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  1. April 15, 2014

    Existential angst for Imperial Tobacco

    Imperial Tobacco plans to close a Nantes factory best-known for producing Gauloises, cigarettes that once imbued the most...

  2. 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...

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  1. Special Report: Investing for the Future

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  1. April 4, 2014

    Pension pioneer spreading his wings

    It took UK financial regulators 40 years to discover what Andy Bell worked out in a few weeks. At the end of March, the...

  2. 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...

  3. March 26, 2014

    Standard Life Investments buys Ignis for £390m

    Phoenix Group is poised to make new acquisitions after its £390m disposal of its asset management arm to Standard Life...

  4. March 26, 2014

    Mixed fortunes for FTSE 100 insurers

    UK insurance stocks have been on a volatile run of late, but after deal news in the sector on Wednesday, two of its biggest...

  5. March 23, 2014

    Standard Life in talks to buy Ignis

    Standard Life is in talks to buy Ignis Asset Management in a move that would accelerate consolidation in the UK fund...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. February 28, 2014

    Aviva chief scoops up Stoddard from Blackstone as finance chief

    Mark Wilson, chief executive of Aviva, has poached another associate from his time working in Asia, appointing a leading...

  9. February 28, 2014

    Standard Life and Scottish secession

    In recent weeks Alex Salmond’s campaign for Scottish independence has been on the receiving end of a series of bruising...

  10. FT Alphaville

    February 28, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE In defence of FX traders: Joy Rajiv, who formerly worked in the Foreign Exchange...

  11. FT Alphaville

    February 28, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Disappointing economic data from Japan and a further decline in China’s currency had Asian equities falling out of...

  12. February 27, 2014

    Standard Life threat to leave embodies risks of independence

    With nearly 5,000 staff at its handsome sandstone offices around Edinburgh, the very suggestion that Standard Life might...

  13. February 27, 2014

    Sunshine on Leith, dark storm clouds over Edinburgh

    Dr Johnson’s gibe that “the noblest prospect a Scotchman ever sees is the high road to England” is given immediacy by the...

  14. February 27, 2014

    Alexander says many companies want to speak against independence

    Standard Life and RBS are just the first of many Scottish companies concerned about the business risks of independence,...

  15. February 27, 2014

    RBS and Standard Life voice concerns on Scottish independence

    Scotland’s big financial services companies had kept a low profile on the independence debate until Thursday’s statements...

  16. February 27, 2014

    S&P warns Scotland would struggle to match UK credit rating

    Scotland would struggle to match the UK’s AAA credit rating with Standard & Poor’s if it failed to negotiate a currency...

  17. Off Message

    February 27, 2014

    A Standard response to a currency mess

    Like many people from Edinburgh, I once worked at Standard Life. It was the summer of 2001 and I spent a few weeks opening,...

  18. FT Alphaville

    February 27, 2014

    Oh look, another RBS risk factor

    Spotted deep in the bank’s 2013 results. “We will be a more UK focused bank…” — you can say that again. Related link:...

  19. February 27, 2014

    Standard Life warns on Scots ‘Yes’ vote

    The campaign for Scottish Independence suffered a damaging setback on Thursday when two of the country’s biggest employers...

  20. February 23, 2014

    FTSE 100 chiefs wary of impact on business of Scotland’s Yes vote

    Two-thirds of FTSE 100 chairmen who participated in a survey believe Scottish independence would be bad for British...

  21. February 20, 2014

    Pressure grows on lucrative annuities business

    Annuities have been among the biggest money-spinners for Britain’s biggest listed life insurers for years. These policies –...

  22. February 17, 2014

    Opposition mounts over plans to take Essar Energy private

    Leading minority investors in Essar Energy have joined Standard Life in expressing opposition to plans by the India-focused...

  23. January 26, 2014

    Standard Life’s Gars changes gears in equities

    One of Europe’s bestselling funds of recent years has made a landmark shift in its strategy for buying equities, in a sign...

  24. January 17, 2014

    Plight of the small pension pot saver

    From our television screens to Twitter to the Houses of Parliament, there’s barely a place where annuities – and questions...

  25. December 11, 2013

    Pension concession for higher earners

    Pension savers with “enhanced protection” on their accumulated funds can now apply to shield their benefits against steep...

  26. December 4, 2013

    UK infrastructure: Big numbers

    Infrastructure financing is bedevilled by VERY BIG NUMBERS. The UK published its fourth national infrastructure plan on...

  27. December 4, 2013

    Insurers to promise £25bn for infrastructure

    Six major insurance companies will announce plans on Wednesday to invest £25bn into UK infrastructure as ministers seek to...

  28. November 29, 2013

    Blackwell has keen sense for the details

    When he stepped down as a senior independent director at Standard Life last year, Lord Blackwell declined the invitation to...

  29. November 29, 2013

    New Paif poised for launch

    Kames Capital, the fund manager owned by Dutch insurer Aegon, plans to launch a Property Authorised Investment Fund aimed at...

  30. October 30, 2013

    Executive departures cast cloud over Standard Life

    Concerns that high profile executive departures from Standard Life are taking their toll have deepened after the financial...

  31. October 30, 2013

    PwC’s Booz cruise shows globalisation breeds giants

    A management consultant is reputedly someone who borrows your watch in order to tell you the time. One wonders whose...

  32. October 6, 2013

    Vontobel scours UK to replicate Gars success

    Seduced by the success of Gars, Standard Life’s multi-asset fund, Vontobel, the Swiss asset and wealth manager, is scouring...

  33. October 4, 2013

    Carpetright weighs on London mid-caps

    Shares in Carpetright fell sharply on Friday after the surprise departure of its chief executive followed the warning it was...

  34. September 20, 2013

    Rethink urged on ‘inflexible’ drawdown

    The government is being urged to reconsider rules which prevent thousands of pension investors from taking higher incomes...

  35. September 6, 2013

    Small UK Sipp firms swallowed by bigger rivals

    Investors taking a DIY approach to managing their retirement funds need to do more homework than most to ensure their...

  36. August 21, 2013

    Imagination falls on Apple loss fears

    Imagination Technologies showed its biggest fall in a month on Wednesday on growing worries that it may lose its most...

  37. August 21, 2013

    Standard Life leads the weaker FTSE 100

    London equities traded lower on Wednesday, ahead of the release of US Federal Reserve minutes that could provide clues as to...

  38. August 20, 2013

    Co-op’s banking app rated worst by consumers

    The Co-operative Bank has the worst-rated app among the largest UK banks, with other lenders also struggling to keep pace...

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