Anne Stausboll, Calpers: the $300bn woman

Anne Stausboll, Chief Executive Officer, CalPERS...Anne Stausboll, Chief Executive Officer, CalPERS, talks about her roll in leading the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), which manages the health and retirement benefits for 1.6 million California public employees and retirees, at her office in Sacramento, California, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Thor Swift for the Financial Times
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The mighty US pension fund boss squeezing fund managers’ fees

Martin Franklin founder and Executive Chairman of Jarden Corporation in Greenwich Connecticut
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Martin Franklin: a repentant raider

The Briton has built a consumer goods empire in the US

Masahiko Uotani
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Masahiko Uotani: from Coke to cosmetics

The Shiseido CEO on the task of rejuvenating the Japanese group

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Ruben Vardanian: a grumbling optimist

The banker and philanthropist says Russia has faced worse storms

Patrizia Grieco, chairman of Enel, at Enel's headquarters in Rome, October 21, 2014. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico
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Patrizia Grieco: agent for change in Italy

The chair of the biggest Italian utility is outside the clubby norm of corporate and political life

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Jeremy Helsby: beyond country houses

The CEO of estate agent Savills remains a London property bull

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Senequier: A French financier’s burden

A leading private equity boss feels hampered by nationality

Ed Richards: Master of a balancing act

The UK media watchdog’s head on the Murdochs, market convergence and steadfast impartiality

Murata makes it big in small components

The Murata Manufacturing chief discusses a post-smartphone future

Jeremy Male Chief executive officer, CBS Outdoor in front of the New York headquarters at 405 lexington Avenue in New York
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Jeremy Male: the billboard goes digital

CEO takes CBS’s old outdoor advertising arm into 21st century

Acciona’s establishment eco-warrior

Spanish conglomerate boss does not regret costly bet on renewables

John Chen: the BlackBerry turnround

He confiscated his wife’s Samsung but can he woo corporate users?

Eyal Aronoff’s drive for oil alternatives

The serial entrepreneur wants a ‘flex-fuel’ revolution

John Caudwell, billionaire on a budget

The charity-focused tycoon is camping out in a mansion, upset by the plight of his old company

Jeremy Zimmer: uber agent goes digital

Hollywood CEO sees UTA as a bridge between technology and media

Colin Fan: Deutsche’s viral banker

The Deutsche investment banking co-head who lost patience with misbehaving traders talks reform

Mike Smith, ANZ: ‘I used to be too blunt’

The Australian bank chief holds forth on regulators and analysts

Thomas Pritzker: multifaceted Hyatt chairman

Breaking up the family empire was painful, now he wants to be seen as a builder

Tony Hayward: now he has his life back

Tommy Hilfiger: a name traded for success

Affordable luxury has been a resilient niche for the billionaire