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The Global Financial Centres Index is published bi-annually by the Z/Yen Group the City of London’s most respected private think tank.

GFCI 21 provides profiles, rating and rankings for 88 financial centres, drawing on two separate sources of data - instrumental factors (external indices) and responses to an online survey.

101 factors have been used in GFCI 21, supplemented by 24,406 financial centre assessments completed by 3,009 financial services professionals.  Find out more about our methodology here


Publication of the GFCI is made possible by our sponsor organisations. Our sponsors enjoy an enhanced profile by association with the GFCI and have the opportunity to host launches and events associated with the index. However, sponsor organisations play no part in the collection, compilation or analysis of GFCI data and cannot influence rankings. 

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The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) was first published in 2007, with the support of the City of London Corporation.

It contained assessment for just 46 centres.

Three years later, when the City of London Corporation’s association with the GFCI ended and Qatar became the primary sponsor, the Index contained assessments for 75 centres.

Today, with the support of link and link the GFCI charts the performance of 88 centres, with an additional 16 'associate centres' being researched and waiting to join the index when they receive sufficient assessments.