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The Global Financial Centres Index 31 (GFCI 31)

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The thirty-first edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 31) was jointly published by Z/Yen and CDI on 24 March 2022. GFCI 31 provides evaluations of future competitiveness and rankings for 119 financial centres around the world. The GFCI serves as a valuable reference for policy and investment decision-makers.

The GFCI is compiled using 150 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 centres assessments provided by respondents to the GFCI online questionnaire.

The data on which GFCI 31 is based relate to the period up to the end of 2021. Overall the average rating was stable, less than one point lower than GFCI 30, following three consecutive drops in the average rating.

Asia/Pacific centres generally recovered losses that they experienced in GFCI 30. This suggests that there is restored confidence in the economic strength of the region, and in trade performance. North American and Western European centres had generally stable performance.

New York leads the index, with London second, ahead of Hong Kong and Shanghai. Shenzhen returned to the top ten in the index, replacing Paris, which fell to 11th place. The ratings of most of the leading centres were relatively stable, only changing by a few points.

We are able to assess 113 centres for their Fintech offering. New York and Shanghai retain their leading positions at first and second place. Beijing and San Francisco overtook London to take third and fourth place.

China’s Financial Center Index 13 (CFCI 13)

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China’s Financial Center Index (CFCI) has established a system for competitiveness evaluation adapted to the development characteristics of Chinese financial centers. The system aims to track and study the development status of Chinese financial centers, in a bid to inform policy optimization by relevant decisionmakers, and provide a watchtower for the society to observe the development of Chinese financial centers. The first CFCI was released in 2009 and has been updated annually since then.

The Global Financial Centres Index 30 (GFCI 30)

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On September 24, Z/Yen and CDI jointly released the thirtieth edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 30) in Busan.

We researched 126 centres for this edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 30). The number of financial centres in the main index has increased from 114 to 116 with the addition of Kigali and Lagos. There are 10 associate centres awaiting potential inclusion in the main index.

GFCI 30 was compiled using 146 instrumental factors. These quantitative measures are provided by third parties including the World Bank, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the OECD, and the UN.

New York leads the ranking, with London second. Both centres fell only slightly in the ratings. Hong Kong and Singapore in third and fourth…

The Global Financial Centres Index 29 (GFCI 29)

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On March 17, Z/Yen and CDI jointly released the twenty-nineth edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 29) in Shenzhen, London and Hongkong.

We researched 126 centres for this edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 29). The number of financial centres in the main index has increased from 111 to 114 with the addition of Berlin, Trinidad & Tobago, and Bogota. There are 12 associate centres awaiting potential inclusion in the main index.

GFCI 29 was compiled using 143 instrumental factors. These quantitative measures are provided by third parties including the World Bank, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the OECD, and the UN.

New York retains first place in the index. London fell to only one point ahead of third place…

The Global Financial Centres Index 28 (GFCI 28)

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On September 28, Z/Yen and CDI jointly released the twenty-eighth edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 28) in Shenzhen and Seoul.

In GFCI 28, we researched 121 centres for this edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 28). The number of financial centres in the main index has increased from 108 to 111 with the addition of Bratislava, Xi’an, and Wuhan, though new entrants to the index take some time for their position in the index to settle. There are 10 associate centres awaiting potential inclusion in the main index.

GFCI 28 was compiled using 138 instrumental factors. These quantitative measures are provided by third parties including the World Bank, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the OECD, and the UN.

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The Global Financial Centres Index 25 (GFCI 25)

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On March 11, Z/Yen and CDI jointly released the twenty-fifth edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 25) during the Global Financial Forum in Dubai.

In GFCI 25, we researched 112 centres for this edition, with 102 centres in the main index and 10 in the associate list.

GFCI 25 was compiled using 133 quantitative measures provided by third parties including the World Bank, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the OECD, and the United Nations, with the combination of 29,065 financial centre assessments provided by respondents to the GFCI online questionnaire.

New York remains in the first place in the index, just seven points ahead of London. Hong Kong is only four points behind London in third and Singapore remains in fourth place.…

The Global Financial Centres Index 24 (GFCI 24)

Z/Yen Partners and CDI jointly released the twenty-fourth Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 24) in Guangzhou on September 12.

The GFCI researches 110 financial centres in this edition, with 100 in the main index and 10 in the waiting list. Performance across the index is mixed.

New York took first place in the index, just two points head of London, although both centres fell slightly in the ratings. Hong Kong is now only three points behind London. Shanghai overtook Tokyo to move into fifth place. Beijing, Zurich, and Frankfurt moved into the top ten centres, replacing Toronto, Boston, and San Francisco.

There are 9 financial centres across the Chinese mainland in the main index. Among them, Shanghai rose to the 6th place. Ranking 8th, Beijings moved into the top 10 for the first…

The Global Financial Centres Index 23 (GFCI 23)

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Z/Yen Partners and CDI published the twenty-third Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 23) on the Launch Conference which was held in Qingdao on March 26.

The GFCI rates 96 financial centres in current issue. There is an overall increase in confidence for the leading centres with the top 25 centres all rising in the ratings.

London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo remain the five leading global financial centres. The gap between London and New York in ratings closed to one point on a scale of 1,000. London’s rating rose less than the other four top centres. There is now less than 50 points between the top five centres.

The number of financial centres across the Chinese mainland in the main index has increased from 7 to 8 with the…