Lord Mayor of London visits Colombia and Brazil to boost financial and professional sector links

Opportunities for collaboration in infrastructure and green finance will be high on the agenda as the Lord Mayor of London visits Latin America this week.

Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin - global ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services industry – will be assisted by the London Stock Exchange Group as he visits Bogota and Sao Paulo to strengthen trade links with the City of London, one of the world’s top international finance centres.

While in Bogota, he will meet Colombian President Ivan Duque, the Governor of the Central Bank of Colombia and a host of asset management and green finance business leaders.

Afterwards he will head to Sao Paulo, where he will visit the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange, Banco do Brasil, Itau Unibanco and several other key stakeholders and local business leaders.

He will also give a keynote speech at the UK Sustainable Finance Conference to over 100 local pension fund managers, professional service providers and asset managers.

Peter Estlin, the Lord Mayor of London, said:

“I’m looking forward to my visit to Latin America – a region that the UK has often overlooked - which represents a huge long-term opportunity for the City of London and the UK’s financial services industry.

“The UK has a huge amount to offer countries such as Colombia and Brazil. For example, our unrivalled infrastructure finance expertise can help remove barriers to international investment and business, creating jobs and prosperity and unlocking opportunity.

“And as a global leader in green finance, our assistance can help countries in the region to develop their economies and resources sustainably, protecting their abundant biodiversity for generations to come.

“I anticipate an intriguing visit, and the chance to start building closer economic partnerships for the future.”

The Lord Mayor will be tweeting from @CityLordMayor during his visit.

Notes to editors

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