City of London,

Lord Mayor visits Brazil

Between 10 and 14 of July, Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow, the most senior elected official of the City of London Corporation (who run the financial district of London), will be in Brazil to reinforce bilateral cooperation between the countries.

His agenda in Brazil includes a meeting with the Brazilian Development Bank on the 10th, to discuss new financing models. He will then go on to have meetings with representatives from the Rio State Government and SUSEP (the Brazilian Insurance and Reinsurance Regulator) for policy discussions.

In Sao Paulo, on  the 13 July, the Lord Mayor will have breakfast reception with the British Chamber of Commerce to discuss greater business cooperation between Brazil and UK. He will also meet representatives from Bovespa, the Sao Paulo based stock exchange, to discuss capital market projects and the Brazilian Association of Financial and Capital Markets (ANBIMA) to discuss investment funds.

On the 14th, he will participate in an event held by UK Trade & Investment to talk about the products and services that UK can offer to the Brazilian market on the area of insurance. He will also take part in an event at the law firm Demarest on the subject of design, modelling and management of infrastructure projects in Brazil.

Speaking ahead of his visit to Brazil, the Lord Mayor said:

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to visit Brazil, one of our most important regional partners. By working in partnership, we can secure opportunities for both UK and Brazilian businesses, and invest together in sustainable growth. The UK’s expertise in PPP and infrastructure financing will be invaluable to Brazil as it looks to take its infrastructure projects to the next level.”

For more information:

Bella Longman

Media Officer, City of London Corporation

020 7332 1906 / 07809 334 327

Notes to editors:

Alan Yarrow is the 687th Lord Mayor and took office in November 2014. He is specialised in investment banks and has served as Chairman of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) since 2009. He spent most of his career in the private bank, Kleinwort Benson, and was formerly the chairman of London Investment Banking Association. The Lord Mayor is elected annually and has as a role to support and promotes the UK’s financial and professional services and the City of London as a place to do business.