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  1. September 7, 2014

    Hannam sets up advisory firm despite losing market abuse appeal

    Ian Hannam has set up an eponymous advisory boutique firm only months after the buccaneering investment banker lost his...

  2. May 30, 2014

    Ian Hannam’s loss in market abuse appeal is gain for investors

    Few matters have divided London’s bankers more deeply than the UK financial services regulator’s pursuit of Ian Hannam, the...

  1. May 28, 2014

    Hannam loses market abuse appeal

    Ian Hannam, the buccaneering investment banker who presided over a host of high profile City mining deals, has lost a...

  2. May 28, 2014

    ‘King of mining’ case highlights crackdown

    When Ashti Hawrami, was interviewed by UK regulators about two emails he had received from Ian Hannam, the buccaneering UK...

  3. January 13, 2014

    Hayward and Hannam bail out CompactGTL

    Tony Hayward, the former chief executive of BP, is teaming up with dealmaker Ian Hannam to bail out gas-to-liquids...

  4. January 13, 2014

    Ashley could give Debenhams the shake-up it needs

    Michael Sharp, chief executive of Debenhams, will have to add a fifth pillar to his ho-hum “four pillar” strategy: keeping...

  5. January 12, 2014

    Ex-JPMorgan dealmaker wins green light for Afghan mine

    A mining company set up by Ian Hannam, the former JPMorgan dealmaker, has won approval from the Afghan government to develop...

  6. December 20, 2013

    Former Concorde pilot hopes to see his Heathrow plan take off

    Captain William “Jock” Lowe came up with his novel idea for solving Heathrow’s acute congestion problems by drawing the...

  7. October 14, 2013

    Ian Hannam hires veteran broker to Strand Partners

    Ian Hannam’s quest to build a new corporate finance boutique for the City of London continued on Monday as the dealmaker...

  8. October 3, 2013

    FCA initially suspected Hannam of criminal offence

    The depth of the fall from grace of one of the City’s most prominent dealmakers was laid bare during tribunal proceedings as...

  9. July 4, 2013

    Heritage Oil chief executive defends Ian Hannam against market abuse accusations

    Tony Buckingham, the former mercenary turned chief executive of Heritage Oil, mounted a rousing defence of his friend and...

  10. July 3, 2013

    Ian Hannam compares fate to Mayhew’s

    Ian Hannam – the City of London dealmaker once dubbed the “king of mining” who is fighting a £450,000 market-abuse fine –...

  11. July 2, 2013

    Former SAS powerbroker fights to resurrect diamond-studded career

    A year ago, almost exactly to the day, friends and family of the British financier Ian Hannam attended a reception at The...

  12. July 2, 2013

    Ian Hannam legal case splits City

    The buccaneering City dealmaker once dubbed “the king of mining” was accompanied to all meetings and had his mobile phone...

  13. July 2, 2013

    Ian Hannam faces accusations over emails

    The legacy of Ian Hannam, one of the UK’s most prolific dealmakers once dubbed the “King of Mining”, could hinge on two...

  14. June 28, 2013

    Hannam appeal is key reputational test

    Two reputations are at stake next week: the UK financial regulator’s, pitted against that of one of the City of London’s...

  15. March 6, 2013

    Downing St backs Afghan mining projects

    The UK government has thrown its weight behind attempts to draw investment from London-based institutions to back a range of...

  16. January 20, 2013

    UK banks boost corporate broking

    Barclays and HSBC are ramping up their UK corporate broking businesses in a drive to reclaim what has turned into a...

  17. January 2, 2013

    FSA targets market abuse

    The City watchdog’s aggressive campaign to crack down on market abuse hit new heights in 2012, with the imposition of the...

  18. December 6, 2012

    Consortium wins Afghan mining permits

    A consortium backed by City of London banker Ian Hannam, former BHP Billiton chief executive Chip Goodyear and Jan Kulczyk,...

  19. November 11, 2012

    Kulczyk and Qatar back $700m mine project

    A group of investors led by Jan Kulczyk, Poland’s richest man, and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund are bankrolling a $700m...

  20. August 6, 2012

    StanChart acquires must-have accessory

    Until Monday, Standard Chartered was a weird outlier among UK-based banks. It lacked the must-have accessory flaunted by...

  21. May 7, 2012

    Brokers reel from FSA crackdown

    Corporate brokers in the UK are reviewing internal procedures and controls in the wake of a crackdown on the sector by the...

  22. May 7, 2012

    Gloomy outlook for new wave of rainmakers

    When Yoel Zaoui and a handful of other senior investment bankers walked out of their jobs recently, some in the industry...

  23. FT Alphaville

    April 24, 2012

    Her Majesty's government and M&A

    Presenting Exhibit KRM 18, submitted to the Leveson Inquiry (click pic for doc): The image is of an email sent to James...

  24. April 9, 2012

    Market abuse and long-term investors

    Few will take issue with the Financial Services Authority’s decision to crack down on market abuse. Its recent judgments...

  25. April 6, 2012

    Citizen soldier who brought the SAS to the City

    A Special Air Service soldier is a member of a relentlessly courageous commando force, primed to operate clandestinely in...

  26. FT Alphaville

    April 6, 2012

    The (Long) Weekender

    Easter service announcement… FT Alphaville’s open during New York hours on Monday, though posting will be light to...

  27. April 6, 2012

    The oligarch and iron ore miner

    Given the mauling Ian Hannam suffered at the hands of the Financial Services Authority this week, it is perhaps a good...

  28. FT Alphaville

    April 5, 2012

    Hannam's gotta do...

    It must have come as quite a shock to the FSA apparatchiks when Ian Hannam turned on them. The accepted procedure following...

  29. FT Alphaville

    April 5, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York FT ALPHAVILLE Hannam, spun: Just when we were considering launching the Ian Hannam is Innocent OK?...

  30. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2012

    Hannam, spun

    Just when we were considering launching the Ian Hannam is Innocent OK? campaign, this crosses our radar… The former JP...

  31. April 4, 2012

    Hannam is clearly a victim of injustice

    Shortly before I became chairman of the Future of Banking Commission, I interviewed a leading City lawyer about the causes...

  32. April 4, 2012

    City is right to crack whip on market abuse

    My respect for the City of London’s enforcers has gone up a notch with their decision to impose a £450,000 fine on Ian...

  33. April 4, 2012

    High cost of City’s loose-talk culture

    Carelessness has a cost. That should be the strong message taken by the City of London from the market regulator’s decision...

  34. April 4, 2012

    FSA raises hackles over Hannam

    The news this week that the UK markets regulator will do battle with Ian Hannam, the world’s most prominent natural...

  35. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2012

    "The FSA is not about justice, it's about justifying their existence." Discuss

    The statement above comes from reader WEB, in a comment on Tuesday’s post concerning the public hanging of Ian Hannam, the...

  36. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2012

    The Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York FT ALPHAVILLE The Irish promissory note illusion: The “government” didn’t pay cash to Anglo – but...

  37. April 3, 2012

    Hannam’s fight with the FSA

    Two emails and a decision to impose a £450,000 fine have sent a shockwave through the City and set up a spectacular contest....

  38. April 3, 2012

    Hannam departure could damage Cazenove

    The resignation of one of its star bankers has dealt a blow to JPMorgan Cazenove, one of the City’s leading and most...

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