Welcome to the Global Financial Centres Index, the world’s most authoritative comparison of the competitiveness of the world’s leading financial centres. GFCI 26 is published by the Z/Yen Partners in collaboration with the China Development Institute. For the last 12 years the GFCI has published two reports a year which have charted the progress of the world’s leading financial centres.
Vantage Financial Centres is an initiative of financial centres around the world which offers enhanced access to GFCI and GGFI data, marketing opportunities, and training for centres seeking to enhance their profile and reputation. A full list of Vantage Financial Centres members and details of how to join is available here.
The twenty-sixth edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 26) was published on 19 September 2019. GFCI 26 provides evaluations of future competitiveness and rankings for 104 major financial centres around the world. The GFCI serves as a valuable reference for policy and investment decision-makers.
China Development Institute (CDI) in Shenzhen and Z/Yen Partners in London collaborate in producing the GFCI. The GFCI is updated and published every March and September, and receives considerable attention from the global financial community.
114 financial centres were researched for GFCI 26 of which 104 are now in the main index. The GFCI is compiled using 134 instrumental factors. These quantitative measures are provided by third parties including the World Bank, the Economist Intelligence Unit, the OECD and the United Nations.
The instrumental factors are combined with financial centre assessments provided by respondents to the GFCI online questionnaire. GFCI 26 uses 32,227 assessments from 3,360 respondents.
The Results Of GFCI 26 Include:
Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Middle East & Africa
Latin America & The Caribbean
The British Crown Dependencies’ performance dipped, with the Isle of Man down five places in the rankings, Jersey falling 12, and Guernsey continuing its rapid decline in the index, dropping 17 places following its 15-place fall in GFCI 25.