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  1. September 20, 2014

    Ex-StanChart finance chief lands board role at L&G

    Richard Meddings will join the board of Legal & General as a non-executive director in his first role since quitting as...

  2. September 16, 2014

    L&G’s assurance society chief to stand down

    One of Legal & General’s most experienced executive directors is to retire after 11 years on the company board. John...

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  1. Risk Management - Finance & Insurance 2012

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  1. September 11, 2014

    Annuity sales fall by a third after changes to pension rules

    Annuity sales collapsed by a third in the months after George Osborne, chancellor, announced radical reforms of the UK...

  2. September 7, 2014

    L&G reshuffles Australia for Chinese growth

    Legal & General Investment Management’s Paul Hilsley is reshuffling the Australian allocation within his £200m Asian Income...

  3. September 5, 2014

    Why Woodford dumped his HSBC stake

    Renowned fund manager Neil Woodford has sold his entire position in global bank HSBC, just two months after acquiring the...

  4. August 31, 2014

    Movers & shakers: September 1

    ● Polar Capital, the $13.7bn Aim-listed investment manager, is planning to develop absolute return funds with the...

  5. August 22, 2014

    Annuity rates drift as reforms start to bite

    Pension savers risk getting a worse deal for their retirement savings as the gap between the best and worst annuity rates...

  6. August 17, 2014

    UK life and pensions industry hit by drop in annuities sales

    It is not easy to spot from a quick glance at some of the insurers’ recent financial results, but Britain’s life and...

  7. August 13, 2014

    L&G’s exit leaves trade bodies existentially challenged

    Have trade associations outlived their purpose? Legal & General evidently thinks so. It has quit the Association of British...

  8. August 10, 2014

    BlackRock slips down UK pensions ranking

    BlackRock suffered a drop of $1.1bn in UK pension assets in 2013, following outflows from its ailing active equity business,...

  9. August 6, 2014

    L&G in talks over US pensions insurance deals

    Legal & General is in talks to strike possible multibillion pound pension insurance deals with top North American and...

  10. August 6, 2014

    Friends Life rebuffs retirement income sale calls

    The head of Friends Life has rebuffed calls for the FTSE 100 pensions group to consider a sale of its UK retirement income...

  11. August 3, 2014

    Movers & shakers: August 4

    ● Lisa Jones has been appointed as head of the US for Pioneer Investments, the €185.5bn asset management subsidiary of...

  12. July 25, 2014

    Cala joins ranks of housebuilders eyeing IPO

    Cala has become the latest private housebuilder to take a step towards public markets, appointing an independent adviser to...

  13. July 24, 2014

    Lancashire founder leaves with £80m

    The founder of Lancashire has taken home more than £80m after standing aside from the Lloyd’s of London insurer, including a...

  14. 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....

  15. May 27, 2014

    M&G and ING push insurance cash into real estate investment

    Some of Europe’s biggest insurance companies are building up stakes in the property market as banks’ reluctance to lend...

  16. May 11, 2014

    Movers & shakers: May 12

    ● Jean-Louis Scandella is joining Baring Asset Management as head of equities in June from Comgest, the French equity...

  17. May 8, 2014

    Pru resists corporate bulk annuities push

    Prudential will resist a proactive push into the corporate bulk annuity market to compensate for lost sales to individuals,...

  18. May 7, 2014

    European stocks fall on cautious outlooks

    Experian was the worst performing stock on London’s FTSE 100 on Wednesday after the credit checking company warned a...

  19. May 1, 2014

    Saga draws up retirement village plans

    Saga is drawing up plans to expand into retirement villages as the travel-to-insurance provider for older people prepares to...

  20. May 1, 2014

    Pfizer’s Read revives vision of all-conquering corporate

    Britain’s science base would be devastated if Pfizer bought AstraZeneca, according to Lord Sainsbury. But that is nothing to...

  21. April 16, 2014

    L&G quartet lands £12.5m pay package

    Four senior managers at Legal & General, the FTSE 100 life and pensions group, have landed a combined £12.5m pay package...

  22. April 4, 2014

    Pension firms cautious on final-salary transfers

    Final-salary scheme members looking to take advantage of pension freedoms introduced in the Budget face a struggle, with...

  23. March 31, 2014

    Insurers lead as London markets rally

    UK life insurers led the rally on London’s FTSE 100 on Monday, after the heavy selling pressure seen last week looked to...

  24. March 28, 2014

    Insurers unleash fury at City watchdog

    The insurance industry and institutional investors attacked the City regulator last night after fears of a wide-ranging...

  25. March 28, 2014

    ‘Zombie’ funds investigation causes jitters

    When George Osborne’s Budget speech sparked a sell-off in insurance shares last week, by proposing changes to the way...

  26. March 28, 2014

    UK insurers: here comes the rain

    It never rains but it pours. Having been hit last week by big changes to the way savers can use their pension pots, the UK...

  27. March 28, 2014

    Miners lead European equities higher

    European equity markets were broadly higher on Friday as investors appeared to be rediscovering their appetite for risk, but...

  28. March 26, 2014

    L&G and Prudential agree £3.6bn pension insurance deal with ICI

    Hopes that insurers will be able to compensate for an expected collapse in lucrative annuity sales received a boost on...

  29. March 26, 2014

    L&G’s Wilson trumpets Schumpeter and exits Kansas

    Some chief executives kick off conference speeches with a joke about last night’s football. Not Nigel Wilson of Legal &...

  30. March 25, 2014

    Legal & General expects annuity market’s sales to halve

    Legal & General has become the first life insurance company to forecast the loss of revenues caused by last week’s changes...

  31. March 24, 2014

    Life insurers suffer further Budget blow

    Life insurers received a further blow following George Osborne’s pensions overhaul when a top rating agency cautioned that...

  32. March 24, 2014

    Lenders warn over rush to build luxury London homes

    Lenders are growing wary about backing luxury residential property developments in London, fearing that a glut of schemes...

  33. March 23, 2014

    Movers & shakers: March 24

    ● Alexandra Altinger has been appointed as chief executive of SandAire, which is joining forces with Lord North Street to...

  34. March 20, 2014

    Resolution warns on impact of Budget pensions shake-up

    Resolution Limited has warned that George Osborne’s Budget will have “far-reaching” and “negative” implications for the FTSE...

  35. March 19, 2014

    Annuities: shy and retiring

    Wednesday 7am: results from UK annuity provider Partnership Assurance say “the medium and long-term drivers of growth remain...

  36. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Pensions shake-up hits insurance stocks

    With the market response to yesterday’s Budget focused on insurance and gaming stocks, sterling and government bonds were...

  37. March 16, 2014

    Movers & shakers: March 17

    ● BlackRock has appointed Helen Zhu as head of China equities. Ms Zhu joins in April from Goldman Sachs where she was chief...

  38. March 5, 2014

    Legal & General looks to US for annuities expansion

    Legal & General, the UK’s biggest pension fund manager, is accelerating its international expansion with a planned assault...

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