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On 16th February 2011 Berry Palmer & Lyle Ltd (BPL Global) announced the opening of a branch office in Hong Kong. Its Chief Executive is Peter Gilbert, who joins BPL Global from the Newedge Group where he was co-head of Political Risk Insurance (PRI). Peter has worked in London, New York, Sydney and Singapore before moving to Hong Kong nearly eight years ago.


The decision to open an office in Hong Kong reflects the importance of the Asia Pacific region for the specialist credit and political risk insurance (PRI) market.

Commenting on the launch of its Hong Kong office, BPL Global’s Chairman, Charles Berry, said “We are committed to serving the multinational clients of the global PRI market, and with the PRI market developing its own momentum in Asia Pacific, this is an important first step in establishing a direct presence in the region.”

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Anthony Palmer +44 20 7375 9600

Peter Gilbert +852 2273 5851

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Instead of sending christmas cards we are supporting the work of Suits on Bikes and Blythswood Banat in Romania by making a contribution to the construction of a social centre for children from low income families living in and around Jimbolia

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This article, published in GTR eNews, reports comments by BPL Global Deputy Chairman, Anthony Palmer, at an export finance seminar hosted by Denton Wilde Sapte emphasising that the political risk insurance market has responded well to the recent crisis.


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At the invitation of EMEA Finance, BPL Global Chairman, Charles Berry, participated in a discussion between brokers and insurers about the impact of the economic downturn on claims in the trade credit and political risk insurance markets and how their industry dealt with the perfect storm…


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BPL Global supports the work of Tusk Trust promoting education in Africa by making a donation towards the cost of constructing two schools in Kenya.


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The owners of Industriefinancierungs- und Export- Beratungsgesellschaft m.b.H. (IFB Global) and Berry Palmer & Lyle Limited (BPL Global) today announce that terms have been agreed for the sale of IFB Global’s international insurance broking business to BPL Global.


The servicing of IFB Global’s current policies will be provided by BPL Global and any new enquiries should be addressed to BPL Global.

Both parties are confident that IFB Global’s clients will continue to be efficiently and professionally looked after by BPL Global, as they have been since Dr Ursula Vogtenhuber’s untimely death in September 2008.

London and Vienna, 29th May 2009

For further information contact Oliver Wright: oliver.wright@bpl-global.com

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BPL Global acquires German specialist Gina Fitzgerald Ltd, press release, 20 October 2008.


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“BPL Global celebrates 25th anniversary”, Global Trade Review, July/August 2008.


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BPL Global welcomes the Lloyd’s new regulations governing Contract Frustration and Trade Credit insurance policies underwritten at Lloyd’s.


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“Challenging exposure”, Trade Finance, July/August 2006, Oliver O’Connell


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