Edinburgh - a global financial centre
Edinburgh City Region is the UK's second largest financial centre after London and the
fourth largest financial centre in Europe by equity assets.
In world terms Edinburgh ranks ahead
of Dublin, Istanbul, Beijing, Prague, Bahrain, Moscow,
Mumbai and Budapest in the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI).
The capital is also one of the world's top fund management hubs
and a major European centre for asset servicing.
In banking and insurance, it is home to many international
headquarters and global brands.
More than half of the world’s top 20 financial organisations
have substantial operations in Scotland, with a critical mass of activity in and around
Supporting this diverse industry is a world-class community of
professional advisors and suppliers including lawyers, accountants,
corporate financiers, brokers, human resources and IT
The key assets of the sector within Edinburgh
are identified as the skills base of the city, the critical mass of
the sector (in terms of the workforce and business base) and the
global reputation of Edinburgh for financial services.
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