In the high-flying world of international finance, a good trader knows that location is just as important a factor as asset pools, liquidity and market size. While, in the digital era, traders can make their fortune from pretty much anywhere in the world from their laptop, a dedicated trader should have a home base in a city that allows them to expand their network and open up as many trading opportunities as possible.

There are only a few cities in the world which are ideal for those looking to establish a career in finance and shares, so here are the very best.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong may now be a part of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), but the regulatory climate and trading opportunities that exist on this small island of 7 million people differ hugely from those on the mainland. One of the most diverse and vibrant international …