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  1. June 2, 2014

    Former Aviva chief to chair advisory board of Parker Fitzgerald

    Andrew Moss, the former chief executive of Aviva, is returning to the financial services industry two years after stepping...

  2. January 9, 2014

    M&S results not bad enough to cook Marc Bolland’s Christmas goose

    There is a limit to how long you can go on reporting “signs of recovery” in a troubled business. Yet Marc Bolland, the...

  1. August 8, 2013

    After shock and awe, Aviva must build esprit de corps

    Other people are more likely to give you a break if you rarely allow yourself one. That is the philosophy of Mark Wilson,...

  2. August 8, 2013

    Aviva reassures on US disposal

    Aviva has drawn up contingency plans to ensure regulatory scrutiny does not prevent the sale its US business, its chief...

  3. July 24, 2013

    Data sharing would help to neutralise the cyber threat

    The threat of computer hacking is one of the critical business issues of our age. A shadowy army of geeks probes corporate...

  4. March 7, 2013

    Aviva pitches a necessary evil

    Investors in Aviva must feel like they have come full circle. Much of the recovery in the insurer’s share price since it...

  5. March 7, 2013

    Aviva triggers insurance investor rethink

    Top pension funds are reconsidering the size of their investments in the insurance sector after Aviva shocked the City on...

  6. February 22, 2013

    RSA faces investor anger over bonuses

    RSA, the FTSE 100 insurer, is facing the threat of a revolt over executive pay, after stoking investor anger with plans to...

  7. December 16, 2012

    Asset management pay a frosty issue

    Spring may be a distant memory but the large-scale revolt over boardroom pay, which gathered steam in April and was...

  8. November 20, 2012

    Wilson confirmed as Aviva chief

    Aviva has confirmed Mark Wilson will take the reins as chief executive to take charge of the extensive reshaping of the...

  9. November 18, 2012

    Dissent over executive pay declines

    The ‘shareholder spring’ revolt was nothing more than a mirage, according to latest research which shows dissent over...

  10. November 16, 2012

    Wilson is ‘frontrunner’ for Aviva top job

    Mark Wilson, the former chief executive of Asian life insurer AIA, has emerged as a frontrunner for the top job at Aviva,...

  11. November 8, 2012

    Aviva warns of heavy loss on US sale

    Aviva on Thursday told its shareholders to brace themselves for a heavy loss on the imminent sale of its US arm, adding that...

  12. September 27, 2012

    Aviva exits Sri Lankan joint venture

    Aviva is pulling out of Sri Lanka as part of a broad disposal plan aimed at improving its share performance. The UK-based...

  13. August 27, 2012

    Aviva activists press for directors to go

    An activist group of Aviva policyholders and private shareholders is hoping to reignite the row that prompted the insurer’s...

  14. August 26, 2012

    Investors not tied to proxy advisers

    Investors in the UK’s largest companies often ignored the guidance of third-party advisers when they voiced dissent about...

  15. August 23, 2012

    Aviva warns it may axe up to 800 UK jobs

    Aviva has warned that as many as 800 jobs at its UK business are under threat as a result of a cost-cutting push by the FTSE...

  16. July 6, 2012

    Aviva sells half its Delta Lloyd stake

    Aviva has kicked off its sweeping disposal plan by selling slightly more than half its remaining shareholding in Delta...

  17. July 5, 2012

    McFarlane will have to edit his own brief

    Bravo, author! John McFarlane’s statement for Aviva shareholders is as clear as the insurer’s communications are generally...

  18. July 5, 2012

    Investors await evidence of Aviva recovery plan

    The new chairman of Aviva pulled no punches in recounting how the insurer ran into difficulties under the tenure of Andrew...

  19. July 5, 2012

    Aviva outlines plan to boost share price

    Aviva has unveiled plans to sell or wind down about a third of its business as the FTSE 100 insurer attempts to avoid...

  20. July 1, 2012

    From Elvis tribute to shaking up Aviva

    At a farewell dinner marking his departure from the Australasian bank ANZ, John McFarlane performed an Elvis Presley song on...

  21. June 20, 2012

    Executive pay: irony in the soul

    Can you create a fairer playing field by tilting it a little? Something like that is happening in the UK. The government on...

  22. May 24, 2012

    BT chief rings up £7.7m in cash-and-shares pay

    Ian Livingston, chief executive of BT Group, took home £7.7m of cash and shares over the past year, making him one of the...

  23. May 24, 2012

    HP’s lynch mob decapitates UK tech leader

    The decapitation of Autonomy is complete. The exit of Mike Lynch from Hewlett-Packard comes less than a year after it bought...

  24. May 17, 2012

    Pru hits back after investors’ pay revolt

    Prudential has hit back after a third of shareholders failed to back its remuneration report, saying it is “absurd” to...

  25. May 17, 2012

    Fundamentalist McFarlane

    The pay plan grousing season is a sporting tradition dating back to, oh, a few weeks ago. It starts on “the Glorious 25th”...

  26. May 17, 2012

    Aviva chairman admits capital concerns

    The incoming chairman of Aviva has acknowledged that the FTSE 100 insurer needs to improve its capital position...

  27. May 13, 2012

    What a difference a decade makes or not

    “Some of the world’s most powerful investors are to demand a greater say in the way some of the biggest European companies...

  28. May 11, 2012

    Chief executives feel heat over pay

    The newfound shareholder militancy over corporate pay and performance turned even more pugnacious this week, as another...

  29. May 8, 2012

    Pay votes are bad proxies for investors’ wider gripes

    If you insist on sending messages in code, accept that not everyone will understand them. Last week investors used a vote on...

  30. May 8, 2012

    Binding pay vote could dilute investor clout

    As corporate executives consider how to deal with the investor anger dominating this year’s annual meeting season, they are...

  31. May 8, 2012

    Aviva chief’s exit raises hope of fresh approach

    Leading shareholders have welcomed the departure of Andrew Moss as chief executive of Aviva, believing it gives the...

  32. May 8, 2012

    Shareholders stir

    What took them so long? Investors have belatedly wakened from their apathetic slumber. They, after all, are the ones who...

  33. May 8, 2012

    William Hill latest to feel pay backlash

    William Hill became the latest company to feel the anger of shareholders over executive pay, after chief executive Ralph...

  34. FT Alphaville

    May 8, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Aviva CEO Andrew Moss steps down. It was probably pretty embarrassing to have his...

  35. May 8, 2012

    Moss quits after pay revolt at Aviva

    Investors angry about a mismatch between executive pay and corporate performance claimed their third scalp on Tuesday as...

  36. FT Alphaville

    May 8, 2012

    Moss to step down as Aviva CEO

    Whoah. 8 May 2012 Aviva announces Andrew Moss to step down as CEO John McFarlane to assume executive duties with immediate...

  37. May 6, 2012

    Britain to bolster investors’ say on pay

    Plans to give shareholders more power over boardroom pay will be given centre stage in the Queen’s Speech, as highly paid...

  38. May 4, 2012

    Investors urged to act on executive pay

    Private investors are being urged to influence shareholder votes at companies they own indirectly – through their pension...

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