London remains world’s top financial centre

Touchstone Recruitment 13.05.2018


The Global Finance Centres Index has revealed that London has kept its position as the world’s top financial centre.


A financial centre is a city that has a high concentration of financial service providers. The GFCI ranks financial centres on five main factors: business environment, financial sector development, infrastructure, human capital, and reputational and general factors.

The index rates 88 financial sectors from around the world and the top ten in the first index of 2018 are:

1. London
2. New York
3. Singapore
4. Hong Kong
5. Tokyo
6. San Francisco
7. Chicago
8. Sydney
9. Boston
10. Toronto

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the implications of Brexit, London has retained its position at the top. In fact, London is the only European city in the top 10.
Being the top global financial centre requires international connectivity, diversity and expertise in a range of financial products and services. There is no questioning that London is a draw for the top financial talent from around the world.

Finance jobs in London

London is at the centre of it all. It’s where expertise collide in the financial industry. The capital is home to a wide variety of international finance firms, banks and finance-oriented businesses, and as such is the pinnacle of a financial career.

So, why should you look to progress you finance career in London? It is at the heart of the world’s largest foreign exchange market, offers stability and is home to industry-leading professionals which help to push your own career.

Touchstone Recruitment has a specialist team that oversee the accountancy & finance sector in London. Browse the current jobs available here or contact us on 020 3143 4600 to let us know what finance role you are looking for.

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