In 2007 the global economy changed for good, falling into a downward spiral of volatility, particularly in the Western world. Against this backdrop a company was formed to introduce needed skills, systems and processes in capital markets technology. It now holds a track record of 5 years with closely held partnerships backing its enterprise.
CPQi has an outstanding level of 78% annualized growth, a symptom of our exceptional ability to continuously produce results of the highest level. Our varied and world class client base includes 4 of the world's top 8 banks and just under half the achieved revenue is international. CPQi has a strong belief that close partnerships with its clients produces the best mix of spend and return and ensures that any work meets the clients' business needs and not just technology desires. Our performance continuously exceeds expectations and in an astounding demonstration of the relationship held with employees we have an attrition rate of under 7%.
We are highly unique in that we are the only substantial company of our kind in Latin America, and one of just a handful of capital markets technology specialist in the world. Our centers in the exquisite city of Fortaleza as well as Sao Paulo, New York, London and Santiago rival India for cost in our market space and we ensure that our clients are always provided with a team of highly trained highly productive specialists. We pursue excellence relentlessly and always ensure the absolute best for our clients. Preparing ourselves for the future demands of this continuously changing economy is at the forefront of our thriving company.
Our employees are trained to the highest levels and provided with a tailored programme of learning based on their position in the company. Our staff has a prodigious understanding of technology and methods with over 60% of the company holding banking qualifications. An integral part of the company's growth is the culture of partnership and proximity with our staff; we ensure that at all times a high level of productivity and a strong bond exist between the company and our employees. CPQi has strong project management capabilities that ensure your installation meets your time and budget expectations and that the costs are planned around the local market you operate in.
The client base includes several global banks such as HSBC, Rabobank, Citibank, Standard Bank, Barclays Capital, Itau, Reuters, Spinnaker Capital and others. We consider the following to be key differentiators in our offering