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    1. October 30, 2014

      Aviva brushes aside collapse in annuity sales

      Aviva has brushed aside a collapse in annuity sales caused by the UK government’s overhaul of the pensions system as well as...

    2. September 12, 2014

      Barclays shares rise as new chair appointed

      Investors in UK blue-chip stocks got two chairmanship changes for the price of one on Friday. Barclays shares gained 1 per...

    1. February 4, 2013

      Grainger invests in newbuild rental homes

      Grainger, the residential property landlord, has announced its first acquisition of a build-to-rent property scheme, as...

    2. August 16, 2012

      Report targets affordable homes rule

      A long-awaited review of the private rented housing market will next week urge ministers to drop the requirement for...

    3. May 17, 2012

      New 3i chief pledges shareholder payouts

      When Simon Borrows started his banking career in the early 1980s, as a graduate trainee at HSBC, the quasi-governmental...

    4. May 6, 2012

      Ferrovial in talks to buy 3i’s Enterprise

      3i, the UK’s largest listed private equity group, is in advanced talks with Ferrovial, the Spanish infrastructure company,...

    5. March 29, 2012

      GDF Suez risks wrath of minorities with £6bn buyout

      A majority investor making a move to buy out minorities sounds straightforward. Think again. An indicative approach by GDF...

    6. October 10, 2011

      Market uncertainty hits Michael Page

      Gloomy business sentiment in the UK and a hiring lull for bankers in Asia have slowed the rate of fee growth at Michael Page...

    7. May 11, 2010

      For Queen and country

      Sir Adrian Montague is the man who managed to strike a deal in the radioactive zone between a French state-owned buyer (EDF)...

    8. May 11, 2010

      Montague takes chair as 3i aims at privatisations

      Sir Adrian Montague has added private equity to his array of non-executive directorships after 3i appointed him yesterday to...

    9. May 11, 2010

      Zygos zooms

      The Zygos headhunting team is keeping up the tradition of late co-founder John Viney , notching up a couple of large scalps...

    10. May 10, 2010

      BA drama has worst possible ending for OFT

      Yet while the extraordinary dénouement of the Office of Fair Trading’s price-fixing case is very tidy for the past and...

    11. May 10, 2010

      Montague succeeds Hogg as 3i chairman

      Sir Adrian Montague has added private equity to his array of non-executive directorships after 3i appointed him on Monday to...

    12. November 6, 2009

      New friends

      Sir Adrian Montague must be relieved now that Resolution's takeover of Friends Provident has finally completed. The past...

    13. August 12, 2009

      Challenge now faces new team and its investors

      Each side said they had achieved what they wanted yesterday, but it was Friends Provident that looked to have been forced...

    14. August 12, 2009

      Grey Sir Adrian

      Friends Provident chairman Sir Adrian Montague did his best to put aside the lengthy wrangling with a dogged Clive Cowdery...

    15. August 11, 2009

      Challenge faces new team and investors

      Each side said they had achieved what they wanted on Tuesday, but it was Friends Provident that looks to have been forced...

    16. July 20, 2009

      Friends and Resolution seek consensus

      Sir Adrian Montague and Mike Biggs, the chairmen of Friends Provident and Resolution, will sit down together today to see...

    17. July 19, 2009

      Friends and Resolution seek consensus

      Sir Adrian Montague and Mike Biggs, the chairmen of Friends Provident and Resolution, will sit down together on Monday to...

    18. July 18, 2009

      Friends changes tack over Resolution

      Friends Provident threw down a welcome mat to Clive Cowdery and his Resolution vehicle yesterday, setting out a merger...

    19. July 18, 2009

      Cowdery and Friends can find a way to the altar

      Friends Provident's 740,000 retail shareholders and Clive Cowdery have spent many summer weekends contemplating life in...

    20. July 17, 2009

      Friends changes tack over Resolution

      Friends Provident threw down a welcome mat to Clive Cowdery and his Resolution vehicle on Friday, setting out a merger...

    21. July 17, 2009

      Cowdery and Friends can find a way to the altar

      Friends Provident’s 740,000 retail shareholders and Clive Cowdery have spent many summer weekends contemplating life in each...

    22. July 14, 2009

      Friendly bankers

      The combination of Friends Provident and Resolution might seem all too familiar to Friends' advisers - JPMorgan Cazenove's...

    23. July 14, 2009

      Friends' rejection is a test for Cowdery

      Friends Provident's rejection yesterday of an initial takeover approach from Clive Cowdery's Resolution looks like the...

    24. July 14, 2009

      Cowdery's best of Friends

      There are worse ways to be distracted from the Ashes than being love-bombed by Clive Cowdery. Trevor Matthews, Australian...

    25. July 13, 2009

      Friends’ rejection is a test for Cowdery

      Friends Provident’s rejection on Monday of an initial takeover approach from Clive Cowdery’s Resolution looks like the...

    26. June 2, 2009

      F&C's new friends

      Poised for independence from Friends Provident, F&C Asset Management's Nick MacAndrew , who stepped up as chairman last...

    27. May 22, 2009

      Friends' remorse

      Unlike others, sorry wasn't the hardest word to say for Friends Provident chairman Sir Adrian Montague , for whom it...

    28. March 27, 2009

      Super Sir Adrian

      Boardroom superman Sir Adrian Montague must be getting good at switching into his different guises by now as chairman of...

    29. Westminster Blog

      February 4, 2009

      New chair of the climate change committee

      A fascinating appearance by the ever-polished Lord Turner at a select committee this morning. He was discussing climate...

    30. January 28, 2009

      Bases secured but old certainties no longer hold

      It is almost exactly a year since Trevor Matthews' surprise resignation from Standard Life to become chief executive of...

    31. January 27, 2009

      Bases secured but old certainties no longer hold

      It is almost exactly a year since Trevor Matthews’ surprise resignation from Standard Life to become chief executive of...

    32. January 27, 2009

      Friends Provident chief in for long haul

      It is almost exactly a year since Trevor Matthews’ surprise resignation from Standard Life to become chief executive of...

    33. September 26, 2008

      Nuclear fusion

      At 11 o'clock on the evening of July 31, Vincent de Rivaz, the chief executive of EDF's UK business, was sitting in his...

    34. September 25, 2008

      Nuclear fusion

      At 11 o’clock on the evening of July 31, Vincent de Rivaz, the chief executive of EDF’s UK business, was sitting in his...

    35. August 7, 2008

      Sir Adrian jinxed

      The 60-year-old Sir Adrian Montague must be wondering what black cat crossed his path as the chairman of a trio of takeover...

    36. August 2, 2008

      Friends and CVC locked in talks over Lombard

      Friends Provident, the life assurer, is on the brink of a long-awaited deal to sell Lombard, its European wealth manager....

    37. July 30, 2008

      Trevor has Friends

      Trevor Matthews finally slides his feet under the chief executive's desk at Friends Provident today when the first item in...

    38. July 18, 2008

      New balls, please

      Talk to British Energy and the ball is in EDF's court. Talk to EDF and it's in British Energy's court. This would be...

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