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  1. 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 tent...

  2. 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. Fellow...

  3. 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 the...

  4. 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 Thursday to...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 climate...

  7. 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 group...

  8. 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 France...

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    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 mere six...

  10. 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 than...

  11. 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, to...

  12. 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 said it...

  13. 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 companies...

  14. 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, buying...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 the...

  17. 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 the...

  18. 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, five...

  19. 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 a...

  20. 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 rival UK...

  21. 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. Shareholders...

  22. 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 precision”...

  23. 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 worth...

  24. 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...

  25. 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 size...

  26. 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....

  27. 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...

  28. 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 executive...

  29. 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 his...

  30. 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...

  31. 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 mounting...

  32. 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 well as...

  33. 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 (profits...

  34. 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, according...

  35. 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 than...

  36. September 12, 2014

    John McFarlane’s hands-on approach needed at Barclays

    Disquiet among investors, pressure to raise capital, a workforce trying to cope with changes in strategic direction: the...

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    September 12, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Known unknowns in the Scottish referendum polls: The spread between the yes and the no...

  38. August 28, 2014

    AA chief executive Chris Jansen quits in boardroom stand-off

    AA, the British road recovery specialist that floated just two months ago, has announced the departure of its chief...

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