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Continuity and change in credit and political risk insurance
Continuity and change in credit and political risk insurance
Jonathan Bell
27 February 2017

Jonathan Bell talks with Anthony Palmer about his 41 years in the credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) market, the key events that have shaped its development, and what the future holds for BPL Global.

Competition, the ECAs and the private market
Competition, the ECAs and the private market
Charles Berry
1 October 2016

Most ECAs in the developed world do not compete with the private sector for ‘marketable’ risks; but when it comes to ‘non marketable’ risks, life is a lot more complicated.

Export credits: Private insurers step out of the shadows
Export credits: Private insurers step out of the shadows
Helen Castell
9 May 2016

With their huge capacity and state backing, ECAs for many years dominated the market for absorbing risk on longer-dated export credits. That’s changed, say private insurers, who argue the ECA mantra of only providing coverage that the private market can’t handle no longer holds true. Helen Castell reports.

Year in review: export finance
Year in review: export finance
Oliver Gordon
27 December 2015

Oliver Gordon, TXF’s News Editor, picks his favourite export credit finance stories from 2015.

Why the ECAs should carry on competing with the private-insurance market
Why the ECAs should carry on competing with the private-insurance market
Charles Berry
15 September 2015

Charles Berry, chairman of specialist insurance broker BPL Global, argues that as exporters and banks now often have a choice between ECA and private-sector cover, ECAs now find themselves competing within a market and therefore need to follow market practices, including those relating to sharing risks.

BPL Global to open Dubai office as part of further expansion
BPL Global to open Dubai office as part of further expansion
Jonathan Bell
20 July 2015

Berry Palmer & Lyle (BPL Global), the specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, is to open a representative office in Dubai as part of the group’s further expansion of overseas offices. The opening takes the number of BPL Global offices to five – joining London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Why do we need the ECAs?
Why do we need the ECAs?
Charles Berry
27 May 2014

In this article, Charles Berry, Chairman, BPL Global, argues that, increasingly, the ECAs are needed to provide additional capacity for risks for which there is market appetite, not because the ECAs have an appetite for business that is too high risk for the private sector.

Sian Aspinall recruited to help shape BPL strategy
Sian Aspinall recruited to help shape BPL strategy
Hesham Zakai
25 March 2014

Sian Aspinall, formerly of AIG and Zurich, has joined Berry Palmer & Lyle (BPL Global) as development and technical director, where she been tasked with shaping and implementing the company’s future strategy.

JB's weekly round-up - 9 December 2013
JB's weekly round-up - 9 December 2013
Jonathan Bell
9 December 2013

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