial centre assessments completed by 3,016 financial services professionals. In addition to the 86 centres covered by the index, 16 'associate centres' are being researched and will join the index when they receive sufficient assessments.

Related publications

The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) was first produced by the Z/Yen Group in 2005 based on the results of research for the City of London Corporation into "The Competitive Position Of London As A Global Financial Centre".  The aim of the GFCI is to examine the major financial centres' global competitiveness.  The index is calculated every three months and formally published every six months.  Find out more about previous editions of the GFCI in the Financial Centre Futures Publications section. Take the GFCI questionnaire.

In the media

The GFCI is regularly mentioned in the media globally. For more information, see our media coverage section.  

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