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    1. July 8, 2015

      Ejection of St Antony puts Barclays on the path to righteousness

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    2. June 26, 2015

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    3. May 26, 2015

      UK annuities: hope in the gloom

      Annuities stink. That is the general message from consumer groups, regulators and the UK government, which last year...

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      May 8, 2015

      Actually meet the man who would own Aviva France

      We have given Max-Hervé George another magic ticket: to Camp Alphaville on July 1 at the HAC. He’ll be joining us in a...

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      April 28, 2015

      Frenchmen at the Aviva AGM

      Max-Hervé George, holder of a magic ticket, is also an Avivia shareholder. So is his lawyer, Nicolas Lecoq-Vallon....

    6. April 23, 2015

      Barclays: new chairman, old tricks

      Lather, rinse, repeat. It looks as if John McFarlane, who became chairman of Barclays on Thursday, will repeat many of...

    7. April 23, 2015

      New chairman John McFarlane’s 5 priorities for Barclays

      Barclays’ new chairman John McFarlane will quickly stamp his authority on the bank by writing to shareholders on...

    8. April 10, 2015

      Aviva backtracks on plan to boost pay for top executives

      Aviva has completed the UK insurance industry’s biggest deal since 2000 with its acquisition of Friends Life, but the...

    9. March 25, 2015

      Amanda Mackenzie: The executive determined to promote UN goals to 7bn people

      In a few months the UN will unveil its global goals to end extreme poverty and the destruction of the planet through...

    10. March 16, 2015

      Aviva to boost chief’s potential pay to £6.7m

      Aviva is to increase chief executive Mark Wilson’s potential pay package to £6.7m as he prepares to lead an enlarged...

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      March 13, 2015

      Letters of note, L'Afer edition

      The Association Française d’Epargne et de Retraite, L’Afer for short, is one of the biggest savings associations in...

    12. FT Alphaville

      March 10, 2015

      The magic ticket

      In case you wondered what the worst contract in the world looks like, here you go (click for the full document): A...

    13. March 5, 2015

      Forecast-beating profits lift Aviva and Friends Life shares ahead of merger

      Shares in Aviva and Friends Life hit their highest levels since 2008 on Thursday as the two insurers reported better...

    14. FT Alphaville

      February 27, 2015

      Meet the man who could own Aviva France

      When he was seven years old, Max-Hervé George was given a magic ticket by his father. It lets him turn back the clock,...

    15. January 20, 2015

      Largest UK financial advice network under threat

      The future of the UK’s largest network of financial advisers, Sesame, has been cast into doubt as the insurer Aviva...

    16. January 19, 2015

      Banks and brokers to net £45m from Aviva’s Friends Life deal

      Banks and brokers handling Aviva’s planned acquisition of Friends Life are to pocket £45m in fees, the insurance...

    17. January 13, 2015

      Norwegian wealth fund bolsters Aviva bid

      The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund has thrown its weight behind Aviva’s planned acquisition of Friends Life,...

    18. December 17, 2014

      Barclays’ Antony Jenkins calls end of universal banking

      “The universal banking model is dead,” says Antony Jenkins, Barclays’ chief executive — and not only because of tougher...

    19. December 5, 2014

      Aviva eyes Friends Provident International assets

      Aviva is considering absorbing parts of Friends Life’s Asia operations, which the takeover target planned to sell, when...

    20. December 4, 2014

      Capital Group cuts Aviva stake amid takeover of Friends Life

      One of Aviva’s largest institutional shareholders has slashed its investment in the insurer by more than two-thirds in...

    21. December 2, 2014

      Boutique advisers share in spoils of £5.2bn merger

      On a day when official government data revealed another gloomy quarter for mergers and acquisitions among UK companies,...

    22. December 2, 2014

      Bankers poised for blockbuster deals after Aviva-Friends Life merger

      Insurance industry executives have been playing down the prospect of blockbuster deals for months. But, as Aviva agrees...

    23. December 2, 2014

      Aviva: hope springs

      About £1bn. That is the amount of value that the stock market believes will be destroyed by Aviva’s acquisition of...

    24. December 2, 2014

      Work to do before Aviva investors welcome Friends

      For investors in a target company, all-share takeovers lack the pleasing finality of a cash bid for investors....

    25. December 2, 2014

      Aviva agrees £5bn takeover of Friends Life

      The chief executive of Aviva has pledged to assimilate its takeover target Friends Life with “almost surgical...

    26. November 28, 2014

      The elusive efficiency gains of insurance sector M&A

      There is nothing quite like the prospect of “efficiency gains” to persuade shareholders that an ambitious takeover is...

    27. November 24, 2014

      Aviva must show Friends is more than just a round of sandwiches

      Aviva’s proposed tie-up with Friends Life smacks of those times when you pop out for a snack and return with a cheese...

    28. November 24, 2014

      Mark Wilson kept AIA afloat through financial crisis

      Aviva turned to Mark Wilson in 2012 after the removal of chief executive Andrew Moss amid an investor revolt over the...

    29. November 24, 2014

      Insurers set pace on FTSE 100

      The outbreak of dealmaking in the insurance sector set the pace at the top and the bottom of a flat FTSE 100 on Monday....

    30. November 24, 2014

      Aviva falls 4.5 per cent on Friends Life deal

      Shares in Aviva suffered their biggest one-day fall in 18 months on Monday as investors reacted to news that the life...

    31. November 23, 2014

      Aviva: Friends for life

      Mark Wilson, as Meghan Trainor might say, is all about the cash. Not deals. Since the New Zealander became chief...

    32. November 23, 2014

      Aviva poised to make new Friends

      When Mark Wilson was hired to run Aviva after a shareholder revolt over executive pay and poor performance forced out...

    33. November 21, 2014

      Aviva closes in on deal to buy Friends Life

      Aviva has reached a preliminary deal to buy its smaller FTSE 100 rival Friends Life for £5.6bn, in a sign of how George...

    34. November 4, 2014

      Legal & General chief predicts more bulk annuity deals

      The head of Legal and General, the FTSE 100 life and investment group, has dismissed warnings from a big rival that...

    35. October 30, 2014

      Aviva brushes aside collapse in annuity sales

      Aviva has brushed aside a collapse in annuity sales caused by the UK government’s overhaul of the pensions system as...

    36. October 9, 2014

      The best in-house legal teams are coming up with revenue-generating ideas

      The annual publication of law firms’ fees and profits are an exciting event for partners. They use the infamous PEP...

    37. September 26, 2014

      Neither an annuitant or an investor be

      Neither an annuity nor income drawdown can be reliably predicted to deliver the best outcome for pension savers,...

    38. September 12, 2014

      Veteran untainted by banking crisis

      Barclays’ management shift For evidence of how hard it is to find people to run a big bank nowadays look no further...

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