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    1. 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 his...

    2. 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 AIG a...

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    1. 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 government’s...

    2. 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 shareholders...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 his...

    5. 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...

    6. 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 charge....

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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 receiving...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 buyers...

    12. 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 lending...

    13. 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 finance...

    14. 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 financial...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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 concession...

    18. 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 against...

    19. 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 through...

    20. 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 questions...

    21. 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 a...

    22. 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 to...

    23. 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...

    24. FT Alphaville

      October 8, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Nagging concerns about the outlook for global growth and doubts about the effectiveness of central bank policy...

    25. October 7, 2014

      Geithner defends US action in AIG bailout

      Tim Geithner, the former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has defended the 2008 bailout of AIG, telling a...

    26. October 7, 2014

      Fannie and Freddie investors turn to the ‘people’s court’

      A US court better known for hearing tax refund complaints has become the preferred venue for shareholder lawsuits against...

    27. October 6, 2014

      Hank Paulson says AIG bailout terms needed to be ‘harsh’

      Former Treasury secretary Hank Paulson acknowledged that AIG received “punitive” terms in its financial crisis bailout...

    28. September 29, 2014

      Greenberg suit claims AIG was penalised

      The US government demonised AIG as the poster child of the financial crisis and penalised its shareholders by charging an...

    29. September 28, 2014

      Big names on Wall St prepare for AIG trial

      Hank Greenberg’s lawsuit against the US government over its bailout of insurer AIG is due to begin on Monday, and is tying...

    30. September 5, 2014

      AIG and Coventry First trade legal barbs

      AIG, the insurance group, and Coventry First, a company owned by one of Philadelphia’s wealthiest families, sued each other...

    31. September 3, 2014

      US banks face $100bn liquidity shortfall

      The largest US banks have a $100bn shortfall to make up in order to meet new liquidity rules designed to avert a future...

    32. September 1, 2014

      Lenders look at levy to support banks in distress

      In June 2010, during a famous all-night session of horse-trading about the US legislative response to the financial crisis,...

    33. August 14, 2014

      US bank bonus curb hit by regulatory squabble

      A US proposal requiring executives of the world’s largest banks to defer compensation to prevent the kind of risk-taking...

    34. August 13, 2014

      Kinder Morgan deal at the centre of price fixing court battle

      Rich Kinder, the Kinder Morgan founder who on Sunday unveiled a $44bn consolidation of a family of companies to create the...

    35. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - The FICC and the dead: banks and volatility. - Russia and markets: the power of weakness. - Amanda...

    36. August 11, 2014

      Fed gives preview of future non-bank scrutiny

      The scrutiny of AIG and GE Capital, which are overseen by the Federal Reserve, is a preview of what other non-banks may face...

    37. FT Alphaville

      August 5, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: A solid rebound in US markets failed to provide Asian bourses with any momentum. Equities across Asia-Pacific were...

    38. August 4, 2014

      AIG settles bailout-era lawsuit for $960m

      AIG agreed to pay $960m to resolve a shareholder lawsuit that had demanded compensation – potentially exceeding $100bn – for...

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