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  1. November 23, 2015

    Carl Icahn steps up pressure on AIG chief

    American International Group held out the prospect of further measures to boost its business on Monday, as activist...

  2. November 10, 2015

    Activists to intensify pressure on boards

    Activist investors will intensify their pressure on the boards of companies by pushing for strategic disposals and...

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  1. November 5, 2015

    MetLife crashes the ‘lower for longer’ club

    MetLife joined the “lower for longer” club in dramatic fashion on Thursday, saying that a bleak economic outlook means...

  2. November 3, 2015

    AIG chief dismisses Icahn break-up plan

    American International Group chief Peter Hancock has rounded on Carl Icahn, the activist investor, saying that a...

  3. November 1, 2015

    Week Ahead: Markets diary

    Investors expect a flood of market-moving news this week. The hallmark data event is the US jobs report for the month...

  4. November 1, 2015

    Corporate diary: November 2 – November 6

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

  5. October 30, 2015

    Week in review, October 31

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Deutsche Bank to cut 9,000 jobs in...

  6. October 28, 2015

    AIG/Icahn: premium target

    Carl Icahn is a decade too late. A break-up of the giant insurer American International Group would have made sense 10...

  7. October 28, 2015

    Carl Icahn calls for break-up of AIG

    The billionaire investor Carl Icahn has called on American International Group to break itself up, accusing the...

  8. October 12, 2015

    Regulators set their sights on insurance

    The $185bn bailout of the insurer AIG still makes Ben Bernanke fume. “Once I fully understood how irresponsible, or...

  9. October 9, 2015

    Bill Gross’s compelling tale to right those wrongs

    Hell hath no fury like a billionaire scorned. Bill Gross turned to the courts this week to hit back at the colleagues...

  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. FT Alphaville

    September 10, 2015

    US monetary policy in GIFS! Where we are and how we got here

    The FT has just published its big “When Rates Rise” package on the prospects of tighter US monetary policy. Of course,...

  12. August 20, 2015

    Indices favour discretion in applying rules

    The chaos of September 2008 was unleashed by one decision — to let the investment bank Lehman Brothers fail — but...

  13. FT Alphaville

    July 16, 2015

    Insys Therapeutics vs Roddy Boyd

    Here’s one to watch from the world of speculative US healthcare: Insys Pharmaceuticals. A $2.8bn market capitalisation...

  14. July 2, 2015

    Chubb deal shows scale of Evan Greenberg’s ambitions

    Much like his father, Evan Greenberg is not one to sit still. So when the head of New York-listed insurer Ace fell off...

  15. June 19, 2015

    Hank Greenberg: D-Day veteran looks for his next battle

    If being the bigger man is walking away from a fight, then Maurice “Hank” Greenberg never wanted to be big. Let go by...

  16. June 16, 2015

    The moral of AIG: first pay the lawyers

    The AIG case has one clear winner — US lawyers charging well-heeled clients big bucks to argue over the federal...

  17. June 16, 2015

    Greenberg’s AIG victory raises stakes in Fannie and Freddie case

    Hank Greenberg’s victory against the US government over the terms it extracted for the AIG bailout has cheered...

  18. FT Alphaville

    June 15, 2015

    Court says Fed broke the law but won't pay a price

    Judgment from the United States Court of Federal Claims on the AIG lawsuit: Section 13(3) did not authorize the Federal...

  19. June 15, 2015

    Hank Greenberg scores pyrrhic victory in AIG lawsuit

    Hank Greenberg, the 90-year-old former chief executive and largest shareholder of AIG, has scored a pyrrhic victory in...

  20. May 3, 2015

    Global insurers should be supervised at scale

    As Warren Buffett hosted the jolly 50th anniversary shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha, Nebraska, this...

  21. April 24, 2015

    The heavy hand of US market intervention

    The US’s free markets are being distorted by the government, which is riding roughshod over investors. That is the...

  22. FT Alphaville

    April 21, 2015

    FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

    You can sign up to receive the email here. Gazprom is next in the pipeline for Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition...

  23. April 20, 2015

    British regulator challenges US over Berkshire scrutiny

    British regulators have challenged their US peers over their apparent reluctance to subject Warren Buffett’s Berkshire...

  24. March 26, 2015

    Omega Advisors probed over share trading

    Leon Cooperman, founder of the $12.7bn hedge fund Omega Advisors, has defended his stock research practices, after...

  25. March 23, 2015

    US regulators veto ‘living wills’ of RBS, HSBC and BNP Paribas

    US regulators vetoed the living wills of Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and BNP Paribas on Monday, ordering the banks to...

  26. March 16, 2015

    Transactions insurance gains as M&A picks up

    For decades, capital markets have facilitated corporate takeovers by providing deal financing. But markets that help...

  27. March 6, 2015

    Subprime lending: long branch

    Lending is a rather important bit of the banking business. Perhaps a shame, then, that banks seem less interested in...

  28. March 3, 2015

    Citi to sell OneMain to Springleaf

    Citigroup has taken a big step in ridding itself of “bad bank” assets by selling OneMain Financial, its consumer...

  29. February 28, 2015

    Chief who pulled AIG back from the brink

    Robert “Bob” Benmosche, who pulled the world’s largest insurance company back from the brink in the wake of the...

  30. FT Alphaville

    December 15, 2014

    The Sony Effect

    Click to enlarge — in which Sony gets one of the top lawyers in the US to ask the media to destroy information from the...

  31. December 9, 2014

    Tesco’s insurers could face payouts for legal costs

    The crisis at Tesco has put insurance companies at risk of multimillion pound payouts through policies that cover legal...

  32. November 21, 2014

    Loeb wins battle to appoint Dow Chemical directors

    Dow Chemical has agreed to appoint two directors nominated and paid by Third Point, the activist hedge fund, in a...

  33. November 17, 2014

    Hank Greenberg unlikely to testify in AIG trial

    AIG’s former chief executive Hank Greenberg is not likely to have a chance to give personal testimony in his lawsuit...

  34. FT Alphaville

    October 23, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - A simple guide to helicopter money. - Civil service regulatory capture and the Fed, as told...

  35. October 19, 2014

    Sir Andrew Likierman of London Business School on good leaders

    Are you a successful leader? How would you know? Probably even more importantly, how would others know? These are...

  36. October 10, 2014

    Legal eagle circles AIG’s rescuers

    Edward Quince, the former US Federal Reserve chairman also known as Ben Bernanke, was hauled up in front of Court No 4...

  37. October 9, 2014

    Bernanke defends AIG bailout in court

    Former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke – aka Edward Quince, it emerged – took to the witness stand on Thursday...

  38. October 8, 2014

    Geithner and Boies clash over AIG bailout

    Tim Geithner verbally sparred with the lawyer for former AIG chief executive Hank Greenberg on Wednesday, over whether...

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