1. AV.:LSE

    Aviva PLC

    GBp

    495.00

    Today's change

    14.40 / +3.00%

    1 year change

    +13.56%

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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”...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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....

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. FT Alphaville

    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...

  22. 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...

  23. August 22, 2014

    Scottish insurers face referendum threat, S&P warns

    The credit ratings of Scottish insurers would be at risk if the country leaves the UK, Standard & Poor’s has warned. The...

  24. August 14, 2014

    Partnership pensions group hits back on financial stability fears

    Partnership, the annuity specialist whose shares have dropped 60 per cent since George Osborne unveiled his pensions...

  25. August 7, 2014

    A tale of two turnrounds

    On Thursday, within minutes of each other, Mark Wilson at Aviva and Stephen Hester at RSA updated investors on the progress...

  26. August 7, 2014

    Viking raiders will bring Norse sense to company votes

    “From the wrath of the Northmen, oh lord, deliver us,” were the words gabbled by Dark Age peasants in hopes of warding off...

  27. August 3, 2014

    Aviva plans to cut millions from tax bill

    Aviva is drawing up plans to reduce its annual tax bill by tens of millions of pounds after the insurance group paid almost...

  28. August 1, 2014

    First ‘simple product’ hallmark awarded

    Barclays is the first bank to gain the “simple product” hallmark from the British Standards Institution, following a...

  29. July 24, 2014

    Aviva whiplash plan ‘ludicrous’, say lawyers

    Lawyers have dismissed as “diabolically ludicrous” a plan put forward by Britain’s biggest insurer to prevent car crash...

  30. July 11, 2014

    Insurers mine customers’ finance records to set premiums

    It is the unlikely question that could save your life. Next time a colleague offers you a lift home, ask the driver if he...

  31. July 9, 2014

    Aviva: questions of cash

    Well, that’s gratitude. You promise a big increase in cash flow and the market responds by marking your shares down 4 per...

  32. July 9, 2014

    Admiral and Aviva slide under pressure

    Shares in two of Britain’s biggest insurers Admiral and Aviva came under selling pressure on Wednesday after a series of...

  33. June 24, 2014

    Pressure mounts on UK business and politicians to tackle low pay

    Godfrey Lasebikan used to get up every day at 3am to travel from Portsmouth to his job in London, returning home at 10.30pm....

  34. June 24, 2014

    Hon Hai faces governance challenge at AGM from global investors

    Hon Hai Precision, the Apple supplier also known as Foxconn, faces a rare challenge at its annual meeting on Wednesday from...

  35. FT Alphaville

    June 23, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Nine days to go to Camp AV. Robots have been allocated. Liquidity is creeping up the...

  36. June 23, 2014

    TBA belies its name as Blair Inc oils into new markets

    A consultant visits Tony Blair Associates to advise on new offices overseas*. Blair: What’s your thinking? Consultant:...

  37. June 2, 2014

    Former Aviva chief to chair advisory board of Parker Fitzgerald

    Andrew Moss, the former chief executive of Aviva, is returning to the financial services industry two years after stepping...

  38. June 1, 2014

    Companies and insurers set to shift £20bn of pension liabilities

    UK companies and insurers are headed for a record £20bn year of deals which help shift the risk of paying pension promises...

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