Global Business Complexity Index 2021

Bringing clarity to the complexities of doing business across borders
28 June 2021

Get insight on the global and local trends impacting the ease of doing business around the world.

Managing cross-border operations, or expanding into new jurisdictions, can pose many challenges for businesses. Our report brings clarity to the complexities of corporate compliance, wherever you operate.

The Global Business Complexity Index provides an authoritative overview of the complexity of establishing and operating businesses around the world.

Our report analyses the key trends affecting three business areas - accounting and tax, global entity management and HR and payroll.

Download the report to discover:

  • Which jurisdictions rank as the most complex – or simple – based on their business environments.
  • Where and how businesses are being pushed toward responsible governance and increased transparency.
  • How digitalisation has advanced to remove traditional processes during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Why the drive toward international alignment can clash with local complexities.

Four devices showcasing the global business complexity index publication front cover

Written by


Download your complimentary copy now

Download here

We make a complex world simple

TMF Group is a leading provider of critical administrative services, helping clients invest and operate safely around the world.

Our 9,100 experts and 120 offices in 85 jurisdictions worldwide serve corporates, financial institutions, asset managers, private clients and family offices, providing the combination of accounting, tax, payroll, fund administration, compliance and entity management services essential to global business success.

We know how to unlock access to the world’s most attractive markets – no matter how complex – swiftly, safely and efficiently. That’s why more than 60% of the Fortune Global 500 and FTSE 100, and almost half the top 300 private equity firms, work with us.

Our unique global delivery model, underpinned by our innovative digital platforms, means we can cover sectors as diverse as capital markets, private equity, real estate, pharmaceuticals, energy and technology, with experts on the ground providing local support.

With year-on-year growth averaging 8% since 2013, TMF Group is a trusted and reliable partner. Whether operating across one border or many, with a handful of staff or several thousand, we have the business-critical support you need to expand, operate and grow while remaining compliant, everywhere.