Amsterdam on the riseOnly last year, Amsterdam came in at number 40 in the GFC Index. But as of last week, Amsterdam can now claim place 36 in this esteemed global ranking.
The index ranks 84 financial centres around the world, taking into account factors such as infrastructure, reputation, and the available talent. It is compiled using external data as well as an online survey that is completed by more than 2,200 financial services professionals.
Amsterdam as a leading fintech innovator
Michael Mainelli of Z/Yen, the firm that compiled the index, told the FD (in Dutch only) that ‘Amsterdam scores high when it comes to technological innovation in the financial industry.’ Amsterdam has a long and illustrious heritage of financial innovation. It established the world’s first central bank, was the cradle of the world’s first joint stock company, even providing one of the earliest examples of a company pension scheme. Today, Amsterdam is among the most innovative financial centres in Europe.