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    1. October 5, 2014

      Gross triggers sell-off in interest rate derivative positions

      Investors have liquidated hundreds of billions of dollars of positions in interest rate derivatives contracts, an asset...

    2. October 5, 2014

      The week: October 6

      The week was dominated by fallout from Pimco’s shock announcement that Bill Gross, the company’s founder and chief...

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    1. October 2, 2014

      Allianz and Pimco: collateral damage

      Let’s assume that Allianz’s incoming chief Oliver Bäte does not come to his senses and spin off Pimco when he takes office...

    2. October 2, 2014

      Michael Diekmann to step down as Allianz chief

      The chief executive of Allianz said he would end his 11-year reign at the world’s largest insurance company, despite recent...

    3. September 28, 2014

      Pimco says ‘vast majority’ of clients are sticking with it

      Pimco’s management on Sunday said the “vast majority” of clients were sticking with the bond manager after executives began...

    4. September 28, 2014

      Pimco looks to stem outflows after shock exit of Bill Gross

      This weekend was supposed to be the time when Bill Gross was forced out of Pimco. People familiar with the matter said a...

    5. September 26, 2014

      Pimco: net of Gross

      Bill Gross picked the right 27 years to run a great big fixed income fund. When Pimco’s Total Return Fund set up shop in May...

    6. September 26, 2014

      Live session -- Pimco: Net of Gross

      Bill Gross has left Pimco, the firm he co-founded in 1971 to join Janus Capital; statement here. Lex is very interested in...

    7. September 26, 2014

      Pimco, ex-Gross

      Well, Janus is the Roman god of beginnings and endings. Bill Gross has left Pimco, the firm he co-founded in 1971 to join...

    8. September 26, 2014

      ‘Bond king’ Gross in sudden exit from Pimco after 43-year reign

      Bill Gross, who was crowned the “bond king” for his mastery of fixed income during a 43-year career at Pimco, has resigned...

    9. September 24, 2014

      Pimco’s once nimble Gross slips from favour

      Bill Gross is a man on the back foot. The founder, managing director and chief investment officer of Pimco, the world’s...

    10. September 21, 2014

      Axa joins IFC in developing markets insurance push

      Axa is to partner with the private investment arm of the World Bank in what is set to be the most wide-ranging...

    11. August 8, 2014

      Allianz second-quarter profits rise despite Pimco outflows

      Allianz reported a rise of more than 10 per cent in net income in the second quarter, even as outflows from Pimco were still...

    12. August 1, 2014

      Axa accuses markets of overestimating low interest rates’ impact

      The markets are overestimating the negative impact of continued low interest rates on profits at Axa, according to the...

    13. July 18, 2014

      Airlines face rise in insurance costs

      Airlines are facing a possible rise in insurance premiums after the industry’s latest disaster struck little more than four...

    14. July 8, 2014

      Pimco: Lex in-depth

      Asset management It’s a wrench. You watch your children grow, taking pride in their achievements and helping them through...

    15. beyondbrics

      June 11, 2014

      World Cup and Olympics: bad for Brazil

      Excitement may be building among football fans before Thursday’s first kick-off in the World Cup but most Brazilians, it...

    16. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The real fragile five: James Macintosh notes that what used to be the fragile five — ...

    17. May 14, 2014

      Pimco troubles hit Allianz’s net profit

      Investors pulling their money out of Pimco funds took their toll on Allianz's earnings, as the German insurer announced a...

    18. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE So Socgen is really, absolutely, without doubt committed to Russia, notes Izzy. NEWS...

    19. May 7, 2014

      Investors grill Allianz over Pimco leadership turmoil

      Allianz has endured intense public scrutiny by some of its largest shareholders over its lack of intervention at Pimco, the...

    20. May 4, 2014

      Generali to launch Mittelstand lending

      Generali is poised to move into corporate lending in Europe via a joint deal to finance Germany’s Mittelstand with...

    21. April 29, 2014

      Industry grows impatient as PF2’s teething problems persist

      PF2 was supposed to be the phoenix from the ashes of the much-criticised private finance initiative programme, under which...

    22. March 20, 2014

      Pimco: A sovereign under siege

      When Doug Hodge addresses the quarterly meetings of Pimco’s 2,600-strong staff, he typically signs off with a single word, a...

    23. March 20, 2014

      Further tensions revealed at top of Pimco

      One of three men lined up to be deputy to Bill Gross, the chief investment officer of Pimco, quit on the day his appointment...

    24. March 14, 2014

      Competitive Italian cyclist Greco puts Generali in top gear

      For investors looking for signs of hope in Italy, Mario Greco proved this week that Italy’s largest insurer Generali, where...

    25. March 7, 2014

      Conflicting claims worry Pimco investors

      Pimco investors have expressed concern about the latest outbreak of acrimony in the world’s biggest bond house’s management...

    26. February 27, 2014

      Allianz: the man in the strasse

      You know how it is. You do something as a sideline and it takes on a life of its own. Insurers have always managed money for...

    27. FT Alphaville

      February 27, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE We have a caption competition, to celebrate RBS moving in a (‘nother) new direction....

    28. February 27, 2014

      Allianz hit by outflows at Pimco arm

      The chief executive of Allianz has warned of the dangers of interfering too much in its US fund subsidiary Pimco in the wake...

    29. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING -”Keynes’ theory, in other words, is just as compatible with small, lean governments as it is with...

    30. February 26, 2014

      Allianz shareholders urge action on Pimco arm

      Investors in Allianz are calling on the insurer to take action amid concerns over the health of its US fund business Pimco,...

    31. February 11, 2014

      Allianz buys 8% stake in Bayern Munich for €110m

      German insurer Allianz is paying €110m for a stake in Bayern Munich, reigning Champions League holders and one of the...

    32. February 9, 2014

      Insurer and Oxford university link for catastrophe study

      One of the biggest Lloyd’s of London insurers is teaming up with Oxford university to study the dangers of relying on...

    33. January 26, 2014

      Insurers shake up disaster modelling

      Insurers are aiming to transform the way in which natural disasters are modelled with a groundbreaking system of their own...

    34. January 26, 2014

      Pimco able to ‘cope’ with El-Erian departure

      Pimco, the world’s largest bond house, will be able to cope “comfortably” with last week’s shock departure of Mohamed...

    35. January 24, 2014

      Second surprise exit for El-Erian

      Mohamed El-Erian’s surprise resignation this week as chief executive of Pimco, the world’s biggest bond investor, was not...

    36. The World

      January 24, 2014

      From the tech backlash to Rouhani being the real deal: Lionel Barber's 5 Davos takeaways

      I arrived in VIP-full Davos with one prediction in mind: 2014 will be the year the world returns to normality or at least...

    37. January 22, 2014

      Pimco / Allianz: El-Erian departs

      “Batteries 110% charged,” Bill Gross tweeted after news that Mohamed El-Erian was leaving Pimco. They better be. He was...

    38. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Mohamed El-Erian, one of the world’s best known institutional investors, resigned as chief executive of Pimco on Tuesday as...

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