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International Financial Centres

Sep, 2018

From Guernsey to the Cayman Islands, offshore finance has long had a bad reputation. In recent years, however, far from being tax havens or hotbeds of dodgy dealings, these centres have become highly sophisticated and well regulated, rife with opportunities. The International Financial Centres report, published in The Times, explores how offshore funding is feeding into the UK’s smaller businesses, encouraging impact investing and offering exciting new roles for rising talent. Also covered is the effect new legislation is having on these unique centres


The unique characteristics of international financial centres mean their economies have a heavy reliance on financial services, both for the sector's contribution to local GDP and employment. This infographic explores the relationship between each jurisdiction's population size and financial industry, charting the wealthiest in terms of GDP per capita