The top 10 global financial centres


The Z/Yen Group has published the fourteenth Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI14), sponsored by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority and rating 80 financial centres on the scale of 1 to 1000.


CSFB - Reshuffle, Execs Go, Quattrone

The UK corporate broking field has become very competitive in the last 12 months and CSFB has been losing out. With many of Britain's largest companies currently reviewing their corporate broking relationships, CSFB has shaken up its own operation (which has lost mandates with AstraZeneca, BSkyB, ITV and National Gird Transco in recent months) and parachuted in James Leigh-Pemberton, chairman of European investment banking, who now also becomes co-chair of the corporate broking business. Leigh-Pemberton is a well-connected sort, being the son of a former Governor of The Bank of England.

Ten Years After Barings - Where Are They Now ?

It is coming up to the 10th anniversary of when Nick Leeson bust the bank that was Barings. The Observer has had a quick look at what happened to the few who enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame as a result of the scandal.

Wall Street Legends No 6 - Jesse Livermore

Jesse Lauriston Livermore (July 26, 1877 - November 28, 1940), also known as the Boy Plunger and 'Great Bear of Wall Street', was an early 20th century stock trader. He was famed for making and losing several multi-million dollar fortunes and short selling during the stock market crashes in 1907 and 1929.

Wall Street Legends No 2 - Nathaniel Mayer Rothschild

Nathan Mayer Rothschild (16 September 1777 – 28 July 1836) was a London financier and one of the founders of the international Rothschild family banking dynasty. He was born in Frankfurt am Main, the fourth child of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744–1812) and Gutle Schnapper (1753–1849).