BPL Global strikes strategic partnership with EQUA to offer Canadian service BPL Global and EQUA Specialty Risk Partners Corporation (EQUA) have today announced that they have signed a partnership agreement, effective immediately. Based in Canada, EQUA is a risk management and insurance brokerage firm offering customized solutions for specialty lines and will bolster specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker BPL Global’s worldwide reach and largest broking team in the market. The exclusive partnership will ensure both enhanced presence in North America and a seamless service for the brokers’ clients operating in and out of Canada. Under the agreement, the brokers will coordinate to access regional markets, provide expertise on policy wordings in line with Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) guidelines, and offer capital relief solutions for banking and large corporate clients across the region. Evan Freely, Director and Head of the Americas, BPL Global, said: “We are delighted to have joined forces with EQUA to service the increasing demand for CPRI in Canada, particularly within growing areas such as renewable energy. As highly respected experts in our market who are similarly committed to their independence, EQUA were the obvious partner for us to take this ambition forward and strengthen our foothold in North America.” Dave Richards, CEO and Founder, EQUA, said: “We are honoured to partner with BPL Global, an industry leader whose expertise enhances the Canadian CPRI landscape. This strategic development is a testament to our shared specialty broker culture and commitment to aligning with the very best global talent to support our clients’ needs.” The move is the latest in BPL Global’s expansion into the North American region, following the opening of its New York office in April 2019. About BPL Global BPL Global is an employee-owned specialist credit and political risk insurance broker established in 1983 with offices in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Singapore and Hong Kong. It has over 90 staff and an annual premium volume of approximately US$425m. In London, BPL Global is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, in New York by the State Department of Financial Services, in Paris by ORIAS, in Singapore by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, in Hong Kong by the Confederation of Insurance Brokers and in Geneva by FINMA. For more information please visit www.bpl-global.com.