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Welcome to Z/Yen

Z/Yen helps organisations make better choices - our clients consider us a commercial think-tank that spots, solves and acts. Our name combines Zen and Yen - “a philosophical desire to succeed” - in a ratio, recognising that all decisions are trade-offs. Z/Yen’s mission is to be the foremost risk/reward management firm.

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New Projects

  • InterChainZ – a new research consortium looking into potential uses for distributed ledgers in a number of financial services
  • Great Governance Debate – a project with the Institute of Directors and Cass Business School looking at whether and how governance can be measured
  • "Financing Tomorrow's Cities", a London Accord project with support from the City of London Corporation
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Featured Research

Current Surveys

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Instrumental Factors - Business Environment

Instrumental Factor Source Website
Business Environment EIU
Ease of Doing Business Index The World Bank
Operational Risk Rating EIU
Global Services Location Index
AT Kearney
Opacity Index Milken Institute
Corruption Perceptions Index Transparency International
Wage Comparison Index UBS
Corporate Tax Rates Price Waterhouse Cooper
Employee Effective Tax Rates Price Waterhouse Cooper
Personal Tax Rates OECD
Total Tax Receipts (as % of GDP) OECD
Bilateral Tax Information Exchange Agreements OECD
Index of Economic Freedom Heritage Foundation
Economic Freedom of the World Fraser Institute
Banking Industry Country Risk Assessments Standard & Poor
Political Risk Index Exclusive Analysis Ltd