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    1. September 4, 2014

      HP failed to break free of English incubus

      Dispiritingly, some women newscasters have employment contracts containing a form of “material adverse change clause”. “If...

    2. September 3, 2014

      Standard Life sells Canada unit for £2.2bn

      Standard Life is to dispose of its Canadian business for £2.2bn in a deal that will fund a bumper cash payout to...

    1. September 2, 2014

      Scots poll shows business wields little power in politics

      Scots cannot have been paying attention. Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of BHP, and Douglas Flint, chairman of HSBC,...

    2. August 5, 2014

      Standard Life suffers drop in annuity profits

      Standard Life has become the first of several FTSE 100 pensions groups to disclose sharp drops in profits generated from...

    3. March 9, 2014

      Standard Life to shake up executive pay structure

      Standard Life, the financial services group whose fund management arm is critical of boardroom excesses, is to shake up its...

    4. February 28, 2014

      Standard Life and Scottish secession

      In recent weeks Alex Salmond’s campaign for Scottish independence has been on the receiving end of a series of bruising...

    5. February 27, 2014

      Sunshine on Leith, dark storm clouds over Edinburgh

      Dr Johnson’s gibe that “the noblest prospect a Scotchman ever sees is the high road to England” is given immediacy by the...

    6. February 27, 2014

      Standard Life warns on Scots ‘Yes’ vote

      The campaign for Scottish Independence suffered a damaging setback on Thursday when two of the country’s biggest employers...

    7. February 4, 2014

      Pension industry lobbying on charge cap revealed

      Pension providers met with senior civil servants on 27 separate occasions ahead of the government’s surprise decision to...

    8. October 30, 2013

      PwC’s Booz cruise shows globalisation breeds giants

      A management consultant is reputedly someone who borrows your watch in order to tell you the time. One wonders whose...

    9. April 7, 2013

      UK groups limit chiefs’ pay rises

      FTSE 100 companies are curbing pay rises and cutting back on bonuses for chief executives amid a mood of restraint in the...

    10. April 2, 2013

      Standard Life pays top trio £10m in bonuses

      Standard Life has handed three executives almost £10m in bonuses as they reap rewards from the Edinburgh-based financial...

    11. March 7, 2013

      Standard Life to pay special dividend

      The diverging fortunes of companies in the UK insurance sector were underscored on Thursday when Standard Life revealed...

    12. November 21, 2012

      Standard Life revives Indian listing plan

      Standard Life is back on the trail to list its Indian joint venture as the life assurance market recovers from a regulatory...

    13. August 14, 2012

      Standard Life executives to reap gains

      Three executives at Standard Life are in line for share awards that could be worth an estimated total of £8.3m, after...

    14. May 11, 2012

      Pru chief in line to be ABI chairman

      Tidjane Thiam, chief executive of Prudential, has emerged as a leading candidate to replace his counterpart at Legal &...

    15. March 22, 2012

      Mining rules steered geology lover into chief finance role

      Jackie Hunt grew up in Johannesburg in South Africa seeing life as a “series of opportunities rather than threats”, an...

    16. March 15, 2012

      Working in Insurance: Future leaders ‘less likely to be outsiders’

      From west African politics to Scottish utilities, the insurance industry’s current crop of top managers have a wide range of...

    17. March 13, 2012

      Canadian performance boosts Standard Life

      The chief executive of Standard Life said annual results from the UK life and pensions group provided fresh evidence that...

    18. August 10, 2011

      Tenacious Tesco pares its cheesy liabilities

      If Tesco’s corporate culture were a cheese, it would be a Stilton rather than a mild Cheddar: tangy, uncompromising and not...

    19. August 10, 2011

      Canadian unit boosts Standard Life

      David Nish, Standard Life chief executive, said the interim results from the pensions and savings group were starting to...

    20. April 28, 2011

      Corporate pension inflows lift Standard Life

      Standard Life is beginning to see stronger sales following its recent heavy investment programme. The group’s first-quarter...

    21. April 3, 2011

      Life chief removes walls as insurer gets fitter

      Driving seat: David Nish believes that Standard Life, one of the laggards in terms of size and profitability, is leading the...

    22. April 1, 2011

      Standard Life sets out new targets

      Standard Life is targeting profits growth of between 15 and 24 per cent annually for the next three years according to the...

    23. March 10, 2011

      Standard Life flags ‘step-up in performance’

      Standard Life shareholders should start to see a “step-up in performance” from 2012 after three years of heavy investment,...

    24. December 7, 2010

      Standard Life to pay £42m for software group

      Standard Life is to buy an Aim-traded financial services software company for £42m in cash, its third technology acquisition...

    25. August 11, 2010

      Standard Life puts faith in savings reform

      Planned changes to the way savings are taxed would benefit Standard Life, according to David Nish, the life and pensions...

    26. April 29, 2010

      Net inflows of funds treble at Standard Life

      Net inflows of funds more than trebled in the first quarter, Standard Life said on Thursday, amid continued growth in its...

    27. April 28, 2010

      Lothian ladies

      Jackie Hunt , the South African deputy finance director of Standard Life, has been promoted to finance director succeeding...

    28. March 11, 2010

      Standard Life eyes pension growth

      David Nish dubbed the UK a "stupendous" growth market for pensions business, as he presented his first set of results as...

    29. March 10, 2010

      Standard Life eyes pension growth

      David Nish dubbed the UK a “stupendous” growth market for pensions business, as he presented his first set of results as...

    30. October 30, 2009

      Standard Life hurt by end to bulk bond sales

      Standard Life said it had delivered a "reliable" performance after its life and pensions product sales dropped 15 per cent...

    31. October 29, 2009

      Standard Life hurt by end to bulk bond sales

      Standard Life said it had delivered a “reliable” performance after its life and pensions product sales dropped 15 per cent...

    32. October 29, 2009

      Grigson jig

      Genial David Grigson has taken his second FTSE 100 board role after leaving Reuters as finance director in the wake of its...

    33. October 20, 2009

      Nish steps up as Standard Life chief

      David Nish is to replace Sir Sandy Crombie as chief executive of Standard Life in what Gerry Grimstone, chairman, said was...

    34. October 20, 2009

      Picking out of box

      Commiserations to Keith Skeoch , head of Standard Life Investments, who was said to be in the running for the top job at...

    35. October 19, 2009

      Standard Life ends speculation and starts new phase

      If Standard Life wanted to make a point about being solidly predictable, then, with its drawn-out chief executive succession...

    36. October 19, 2009

      Nish steps up as Standard Life chief

      David Nish is to replace Sir Sandy Crombie as chief executive of Standard Life in what Gerry Grimstone, chairman, said was a...

    37. September 30, 2009

      Aviva search

      The search for a chief finance officer at Aviva - which yesterday promoted European boss Andrea Moneta as a director -...

    38. September 2, 2009

      L&G turns to industry outsider as sector seeks to boost investor appeal

      When Nigel Wilson sat down at his desk in Legal & General's head office yesterday, the life assurer's new chief financial...

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