Mark Yeandle and Professor Michael Mainelli
Qatar Financial Centre Authority & Z/Yen Group, (March 2015), 52 pages.
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GFCI 17 was published in March 2015 as part of the Financial Centre Futures publications (press release).
New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore remain the four leading global financial centres. New York remains the top centre but by only one point on a scale of 1,000. Tokyo, in fifth place, is 32 points behind the leaders. GFCI 17 provides profiles, rating and rankings for 82 financial centres, drawing on two separate sources of data - instrumental factors (external indices) and responses to an online survey. 105 factors have been used in GFCI 17. Responses from 3,527 financial services professionals were collected in the 24 months to December 2014. These responses provided 28,494 financial centre assessments which were used to compute GFCI 17, with older assessments discounted according to age. In addition to the 82 centres covered by the index, 14 'associate centres' are being researched and will join the index when they receive sufficient assessments.
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. Take the GFCI questionnaire.
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