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  1. August 20, 2013

    Italian business: No way back

    Over six decades, Cesare Geronzi ascended to the summit of Italian finance. Every step of the way, he took three scarlet...

  2. November 29, 2011

    Parma court sentences Geronzi and Arpe to jail

    A court in Parma on Tuesday handed out prison sentences to Cesare Geronzi, the former chairman of Assicurazioni Generali,...

  1. July 8, 2011

    Geronzi’s down but may not be out

    Cesare Geronzi, the veteran Italian banker who this week was handed a four-year jail sentence for fraud, has built an almost...

  2. July 5, 2011

    Powerbroker with ear of the Italian elite

    Cesare Geronzi, 76, gained a reputation for being one of the main powerbrokers in Italy with an inexorable rise to the...

  3. July 4, 2011

    Geronzi sentenced to four years in Cirio case

    Cesare Geronzi, the former chairman of Assicurazioni Generali, Italy’s largest insurance group, has been handed a minimum...

  4. April 30, 2011

    Geronzi receives €16m pay-out

    Cesare Geronzi, the former chairman of Italian insurer Generali who quit suddenly earlier this month, is to receive a...

  5. April 8, 2011

    Powerbroker who met his Brutus

    At 11pm on April 8, Giovanni Perissinotto, the boyish chief executive of Generali, the Italian insurer, received a surprise...

  6. April 8, 2011

    Telecom Italia chairman replaces Geronzi at Generali

    Gabriele Galateri di Genoa, chairman of Telecom Italia, has been named as chairman of Generali, the Italian insurer, less...

  7. April 6, 2011

    Generali eyes new era of greater calm

    The resignation of Cesare Geronzi as chairman of Generali draws to a close a boardroom rift that was dramatic even by the...

  8. April 6, 2011

    Geronzi quits as Generali chairman

    Cesare Geronzi has quit as chairman of insurer Generali after a majority of board directors threatened a no-confidence vote...

  9. April 5, 2011

    Generali: chairman’s vision is blurred

    Cesare Geronzi has spent a lifetime roaming the Italian corporate landscape as a solution in search of a problem. His...

  10. March 31, 2011

    Generali board should not stand for mischief-making

    It is hardly the best of times to be a Frenchman in Italy. Enraged by what it considers French corporate imperialism, Rome...

  11. March 28, 2011

    Generali to address governance concerns

    A spat between chairman Cesare Geronzi, above, and chief executive Giovanni Perissinotto, has rattled the board Cesare...

  12. February 23, 2011

    Generali seeks to calm investors after spat

    The board of Generali has issued a statement saying “value creation for shareholders” is the only basis for its strategic...

  13. February 23, 2011

    Fears grow in Italy over Generali feud

    Generali owns stakes in some of Italy’s most influential companies The board meeting at Generali, one of Europe’s top three...

  14. February 22, 2011

    Generali director quits amid governance wrangle

    Leonardo Del Vecchio, founder of Luxottica, the eyewear group, has unexpectedly quit as an independent director of Generali...

  15. February 17, 2011

    Battle lines drawn between Della Valle and Geronzi

    On a sunny Saturday last April, Trieste hosted the 178th annual general meeting of Assicurazioni Generali. It was an...

  16. February 15, 2011

    RCS MediaGroup schism set to be exposed

    Tensions have risen ahead of a crucial board meeting on Wednesday at RCS MediaGroup, the owner of influential Italian...

  17. February 15, 2011

    Geronzi eyes ambitious growth path

    The location of Cesare Geronzi’s office in Rome gives a sense of his status. It sits high above Piazza Venezia, opposite a...

  18. November 18, 2010

    High time to untangle Bolloré & Co’s Italian web

    Vincent Bolloré, the buccaneering French financier, is fast becoming as notorious in Italy as he has been for many years in...

  19. May 13, 2010

    Generali profits surge in first quarter

    Generali, Europe’s third largest insurer, announced on Wednesday that first quarter net profits surged by over five-fold to...

  20. April 25, 2010

    Mediobanca creates London research base

    Mediobanca, the Italian investment bank, will launch a pan-European financial research team in London on Monday as the first...

  21. April 24, 2010

    Generali names Geronzi chairman

    Cesare Geronzi, head of Mediobanca and one of Italy’s most controversial powerbrokers, on Saturday achieved his goal of...

  22. April 22, 2010

    Mediobanca / Generali

    How little changes in corporate Italy. Milanese investment bank Mediobanca, with less than 15 per cent of Generali,...

  23. March 31, 2010

    Mediobanca proposes Generali chairman

    Mediobanca said on Tuesday it had proposed Cesare Geronzi, the investment bank’s chairman, for the same post at Generali,...

  24. March 30, 2010

    Generali returns to the not so Holy Roman Empire

    Mediobanca has unanimously recommended Cesare Geronzi - its own head - as its choice for chairman of Assicurazioni Generali,...

  25. March 29, 2010

    Generali returns to the not so Holy Roman Empire

    Mediobanca has unanimously recommended Cesare Geronzi – its own head – as its choice for chairman of Assicurazioni Generali,...

  26. March 29, 2010

    Mediobanca to seek Generali board posts

    Mediobanca will move this week to tighten its grip on Generali by proposing boardroom changes that would give the investment...

  27. March 28, 2010

    Mediobanca to seek Generali board posts

    Mediobanca will move this week to tighten its grip on Generali by proposing boardroom changes that would give the investment...

  28. March 26, 2010

    Geronzi well-placed for Generali chair

    Dick Cheney chaired the committee set up to find a vice-presidential running mate for President George W. Bush. The...

  29. March 25, 2010

    Geronzi well-placed for Generali chair

    Dick Cheney chaired the committee set up to find a vice-presidential running mate for President George W. Bush. The...

  30. March 24, 2010

    Krishnan's past could set the course for Astro's future

    Shares in Malaysia's Astro All Asia Networks surged in the wake of last week's M$2.5bn ($753m) offer to take the media group...

  31. March 24, 2010

    Mediobanca can still prove critics wrong at Generali

    After months of speculation, the identity of who will lead Generali after its April annual meeting could be known as early...

  32. March 23, 2010

    Mediobanca can still prove critics wrong at Generali

    After months of speculation, the identity of who will lead Generali after its April annual meeting could be known as early...

  33. March 23, 2010

    Krishnan’s past could set course for Astro’s future

    Shares in Malaysia’s Astro All Asia Networks surged in the wake of last week’s M$2.5bn ($753m) offer to take the media group...

  34. March 9, 2010

    Could Mario Draghi be Generali's insurance policy?

    The countdown continues to the annual shareholder meeting in April that will define the leadership and board composition of...

  35. March 8, 2010

    Could Mario Draghi be Generali’s insurance policy?

    The countdown continues to the annual shareholder meeting in April that will define the leadership and board composition of...

  36. February 18, 2010

    Generali / Mediobanca

    Mediobanca is no longer the giant of Italian finance that it once was. But the Milanese investment bank still has some heft....

  37. February 10, 2010

    Generali works council fires opening shot in chairmanship battle

    The opening salvo in the triennial battle to become the next chairman of Generali has been fired from an unlikely but...

  38. February 10, 2010

    Generali staff fires shot over chairmanship

    The opening salvo in the triennial battle to become the next chairman of Generali has been fired from an unlikely but...

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