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  1. August 21, 2014

    Proportion of high GCSE passes rises

    The proportion of teenagers achieving A*-C grades at GCSE has risen for the first time in three years, with just over...

  2. August 31, 2012

    Regulator rejects plea to regrade GCSEs

    English GCSEs do not need to be regraded, the qualifications regulator has determined, despite an outcry from school leaders...

  1. August 23, 2012

    GCSE grades fall for first time

    A decline in GCSE English results has triggered anger across England, with schools and local officials complaining of...

  2. April 11, 2012

    Responsibility is lending bankers’

    From Mr Andrew Hall. Sir, As a former “banker”, albeit perhaps not very successful, I am perplexed by the continuing...

  3. December 15, 2011

    Exam boards deny widespread problems

    Exam board leaders have defended Britain’s examination system after allegations of collusion between examiners and teachers...

  4. August 18, 2011

    Young Britons opting to study sciences

    Young people are increasingly choosing to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics at school and university,...

  5. May 20, 2011

    Fund premonition

    From Mr Andrew Hall. Sir, I enjoyed an ironic sense of “déjà vu” at the close juxtaposition of Gillian Tett’s article...

  6. May 10, 2011

    Commodity hedge funds upbeat after mauling

    The dramatic sell-off in commodities last week was, as Rick Boland, chief operating officer of the world’s largest commodity...

  7. May 9, 2011

    Oil and silver lead raw materials rally

    Oil and silver led a rebound in commodities prices as investors piled back into the markets following last week’s sharp...

  8. FT Alphaville

    May 9, 2011

    Clive Capital loses $400m in oil slide

    Clive Capital, the world’s largest commodity hedge fund, suffered losses of more than $400m due to the sudden collapse in...

  9. May 8, 2011

    Commodity hedge fund loses $400m in oil slide

    Clive Capital, the world’s largest commodity hedge fund, has been left nursing losses of more than $400m as a result of the...

  10. March 7, 2011

    Hedge funds gain on Libya turmoil

    The growing political crisis in Libya and the Middle East is driving huge gains for some of the world’s largest commodity...

  11. February 15, 2011

    A subliminal appeal to the underling

    From Mr Andrew Hall. Driven to market, just like us Sir, Roger Steare (Letters, February 14) identifies business terminology...

  12. November 29, 2010

    Investing: Low volatility limits hedge funds

    In July the legendary oil trader Andrew Hall sent a letter to investors in his hedge fund, Astenback Capital Management. “We...

  13. November 19, 2010

    Ex-RBS Sempra executives in commodity venture

    Senior executives of the former RBS Sempra Commodities trading firm are starting a new energy and metals group as demand...

  14. August 24, 2010

    Languages lose out as pupils opt for science

    A sharp rise in the take-up of science subjects was seen on Tuesday when the latest GCSE results were published. But the...

  15. August 23, 2010

    What’s the social use of a high frequency trader?

    From Mr Andrew Hall. Sir, I found Gillian Tett’s elegant article relating to the impact of the “flash crash” on equities...

  16. July 12, 2010

    Volatility spells headache for hedge funds

    A hedge fund founded by former Citigroup star energy trader Andrew Hall has lost money for a second straight month as broad...

  17. July 2, 2010

    Duet of star traders to head new fund

    Duet Asset Management, the $2.3bn London-based alternative asset manager, is raising money for a new hedge fund to be headed...

  18. July 1, 2010

    Duet of star traders to head new fund

    Duet Asset Management, the $2.3bn London-based alternative asset manager, is raising money for a new hedge fund to be headed...

  19. June 24, 2010

    Offshoring: Still in control although at arm’s length

    The exodus of manufacturing to countries where labour-intensive work costs less has long been a cause for concern for those...

  20. March 4, 2010

    Citi beefs up commodities business

    Citigroup is planning a hiring spree in commodities over three years, boosting the number of traders and bankers by 40 per...

  21. March 3, 2010

    Citi beefs up commodities business

    Citigroup is planning a hiring spree in commodities over three years, boosting the number of traders and bankers by 40 per...

  22. FT Alphaville

    February 16, 2010

    Phibro’s Hall to launch new fund

    The former Citigroup star energy trader who became a symbol of big Wall Street pay-outs, is raising money for a hedge fund...

  23. February 16, 2010

    Phibro chief's new fund delivers a touch of history

    The former Citigroup star energy trader who became a symbol of high compensation on Wall Street is raising money for a hedge...

  24. February 16, 2010

    Phibro chief looks to history with launch of new fund

    The former Citigroup star energy trader who became a symbol of high compensation on Wall Street is raising money for a hedge...

  25. February 15, 2010

    Citi sells Phibro after government pressure

    Citigroup has sold its controversial commodity unit Phibro to Occidental Petroleum for a cut price after intense pressure...

  26. February 15, 2010

    Phibro’s Hall builds on history to launch new fund

    Schloss Derneburg, the 1,000-year-old German home of Andrew Hall, the head of Phibro The former Citigroup star energy...

  27. FT Alphaville

    February 1, 2010

    Volcker rule hits JPM's Sempra deal

    Ah, the Volcker rule: a godsend for non-bank associated market makers and trading houses — including the big physical...

  28. October 21, 2009

    President's pay supremo struggles to bridge huge gulf in perceptions

    Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama administration's special master on executive pay, yesterday said he was struggling with an...

  29. October 20, 2009

    Feinberg reluctant to revoke contracts

    Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama administration’s special master on executive pay, on Tuesday said he was struggling with an...

  30. October 12, 2009

    Phibro folly

    Only someone just emerging from a lengthy coma would have swallowed Citigroup’s explanation for the sale of its Phibro...

  31. FT Alphaville

    October 12, 2009

    Weekend catch-up

    In case you missed these stories, - Citi to sell Phibro unit to Occidental Citigroup said on Friday it  has sold its...

  32. October 10, 2009

    Phibro deal brings welcome relief to Citi

    Occidental Petroleum's deal to acquire Phibro, Citigroup's in-house commodities unit, solves regulatory problems for the...

  33. October 10, 2009

    Citi bows to pressure by selling Phibro

    Citigroup has sold its controversial commodity unit Phibro to Occidental Petroleum for a cut price after intense pressure...

  34. October 10, 2009

    Phibro deal brings welcome relief to Citi

    Occidental Petroleum's deal to acquire Phibro, Citigroup's in-house commodities unit, solves regulatory problems for the...

  35. October 10, 2009

    Citigroup offloads commodity operation

    Citigroup has sold its controversial commodity unit Phibro to Occidental Petroleum for a cut price after intense pressure...

  36. October 9, 2009

    Phibro deal brings welcome relief to Citi

    Occidental Petroleum’s deal to acquire Citigroup’s in-house commodities unit solves regulatory problems for the bank and...

  37. October 9, 2009

    Citi to sell Phibro unit to Occidental

    Citigroup has sold its controversial commodity unit Phibro to Occidental Petroleum for a cut price after intense pressure...

  38. FT Alphaville

    October 9, 2009

    Occidental to buy Phibro (and Andrew Hall)

    Weeks of speculation about what may or may not happen to Phibro, Citigroup’s energy trading arm, and finally some cold hard...

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