Jersey awarded Global Finance Centres Index prize


Jersey has been placed at the top of the 2011 Global Finance Centres Index, keeping the position it was awarded in 2010.

The Global Finance Centres Index is a report published by the London based think tank Z/Yen Group twice a year.

The GFCI researches the opinions of financial professionals with regards to how they view 75 global financial centres. Jersey again ranked the highest out of all offshore financial centres, ranking higher than the likes of the Isle of Man and the Cayman Islands.

Guernsey was also highly commended in the GFCI report. Along with Jersey it was lauded for making great strides in creating awareness for offshore finances, the report also stated that both areas were given favourable comments by financial professionals, with the general view that the two jurisdictions are doing invaluable work with regards to changing worldwide perceptions of offshore finance.

One of the survey’s respondents said: “Jersey is regarded on the global stage as a market leading international finance centre and that it is recognised as one of the top 10 centres to grow in significance over the next few years.”

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