Category: Insurance

BPL Global scoops GTR “Leader in Trade” award for the eighth year running

BPL Global has, once again, been named “Best Trade Credit and Political Risk Insurance Broker (CPRI)” at this year’s Global Trade Review (GTR) “Leaders in Trade” awards. The award, which highlights excellence in the trade, commodity, supply chain and export finance industries, will add to the BPL Global’s impressive streak in this category over the …

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BPL Global’s inaugural Market Insight report covered by the specialist press

Market capacity for credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) has grown by 30% since 2015 according to the first ever Market Insight report released by BPL Global, marking its 35th year as the leading CPRI broker. Based on market statistics and BPL Global’s own portfolio, the report provides an analysis of the CPRI market’s capabilities, …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Jessica Williams discusses the incorporation of environmental and climate risk and opportunities into credit ratings for GLIO journal

With acute weather events making the news more frequently, the impact of climate change is high on the international agenda. As such, lenders and institutional investors are naturally keen to understand how both environmental and climate (E&C) risks and opportunities affect credit ratings. Jessica Williams, Analyst, Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings explains how E&C risks …

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BPL Global’s New York venture covered by the UK and US specialist press

Leading specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, BPL Global, has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with EIA Global to form a joint venture insurance broking company in New York. The joint venture will focus on global financial institutions which will benefit from its globally-integrated CPRI broking services. As client demand for such …

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Green bonds see blue: S&P’s Ted Chapman writes for Water Canada

In 2016, the number of green bond issuances doubled to US$83 billion — boosted by China’s US$36 billion of new issuances, and raising the total outstanding green bond debt to approximately US$200 billion. With issuance in 2017 on track to exceed expectations, the green marketplace is increasingly seeing bonds that are issued to fund water-related …

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ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul discusses trade finance as an investment in GTNews

Among bankers, trade finance has been known as an attractive low-risk asset class for decades, yet it has been less obvious to institutional investors. Olivier Paul, Head of Policy at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission explains how this is now changing. Indeed, there are significant opportunities to increase uptake of trade finance …

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Anthony Palmer speaks to TXF magazine about the development of the CPRI market and the future of BPL Global

Anthony Palmer, Deputy Chairman of BPL Global, joined the credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) market in 1975 a time when, in most countries, it often comprised of just one export credit agency (ECA) and one domestic insurer. The Lloyd’s market offered limited pure political risk cover, while export cover against pre-shipment risks was in …

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Specialist press cover BPL Global’s hire of Emma Ashworth

BPL Global, market-leading credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, has hired industry expert Emma Ashworth as a company Director. Ashworth has 29 years of experience at Willis acting as Executive Director in the CPRI division, where she managed the CPRI department’s largest client – as well as broking new business and managing the existing …

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Specialist press cover Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s joint Maritime event

The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s (SOAN) joint event “The Future of the Maritime Industry in Nigeria” at Marlborough House on 28th September was featured in All About Shipping, Hellenic Shipping News, Oil, Gas and Shipping Magazine, Marine Link, This Day and Marine Network. Investors, business leaders …

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BPL Global’s Gina Fitzgerald discusses the advantages of the trade credit and political risk insurance markets in TXF

With an aggregate exposure of €200bn, the credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) market is becoming a powerful complement, or even an alternative, to using export credit agencies. Talking to Trade and Export Finance, Gina Fitzgerald, Director, BPL Global, discusses how the CPRI market is offering enhanced exporter choice when it comes to mitigating export …

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