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  1. May 29, 2016

    Life insurers save £6bn thanks to advisory fee changes

    The UK’s life assurance industry has wiped almost £6bn off its annual cost base thanks to an overhaul to the rules for...

  2. May 22, 2016

    The week: May 23

    • BlackRock has poached Mark Wiseman, head of Canada’s largest pension plan, to run its $275bn equities business, a...

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  1. May 17, 2016

    Standard Life comes under fire over executive pay

    Standard Life became the latest victim of the shareholder spring with 22 per cent of votes cast going against the...

  2. May 15, 2016

    The week: May 16

    • The boss of Standard Life has called for other chief executives to follow his example by volunteering to be paid...

  3. Fast FT

    May 13, 2016

    FTSE 100 on four week losing streak

    The FTSE 100 looks set for its fourth consecutive weekly decline, marking its worst run in more than a year, as a...

  4. May 12, 2016

    Standard Life CEO says rivals should take pay cuts

    The boss of Standard Life has called for other chief executives to follow his example by volunteering for lower...

  5. May 4, 2016

    Axa sells Elevate business to Standard Life

    Axa is to sell Elevate, a business which handles nearly £10bn of UK investments, to Edinburgh-based insurer Standard...

  6. Fast FT

    May 4, 2016

    Standard Life to snap up Axa business

    Standard Life is buying Axa UK’s portfolio services business, more commonly known as Elevate, in an effort to beef up...

  7. April 17, 2016

    Big insurers prefer fund management

    It is a stressful time for the bosses of many of the world’s largest insurance companies, who are struggling with...

  8. April 6, 2016

    Investors pour money into haven assets

    Investors poured money into haven assets on Tuesday as fears of fragile global growth intensified concerns that central...

  9. Fast FT

    March 29, 2016

    Premier Foods shares jump amid bid speculation

    Shares in Mr Kipling cakes maker Premier Foods have jumped another 9.1 per cent this morning amid further bid...

  10. Fast FT

    March 24, 2016

    John Paulson urges Premier Foods to engage

    Wall Street hedge fund manager John Paulson has attacked the management of Premier Foods for refusing to engage in...

  11. March 24, 2016

    Premier Foods shareholder hits out at deal with Japan’s Nissin

    Two of Premier Foods biggest shareholders have questioned the objectivity of the UK company’s board after it rejected...

  12. Fast FT

    March 18, 2016

    Zegona confirms exclusive talks to buy Yoigo

    Zegona Communications, the British telecoms investment fund, has entered into an exclusivity period to acquire Yoigo,...

  13. Fast FT

    March 10, 2016

    Ex-Pru UK chief Hunt joins Germany's Allianz

    Jackie Hunt, who ran the UK arm of insurer Prudential until her surprise departure six months ago, is joining the...

  14. February 19, 2016

    Standard Life: rising nicely

    Like a baker separating egg whites, analysts have reduced UK insurer Standard Life to its golden core, asset...

  15. February 19, 2016

    Standard Life chairman issues warning on Brexit

    The chairman of Standard Life has issued a warning against the idea of a British exit from the European Union, stating...

  16. Fast FT

    February 19, 2016

    Standard Life chairman argues against 'Brexit'

    The chairman of Standard Life, one of the UK’s largest pensions groups, has reiterated the company’s support for the UK...

  17. February 18, 2016

    Governance veterans bow out

    An underperforming chief executive awakes, drenched in sweat. David Lis of Aviva and M&G’s Huw Jones were barracking...

  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 5, 2016

    Survey of FTSE finds widespread Brexit complacency

    When Rolls-Royce was asked why its bosses are not speaking out on Britain’s possible exit from the European Union, the...

  20. February 5, 2016

    Top UK businesses unprepared for Brexit

    The boards of many of Britain’s largest listed companies have made no contingency plans for a possible Brexit amid...

  21. January 27, 2016

    Royal Dutch Shell shareholders vote for BG takeover

    Investors in Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday gave a green light to the group’s £35bn takeover of rival producer BG...

  22. Fast FT

    January 12, 2016

    Virgin Money snags new CFO from Tesco Bank

    The UK’s challenger banks are nabbing each other’s execs just like the heavier hitters these days, it seems. Virgin...

  23. January 10, 2016

    Movers & shakers: January 11

    • Two senior hires at Aviva Investors, the £263bn asset management arm of Aviva, the UK insurer. David Clayton joins as...

  24. Fast FT

    January 8, 2016

    Standard Life to vote against Shell's BG deal

    A heavyweight Royal Dutch Shell investor will vote against the oil company’s £36bn takeover of BG Group, arguing it is...

  25. November 29, 2015

    Life sector warned over pensions ‘premier league’

    The UK’s life company sector is headed for “massive” consolidation over the next five years with several well known...

  26. November 9, 2015

    Barclays names Sir Gerry Grimstone as deputy chairman

    Barclays has continued to shake up its board with the appointment of Sir Gerry Grimstone as deputy chairman and senior...

  27. October 23, 2015

    Harry Nimmo ‘dog’ fund nears front of the pack

    A year and a half ago, the veteran small-cap manager Harry Nimmo was unamused to discover his fund had been labelled a...

  28. October 9, 2015

    Barclays approaches Sir Gerry Grimstone over senior role

    Barclays is planning to swap City grandees on its board and has approached Sir Gerry Grimstone to replace Sir Mike Rake...

  29. October 5, 2015

    Movers & shakers: October 5

    • Morgan Stanley has reshuffled some of its top management. Dan Simkowitz is moving from his current post as co-head of...

  30. September 18, 2015

    Standard Life: nothing GARanteed

    It has been described as the iPhone of retail investment products. Standard Life’s Global Absolute Return Strategies...

  31. August 19, 2015

    Retirement savings: how much is enough?

    Sweeping reforms to retirement savings rules this year have put pensions in the spotlight, but half of UK workers still...

  32. August 14, 2015

    Standard Life agrees to raise its stake in India partner HDFC

    Standard Life has put a price tag of almost £2bn on its India joint venture as the UK pensions and investment group...

  33. August 14, 2015

    Chart that tells a story — funds versus shares

    What does this show? Had you invested £1,000 in shares of each of the four big UK financial service companies five...

  34. FT Alphaville

    August 5, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - Winters is coming to StanChart

    New CEO Bill Winters could produce the first signs of a turnaround at Standard Chartered in results later this morning....

  35. August 4, 2015

    RBS short sellers embarrass Osborne

    George Osborne was too young for punk rock, a rallying cry of which was: “never trust a hippy”. But he could usefully...

  36. FT Alphaville

    August 4, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - RBS 5.4% freer of government interference

    The UK government’s stake sale in RBS may mark the end of its meddling in the bank’s affairs, JustEat has 57 per cent...

  37. August 4, 2015

    Stop constant changes to pensions, urges new Standard Life chief

    Standard Life’s incoming chief executive has urged government ministers to stop tinkering with pensions rules, warning...

  38. July 10, 2015

    George Osborne pensions raid threatens insurers

    Standard Life has moved to reassure investors concerned about a hit to its retirement business after George Osborne...

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