No.1 global destination for FinTech investment
Top destination for Tradeable services
Financial and Professional Services
Digital capability and access to outstanding talent has made Belfast the home to a diverse range of financial and professional services companies. Over 30,000 people are employed in this sector by globally recognised brands such as Citi, Allstate, Mercer, Baker McKenzie, Allen & Overy and Fujitsu.
They sit alongside a rapidly growing cluster of FinTech companies. Belfast is the number one global destination for FinTech investment and home to research centres of excellence in financial technology investment.
Belfast is one of eight UK financial centres and its specialisms include asset management, fund administration, operations, risk, regulation and compliance. A pipeline of over 5,000 graduates across relevant disciplines such as finance, accounting, economics, law and computing provide a ready supply of skills and talent to support this growing sector.
Citi / Baker & McKenzie / Fidessa / Heritage Financial Group / Deloitte / Allen & Overy / Mercer / Herbert Smith Freehills / Augentius / EY / Liberty Mutual / SR Labs / Axiom / Allstate
No.1 global destination for financial technology research & development investments.
Belfast is second to London as the top UK city at attracting US Tradable Services FDI projects.