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Growth opportunities high for political risk and credit insurance providers
Growth opportunities high for political risk and credit insurance providers
Daniel Riordan
26 September 2017

Despite the global trade slowdown there are encouraging signs for the trade credit insurance marketplace. While demand in some markets is down, rapid development in certain regional markets is offsetting the global trend.

Foreword from the Berne Union President
Foreword from the Berne Union President
Topi Vesteri
25 September 2017

The developments through the past year and the potential for increased growth in business for 2017.

Bridging the gap: Exporters look elsewhere as US Ex-Im is unable to provide
Bridging the gap: Exporters look elsewhere as US Ex-Im is unable to provide
Lucy Palfreeman
1 August 2017

US Ex-Im has been without authority to approve transactions above $10 million for over 18 months, provoking huge changes for some of Ex-Im’s largest clients. However, exporters are beginning to look elsewhere – to private insurers and some other ECAs – to fill the financial support vacuum.

Former Berne Union president takes leading role at XL Catlin
Former Berne Union president takes leading role at XL Catlin
Dan Sheriff
20 April 2016

Daniel Riordan has been appointed as president, XL Catlin Global Political Risk and Trade Credit. This represents a significant move from the private insurance underwriter, which has been building up its activities in the sector.

A changing Berne Union for a new and volatile world
A changing Berne Union for a new and volatile world
Daniel Riordan
12 October 2015

Daniel Riordan reviews the risks facing insurers in 2015 and highlights how the Berne Union is adapting to help its members

SMEs and the Berne Union
SMEs and the Berne Union
Abbey Sturrock
12 October 2015

Last year, the Berne Union provided an update on how its members have worked with small and medium-sized exporters (SMEs) given their important roles in supporting national economies. With continued attention and focus on SMEs worldwide, the Berne Union is pleased

Zurich names new US executive as Riordan departs
2 October 2015

BU+20 Foreword
BU+20 Foreword
Daniel Riordan
31 October 2014

For many years, 80 to be exact, the Berne Union has prevailed as an expert resource for the credit and investment insurance community.

Berne Union and Prague Club come together for landmark meeting in London
Berne Union and Prague Club come together for landmark meeting in London
Jonathan Bell
24 October 2014

Members of the Berne Union – International Union of Credit & Investment Insurers – came together in London this week for their annual general meeting (AGM). At the same time the meeting was an occasion to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Berne Union.

Michal Ron elected as new vice president of Berne Union
Michal Ron elected as new vice president of Berne Union
Jonathan Bell
24 October 2014

This week the Berne Union – the International Union of Credit & Investment Insurers – came together in London for their annual general meeting (AGM), which is also the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the organisation.

Video: The challenge for export credit
Video: The challenge for export credit
Daniel Riordan
30 July 2014

Prominent Berne Union members give their views on the major challenges facing the industry

Video: Global opportunities for export credit
Video: Global opportunities for export credit
Dan Sheriff
30 July 2014

A series of prominent Berne Union members gives their views on the main opportunities available across the sector

Video: Daniel Riordan talks about a wider industry role for the Berne Union
Video: Daniel Riordan talks about a wider industry role for the Berne Union
Daniel Riordan
24 July 2014

Berne Union president Daniel Riordan talks about the growing relationships and collaboration between Berne Union members and the wider export and agency finance industry

Video: Daniel Riordan on the Berne Union at 80
Video: Daniel Riordan on the Berne Union at 80
Daniel Riordan
24 July 2014

Berne Union president Daniel Riordan talks about thew significance of the association after eighty years

Interview with Berne Union president Dan Riordan
Interview with Berne Union president Dan Riordan
Daniel Riordan
1 May 2014

Jonathan Bell, editor-in-chief at TXF, talks with Dan Riordan, president of the Berne Union, about taking the organisation forward in its 80th year.

Peter Jones officially steps down as BU secretary general
Peter Jones officially steps down as BU secretary general
Dan Sheriff
11 November 2013

Berne Union, the association of export credit insurers, today announced the retirement of secretary general Peter Jones.

Video Interview: Daniel Riordan, CEO of Zurich Global Corporate North America
Video Interview: Daniel Riordan, CEO of Zurich Global Corporate North America
Jonathan Bell
15 October 2013

Daniel Riordan, CEO of Zurich Global Corporate North America is the first Berne Union president elected from the private market for thirty years. He talks about how private insurers have become increasingly involved in the export credit space, what risk models they have had to get used to, and the new capacity they can bring.

Zurich’s Daniel Riordan named Berne Union president
Zurich’s Daniel Riordan named Berne Union president
Dan Sheriff
15 October 2013

Daniel Riordan, CEO of Global Corporate, Zurich North America has been elected president of the Berne Union – the international association of export credit insurers. He is the first representative of a private insurer to be elected president in 30 years.

Video Interview: Rudolf Scholten, Co-Chairman at OeKB, the Austrian export credit agency
Video Interview: Rudolf Scholten, Co-Chairman at OeKB, the Austrian export credit agency
Jonathan Bell
15 October 2013

Rudolf Scholten, Co-Chairman at OeKB, the Austrian export credit agency, tells Joanthan Bell of TXF that he fears a level playing field amongst OECD and non-OECD based corporates may still be some way off.

Video Interview: Johan Schrijver, Atradius managing director and outgoing Berne Union president
Video Interview: Johan Schrijver, Atradius managing director and outgoing Berne Union president
Jonathan Bell
15 October 2013

Atradius managing director and outgoing Berne Union president Johan Schrijver tells TXF editor-in-chief Jonathan Bell of the pressures that ECAs are placed under, the challenges when putting together finance on larger projects, and an increasingly scientific approach to underwriting.

JB's weekly round-up - 14 October 2013
JB's weekly round-up - 14 October 2013
Jonathan Bell
14 October 2013

Key personnel from the export credit agency (ECA) and private insurance community were in attendance at the Berne Union AGM held in Vienna last week. TXF was kindly invited to film exclusive interviews with key individuals at the event.