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  1. February 22, 2013

    Knight Vinke wins Darty board seat

    Darty has bowed to demands from activist investor Knight Vinke for a seat on its board, appointing its chief executive Eric...

  2. August 10, 2012

    Small-cap week: Physiomics soars on deal

    Shares in Physiomics spiked higher on Friday after it announced a new deal with what it called a “top five pharma company”,...

  1. August 9, 2012

    Darty devises turnround with Knight Vinke

    Darty, the electricals retailer formerly known as Kesa, is to work with Knight Vinke, the activist investor, to devise a new...

  2. October 19, 2011

    Carrefour under fire over governance

    Carrefour has come under fire from one of its activist investors who is calling for the board to name an independent...

  3. June 1, 2011

    Fears over Italian debt not unfounded

    From Dr Nicholas Spiro. Eric Knight, in expressing his concerns about Italy’s high level of public debt (Letters, May 26),...

  4. May 26, 2011

    A stark warning for Italian leaders

    From Mr Eric Knight. Sir, Standard & Poor’s recent downgrading of the long-term credit outlook for Italy (“Euro and bonds...

  5. March 10, 2011

    Only a mining merger would make sense

    From Mr Eric Knight. Sir, Investors recognise that Xstrata trades at a discount to its peers because of its current...

  6. July 20, 2010

    Less painful to sell corporate family silver to pay debt

    Desperate times; desperate measures. In a letter in the Financial Times this week, Eric Knight suggests Italy could ease its...

  7. July 19, 2010

    Italy could ease debt pressures by selling its stake in Eni

    From Mr Eric Knight. Sir, Much has been written about the implications of financial crisis spreading to other heavily...

  8. April 22, 2010

    Reputational risk may turn out the largest of all

    From Mr Eric Knight. Sir, The revelation of the way investment banks operate that has been highlighted by the Goldman Sachs...

  9. February 15, 2010

    Scaroni defends Eni’s rising debt load

    Paolo Scaroni, chief executive of Eni, has defended the Italian oil group’s overall debt level after a rise of around 25 per...

  10. February 15, 2010

    Scaroni defends Eni group*s rising debt load

    Paolo Scaroni, chief executive of Eni, has defended the Italian oil group*s overall debt level after a rise of around 25 per...

  11. October 1, 2009

    Radical shake-up of Eni looks unlikely

    Seeking value: Eric Knight has argued that Eni’s structure – a mix of oil group and utility – leaves it chronically...

  12. September 30, 2009

    Knight Vinke urges Eni break-up

    The Karachaganak gas field in Kazakhstan, part-owned by Eni: Knight Vinke has called for the energy group to sell off its...

  13. September 15, 2009

    Cage rattling

    Activist shareholder Eric Knight's Knight Vinke, whose investments include ENI and HSBC, is strengthening its team of cage...

  14. April 14, 2009

    Adjustments that flatter banks’ capital strength

    From Mr Eric Knight. Sir, As shareholders of UBS, Citigroup, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland can attest, having a strong...

  15. February 3, 2009

    RBS needs debate, not clubby decision-making

    From Mr Eric Knight. Sir, You rightly point out in your editorial “Corporate bonds; UK companies must renew their links with...

  16. October 1, 2008

    Lenders should have to pay a price for taking risks

    The cost of capital of business enterprises is determined by providers of debt and equity. It generally rises with...

  17. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2008

    Pink Picks

    Comment and analysis from Thursday’s FT, Comment: Eric Knight: Reward transparent banks Some of the largest banks appear to...

  18. June 18, 2008

    Banks should be rewarded for transparency

    The banking industry has gone through a remarkable transformation, much of it driven by the way the industry is regulated....

  19. May 31, 2008

    HSBC cheers . . .

    It was no party in the crammed Barbican centre for the HSBC meeting yesterday, though if it had been it would have been one...

  20. March 31, 2008

    HSBC pay plan details revealed

    Knight Vinke, the activist investor, stepped up its campaign against HSBC's corporate governance practices over the weekend...

  21. March 31, 2008

    HSBC criticised by Knight Vinke

    HSBC came under renewed criticism from Knight Vinke, the activist investor, during the weekend as the group put further...

  22. March 31, 2008

    HSBC criticised by Knight Vinke

    HSBC came under renewed criticism from Knight Vinke, the activist investor, during the weekend as the group put further...

  23. March 31, 2008

    HSBC pay plan details revealed

    Knight Vinke, the activist investor, stepped up its campaign against HSBC’s corporate governance practices over the weekend...

  24. November 27, 2007

    Critic fails to find allies

    HSBC shareholders appear unmoved by the charge laid by Knight Vinke, the activist investor, that a long-term incentive plan...

  25. November 27, 2007

    Knight not so errant

    Eric Knight's tilt at HSBC scored a small hit last week, when he attacked the bank for providing "misleading and...

  26. November 24, 2007

    The world's vocal bank

    HSBC, its chairman, Stephen Green, explained yesterday, is "positioned for the next wave of global growth". That may seem a...

  27. November 24, 2007

    HSBC to shy away from big purchases

    HSBC yesterday ruled out making large acquisitions in the US, western Europe or in the investment banking business as it...

  28. November 23, 2007

    HSBC strategy update

    HSBC, its chairman, Stephen Green, explained on Friday, is “positioned for the next wave of global growth”. That may seem a...

  29. FT Alphaville

    November 23, 2007

    Knight to launch fresh HSBC attack

    Eric Knight, the activist investor pushing for a shake-up at HSBC, will on Friday raise fresh questions about the UK-based...

  30. November 23, 2007

    HSBC accused over executive award scheme

    Eric Knight, the activist investor pushing for a shake-up at HSBC, will today raise new questions about the banking group's...

  31. November 23, 2007

    Knight to launch fresh HSBC attack

    Eric Knight, the activist investor pushing for a shake-up at HSBC, will on Friday raise fresh questions about the UK-based...

  32. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2007

    HSBC hit by rise in US bad loan charges

    HSBC on Wednesday issued a gloomy outlook for the banking sector as it reported a sharp rise in US bad debt charges while...

  33. November 15, 2007

    First with the worst

    It should be the least of HSBC's worries that every time it pops up with new evidence of worsening problems in the US...

  34. September 22, 2007

    HSBC closes US wholesale lending arm and cuts jobs

    HSBC continued the restructuring of its US mortgage business, which has suffered heavy losses on subprime loans, by...

  35. September 21, 2007

    HSBC shuts wholesale lending arm

    HSBC continued the restructuring of its US mortgage business, which has suffered heavy losses on subprime loans, by...

  36. FT Alphaville

    September 20, 2007

    HSBC rejects Knight’s demands

    HSBC has delivered a sharp rebuke to Eric Knight by dismissing the activist investor’s demands for a shake-up in the bank’s...

  37. September 20, 2007

    HSBC rejects Knight's demands on governance and strategy

    HSBC has delivered a sharp rebuke to Eric Knight by dismissing the activist investor's demands for a shake-up in the bank's...

  38. September 19, 2007

    HSBC rejects Knight’s demands

    HSBC has delivered a sharp rebuke to Eric Knight by dismissing the activist investor’s demands for a shake-up in the bank’s...

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