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BPL Global has today announced the appointment of Anna Morgan as its new Legal Director to support and advise on legal matters across all product lines and client bases. Anna will work closely with the claims department, as well as advising on regulatory matters and policy wordings.

A qualified lawyer, with a background in finance law, Anna joins from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), bringing over eight years of in-house banking experience.

Anna comments: “I am very excited to be joining BPL Global at a time of increasing focus on legal issues from those on the frontline of developing the CPRI product. After working with BPL Global in the past, I’ve always been impressed by their professionalism and expertise. Having seen first-hand the benefits the CPRI product can bring to banks, in terms of enabling business as well as the capital relief advantages, I am pleased to be able to lend my perspective and knowledge to help develop it further.”

James Esdaile, Managing Director, BPL Global, comments: “As an accomplished legal expert with both in-house banking experience and familiarity with the CPRI market, Anna will be an invaluable resource for the BPL Global team, and instrumental in our ongoing effort to optimise the CPRI product for clients. We warmly welcome her to the team.”

Anna joined MUFG’s legal department in 2011, supporting its structured finance and corporate lending activities across EMEA. Working closely with the Credit Exposure Solutions team, Anna was heavily involved in developing the bank’s understanding and usage of the product, including helping to establish the bank’s template policy wording. In 2018, Anna moved across to MUFG’s Credit Portfolio Management team where she continued working with the product, as well as advising on risk mitigation strategies more generally.

Prior to MUFG, Anna worked for over six years at international law firm, Reed Smith (formerly Richards Butler) in its banking and finance department and took secondments to Barclays Commercial Bank and RBS.

Anna is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and graduated in Modern European Languages (French and German) from the University of Durham.