[QUOTE=LeftCoaster;4955113]Says who? You? What exactly are your credentials for analysing the finance industry? You don’t seem to know much at all about the BC economy, let alone the multitude of private and personal wealth managers situated in Vancouver. You don’t seem well informed on the investment banking activities of tier 1 banks, private brokerages and the major venture capital activities primarily related to junior miners and the venture exchange (which is operated out of Vancouver).
Your posts are lacking any semblance of logic, what do petroleum companies in Houston have to do with financial centres? Nothing is the answer. Please just stop posting about this because it is abundantly clear you have no idea what you are talking about. I have tried to be patient but you seem intent on making yourself look foolish.
Corporate head offices ≠ finance
Number of tall buildings ≠ finance
Oil firms ≠ finance
Businesses in Seattle ≠ finance
I STAND CORRECTED! In fact, looking at those tables listed by the city of London and Deutsche Bank was a real eye-opener, although in the last one, Vancouver isn't ranked among the top 25, but no matter; it is STILL an omportant financial centre nevertheless.
Also, I noticed that financial centres in the London report were grouped into different categories: worldwide, broad transnational (where Vancouver is located, I believe), specialist (mostly tax havens, it seems, like Guernsey and the Cayman Islands); emerging markets, and so on.
I giess I was thinjking in the "all round top 25" sense, because this breaks the financial centres into groups (although in one Vancouver is listed as 23rd).
And I know you work in finance, Leftcoaster, and I'm certainly not going to contradict YOU.
However .... on a parting note .... NEVER did I imply that TALL BUILDINGS = Finance.
(not that that's an issue. I'm going to record these tables for future reference. Very interesting stuff. Thanks for setting me straight. Still seems hard to believe, but if it is, it is.)