Brand Finance is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty was a reassuring and stabilizing force, not just in the UK but for people throughout the Commonwealth. She oversaw a transformation of Britain's society and its role in the world, and throughout this period of change she helped to uphold the reputation of Britain's institutions, businesses, and society. Though she will be sorely missed, and questions will be asked about how we will fare without her, in our view her reputation and unifying influence will endure for decades.
Queen Elizabeth the Second will be remembered as an extraordinary woman. May she rest in peace.