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    1. April 14, 2015

      HSBC hires headhunters in search for new board members

      HSBC is preparing to refresh its board of directors after a bruising few months in which some of its most senior members...

    2. April 14, 2015

      Trajectory of Flint at HSBC sparks questions over non-exec chairs

      A fund manager quoted Macbeth to evoke the legacy issues set to topple Douglas Flint as chairman of HSBC: “[He is] in blood,...

    1. March 12, 2015

      City Insider: Worshipful bankers receive the Welby effect

      Worshipful bankers: The Welby effect To the Guildhall, for the Worshipful Company of International Bankers’ banquet on...

    2. March 10, 2015

      How HSBC chairman Flint can restore accountability at his bank

      Is Europe’s biggest bank too big to manage? Or have its management and board simply not been up to the job? Politicians and...

    3. March 2, 2015

      Public outrage is the perfect stick to prod HSBC into break-up

      Sitting in his spacious and elegantly decorated office in central Paris, a senior executive at a large French bank is...

    4. February 25, 2015

      HSBC chiefs grilled by MPs over tax scandal

      Have you dodged tax? Are you a fat cat? Why haven’t you resigned? These are some of the questions that MPs put to HSBC’s top...

    5. February 25, 2015

      HSBC inquisition leaves questions unanswered

      Stuart Gulliver has in many ways been his own worst enemy. Few doubt his abilities. Over a 35-year career at HSBC, the...

    6. Westminster Blog

      February 25, 2015

      Live: HSBC and HMRC bosses face MPs

      HSCB’s group chairman Douglas Flint (above, left) and chief executive Stuart Gulliver (right) are due to appear before the...

    7. February 23, 2015

      HSBC shares drop after full-year profits fall

      HSBC has added a sharp fall in annual profits to the list of challenges it faces, as its chairman apologised for a Swiss tax...

    8. February 22, 2015

      Companies diary: February 23 - February 27

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    9. February 12, 2015

      HSBC chiefs to face MPs’ scrutiny

      Watchdogs and politicians are lining up to scrutinise HSBC following criticism that the UK tax authority’s response to the...

    10. February 10, 2015

      UK business secretary Vince Cable raises concerns on HSBC clean-up

      HSBC’s private bank furore Doubts over HSBC’s claims to have cleaned up its act after alleged collusion with widespread...

    11. September 12, 2014

      Veteran untainted by banking crisis

      Barclays’ management shift For evidence of how hard it is to find people to run a big bank nowadays look no further than...

    12. September 9, 2014

      The dilemma of defining risk appetite in banking

      When presenting HSBC’s first-half results last month, Douglas Flint, the bank’s chairman, talked of “disproportionate risk...

    13. The A-List

      September 9, 2014

      The dilemma of defining risk appetite in banking

      When presenting HSBC’s first-half results last month, Douglas Flint, the bank’s chairman, talked of “disproportionate risk...

    14. September 4, 2014

      Lloyd’s head backs No camp as Scottish poll gap narrows

      The chairman of Lloyd’s of London has become the latest head of a large financial institution to throw his weight behind the...

    15. 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,...

    16. August 28, 2014

      Restaurant Group boss takes company off Yes menu

      A row has broken out over a letter from 200 business people backing Scottish independence after one of the key signatories...

    17. August 22, 2014

      Business voices speak up on risks of Scottish independence

      Opponents of Scottish independence have generally struggled to persuade business leaders to take a stand for staying in the...

    18. August 21, 2014

      Strategies shift as regulators renew scrutiny of bank compliance

      In an episode of hit television series Homeland, US intelligence agents track the finances of Iranian terrorists to a...

    19. August 7, 2014

      Complicated banks face complex rules

      Six years after the global financial crisis the tolerance of the public and politicians for bankers moaning about their lot...

    20. August 6, 2014

      UK banks must give facts on regulatory burden, says Andrew Tyrie

      Bankers complaining about the burden of regulation need to produce detailed figures quantifying the cost to their companies...

    21. August 4, 2014

      Logic of ringfencing questioned

      The proposal from HSBC’s chairman that the deadline for British banks to separate their high-street and investment banking...

    22. FT Alphaville

      August 4, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - GE brings the internet of things to the factory floor. - Bruegel blog review: the economics of big...

    23. August 4, 2014

      HSBC wrestles with soaring costs of compliance

      Since Stuart Gulliver took over as chief executive of HSBC in January 2011, many areas of the bank have shrunk, including...

    24. August 4, 2014

      HSBC chairman Douglas Flint warns of ‘danger’ in staff becoming risk-averse

      HSBC’s chairman has warned of a “growing danger” that employees are becoming too risk-averse because they fear punishment...

    25. May 23, 2014

      HSBC shareholders revolt on pay

      More than a fifth of shareholders’ votes were cast against HSBC’s three-year pay policy in the latest sign of investor...

    26. May 14, 2014

      HSBC cuts chairman’s bonus with £1m cap

      HSBC has more than halved the bonus that its chairman can receive this year in response to pressure from shareholders ahead...

    27. The World

      January 22, 2014

      Davos debate: Is the financial system now safer?

      (c) World Economic Forum By Martin Arnold, Banking Editor Two of the world’s most senior bankers sought to rebuff the...

    28. August 19, 2013

      Financial services companies lift salaries to beat bonus cap

      Almost two-thirds of the UK’s financial services companies have increased salaries for key staff this year in anticipation...

    29. June 19, 2013

      Lombard: FTSE 100 chair shortage provides chance to diversify

      If you could buy futures on wise old owls qualified to become FTSE 100 chairmen, prices would be trending higher. At least...

    30. May 24, 2013

      HSBC ‘humbled’ by magnitude of Mexico money laundering scandal

      HSBC’s ethics and business practices came under the spotlight at the bank’s annual meeting on Friday, where the chairman...

    31. November 5, 2012

      Banks plea for right to sell derivatives

      Three of the UK’s biggest banks have told MPs they should be allowed to sell simple derivative products from within their...

    32. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2012

      What are the odds of a former Goldmanite getting the BofE governor job?

      The race for Mervyn King’s job is hotting up — months before it’s even officially advertised — as rumours circulate that a...

    33. April 5, 2012

      Flockhart to quit as HSBC executive

      Sandy Flockhart, a senior director at HSBC, is relinquishing his executive duties after a career spanning almost 40 years at...

    34. August 1, 2011

      Scale of Gulliver’s brutal revolution emerges

      When HSBC promoted Douglas Flint and Stuart Gulliver, two of its longest-serving senior directors, to run the bank last year...

    35. June 8, 2011

      UK banks divided over ringfencing

      A clear divide is emerging between the heads of Britain’s biggest banks over how to implement a key proposal to restructure...

    36. May 11, 2011

      HSBC targets savings of up to $3.5bn

      HSBC has narrowed its global ambitions, announcing targeted savings of $2.5bn-$3.5bn over the next two to three years and a...

    37. April 11, 2011

      Relief as draconian measures fail to materialise

      As recently as six months ago, a report calling for leading UK banks to construct expensive and ill-defined firewalls around...

    38. FT Alphaville

      April 4, 2011

      Regulators divided on systemic risk list

      US officials are split on how many financial institutions should be branded systemically important amid desperate lobbying...

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