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  1. February 5, 2016

    Fink backs new breed of shareholder activism

    Larry Fink struck a blow this week for responsible shareholder activism. In a letter to hundreds of chief executives at...

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    February 2, 2016

    AIG sets out case against split

    The pack of lawyers, consultants and publicists who advise American International Group have had a busy few days. After...

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  1. January 29, 2016

    Week in Review, January 30

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Lower fuel prices give US...

  2. January 28, 2016

    Xerox bows to Carl Icahn and hits button on split

    Xerox, the US company best known for its printers and photocopiers, has bowed to pressure from activist investor Carl...

  3. Fast FT

    January 28, 2016

    Xerox to split in two, Icahn to get seats - report

    Xerox, the US company best known for its printers and photocopiers, reportedly plans to split in two following pressure...

  4. January 26, 2016

    AIG to return $25bn after activist siege

    American International Group’s chief executive has pledged to return $25bn to shareholders as he defies demands from...

  5. January 26, 2016

    AIG: stakes in the ground

    The existential conflict at AIG is hard to miss, given its placement on the first page of its strategic update, right...

  6. Fast FT

    January 26, 2016

    US insurer AIG to return $25bn amid activist pressure

    American International Group has pledged to return $25bn worth of capital to shareholders over the next two years as it...

  7. January 25, 2016

    Banking can learn from insurance on systemic risk

    When Italy’s Generali managed to get itself off the global list of systemically important insurance companies in...

  8. January 24, 2016

    AIG forced to turn up the heat in battle to repel Icahn

    Carl Icahn’s fight with executives at American International Group over the activist investor’s push to split apart the...

  9. January 24, 2016

    AIG eyes ringfence amid break-up call

    American International Group is weighing up a plan to ringfence troubled assets from the rest of the insurer as...

  10. January 19, 2016

    Carl Icahn sees lessons for AIG in MetLife shake-up

    Carl Icahn has stepped up pressure on American International Group as the activist investor pushes for the insurer to...

  11. January 13, 2016

    MetLife: Looming smaller

    Citigroup and JPMorgan executives might step outside their New York headquarters today, look south along Park Avenue at...

  12. January 13, 2016

    MetLife unveils break-up plan

    MetLife has unveiled a plan to break itself up, warning that a move by US authorities to hit the life insurer with...

  13. January 12, 2016

    AIG shareholder poll reveals desire for change

    Only a small minority of shareholders backs AIG’s present strategy, according to a poll by broker Bernstein that gives...

  14. January 3, 2016

    The all-singing, all-dancing activist hedge fund

    If you need to shake off the post-holiday blues, take a listen to Get On Board, a fun little album by a New York hedge...

  15. December 28, 2015

    AIG’s chief executive begins fightback against activist investors

    Peter Hancock’s fightback began in the middle of last month, with a gathering of investors at American International...

  16. December 27, 2015

    AIG chief pressed to fend off Icahn’s break-up calls

    Pressure is mounting on Peter Hancock, the president and chief executive of American International Group, to come up...

  17. December 10, 2015

    Top AIG executives to leave in revamp

    The chief financial officer of American International Group is among a cadre of top executives leaving as the US...

  18. December 7, 2015

    RBS links up with asset managers to lend to medium-sized businesses

    Royal Bank of Scotland has struck a deal with three global asset managers allowing them to lend alongside the bank to...

  19. FT Alphaville

    December 3, 2015

    Enroll now: A crisis teach-in, with Tim Geithner

    Ever wanted to know how to get over “Lehman syndrome”? How to face down “Old Testament populists and moral hazard...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. November 1, 2015

    Corporate diary: November 2 – November 6

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

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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,...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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