Category Archive: Insurance

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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BPL Global hires Cindy Gunawan to boost Singapore team

BPL Global has appointed Cindy Gunawan as part of its ongoing expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Formerly a broker specialising in trade finance distribution at Standard Chartered, Gunawan joins at a time of impressive growth for the credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker. Indeed, in response to growing demand for CPRI, BPL Global has …

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Natixis and KB Insurance enter infrastructure and aviation co-investment agreement

Natixis and KB insurance announced the signing of a partnership agreement to co-invest in infrastructure and aviation debt last week. This is the fifth agreement signed by Natixis with institutional investors across Europe and Asia as part of the bank’s pioneering model to open the infrastructure and aviation-debt asset class to non-bank financial institutions on a …

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BPL Global appoints Peter Gilbert as Singapore Chief Executive

BPL Global, the specialist credit and political risk insurance broker, has announced that Pete Gilbert is to become Chief Executive of the company’s Singapore subsidiary. Gilbert has been Chief Executive of the Hong Kong branch since 2011. Meanwhile, Deputy Chairman Anthony Palmer will continue to oversee BPL Global’s business in the Asia Pacific region from …

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A changing of the guard: Sian Aspinall and James Esdaile talk to Insurance Day about changes at BPL Global

As the political risk and trade credit insurance market is being radically reshaped, a number of changes are taking place at BPL Global, the oldest independent political risk broker in the London market. Speaking to specialist paper Insurance Day, company directors Sian Aspinall and James Esdaile discuss Russia-related business, the role of Lloyd’s, changes in …

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Standard & Poor’s releases May edition of Infrastructure Outlook

The latest edition of S&P’s monthly infrastructure newsletter looks at the likely impact of the far reaching UK pension annuity reforms on insurance company’s investment in infrastructure, as well as featuring  Israeli issuer Delek & Avner’s $2 billion of limited-recourse secured notes which will partially fund the development of the gas field which is the …

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