Mark Yeandle, Michael Mainelli, Jeremy Horne, Nick Danev and Ben Morris
City of London Corporation (March 2010), 38 pages.
GFCI 7 builds on the approach adopted in GFCI 6, with its increased emphasis on the inter-connectedness of centres, to allow a more in-depth examination of the underpinnings of competitiveness. Whilst the ratings element is retained, there is a new approach to profiling major centres in terms of their linkages within the global financial architecture and the extent and quality of the services that they offer. GFCI 7 demonstrates a return to confidence with 71 of the 75 centres rated receiving higher ratings and only four decreasing.
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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