March 26, 2018

Vancouver Climbs Global Financial Centre Index GFCI 23 Ranking #15

Z/Yen’s Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), is a bi-annual ranking of the competitiveness of financial centres based on over 29,000 financial centre assessments from an online questionnaire together with over 100 indices from organisations such as the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

A copy of the latest GFCI 23 report, published on March 26, 2018 by the Z/Yen Partners in collaboration with the China Development Institute, is available here.

For the last 10 years the GFCI has published two reports a year which have charted the progress of the world’s leading financial centres.

Vancouver is rapidly climbing the ranks of the world’s financial centres – from 33rd on the Global Financial Centre Index in 2008 to 15th in 2018. With Canada designated as the RMB settlement hub for North America, we have a unique opportunity to grow Vancouver’s financial sector.

AdvantageBC International Business Centre aims to promote Vancouver’s role as a financial centre globally and, the diversity of the financial industry sectors that flourish in Vancouver, particularly with our trade links with Asia.

Read more online here.

Did you know?

  • Vancouver is among the top-10 wealth management centres in the world.
  • According to latest GFCI, Vancouver is the 5th most powerful financial centre in North America.
  • Vancouver ranked third most livable city in the world by the EIU.
  • All five of Canada’s largest banks have significant operations in BC.