The most successful CEOs and the world's wealthiest people are prospering in Britain despite our vote to leave the EU, according to two influential reports released in May.
Financial publications Compelo and Wealth Insight found that nearly 3% of all the world's millionaire CEOs are residents in London. The number of influencers and business leaders living in the UK's capital is ahead of rival cities including Paris, New York, San Francisco and Singapore.
The report cited the high density of boardrooms, market liquidity and ease of trading in London for the amount of millionaire CEOs choosing to base their businesses in the capital - providing confidence ahead of any so-called 'power grab' of headquarters and staff post Article 50.
Further confidence in a post referendum financial landscape can be drawn from the 2017 Sunday Times Rich List. The latest annual report revealed Britain's most affluent 1,000 saw their wealth increase by £58billion since the country voted to leave the EU.
Rich List compiler Robert Watts was quoted as saying: "While many of us worried about the outcome of the EU referendum, many of Britain's richest people just kept calm and carried on making billions."
As compelling as they are interesting, both reports tell the story of a very buoyant, resilient country and capital.
Paris will have to go some way to match London's wealth, with less than one per cent of the world's millionaire CEOs living in the French capital, the research by financial publications Compelo and Wealth Insight revealed.