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  1. April 25, 2016

    US bank meeting season begins with a bang

    The annual meeting season for the big US banks should begin with a bang on Tuesday. An activist has corralled a group...

  2. April 13, 2016

    ‘Good for the Money’, by Bob Benmosche

    Bob Benmosche never wanted to be the guy to save American International Group. At the time the former head of MetLife...

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  1. April 8, 2016

    AnaCap sells online insurance broker for £120m

    Private equity group AnaCap has sold Simply Business, the UK online insurance broker, to New York-based Aquiline...

  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. April 1, 2016

    Dangers would lurk within an appeal against MetLife ruling

    US insurer MetLife is celebrating a big victory this week. It convinced a federal judge that US regulators acted...

  4. 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...

  5. March 31, 2016

    MetLife: the earnestness of being unimportant

    In the US’s courts, even the little guy can take on the government and prove that he is, well, the little guy. Huge US...

  6. 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...

  7. March 20, 2016

    The heavy burden of being labelled systemically important

    Almost everyone would agree that large banks like JPMorgan and Citigroup should be classified as Sifis — the melodious...

  8. March 8, 2016

    US financial watchdog flags up flaws in stress tests

    Bank stress tests are failing to take account of the potential systemic risks of large counterparties failing, the US...

  9. March 4, 2016

    Investors pile into US junk bond funds

    Investors piled into US junk bond funds at the fastest pace on record as a relief rally in global equity and fixed...

  10. February 25, 2016

    The leadership advantage that a ripped upper body brings

    Vanity might not be the only reason ambitious young males obsess about their physique. They may be taking a calculated...

  11. February 25, 2016

    Private equity taps into M&A insurance

    About one is seven merger and acquisition deals leads to a dispute that results in an insurance claim, according to...

  12. February 12, 2016

    Wynn Resorts jumps on Las Vegas fortune

    Wynn Resorts shares popped on Friday after the casino operator reported better than expected fourth-quarter profit,...

  13. February 11, 2016

    Carl Icahn and John Paulson secure AIG board representation

    The activist investors who have called on AIG to break itself up have secured seats on the insurer’s board after...

  14. Fast FT

    February 11, 2016

    AIG strikes agreement with investor Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn said late on Thursday he struck an agreement with American International Group which would grant the...

  15. 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...

  16. Fast FT

    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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. January 13, 2016

    MetLife: Looming smaller

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

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

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    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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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