Entries by Peter Baines

Sian Aspinall discusses the growth in CPRI, market co-ordination and succession in TFR interview

In a “60 second interview” with Trade & Forfaiting Review, Sian Aspinall, Managing Director, says that the CPRI market is growing in strength, with significant demand from banks using the product as a credit mitigation tool under the Basel framework. Meanwhile, Aspinall suggests that the private market has established itself as a credible and respected […]

BPL Global opens for business in Dubai

The leading credit and political risk insurance broker has obtained a brokerage license to allow it to undertake insurance intermediation in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). London/Dubai. 4th September 2017. BPL Global, the leading specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, has been granted a brokerage license by the Dubai Financial Services Authority […]

James Esdaile calls for collective action to safeguard the CPRI market in TFR

In an opinion article for Trade & Forfaiting Review, James Esdaile, BPL Global’s joint Managing Director, explains that heightened political instability and banking capital regulations have driven exponential growth in the specialist Credit and Political Risk Insurance (CPRI) over the past few decades. However, to take the next step, Esdaile writes, the market needs to […]

BPL Global announced as gold sponsor of inaugural ExCred New York

After 27 successful years in London, ExCred will also take place in New York this year for the first time, providing a forum for brokers, corporates, banks, insurers, ECAs and MDBs to discuss how credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) can best support international trade and investment. BPL Global has been announced as the gold […]

BPL Global re-brands with new logo and website

Re-brand marks the specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker’s progression and reiterates its determination to build on its market-leading position. London, UK. 5th June 2017. BPL Global, the leading specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, has unveiled a new logo and website. James Esdaile, Joint Managing Director, says: “At BPL Global, […]

Anthony Palmer talks to GTR as he becomes a non-executive director

In the week before he becomes a non-executive director, Anthony Palmer speaks to GTR magazine about his 41 years in the credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) industry, exploring the market’s evolution in terms of the number of players, the products and the types of clients. Looking to the future, Anthony describes the likely continuation […]

Anthony Palmer speaks to TXF magazine about the development of the CPRI market and the future of BPL Global

Anthony Palmer, Deputy Chairman of BPL Global, joined the credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) market in 1975 a time when, in most countries, it often comprised of just one export credit agency (ECA) and one domestic insurer. The Lloyd’s market offered limited pure political risk cover, while export cover against pre-shipment risks was in […]

BPL Global hires industry expert Emma Ashworth

Emma Ashworth joins as a company Director, having spent the past 29 years at Willis, with 16 of those years as an Executive Director in its Credit and Political Risks division. London, 8th November 2016. Market-leading credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, BPL Global, has hired Emma Ashworth as a Director. Ashworth has 29 […]

Charles Berry writes for the Berne Union Yearbook on competition, the ECAs and the private market

Writing for the Berne Union’s 2016 Yearbook, Charles Berry, Chairman of BPL Global, discusses the increasing competition between government export credit agencies (ECAs) and the specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) market. In the article, Berry suggests that such competition is inevitable and appropriate given that both now often cover the same type of […]