Category: Commodities

News of BPL Global opening its doors in Geneva covered by the specialist press

BPL Global – the leading specialist credit and political risk insurance broker – recently announced the opening of a new branch in Geneva. Philippine de Villèle (left) re-joins from UBS to head the office. With a focus on developing new relationships with Swiss-based banks, traders, NGOs and other potential clients, the branch will also act …

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BPL Global names Sam Evans as Director

BPL Global, the leading credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, has recently announced the appointment of Sam Evans as its newest Director. Having joined BPL Global in 2004, Evans has extensive experience of helping European-based corporates, banks and commodity traders effectively use the CPRI product, with a strong focus and extensive experience of the …

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Credit risk, stranded assets and the environment: S&P Global Ratings’ Mike Wilkins contributes a chapter to a major new Routledge study

With ongoing advances in sustainability, the risk of being unable to monetise ca​r​bon assets grows by the day. A new book from Routledge, Stranded Assets and the Environment: Risk, Resilience and Opportunity, explores the ramifications of asset stranding across various sectors of the global economy. Mike Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings, …

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Natixis announces new appointments to Executive Committee

In line with its strategic plan, Natixis has announced that Anne-Christine Champion, Natixis Global Head of Distribution & Portfolio Management, Olivier Delay, Natixis Global Head of Real Assets, Dominique Fraisse, Natixis Global Head of Energy & Natural Resources and Cyril Marie, Chief Financial Officer of Natixis Investment Managers will join the bank’s Executive Committee. These …

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Commerzbank’s Ruediger Senft cited on sustainable trade finance in Global Trade Review

Global Trade Review has cited the head of corporate responsibility at Commerzbank, Ruediger Senft, on the impact of climate risk on global commerce. Senft explains that while trading companies and commodity producers face “real and urgent challenges”, they can “look to their banks for expertise on how to build resilient, future-proof supply chains”. He argues that “instead …

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Commerzbank’s Ruediger Geis remains optimistic for world trade in Euromoney

Euromoney‘s latest edition has cited Ruediger Geis, Head Product Management Trade at Commerzbank, in an article accompanying the magazine’s 2018 Trade Finance Survey. The feature focuses on addressing the “gaps” in global trade finance – the considerable amount of trade that remains unfinanced around the world. “We should all be looking for ways to fill these gaps …

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Commerzbank’s Ruediger Geis sets out a blueprint for a sustainable economy in Trade Ready

In an article for Trade Ready, Ruediger Geis, Head Product Management Trade at Commerzbank, shows how banks can lead the way to sustainable trade – pointing to education, standards and guidelines as important milestones.

S&P Global Ratings assesses the outlook for American generators post-withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

Earlier this month, President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the 2015 UN Paris Agreement on climate change. Signalling a hiatus for the country’s decarbonisation efforts, the move reverberated not only across America but through the world. In light of the unprecedented withdrawal, S&P Global Ratings has published its report, “Withdrawal …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Aneesh Prabhu warns against mishedging by American generators in Energy Voice

American power generators now operate in a markedly changed landscape. The switch to natural gas – the largest fuel switch in the industry’s history – weakening demand growth, along with the rise of both renewables and disruptive technologies have all contributed to such market dislocation. And given that such pressures have increased market volatility, generators …

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Vietnam and Myanmar should diversify beyond Chinese trade, suggests Commerzbank’s Agnes Vargas in Trade and Forfaiting Review

In a relatively short space of time, Vietnam has emerged from a history of conflict, partition and poverty to become an industrialised, exporting powerhouse. The economy grew by 6.2% last year, and is likely to expand by a further 6.7% in 2017. Following closely in Vietnam’s footsteps is Myanmar. One year on from the election …

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