Category: Insurance

BPL Global’s Charles Berry discusses political risk, paying claims and medium- to long-term credit insurance at TFR’s insurance round-table

Speaking at Trade & Forfaiting Review’s annual insurance round-table event, Charles Berry, Chairman, BPL Global, discussed a whole host of issues concerning the political risk insurance market with peers from Marsh, Coface, Aon, Dentons and Beazley. In particular, Berry stated “the market is happy to write business in countries like Vietnam and Mongolia, where it …

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GTR editorial board judges BPL Global “Best Trade Credit and Political Risk Insurance Broker”

BPL Global has been crowned “Best Trade Credit and Political Risk Insurance Broker” in the 2013 GTR Leaders in Trade awards. This year, a change to the judging process meant that the winners were picked by the magazine’s global and regional editorial boards, comprising respected figures in the trade finance market. Commenting on the recognition, …

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BPL Global discusses its 30-year anniversary and the growth of the political risk insurance market in TFR

The political risk insurance (PRI) market has come a long way since Charles Berry founded BPL Global 30 years ago, along with Anthony Palmer and Robert Lyle. Back then the PRI offering was so limited that unfair calling cover was one of its best sellers. At the same time, export credit insurance was exclusively in …

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S&P Outreach – Middle East Outlook newsletter published

The latest edition of Middle East Outlook, Standard and Poor’s Rating Services’ Middle East newsletter, has been published. It includes all the recent news, updates, and research from S&P on the Middle East region. Highlight’s from this month include an articles on the growth of Gulf Islamic banks compared to peers, the state of play …

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BNY Mellon and BPL Global recognised in GTR Leader in Trade Awards

The recent GTR Leader in Trade Awards marked the fourth consecutive year that Moorgate has helped both BNY Mellon and BPL Global to achieve awards success in their respective categories. BNY Mellon was once again voted Best Trade Outsourcing Bank  while BPL Global picked up the Best Trade Credit and Political Risk Broker award. In the write-up featured …

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BPL Global discusses the potential impact of China's new leader on trade

Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man to lead China for the next decade. While it remains to be seen how increasing consumer demand (Chinese demographics and infrastructure expenditure have driven much of its GDP) will affect imports, the change of leadership will impact both trade and trade finance in the country. Speaking to …

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BPL Global discusses trade risks in Vietnam

Having just opened a subsidiary in Singapore (see BPL Global opens office in Singapore to add to Asia-Pacific footprint), Deputy Chairman Anthony Palmer spoke to Trade & Forfaiting Review about which specifics risks they were covering in the region. Top of the agenda was Vietnam – where the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group’s near collapse in …

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BPL Global opens office in Singapore to add to Asia-Pacific footprint

Given that Asia-Pacific is a core focus for leading political risk insurance broker BPL Global’s growth, the company’s office opening in Singapore was a key step given the city-state’s importance as an insurance hub for the region. This is reflected in the fact that Anthony Palmer – the company’s deputy chairman and a co-founder of the firm …

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BPL Global addresses misperceptions of the MLT insurance market

BPL Global is a name synonymous with the growth of the Political Risk Insurance (PRI) market – a growth that is producing a new medium and long term (MLT) export credit insurance market, where ECAs and private insurers compete with each other to provide comprehensive non-payment and related covers for capital goods exports, foreign projects …

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