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Banks plans are tracking those of their clients, with 70 asset managers being in the process of securing licences to operate in French capital

Paris is emerging as the favoured financial trading hub for continental Europe, as some of the worlds biggest banks and asset managers prepare for life after Brexit by steering their EU operations away from London to the French capital.

BlackRock and JPMorgan Chase are poised to join Bank of America (BofA) and Citigroup in the vanguard, according to people familiar with their thinking.

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