Putting the square mile to the test

Now that the Bank of England can no longer be seen as the champion of the City to government, will London lose out as a financial centre? The Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CFSI) held a meeting of interested parties earlier this month to discuss the question.

The meeting had before it the results of a survey of opinion among bankers and others who work in the City. Asked how they ranked London by comparison with other leading centres, they placed it second, marginally beneath N