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Credit Suisse Adviser Says 45,000 London Jobs May Go in 'Brexit'

  • Bob Parker says 15 percent of U.K. finance hub jobs at risk
  • Follows HSBC and ING chief executives warnings on role moves

Credit Suisse Group AG senior adviser Bob Parker warned that about 45,000 jobs in the City of London could be at risk if Britain votes to leave the European Union.

“The City of London, I think, would be challenged on a Brexit,” he said in an interview with Anna Edwards, Guy Johnson and Manus Cranny on Bloomberg Television on Wednesday. About 300,000 people are employed in the U.K. capital’s financial district and “it’s not an unrealistic forecast to say that the job losses with a Brexit could be perhaps 15 percent of that number,” he said.