Lloyd Blankfein made a cheeky dig at the UK on social media today.
The Goldman Sachs chief executive was tweeting about a visit to Frankfurt, in which he said: "Great meetings, great weather, really enjoyed it. Good, because I'll be spending a lot more time there." He followed this up with #Brexit.
Just left Frankfurt. Great meetings, great weather, really enjoyed it. Good, because I'll be spending a lot more time there. #Brexit— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) October 19, 2017
Goldman Sachs has selected the German city for its new EU headquarters.
Blankfein's comment has picked up a lot of interest online, with one wag asking when his official title will change to CEO of Goldman Sass.
When do we start calling him the CEO of Goldman Sass?— WorldFirst (@World_First) October 19, 2017
A government spokesman declined to comment on Blankfein's tweet, but said: "Let us be clear: London is, and will remain, the world's leading financial centre. We have the breadth of talent, the legal system, regulation and deep pools of capital that are unrivalled by anywhere else in the world.
"And we are confident of securing an ambitious economic partnership with the EU that will include financial services."
Ostensibly tweeting about the solar eclipse, Blankfein said he wished the moon "wasn't the only thing casting a shadow across the country".
Wish the moon wasn't the only thing casting a shadow across the country. We got through one, we'll get through the other. #SolarEclipse2017— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) August 21, 2017
Indeed, Blankfein's first ever tweet was a pointed comment on Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.
Today's decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.'s leadership position in the world. #ParisAgreement— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) June 1, 2017