Morgan Stanley to shift jobs to Frankfurt due to Brexit
Morgan Stanley has picked Frankfurt as its temporary hub in the European Union once Brexit takes effect, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
The New York investment bank will double staff in the German city to 400 in order to be ready to continue to operate in Europe by the March 2019 deadline for Brexit to take effect, the person said.
"It's a short-term solution," the person said, adding that Morgan Stanley executives were considering other cities for its permanent EU headquarters.
Morgan Stanley currently employs about 5,000 people in London, but will relocate some traders as well as marketing and administrative staff to Frankfurt.
The bank also plans to shift a smaller number of banking and trader jobs to Paris, Dublin, Madrid and Milan, the person said.