SURA Peru and IOM execute an agreement against human trafficking
Jorge Ramos, Executive President of SURA Asset Management, and José Iván Dávalos, Head of the IOM Mission. Lima, August 09, 2016. SURA Peru, part ofSURA Asset Management under Grupo SURA, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed an interinstitutional cooperation agreement to design and take joint actions to prevent human trafficking. Jorge Ramos, Executive President of SURA Asset Management, and José Iván Dávalos, Head of the IOM Mission, executed this agreement. Both institutions will continue working together with the prevention initiative Un teatro contra la trata (one theater against human trafficking), which shall mount the play "The Nightmare of Lita" staged by the cast of SURA Peru pensioners. The objective of this activity is to raise awareness of this crime among more than 3 thousand students from 14 schools in Lima Metropolitana. On the other side, IOM will implement workshops, where students can create theater plays about this topic, under the supervision of artists and teachers. It is worth mentioning that between 2009 and 2014, the Public Prosecutor's Office of Peru detected 3,911 victims of human trafficking: 79,6% women, 56,5% minors, and 86,2% of Peruvian nationality. SURA PERU SURA Peru assists over 2 million clients and manages assets of over USD 16,000 MM. It has a complete security and savings platform through its 4 companies in Peru: AFP Integra, Top AFP in Peru; Seguros SURA, Fondos SURA, Sociedad Agente de Bolsa SURA and Hipotecaria SURA. SURA Asset Management SURA Asset Management is a Latin American company with operations in the areas of Pensions, Savings and Investments in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, and El Salvador. It is a subsidiary of Grupo SURA, in addition to four minority shareholders: the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group; Grupo Bolívar; Bancolombia and Grupo Wiese. As of December 2015, it has a total of USD 103.1 trillion in assets under management, owned by 17.3 million clients. * Clients and AUM include AFP Protección in Colombia and AFP Crecer in El Salvador, even though they are not controlled companies, SURA AM has a significant shareholding. Grupo SURA Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana—Grupo SURA, parent company of Grupo Empresarial SURA, is a Latin American company listed on Colombia Stock Exchange (BVC) that has established a Level 1 ADR program in the United States. It is also the only Latin American company from the Diverse Financial Center sector that is part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which recognizes companies with best worldwide economic, environmental and social practices. Grupo SURA has two types of investments: the strategic investments, focused on financial services, insurance, pensions, savings and investments; and the industrial investment, which are mainly present in the sectors of processed food, cement and energy. About IOM IOM, established in 1951, is the leading inter-governmental organization that works to promote the orderly migration with respect for human rights. Furthermore, IOM provides technical assistance to the Peruvian Government in the fight against human trafficking by implementing several projects and activities to strengthen public policies against this scourge and, at a level of public awareness, to inform and prevent this crime.