Independent wealth managers lure young

Larger traditional rivals have raised minimum investments

Greenberg’s Ace buys Chubb for $28.3bn

Biggest deal in insurance industry this year

Commerzbank sells €2.9bn loan portfolios

German bank says real estate deals will free up €105m of capital

Housing disparity in tale of two cities

Homebuilding may plot relative growth of Oxford and Cambridge

Cryan postpones Deutsche strategy update

New bank chief’s first move is to take time over shrinkage plan

Santander and Monitise to back disrupters

Joint venture aimed at supporting global fintech start-ups

Criminals fake identities to steal money

Current accounts become the most targeted financial product

Guggenheim ETFs dump Hanergy stock

Solar funds tracker bypasses share suspension in off-market deal

Towers and Willis add up the equals signs

Cost synergies are forecast, but there is little operational overlap

Vickers rejects banks’ ringfencing fears

Separate retail unit cannot ‘just go wandering off on its own’

Deutsche rejects claim Jain lobbied for traders’ €130m bonus

BaFin report takes comments out of context, says bank

Davis ready to make contrarian coal bet

Former Xstrata CEO aims to create a mid-tier mining group

Protect asset managers from doom-mongers

Regulators should calibrate their response to risk

Towers Watson Willis deal points up woes

Tie-up underlines difficulty of brokering contracts between companies and insurers and making money

Sabadell’s TSB takeover gets UK go-ahead

UK challenger bank in position to target small business banking

Santander unveils ringfenced UK arm

Lender will split into a retail and a corporate bank by September

Grainger changes chief as activist circles

Crystal Amber builds stake in UK residential landlord

Efforts grow to ease Greece contagion fear

Markets in southeast Europe upset by worries of depositor panic

Greek bond prices enter default territory

Electronic trading of Greek debt halted

Flow Traders seeks €1.7bn valuation

Dutch group sets range of €29-€37 a share for float

Greek banks: victims of circumstance

Debt crisis reveals a frail European banking system

Japan Post kicks off TSE listing process

Japan Post and two units seek stock exchange clearance for one of biggest-ever share offerings

UK lobby group lays out EU reform demands

TheCityUK proposes a ‘better, more thoughtful Europe’

Willis and Towers Watson in $18bn merger

Combined group to have $8bn of revenues

Lloyd’s: Insurers could be ‘Uber-ised’

Rivals with big databases could disrupt risk protection industry

Osborne warns of potential Grexit impact

Take hundreds in cash on holiday, chancellor tells tourists

Greek crisis: Readers’ questions answered

How can a country with a population of less than 12m people hold the entire EU to ransom?

Change in the air for Thiam’s Credit Suisse

Eyes on new chief’s master plan for Switzerland’s largest bank

Amicus Finance in talks on bank licence

Omni Partners offshoot plans property-based retail lender

US trade: Trailing behind

The export-import bank is being shuttered, threatening the loss of jobs and overseas contracts to rivals like China

SEC fines KKR over ‘broken’ buyout charges

Watchdog says group did not disclose properly how it charged expenses for failed bids

GE sells fleet businesses for $6.9bn

Group is third of the way through its $200bn disposal programme

Private equity recalls 2007 — and sells

Leveraged buyouts have been absent, but exits hit a record level

Could Grexit and US rates derail deals?

We asked four dealmakers how the rest of 2015 will play out

Merger boom means ‘2015 is the new 2007’

US takeovers hit all-time high of $988bn in first half

Maths, not history, drives 2015 deals

Companies have turned to M&A to boost revenues and market share

Deutsche Börse in $697m Stoxx stake talks

German exchange in discussions with venture partner SIX Group about index compiler holding

Shadow banks take lead in risky lending

Post-crisis crackdown leaves Wall St banks more cautious

A boot camp for billionaires

The super-rich study their peers in Switzerland

Prosecutors launch Deutsche Libor probe

Move follows regulator report on bank’s failings


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