Make Your Financial Centre More Competitive

Z/Yen have been studying financial centres and what makes them competitive since 2002. Our notable contributions include the Global Financial Centres Index and a variety of works on maritime centres, insurance centres, asset management centres, tech centres, and regulation. We understand the benefits and pitfalls in building a financial centre. We have provided consulting services to many of the leading financial centres around the world. We have analysed how centres have succeeded and failed to build successful and sustainable financial centres.

Who is this course for?

Public and private sector policy makers, financial centre managers, promotional agencies working for financial centres, students of finance, and people involved in location decisions within the finance industry.

What will you learn?

  • What makes a financial centre ‘tick’?
  • What are the key elements of a successful city?
  • What are the drivers of a successful financial centre?
  • What drives innovation?
  • How do centres attract the best international staff?
  • Case studies of how successful and unsuccessful financial centres have evolved.
  • How can you build a successful financial centre?

Course Leaders

The course is led by Professor Michael Mainelli and Mark Yeandle, both of whom began our research on financial centres in 2002. Michael created the Global Financial Centres Index in 2005. Mark and Michael have worked together on the Global Financial Centres Index ever since. Both are both considered experts in the field of city competitiveness. Michael and Mark have advised centres around the world such as Alderney, Antigua, The Bahamas, Bogotá, Busan, Casablanca, Cayman Islands, Copenhagen, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, Guernsey, Istanbul, Jersey, London, Montreal, Moscow, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Toronto.

Further Reading


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Long Finance Conferences OR Long Finance events

Thursday, 15 November 2018

9:30 - 16:00


41 Lothbury

Course Leaders
    Professor Michael Mainelli
    Mark Yeandle

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