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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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