Lord Mayor of London visits Peru


The Lord Mayor will meet with the Peruvian Prime Minister and other government representatives to strengthen already growing links between British and Peruvian financial and capital markets.

In his first visit to Peru, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Charles Bowman, an Ambassador for the City and the UK’s financial and professional services sector, is in Lima today to meet the Peruvian Prime Minister, César Villanueva. He will also meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Néstor Popolizio; the Economy and Finance Minister, David Tuesta; and the Central Bank Governor, Julio Velarde.

At a roundtable hosted by CONFIEP (Peru’s largest business association), the Lord Mayor will deliver opening remarks and present a new report highlighting why the City of London is a world leading centre for infrastructure finance and project management. The event will be attended by the Vice Minister of Mines, Ricardo Labó; representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the Ministry of Transport and Communications; the Executive Director of the Reconstruction for Change Authority, Edgar Quispe; the Executive Director of the Lima Metro, Carlos Ugaz; and the Adviser to the Executive Committee of the Lima 2019 Pan and Parapan American Games, Jaime Reusche; as well as chairs of banking and insurance associations, among others.

In partnership with the Lima Stock Exchange (BVL), the Lord Mayor will launch a Guide to Green Bonds, financed by the British Embassy in Lima, to set up green bonds in Peru. This is the first joint initiative for the development of a Peruvian securities market that includes green bonds within its portfolio. The Green Bonds Guide will present the basic principles that must be met in order to issue green bonds to finance projects for the mitigation and / or adaptation to climate change.