The Financial sector in Madrid:
+ Beneficial positioning of Madrid with regards to market size. In this sense, Madrid counts on a strong locomotive capacity for the sector overall.
+ Concentration of the main companies in the sector, including banks, financial institutions, investors and professional service providers.
+ Headquarters of the main public bodies (Bank of Spain, CNMV, etc).
+ Headquarters of the Madrid Stock Exchange (ranking 4th in Europe with regards to equity).
+ Wide range of universities and research personnel, as well as reputed business schools.
+ Headquarters or operating centres of the main international companies worldwide (most of which are quoted on the stock exchange).
+ Economic growth beyond EU average (4% vs. EU-25 1.6%).
+ Main beneficiary of FDI in Spain (31%) and origin of domestic investment overseas (81%).
+ Strong growth in the stock exchange trading activity and business financial operations (wide availability of funds).
+ Internationally relevant centre in securitization, cove ed bon s market and financing structures such as project finance.