The 2009 Global Financial Services Centres Conference

Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th May 2009


The Toronto Financial Services Alliance

The Toronto Financial Services Alliance

The Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), is a unique public / private initiative created by the City of Toronto in partnership with the financial services industry and its trade associations, affiliate business services, all orders of government and academic institutions. Its mandate is to enhance and promote the competitiveness of Toronto as a premier international financial services centre. In the latest GFCI publication, Toronto ranked 11th- rising 4 places despite a turbulent environment. Our goal is to be the #2 financial centre in North America , and among the top of the top 10 internationally. For more visit or contact Susan Viegas, VP Business Development at

Toronto, Ontario is the business and financial capital of Canada. At an estimated 11% of national GDP, the City ranks among other economic powerhouses as New York and Chicago. A dynamic and vibrant business centre, Toronto region has a sophisticated cluster of financial services companies, offering a range of quality services and expertise that rank among the best in the world. Toronto is home to the majority of the nation's banking, insurance, and investment management companies. It is also the headquarters for the TMX Group, Canada's capital markets trading centre and a listings destination for energy, mining, and small to medium-sized companies.

More than 230,000 people work directly in Toronto region's financial sector making it the fourth largest financial services centre after New York, Chicago and L.A based on employment. However, based on measures of concentration, the Toronto region represents the largest locus for financial services talent in North America.

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Invest Northern Ireland

Titanic Quarter

IDA Ireland

The Toronto Financial Services Alliance

Ernst & Young

Event Sponsors
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Northern Trust

St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency

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