Category: Insurance

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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S&P on the future of infrastructure investment by insurers in Infrastructure Investor

George Osborne’s surprise pension reform – ensuring policyholders are no longer obliged to buy an annuity – has many wondering whether a decline in annuity sales will result, and if this will have a knock-on effect on insurers’ appetite for infrastructure assets. Writing for Infrastructure Investor, Mike Wilkins and Oliver Herbert from S&P explain why …

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Standard and Poor's examines the effects of pension reform on insurer demand for infrastructure in Insurance ERM

The Chancellor’s recent pension reforms have raised concerns about a slowdown in annuity-sales and the potential knock on effect on insurers’ demand for infrastructure assets. However, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Ratings, and Oliver Herbert, Insurance Analyst, of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, discuss in Insurance ERM why they believe that – despite the …

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BPL Global discusses demand for political risk insurance in Insurance Day

Russian risks are being considered on a case-by-case basis by London’s trade credit and political risk market amid continued tensions with neighbouring Ukraine over the disputed Crimea region. Speaking to Insurance Day, BPL Global Director, James Esdaile, comments: “There is still demand for Russia – for most insurers in this market, Russia is their most …

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BPL Global looks to the future as it secures hire of leading industry expert Sian Aspinall

BPL Global, the leading political risk and specialist credit insurance (PRI) broker, has announced the appointment of Sian Aspinall as Development and Technical Director. Aspinall is a well-known industry figure within the PRI market and will join the board of directors to help define the strategic direction of the company and its line of specialist …

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BPL Global ramps up Asian operations with senior hire

Leading political risk insurer, BPL Global, last week announced the appointment of Margaret Ho as a Senior Broker to help the company’s continued expansion in Asia. Ho joins BPL Global after 14 years with JLT in Hong Kong, where she most recently held the position of Divisional Director of the Credit, Political and Security Risks …

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