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    1. June 24, 2016

      US bank stocks clobbered in Brexit rout

      Shares in big US banks followed their global peers sharply lower on concerns about how they would cope with market...

    2. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Fed plots two-tier regime for insurer capital rules

      The US Federal Reserve has made a tentative step toward imposing tougher capital requirements on insurers, inviting...

    1. May 26, 2016

      Prudential Financial at risk of missing profits target

      Prudential Financial is in danger of missing its annual profits goal for the first time since the financial crisis in...

    2. April 8, 2016

      Insurers warned of downgrade risk from US retirement shake-up

      US insurers have been put on notice over how the Obama administration’s shake-up of pensions advice will hurt their...

    3. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      GE looks to shed 'too big to fail' status

      General Electric said on Thursday that it has asked US regulators to drop its “too big to fail” status, capping the...

    4. March 30, 2016

      MetLife wins ‘too big to fail’ court battle

      MetLife has secured a victory in its battle against US regulators that deemed it ‘too big to fail’, a legal ruling that...

    5. March 2, 2016

      US life insurers shaken by rock-bottom rates

      Life insurers are supposed to be bedrocks of financial stability, dependable institutions whose long-term business...

    6. January 17, 2016

      Movers & shakers: January 18

      • Alliance Trust has recruited Lord Smith of Kelvin to chair its board, following a governance shake-up at the Scottish...

    7. November 15, 2015

      The week: November 16

      ● European regulators have been forced to admit that the biggest financial market reforms since the 2008 crisis will be...

    8. November 10, 2015

      Prudential Investment Management changes name to drum up business

      When portfolio managers and salesmen from Prudential Investment Management, the asset management arm of US insurance...

    9. October 5, 2015

      Movers & shakers: October 5

      • Morgan Stanley has reshuffled some of its top management. Dan Simkowitz is moving from his current post as co-head of...

    10. October 5, 2015

      Big insurers face tough new safety rules

      Regulators seeking to prevent a repeat of the failure of AIG in 2008 are planning to hit nine of the world’s biggest...

    11. April 28, 2015

      Republicans attack new global insurance rules

      Global insurance rules face a revolt in the US as Republicans spearhead complaints that international regulators who...

    12. July 13, 2014

      Prudential boss says investors should dig in for long term

      In an earlier life, David Hunt might well have spent his days covered in coal dust. After emigrating from Scotland in...

    13. July 4, 2014

      BT pension fund strikes deal to hedge longevity risk

      BT’s pension scheme has moved to hedge the financial risk of paying out more to pensioners if they live longer than...

    14. April 13, 2014

      Movers & shakers: April 14

      ● José Placido, previously the chief executive of RBC Dexia, will this month join the executive committee of BNP...

    15. October 18, 2013

      Prudential Financial drops opposition to stricter oversight

      Prudential Financial, the US insurer, has dropped its opposition to being designated a “systemically important...

    16. September 20, 2013

      Regulators reject appeal by Prudential

      US regulators have rejected an appeal by Prudential Financial, America’s second-largest life assurer, to stave off...

    17. September 19, 2013

      Insurers fall but US indices steady

      US stock stepped back from record levels following Wednesday’s sharp uptick that was spurred by the Federal Reserve’s...

    18. September 9, 2013

      Insurers back fund with focus on Asia and Africa

      Six of the world’s leading insurers are to invest in a new $400m private equity fund being set up to back companies...

    19. August 12, 2013

      Prudential: box of chocolates

      Open up the chocolate box marked Prudential and there is an array of goodies – an Asian business, asset management, US...

    20. July 23, 2013

      Recovery believers take over Wall Street rally

      Come on in, the water is just fine. This is the message that US equity investors are heeding, as they take the...

    21. July 9, 2013

      AIG and GE Capital branded ‘systemically important’

      The US government has officially designated AIG, the bailed-out insurer, and GE Capital, the lending arm of the US...

    22. July 7, 2013

      Asset managers will need flexibility to keep rallying 

      This is a tough time to be managing money. Bonds and equities are both expensive, and persistent policies of financial...

    23. July 3, 2013

      Prudential appeals stricter Fed oversight

      Prudential Financial has appealed against US regulators’ decision to brand it a “systemically important” institution, a...

    24. June 4, 2013

      Delta rises as US stocks close lower

      US airlines were on a strong footing on Tuesday after Delta reported positive passenger and revenue numbers, while US...

    25. June 4, 2013

      Non-bank SIFIs: question of risk

      Is the term “systemically important” synonymous with safe or risky? AIG, Prudential Financial and GE Capital were...

    26. June 4, 2013

      AIG, GE and Pru given risk controls

      AIG, GE Capital and Prudential Financial have received an extensive document from US regulators, explaining why they...

    27. June 4, 2013

      US regulators name groups for more supervision

      AIG, Prudential Financial and GE Capital face increased levels of supervision and higher capital requirements after...

    28. April 7, 2013

      Orbit social landlord secures £100m loan

      A UK housing association is to borrow up to £100m from one of the world’s largest insurance companies, in the latest...

    29. March 17, 2013

      Insurers escape bank-style levies

      The world’s biggest insurers have dodged bank-style capital surcharges based on their entire balance sheets because...

    30. February 13, 2013

      Sullivan takes helm at Legg Mason

      Legg Mason, the asset manager under pressure from the activist investor Nelson Peltz to improve profits and halt five...

    31. January 21, 2013

      Tech stocks fall out of favour

      A new year has not been kind to US technology stocks. Their underperformance is gaining momentum as investors price in...

    32. October 31, 2012

      Berkshire bets on housing recovery

      Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has made another bet on a recovery in the US housing market, agreeing to lend the...

    33. September 6, 2012

      SanDisk and Micron surge on supply worry

      US equities closed at their highest level in more than four-and-a-half years on Thursday as cyclical stocks, lead by...

    34. September 4, 2012

      Jefferies aims for a fifth of LME turnover

      Jefferies, the US investment bank, aims to become one of the world’s largest metals brokers with more than a fifth of...

    35. July 13, 2012

      Sale considered of ING Japanese unit

      Nomura is working on a potential sale or refinancing for ING’s Japanese business as the final round of bidding for the...

    36. June 6, 2012

      Prudential’s GM deal revives annuities

      At a stroke last week Prudential Financial resuscitated a slumbering but potentially lucrative corner of the US...

    37. June 1, 2012

      GM cuts $26bn from pension liability

      General Motors will cut $26bn from its $134bn pension liability by offering lump sum payments to employees and shifting...

    38. May 3, 2012

      Wall Street stocks dip on mixed earnings

      Shares in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters plunged as much as 50 per cent on Thursday, wiping out about $3.8bn from its...

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