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    1. July 13, 2014

      Prudential boss says investors should dig in for long term

      In an earlier life, David Hunt might well have spent his days covered in coal dust. After emigrating from Scotland in the...

    2. July 4, 2014

      BT pension fund strikes deal to hedge longevity risk

      BT’s pension scheme has moved to hedge the financial risk of paying out more to pensioners if they live longer than expected...

    1. April 13, 2014

      Movers & shakers: April 14

      ● José Placido, previously the chief executive of RBC Dexia, will this month join the executive committee of BNP Paribas...

    2. October 18, 2013

      Prudential Financial drops opposition to stricter oversight

      Prudential Financial, the US insurer, has dropped its opposition to being designated a “systemically important financial...

    3. September 20, 2013

      Regulators reject appeal by Prudential

      US regulators have rejected an appeal by Prudential Financial, America’s second-largest life assurer, to stave off...

    4. September 19, 2013

      Insurers fall but US indices steady

      US stock stepped back from record levels following Wednesday’s sharp uptick that was spurred by the Federal Reserve’s...

    5. September 9, 2013

      Insurers back fund with focus on Asia and Africa

      Six of the world’s leading insurers are to invest in a new $400m private equity fund being set up to back companies that...

    6. August 12, 2013

      Prudential: box of chocolates

      Open up the chocolate box marked Prudential and there is an array of goodies – an Asian business, asset management, US...

    7. July 23, 2013

      Recovery believers take over Wall Street rally

      Come on in, the water is just fine. This is the message that US equity investors are heeding, as they take the temperature...

    8. July 9, 2013

      AIG and GE Capital branded ‘systemically important’

      The US government has officially designated AIG, the bailed-out insurer, and GE Capital, the lending arm of the US...

    9. July 7, 2013

      Asset managers will need flexibility to keep rallying 

      This is a tough time to be managing money. Bonds and equities are both expensive, and persistent policies of financial...

    10. July 3, 2013

      Prudential appeals stricter Fed oversight

      Prudential Financial has appealed against US regulators’ decision to brand it a “systemically important” institution, a...

    11. June 4, 2013

      Non-bank SIFIs: question of risk

      Is the term “systemically important” synonymous with safe or risky? AIG, Prudential Financial and GE Capital were labelled...

    12. June 4, 2013

      AIG, GE and Pru given risk controls

      AIG, GE Capital and Prudential Financial have received an extensive document from US regulators, explaining why they are big...

    13. June 4, 2013

      Delta rises as US stocks close lower

      US airlines were on a strong footing on Tuesday after Delta reported positive passenger and revenue numbers, while US...

    14. June 4, 2013

      US regulators name groups for more supervision

      AIG, Prudential Financial and GE Capital face increased levels of supervision and higher capital requirements after being...

    15. April 7, 2013

      Orbit social landlord secures £100m loan

      A UK housing association is to borrow up to £100m from one of the world’s largest insurance companies, in the latest sign...

    16. March 17, 2013

      Insurers escape bank-style levies

      The world’s biggest insurers have dodged bank-style capital surcharges based on their entire balance sheets because...

    17. February 13, 2013

      Sullivan takes helm at Legg Mason

      Legg Mason, the asset manager under pressure from the activist investor Nelson Peltz to improve profits and halt five years...

    18. January 21, 2013

      Tech stocks fall out of favour

      A new year has not been kind to US technology stocks. Their underperformance is gaining momentum as investors price in poor...

    19. October 31, 2012

      Berkshire bets on housing recovery

      Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has made another bet on a recovery in the US housing market, agreeing to lend the...

    20. September 6, 2012

      SanDisk and Micron surge on supply worry

      US equities closed at their highest level in more than four-and-a-half years on Thursday as cyclical stocks, lead by the...

    21. September 4, 2012

      Jefferies aims for a fifth of LME turnover

      Jefferies, the US investment bank, aims to become one of the world’s largest metals brokers with more than a fifth of the...

    22. July 13, 2012

      Sale considered of ING Japanese unit

      Nomura is working on a potential sale or refinancing for ING’s Japanese business as the final round of bidding for the Dutch...

    23. June 6, 2012

      Prudential’s GM deal revives annuities

      At a stroke last week Prudential Financial resuscitated a slumbering but potentially lucrative corner of the US insurance...

    24. June 1, 2012

      GM cuts $26bn from pension liability

      General Motors will cut $26bn from its $134bn pension liability by offering lump sum payments to employees and shifting...

    25. May 3, 2012

      Wall Street stocks dip on mixed earnings

      Shares in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters plunged as much as 50 per cent on Thursday, wiping out about $3.8bn from its market...

    26. April 16, 2012

      European banks: Lloyds and ING

      This post-crisis bank narrative is familiar: forced seller seeks deep-pocketed buyer for prize assets in bombed out market....

    27. April 15, 2012

      ING starts sell off race for Asian assets

      Bankers for ING sent financial details of the Dutch group’s $6bn Asian insurance businesses to a string of bidders late on...

    28. April 13, 2012

      US stocks drop on China GDP miss

      Wall Street welcomed the start of earnings seasons with Alcoa reporting better-than-expected results. But, by Friday, even...

    29. April 4, 2012

      Appetite sharpens for equity ETPs

      Investors flocked to exchange-traded fund products to ride the first quarter rally in equity markets, with inflows to the...

    30. March 22, 2012

      US retail investors bullish on shares

      The most active US retail investors appear to be embracing the strong start to the year for equities by investing more...

    31. March 14, 2012

      US stocks steady after bank stress tests

      The leading US banks dominated market attention for a second straight day as investors digested the results of the Federal...

    32. March 5, 2012

      US cyclical stocks fall on China warning

      US equities fell as China cut its growth forecast for the year, weighing on cyclical raw material stocks and miners in...

    33. February 17, 2012

      Wall Street rally shrugs off Greek deadlock

      Investors shrugged off delays to a deal on bail-out funding for Greece to push US stocks to within touching distance of...

    34. February 7, 2012

      Stockpickers ride again as investors hunt value

      The recent demise of “risk-on, risk-off” style trading across markets is welcome news to the battered ranks of stockpickers....

    35. January 25, 2012

      Fed boost puts S&P 500 in bull market

      The S&P 500 closed Wednesday in bull market territory after climbing 0.9 per cent to 1,326.06, a gain of 20.6 per cent since...

    36. January 9, 2012

      US consumer borrowing jumps in November

      US consumer borrowing rose by far more than analysts had expected in November as Americans opened their wallets for cars and...

    37. December 30, 2011

      US stocks escape worst of eurozone crisis

      The S&P 500 ended the year exactly 0.04 points lower than it started, although analysts found cause for comfort. “Given all...

    38. December 9, 2011

      S&P 500’s big week ends with a whimper

      What was forecast by many to be a breakout week for US stocks ended with indices not far from where they started. The S&P...

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