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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’ Mark Button considers how environmental risk impacts insurer credit ratings in YouTalk Insurance

In the wake of severe weather events – for example, 2017’s particularly destructive Atlantic hurricane season – climate-related risk is rising on the global agenda. In light of this, lenders and institutional investors are increasingly interested in how S&P Global Ratings incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities into its insurer credit ratings …

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BPL Global’s Sian Aspinall talks about making it to the top in GTR’s Women in Trade Finance

In the most recent edition of GTR’s Women in Trade Finance series, Sanne Wass talks to Sian Aspinall, BPL Global’s Managing Director, about her career success and how the industry can best tackle gender bias. Having worked within credit and political risk insurance for almost 30 years – starting as a political risk broker at …

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BPL Global opens for business in Dubai

Earlier this month, BPL Global, the leading specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, was given the authority to conduct brokerage services in Dubai and surrounding areas by the Dubai Financial Services Authority. The broker’s regional office, which was previously limited to general marketing and business development, is led by Harriet Smith who will …

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BPL Global’s James Esdaile calls for collective action in TFR

In a commentary article for Trade and Forfaiting Review, James Esdaile, managing director, BPL Global, explains that heightened political instability and banks’ need to achieve capital relief has caused the specialist Credit and Political Risk insurance (CPRI) to grow exponentially in recent decades. However a lack of cooperation between insurers, as well as the traditional …

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BPL Global’s Sian Aspinall discusses why insurers need a coordinated voice in TFR interview

In TFR’s 60 second interview, Sian Aspinall, joint managing director of BPL Global, advocates the need for a coordinated voice to represent the Credit and Political Risk Insurance (CPRI) market. Aspinall explains that the foundations of the private market has been built on the basis of policy confidentiality, so their presence has always been overshadowed …

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