Category: Insurance

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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BPL Global’s James Esdaile on the growth of the CPRI market in Reactions

Speaking to Reactions magazine, James Esdaile, Managing Director, BPL Global, provides a candid overview of the past and future of the credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) market. According to Esdaile, the CPRI market has come a long way since he entered the business in 1997 – what was once a small market niche with …

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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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