London will remain EU's finance capital Bloomberg admits - but he can't resist Brexit dig - Express.co.uk
The former New York mayor previously claimed Brexit was the "single stupidest thing any country has ever done."
But he now said Brexit will not have a major impact on the British capital because of its financial attractiveness.
He said: "London is always going to be the financial centre of Europe for the foreseeable future."
Speaking to the BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Bloomberg said: "It has the things the finance industry needs: it is English speaking, it is family-friendly, it has a lot of cultures so you can attract those people here.
"What will happen with Brexit is that some jobs will move – although they may have very well be replaced here – but the growth rate of London as a financial centre will certainly not be what it would be if Brexit didn’t take place."
London is to home to global financial services and to more banks than any other financial centre worldwide.
The billionaire's company recently opened its new £1billion headquarters in London, where 4,000 employees will work with room for an additional 4,000.
He also said Brexit would not have influenced his commitment to building new offices for his global data and news business in the heart of London's financial district.
The tycoon said London will maintain its position despite concerns Brexit would drive investors and companies away.
He continued: "New York and London will be the two big financial centres. New York is the financial centre of the United States, London is the financial centre of London and it's going to stay that way for a long time."
Mr Bloomberg also addressed rumours surrounding a possible run for the presidency in the future but he was quick to dismiss the gossip.
He said: "Well I've thought about running for the presidency of my block association but it's not clear I could get elected there."