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Global Financial Centres Index

The Global Financial Centres Index is a ranking of the competitiveness of financial centres based on over 29,000 financial centre assessments from an online questionnaire together with over 100 indices from organisations such as the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Economist Intelligence Unit. The first index was published in March 2007, it has been jointly published twice per year by Z/Yen Group in London and the China Development Institute in Shenzhen since 2015, is quoted as a source for ranking financial centres. The ranking is an aggregate of indices from five key areas: "business environment", "financial sector development", "infrastructure factors", "human capital", "reputation and general factors"; as of September 19, 2019, the top centres worldwide are: N. B. Santiago and Nanjing are the latest new entries; this report ranked 104 international financial centers into the following matrix, as of 19 September 2019: The human capital factors summarise the availability of a skilled workforce, the flexibility of the labour market, the quality of the business education and the skill-set of the workforce, quality of life.

The business environment factors aggregate and value the regulation, tax rates, levels of corruption, economic freedom and how difficult in general it is to do business. To measure regulation an online questionnaire has been used; the financial sector development factors assess the volume and value of trading in capital markets and other financial markets, the cluster effect of the number of different financial service companies at the location, employment and economic output indicators. The infrastructure factors account for the price and availability of office space at the location, as well as public transport. Reputation and General considers more subjective aspects such as innovation, brand appeal, cultural diversity and competitive positioning; the index provides sub-rankings in the main areas of financial services – banking, investment management, professional services and regulation

Henry Iba

Henry "Hank" Payne Iba was an American basketball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head basketball coach at Northwest Missouri State Teacher's College, now known as Northwest Missouri State University, from 1929 to 1933, he led Oklahoma A&M to consecutive NCAA Basketball Tournament titles, in 1945 and 1946. Iba was the athletic director at Oklahoma A&M / Oklahoma State from 1935 to 1970 and the school's head baseball coach from 1934 to 1941, tallying a mark of 90–41; as head coach of the United States men's national basketball team, he led the U. S. to the gold medals at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics. Iba was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1969. Iba was raised in Easton, Missouri, he played college basketball at Westminster College, where he became a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. The basketball court at Westminster is now named in his honor. After coaching stints at Maryville Teachers' College and the University of Colorado, Iba came to Oklahoma A&M College in 1934.

He stayed at Oklahoma A&M, renamed Oklahoma State University in 1957, for 36 years until his retirement after the 1969–70 season. For most of his tenure at A&M/OSU, he doubled as athletic director. Additionally, Iba coached OSU's baseball team from 1934 to 1941. Iba is thought to be one of the toughest coaches in NCAA history, he was a methodical coach who expected things to be done perfectly. His teams were a reflection of his personality, they were ball-controlling units that featured weaving patterns and low scoring games. Iba's "swinging gate" defense was applauded by many, is still effective in today's game, he was known as "the Iron Duke of Defense." Iba's Aggies became the first to win consecutive NCAA titles. His 1945–46 NCAA champions were led by Bob Kurland, the game's first seven-foot player, they beat NYU in North Carolina in the 1946 finals. He was voted coach of the year in both seasons, his 1945 champions defeated National Invitation Tournament champion, DePaul, 6'10" center George Mikan in a classic Red Cross Benefit game.

A&M/State teams won 14 Missouri Valley titles and one Big Eight title, won 655 games in 36 seasons. Iba's tenure crested in 1958; that year, the Cowboys joined the Big Eight and promptly won the conference title, advancing all the way to the Elite Eight. However, after that season, his Cowboys only finished higher than fourth two more times in Big Eight play, one of, another Elite Eight appearance in 1965. All told, in 40 years of coaching, he won 767 games—the second-most in college basketball history at the time of his retirement; as OSU's athletic director, he built a program that won 19 national championships in 5 sports over the years. After his retirement, "Mr. Iba" showed up at practices giving advice to young players. In 1987, OSU's home arena, Gallagher Hall, was renamed Gallagher-Iba Arena in Iba's honor. A seat in the southeast concourse level of the arena is known as "Mr. Iba's Seat," and it is maintained without a fan having sat in it. Iba died on January 1993, in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Iba coached the USA Olympic basketball teams in 1964, 1968 and 1972. He is the first coach in USA Olympic basketball history to coach two gold medal winning teams. Coach Mike Krzyzewski was the second; the 1972 Munich Summer Olympic's final resulted in a controversial loss to the Soviet Union, breaking Team USA's 63-game winning streak from when basketball as a sport, was introduced at the Summer Olympics, in 1936. He was elected to the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the Missouri Hall of Fame, the Helms Foundation All-Time Hall of Fame for basketball, National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, FIBA Hall of Fame and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at Springfield, Massachusetts. Iba was indirectly responsible for a $165 million donation to the Oklahoma State University Athletic Program. In 1951, T. Boone Pickens, a graduate of OSU with a degree in petroleum geology, was looking for a job and asked Iba for help. Iba set the young graduate up with two interviews for high-school basketball coaching jobs and although Pickens didn't end up becoming a coach, the favor Iba did for him was the impetus behind his decision 50 years to make a $165 million donation to Oklahoma State University's athletic program.

Iba was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1965. Iba is known for his coaching tree, the group of prominent coaches who either coached or played for Iba himself, or are linked to Iba by playing for one of his pupils. Coaches in this tree use a physical man-to-man defense and an offense predicated on ball movement and passing; the Henry Iba Award was established in 1959 to recognize the best college basketball coach of the year by the United States Basketball Writers Association. Five nominees are presented and the individual with the most votes receives the award, presented in conjunction with the Final Four; the award is presented at the Oscar Robertson Trophy breakfast the Friday before the Final Four. In 1994, the Rotary Club of Tulsa established the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete of the Year Award to honor two athletes, one male and one female, which have exhibited or demonstrate

Tony Nesbit

Anthony David "Tony" Nesbit was an Australian rules footballer, successful in the West Australian National Football League playing for the Swan Districts Football Club. Playing in the seconds for Swan Districts, his long career began at the club in 1954 along with Keith Slater. A built player he started on the wing but developed into a ruck rover. In his debut season in the league competition, 1958, Nesbit won the "Rookie of the Year" award. After having been the chopping block of Western Australian football between 1946 and 1960, Swan Districts entered a period of unprecedented success during the early sixties, which Nesbit was a part of. Nesbit played in the back pocket of all three premiership sides, was co-captain of Swan Districts in 1965 and 1966. In 1968 Nesbitt was appointed as captain/coach of the side but Swan Districts’ 1968 season was so bad that the team won only one game after the siren against East Fremantle - the closest any senior WAFL team between 1918 and 1998 came to a winless season.

As a result, Nesbit was replaced by Bill Walker. Nesbit retired in 1970 after playing 235 games for the club, he was selected as a ruck rover in the Swan Districts Team of the Century