Category: Speciality Financing

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’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’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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Falcon Group’s latest appointment covered by specialist press

Leading specialist financier Falcon Group has announced Ross Anderson, former Westpac Director, as National Business Development Manager, Institutional Clients. Responsible for spearheading Falcon’s growth in Australia, with a specific focus on mid-cap and large corporate ASX-listed companies, Anderson brings over 12 years of experience in financial services to the role. “Since launching in 2015, Falcon …

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Bank Leumi UK finances Frutarom’s acquisition of Flavours & Essences

News of the £14.75 million loan was covered by Food & Drink Technology, Food Dive, Food Ingredients First and Food Manufacture

Falcon Group’s Steve Box interviewed for Trade Finance Global

In an interview with Trade Finance Global, Steve Box, former International Bibby Financial Services CEO and Falcon Group’s newly-appointed Head of Business Development UK & Europe,  discusses the future for the company – specifically its plans for the UK and European market. While Falcon has had a UK presence for many years, the company’s newly increased product portfolio …

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Falcon Group’s latest appointment covered by specialist press

Leading specialist financier Falcon Group has announced Steve Box, former Bibby Financial Services’ CEO, and HSBC Veteran, as Head of Business Development for the UK and Europe. Responsible for spearheading Falcon’s expansion in the UK and European markets., Box brings more than 38 years of experience in financial services – in particular, receivables, asset-based lending, …

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Falcon’s Emma Clark discusses Australia’s non-bank lending boom in Financier Worldwide

Despite credit growth returning to Australia since the global financial crisis, long-term factors, such as the consolidation of banks and Basel III’s risk-weighted capital framework, continue to pose barriers for businesses looking to access funding. Certainly, Australia’s oligopoly of banks has been well-documented. According to EY, almost 90 percent of corporate funding in the country …

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The rise of art-lending: FFA’s Guy Vassiere writes for ePrivate Client

Besides being a passion and a lifestyle for many collectors, art is also increasingly being seen as a safe investment at a time of great economic uncertainty. Having shown longevity and substance, many investors view art as an alternative asset class – and an ideal way to diversify their portfolios. Meanwhile, the emergence of great …

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Falcon’s Emma Clark discusses the Middle East’s liquidity gap in the Banker Middle East

In an article for the Banker Middle East, Emma Clark, Falcon Group’s Head of Business Development, explores the ways in which slower growth and stagnating oil prices are weighing on the region’s corporates – particularly when it comes to business liquidity. Furthermore, the squeeze on working capital, while initially felt by smaller businesses, has since …

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