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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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