Emmanuel Macron is on a mission. The French president told a star-studded audience of technology entrepreneurs last month that the country’s challenge was to “train our talent and to keep them, and attract talent from abroad”. Last week he fired up the charm offensive, welcoming 120 international bosses including JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon to Versailles to hear his pitch for France as an investment destination.
Macron, 43, has grown into the role of salesman-in-chief since taking office in 2017. With next year’s presidential election looming and Brexit settled, his current push has particular resonance.
The former Rothschild banker scents blood: Britain’s departure from the EU has forced financial firms to move business out of the City of London and into other centres in the