World's Biggest Financial Centers

Name the 20 cities ranked as the world's top financial centers according to the Global Financial Centres Index.
List from September 2021. Source.
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Last updated: January 26, 2022
First submittedAugust 4, 2016
Times taken32,443
Average score70.0%
Rating4.36
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Rating
City
762
New York City
740
London
716
Hong Kong
715
Singapore
714
San Francisco
712
Los Angeles
711
Beijing
Rating
City
706
Tokyo
705
Paris
704
Chicago
703
Boston
702
Seoul
701
Frankfurt
700
Washington D.C.
Rating
City
699
Shenzhen
698
Amsterdam
694
Dubai
693
Shanghai
693
Toronto
692
Geneva
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Level ∞
Aug 4, 2016
I'm a little surprised that Paris isn't on the list and that D.C. is so high, but otherwise, it seems like a pretty good list.
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Level 21
Sep 11, 2016
I'm very surprised Paris isn't on there as well. Would've thought that to be one of the leaders of this list.
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Level 75
Sep 12, 2016
There's something looking like a CBD near Paris called La Défense but that tiny buisness district is hardly comparable to the top dogs in finance that are London and Frankfurt. London is the leading financial place in the world (for now), Frankfurt is the leading financial place in Germany (and, de facto, of the Eurozone) and seat of the European Central Bank. La Défense cannot compete with the City or Mainhattan.
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Level ∞
Jan 26, 2022
With the latest update Paris is on the list. Still not sure why DC is there.
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Level 64
Aug 4, 2016
We guessed Detroit but not Chicago; Los Angeles but not San Francisco; Guangzhou but not Shenzhen; Bern but not Geneva; on and on and on.
+11
Level 83
Aug 4, 2016
We? No teams!
+13
Level 75
Aug 4, 2016
Why not? I'll be your quiz buddy, cp, and we can set up cpg928 to slay every quiz. I need someone to cover for my woeful film and baseball knowledge.
+3
Level 75
Aug 4, 2016
PS In the world of Jetpunk, 62 + 65 = 73 :)
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Level 64
Aug 7, 2016
Lol, cpg! Can brothers not work together? ;)
+2
Level 60
Sep 9, 2016
No wonder I'm stuck at 44 :-(
+2
Level 77
Sep 9, 2016
Same here.
+3
Level 34
Sep 13, 2016
LA over San Fran I understand but Detroit over Chicago. Sure maybe 50 years ago.
+3
Level 73
Jan 27, 2022
I'm living in Bern. There are actually no really big banks located here. However, I'm really surprised that Geneva is supposed to be the bigger financial hub then Zurich, which is home to all big Swiss banks like UBS and Credit Suisse.
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Level 81
Aug 15, 2016
Pretty surprised by no Paris. Also did not guess DC.
+3
Level 68
Sep 9, 2016
I tried Los Angeles and then gave up on US cities. Dumb me
+2
Level 60
Sep 9, 2016
How did I get 5 points though I missed one (third attempt)
+3
Level 59
Sep 9, 2016
Apparently you beat 95 % of quiz takers.
+1
Level 66
Sep 9, 2016
Missed Singapore, Luxembourg and San Francisco.
+2
Level 35
Sep 9, 2016
Why paris didn't appear
+2
Level 67
Aug 26, 2019
Because it is not on the list.
+1
Level 34
Sep 13, 2016
Missed and been to Boston, Luxembourg and Washington. Missed Hong Kong and Sydney. Still got Shenzhen....
+5
Level 77
Nov 25, 2018
March 2016 = before the Brexit vote, and three years before Brexit (assuming it happens). That top spot is being given away.
+3
Level 77
Jan 27, 2022
Sure enough, London now down to #2. Brexit happened, and the long slide down the table has begun.
+2
Level 58
Feb 23, 2022
Science!
+5
Level 71
Jan 7, 2020
Aren't Shenzhen considered part of Guangzhou? I tried Guangzhou (and also got Hong Kong because that usually counts as it's own on Jetpunk) and assumed that none of the cities in that metro area was on the list.
+2
Level 69
Oct 8, 2021
Yeah, most of the quizes here tend to count Guangzhou and Shenzen as one agglomeration, for the same reason I didn't try to type Sheznen in after finding out Guangzhou was not there.
+1
Level 52
Jun 6, 2020
Didn't think of Luxemburg! Although to be fair it is weird that Luxemburg should be above Paris and Amsterdam.
+1
Level 67
Nov 19, 2020
17/20, always annoying when you think of cities (in my case Osaka and Shenzhen) but then decide not to try them because you think they aren't gonna be right. Also should have gotten Geneva after getting Zürich.
+3
Level 87
Jan 25, 2021
Washington, D.C.: Nothing is made there, no services provided but a lot of money goes through it.
+1
Level 64
Jan 24, 2022
How in the world did Luxembourg make it, but not Los Freakin Angeles
+3
Level ∞
Jan 26, 2022
I guess they heard your complaints!
+2
Level 86
Jan 26, 2022
I think the title of the quiz is misleading - the source itself says that the list is a ranking of competitiveness, not size. Looking at the full list you link to shows that - Lisbon is ranked ahead of Mumbai, while Sao Paulo is somehow behind not just Rio but also Tallinn, Bratislava and Sofia! Perhaps a better title would be 'World's Most Competitive Financial Centres' or 'Ranking of Global Financial Centres'?
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Level 23
Feb 23, 2022
Agree that the title is misleading. Mumbai would easily be in the top 20 biggest financial centres, perhaps not the most competitive as per the Global Financial Centres Index.
+1
Level 76
Jan 28, 2022
What? No Panama?
+1
Level 78
Feb 24, 2022
Shhhh...
+1
Level 83
Feb 23, 2022
What about Wilmington?
+2
Level 76
Feb 23, 2022
Shanghai seems to be out of order on this list.
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Level ∞
Feb 23, 2022
Fixed
+2
Level 55
Feb 23, 2022
Surprised Istanbul isn't on the list
+1
Level 59
Feb 23, 2022
Honestly didn't expect Geneva to be on here
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Level 71
Feb 23, 2022
Yeah I tried Zurich and when that failed I just assumed no other Swiss cities would be there.
+1
Level 58
Apr 1, 2022
The list is missing Zurich, it's definitely a much bigger and more important financial center than geneva