Research - JULY 28, 2020

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London to remain top investment location post-pandemic

by Andrea Zander

London’s overall attractiveness as a top investment destination has remained undiminished, with the first major poll of global investors since the start of the COVID-19 crisis showing 99 percent are still keen to invest in the city, with 79 percent currently actively doing so. The poll shows London faring consistently better than other comparable locations across a key range of metrics including access to global talent and quality of life, despite the broader economic and public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The poll, conducted by FTI Consulting for the City of London Corp. as part of a global investor intentions survey, engaged with 506 leading investors with assets under management of €850 billion ($1 trillion) and was undertaken on July 5 to July 10.

London also scored highly among the world’s most prominent investors in terms of global connectivity; attractiveness as a hub for business; and environmental, sustainability and governance issues.

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