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.”

For further information, please contact

Anthony Palmer +44 20 7375 9600

Peter Gilbert +852 2273 5851