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    Aviva PLC



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  1. September 30, 2015

    Aviva jumps on share buybacks hopes

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  1. September 6, 2015

    Large companies urged to disclose sustainability risks

    The willingness of the world’s largest listed companies to disclose their exposure to sustainability issues, such as...

  2. August 30, 2015

    Financial Conduct Authority looks into Aviva-Friends Life tie-up

    The UK finance regulator is looking into leaks and abnormal share price rises before Aviva’s £5.6bn merger with Friends...

  3. August 14, 2015

    Radical pension changes to fuel dealmaking

    George Osborne took just a few seconds to drop a bombshell on Britain’s pension providers with his plan to liberalise...

  4. August 9, 2015

    Zurich targets savings from RSA reinsurance bill

    Zurich Insurance is drawing up plans to slash hundreds of millions of pounds from prospective takeover target RSA’s...

  5. FT Alphaville

    August 4, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - RBS 5.4% freer of government interference

    The UK government’s stake sale in RBS may mark the end of its meddling in the bank’s affairs, JustEat has 57 per cent...

  6. July 14, 2015

    Insurers face greater competition from pension overhaul

    Britain’s biggest insurers are facing a possible rewriting of tax relief rules that would usher in sweeping changes to...

  7. July 10, 2015

    George Osborne pensions raid threatens insurers

    Standard Life has moved to reassure investors concerned about a hit to its retirement business after George Osborne...

  8. July 8, 2015

    Ejection of St Antony puts Barclays on the path to righteousness

    It was pretty clear months ago that St Antony of Barclays was not long for this corporate world but the speed of the...

  9. June 26, 2015

    Pedal power causes rise in cycle insurance

    The growing popularity of cycling has triggered a spike in the number of people taking out additional cycle insurance,...

  10. 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...

  11. FT Alphaville

    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...

  12. FT Alphaville

    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....

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. FT Alphaville

    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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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,...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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,...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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....

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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....

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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