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    1. August 10, 2016

      Prudential first-half profits boosted by UK and Hong Kong

      Prudential suffered sharp drops in sales in some of its big markets such as the US and Indonesia, but strong...

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      August 10, 2016

      Prudential profits rise 9% on Asian business growth

      Prudential has beaten expectations for the first half with a 9 per cent increase in operating profits. Analysts had...

    3. July 4, 2016

      UK insurers face up to post-Brexit future

      UK insurers have warned that Brexit is unlikely to lead to a big dilution of the EU’s Solvency II capital rules....

    4. June 13, 2016

      Prudential raises its bet on green energy

      UK insurance group Prudential has raised its bet on the future of green energy with a planned €150m investment in...

    5. June 1, 2016

      Halfords’ future is in buying bike businesses, not share buybacks

      Most car owners have a part of them that is petrolhead, even if it only emerges when they buy a cup holder. And Mamils...

    6. June 1, 2016

      Old Mutual: break-up fee

      Few topics excite popular opinion like executive pay at poorly performing companies. Old Mutual thinks it has found a...

    7. May 1, 2016

      Movers & shakers: May 2

      • AQR, the $153.6bn Connecticut-based hedge fund, has hired Peter Hechtas as co-head of its US portfolio solutions...

    8. April 26, 2016

      Brexit: the first 100 minutes

      If Britons opt to leave the European Union in June, predictive articles entitled “Brexit: the first 100 days” will...

    9. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Thiam received £5m pay packet for final months at Prudential

      Tidjane Thiam received a total pay package worth £5m from Prudential for the five months of 2015 that he was still on...

    10. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      Credit Suisse's Thiam took big pay cut after Prudential

      Credit Suisse’s new chief executive Tidjane Thiam took a big pay cut to join the Swiss bank. The bank’s annual report...

    11. March 20, 2016

      Movers & shakers: March 21

      • Natixis Asset Management has moved swiftly to find a replacement for Pascal Voisin, who resigned unexpectedly this...

    12. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Legal & General boosts dividend, commits to future rises

      Legal & General increased its dividend by a fifth as it reported results for 2015. The insurer, which had already more...

    13. March 10, 2016

      Allianz hires Jackie Hunt to oversee Pimco

      Allianz has hired Jackie Hunt, the former head of Prudential’s UK business, to oversee its troubled asset manager...

    14. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      Aviva raises dividend 15% as it hits costs targets early

      UK insurer Aviva said it would achieve the cost savings from its Friends Life acquisition a year ahead of schedule as...

    15. March 9, 2016

      Prudential to pay special dividend after beating expectations

      Prudential brushed off fears of a slowdown in Asia as it revealed 2015 results that beat expectations and declared a...

    16. March 9, 2016

      Pru boss is halfway between Superman and Clark Kent

      Faster than a speeding bullet? Leaping tall buildings in a single bound? Prudential’s new boss Mike Wells bears a...

    17. February 21, 2016

      Movers & shakers: February 22

      • Nikko Asset Management has appointed Udo von Werne as chief executive of its operations in Europe, the Middle East...

    18. February 18, 2016

      All eyes on dividends as UK insurers begin results season

      Back in December, the first half of 2016 looked relatively straightforward for the UK’s large life insurers. The EU’s...

    19. February 15, 2016

      HSBC: eastern promises

      The decision by HSBC to remain in London rather than up sticks to Hong Kong should surprise no one except for credulous...

    20. February 7, 2016

      The week: February 8

      • Anne Richards is to become the first female chief executive of M&G Investments, the £247bn investment arm of...

    21. February 2, 2016

      Prudential slumps over prospects for China growth

      Prudential hit a two-year low on Tuesday amid worries about tougher exchange controls in China, one of the insurer’s...

    22. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Prudential shares fall on report of Chinese restriction

      Prudential had its shares suspended after suffering one of the biggest falls on the FTSE 100. Analysts blamed the drop...

    23. February 2, 2016

      Global equities sell-off quickens amid oil and China angst

      The sell-off in global equities is gathering pace this afternoon, as the oil rout resumes, metal prices slide and...

    24. February 1, 2016

      Aberdeen’s Anne should give M&G and industry new, clear options

      Anne Richards, newly-anointed chief executive of M&G Investments, was once a research fellow at Cern, where nuclear...

    25. January 20, 2016

      Prudential drops as FTSE falls into bear market

      Prudential was among the casualties of Wednesday’s stocks sell-off as the FTSE 100 moved into a bear market. A profit...

    26. January 19, 2016

      Prudential signals retreat from UK annuity market

      Prudential has signalled a pull-back from the UK annuity market, saying that the new Solvency II rules make it tougher...

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      January 19, 2016

      Prudential appoints Foley head of UK business

      Prudential has ended months of uncertainty by appointing a new head for its UK business. John Foley, who has been...

    28. January 17, 2016

      Prudential to make first move on new capital rules

      Prudential will this week set a benchmark for rivals by becoming the first of the UK insurers to reveal its capital...

    29. January 11, 2016

      Investors warm to UK science parks

      The UK’s largest portfolio of privately owned science parks has been bought by a US private equity company in a deal...

    30. December 26, 2015

      New Brooms: Bank CEOs embark on clean-up

      In 2015, new bank chief executives have been rather like buses. You wait ages while anger mounts over regulation of the...

    31. December 7, 2015

      Omani sovereign wealth fund holds talks to invest in Kenmare

      An Omani sovereign wealth fund is in talks to invest $100m in Kenmare Resources, owner of a Mozambican mine, after the...

    32. December 4, 2015

      Self-employed turn their backs on pensions

      Just one in ten self-employed workers are paying into a pension, a dramatic fall from previous years, prompting...

    33. November 15, 2015

      Movers & shakers: November 16

      ● Four new portfolio managers at Eastspring Investments, the $125bn Asian investment management arm of Prudential, the...

    34. November 10, 2015

      Prudential hit by withdrawals from M&G investment arm

      Outflows from the asset manager M&G and concerns about a sales slowdown in some Asian insurance markets took the shine...

    35. November 8, 2015

      Prudential policy leaves UK insurance division in question

      The image of the “man from the Pru” — the insurance agent selling life policies door-to-door — is embedded in Britain’s...

    36. October 19, 2015

      Fund manager pay needs tougher regulation

      Even by the standards of the glitziest investment bankers, the pay packages handed out to some asset managers are...

    37. October 12, 2015

      Regulators set their sights on insurance

      The $185bn bailout of the insurer AIG still makes Ben Bernanke fume. “Once I fully understood how irresponsible, or...

    38. September 15, 2015

      Former financial watchdog Lord Turner joins Prudential board

      Lord Turner of Ecchinswell, the former financial watchdog who pledged to “consign to the dustbin of history” soft-touch...

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