The idea first surfaced during a recent visit to Jersey by the Lord Mayor when he attended the annual dinner of the Jersey branch of the Securities and Investment Institute.
During the Jersey Finance annual London conference last month the Lord Mayor spoke in a recorded message about Jersey as an important focus for City professionals and confirmed that plans were being made to involve Jersey in promotional tours this autumn.
The Lord Mayor of the City is the head of the City of London Corporation and the ambassador for the UK-based financial services industry headquartered, not only in the City, but also in the regional financial centres such as Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds and Bristol.
During his year of office the Lord Mayor spends between 50 and 80 days overseas, meeting and making representations to government ministers and other authorities.
Later this year he will be visiting northern China, Hong Kong and Korea.
Geoff Cook, the recently appointed chief executive of Jersey Finance, said during the conference that London had now overtaken New York as the world’s leading finance centre and that Jersey was aiming to be the leading European international finance centre.