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New York reclaims the crown as the world’s top financial center, survey says

May 30, 2019

New York City has retaken the top spot among the world’s financial centers, according to a new survey from Duff & Phelps.

In its Global Regulatory Outlook report, the financial-services consultancy released the results of a survey of 183 respondents from a variety of countries. Over half the respondents worked in banking or asset management.

This year’s results showed a marked departure from last year’s, with more than half the respondents listing New York City as the leading financial capital. Driven by fears of Brexit, only 36% of respondents cited London as the leading finance center, a sharp drop from 53% last year.

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