New York has lengthened its lead over London as the world’s leading financial centre in the eyes of executives.

The Duff & Phelps survey of 250 senior bosses found that 60% view the Big Apple as the top city for finance, up from 56% last year.

Less than a third now consider London to be the world’s main hub, with its share dropping from 34% to 31%.

Brexit was cited as a factor weakening London’s status by 51% of respondents. However there has been no corresponding Brexit-boost for European hubs.