Mark Yeandle, Chiara von Gunten and Michael Mainelli
Z/Yen Group and Qatar Financial Centre Authority (March 2013), 48 pages.
GFCI 13 provides profiles, rating and rankings for 79 financial centres, drawing on two separate sources of data - instrumental factors (external indices) and responses to an online survey. 96 factors have been used in GFCI 13, of which 40 have been updated since GFCI 12 and 13 are new. London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore remain the top four centres, with the last two now only two points apart. In Europe, amidst the turmoil with the Eurozone crisis, Zurich and Geneva confirm their position in the GFCI top 10. In Asia/Pacific, all financial centres except Beijing see their ratings improve. In America, Boston enters the GFCI top 10.
The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) was first produced by the Z/Yen Group in March 2007 following another research project into city competitiveness undertook in 2005. The aim of the GFCI is to examine the major financial centres globally in terms of competitiveness. The GFCI has been published every six months (although the index is actually produced every three months). Find out more about previous editions of the GFCI in the Financial Centre Futures Publications section.
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