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BPL Global, the leading credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, today announced the appointment of Sam Evans as Director. He joined BPL Global in 2004, and has extensive experience of helping European-based corporates, banks and commodity traders effectively use the CPRI product, with a strong focus on and extensive experience of the African market.

In his new role, Sam will continue to manage a London-based team of six people, which has traditionally focused on the French-speaking banking sector and includes one of the world’s largest commodity traders based in Geneva. The team also counts as a client one of South Africa’s largest financial institutions and Sam was instrumental in placing their first 15 year interest rate swap in the market.

Sam comments: “Last year was a successful one for our clients and we continue to widen the support the CPRI market can offer, bringing growth from within existing sectors and diversifying into new areas of business, such as real estate and aviation finance. Our market continues to be dynamic and has responded rapidly to meet our clients’ needs, successfully increasing capacity as well as policy tenors in areas such as Project Finance, to match the trend in longer-tail financing.

Fluent in French and Spanish, Sam studied Languages for Business at Oxford Brookes University, which included a 10 month work internship in Paris. He regularly places transactions in both languages.

Sian Aspinall, Managing Director, adds: “Sam’s extensive market knowledge and calibre as a broker means that he is highly regarded at both BPL Global and by clients alike. We are delighted to welcome Sam to the board in recognition of this, and it evidences our long-standing commitment to promoting talent from within and retaining our independence.”