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Financial services

Zurich - an internationally important financial centre

The Zurich financial centre is an important international financial centre, the largest financial centre in Switzerland and a mainstay of Zurich's economy. The financial sector is of central importance in Zurich as an employer, trainer, taxpayer and promoter of cultural institutions.


Dialogue between the financial sector and politics and administration

The Economic Development Agency organises an annual debate between the City of Zurich (represented by the Mayor and the Chief Financial Officer), high-ranking representatives of the Zurich financial centre, the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters, the Swiss National Bank and members of the cantonal government.

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Submarkets City of Zurich (2018)

 Workplaces Full-time equivalents 
Banks81832 292
Other financial service providers138012 645
Insurances13910 214
Total Financial Services City of Zurich233755 151
Total Financial Services Canton of Zurich392575 249

Submarkets City of Zurich (2018)

Tooltipp: Anteile am Cluster in Prozent und absoluten Zahlen

Development of financial services and overall economy City of Zurich, 2012 to 2018

Source: Statistical Office of the Canton of Zurich


Further information on the Zurich financial centre can be found in the study Financial Centre Zurich 2023/2024 (in german) and in the summary of the study (in english).

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