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    1. April 29, 2015

      Barclays turnround at a pivotal point

      Is Barclays about to break free after years of being weighed down by litigation and restructuring costs to finally become an...

    2. April 23, 2015

      Barclays: new chairman, old tricks

      Lather, rinse, repeat. It looks as if John McFarlane, who became chairman of Barclays on Thursday, will repeat many of the...

    1. April 23, 2015

      Shareholders vote in favour of Barclays’ pay policies

      Nearly all of Barclays’ shareholders have voted in support of its pay package despite disgruntled investors airing concerns...

    2. April 23, 2015

      New chairman John McFarlane’s 5 priorities for Barclays

      Barclays’ new chairman John McFarlane will quickly stamp his authority on the bank by writing to shareholders on Thursday to...

    3. 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...

    4. March 11, 2015

      FirstGroup selects Wolfhart Hauser to take on chairman’s mantle

      FirstGroup has lined up a new chairman to replace John McFarlane who leaves for Barclays in May. In the driving seat will be...

    5. January 13, 2015

      Norwegian wealth fund bolsters Aviva bid

      The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund has thrown its weight behind Aviva’s planned acquisition of Friends Life, buying...

    6. January 9, 2015

      Barclays’ senior lawyer Judith Shepherd to leave

      One of Barclays’ most senior lawyers, who has been questioned as part of a criminal probe into its dealings with Qatar...

    7. November 24, 2014

      Mark Wilson kept AIA afloat through financial crisis

      Aviva turned to Mark Wilson in 2012 after the removal of chief executive Andrew Moss amid an investor revolt over the size...

    8. October 30, 2014

      Aviva brushes aside collapse in annuity sales

      Aviva has brushed aside a collapse in annuity sales caused by the UK government’s overhaul of the pensions system as well as...

    9. September 24, 2014

      Stakes are high for Barclays and SFO over Qatar investors probe

      The reputations of both Barclays and the Serious Fraud Office have taken hits over the past few years. The two are locked in...

    10. September 22, 2014

      Barclays faces record £38m fine over client money safeguards

      Barclays is set to be fined close to £38m for failing to keep clients’ money separate from its own three years after the...

    11. September 19, 2014

      Weir’s Cochrane leads No charge

      Magnet for the Noes: Keith Cochrane It’s hardly been a triumph of organisation. But Britain’s business community did finally...

    12. 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...

    13. FT Alphaville

      September 12, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Known unknowns in the Scottish referendum polls: The spread between the yes and the no...

    14. September 12, 2014

      Barclays shares rise as new chair appointed

      Investors in UK blue-chip stocks got two chairmanship changes for the price of one on Friday. Barclays shares gained 1 per...

    15. September 12, 2014

      Barclays appoints Aviva’s John McFarlane as chairman

      Barclays’ management shift The changes sweeping through the boardrooms of Britain’s biggest banks have gathered pace with...

    16. July 16, 2014

      FirstGroup CEO pay packet irks a third of its shareholders

      A third of shareholders voting at FirstGroup’s annual general meeting on Wednesday refused to back a pay packet for its...

    17. May 21, 2014

      FirstGroup drops dividend pledge in favour of turnround plan

      FirstGroup has dropped its pledge to pay a dividend this year and will concentrate instead on its turnround plan, which was...

    18. January 9, 2014

      M&S results not bad enough to cook Marc Bolland’s Christmas goose

      There is a limit to how long you can go on reporting “signs of recovery” in a troubled business. Yet Marc Bolland, the...

    19. December 6, 2013

      FirstGroup appoints John McFarlane as chairman

      FirstGroup has appointed John McFarlane as chairman, ending a six-month search and as it looks to make progress with its...

    20. May 9, 2013

      Aviva stems fresh rebellion over finance chief’s share deal

      Aviva’s chairman has defended the award of some £500,000 in shares to its finance director in the face of criticism from...

    21. March 7, 2013

      Decoding life groups’ dividend plans

      Look here upon this picture, and on this. Contrasting portraits of two groups in the life assurance sector are on display....

    22. March 7, 2013

      Aviva pitches a necessary evil

      Investors in Aviva must feel like they have come full circle. Much of the recovery in the insurer’s share price since it...

    23. March 7, 2013

      Aviva triggers insurance investor rethink

      Top pension funds are reconsidering the size of their investments in the insurance sector after Aviva shocked the City on...

    24. February 20, 2013

      RSA cut raises concern for dividends

      RSA’s unexpected decision to slash its dividend brings to the fore questions about the sustainability of other payouts in a...

    25. February 4, 2013

      Final dividend cut fear pulls Aviva lower

      Aviva led the FTSE 100 to its sharpest fall in six months yesterday amid fears of a dividend cut. Talk that Aviva could...

    26. January 9, 2013

      Aviva clean-up continues

      John McFarlane must be doing something right. In the six months since the Aviva chairman announced a strategic shake-up, the...

    27. December 21, 2012

      Aviva to write down £2.3bn on US arm sale

      Aviva will make a £2.3bn writedown after agreeing to sell its US arm for less than half its book value, the biggest disposal...

    28. December 18, 2012

      Aviva nets £500m for split with Bankia

      Aviva is to net almost £500m by walking away from its Spanish joint venture with Bankia in a deal that ends a legal dispute...

    29. November 16, 2012

      Wilson is ‘frontrunner’ for Aviva top job

      Mark Wilson, the former chief executive of Asian life insurer AIA, has emerged as a frontrunner for the top job at Aviva,...

    30. November 8, 2012

      Aviva warns of heavy loss on US sale

      Aviva on Thursday told its shareholders to brace themselves for a heavy loss on the imminent sale of its US arm, adding that...

    31. September 27, 2012

      Aviva exits Sri Lankan joint venture

      Aviva is pulling out of Sri Lanka as part of a broad disposal plan aimed at improving its share performance. The UK-based...

    32. August 27, 2012

      Aviva activists press for directors to go

      An activist group of Aviva policyholders and private shareholders is hoping to reignite the row that prompted the insurer’s...

    33. August 23, 2012

      Aviva warns it may axe up to 800 UK jobs

      Aviva has warned that as many as 800 jobs at its UK business are under threat as a result of a cost-cutting push by the FTSE...

    34. August 17, 2012

      Aviva receives approaches for US arm

      Aviva has received first-round bid approaches for its US arm from US-based private equity houses as well as financial...

    35. August 16, 2012

      S&P downgrade raises doubts over Aviva

      Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Aviva to its lowest level since it began covering the UK insurer in 2001, raising questions...

    36. August 13, 2012

      Guggenheim Partners eyes Aviva’s US arm

      Guggenheim Partners, the privately owned financial services group, has approached Aviva with a bid for its US operations,...

    37. July 6, 2012

      Aviva sells half its Delta Lloyd stake

      Aviva has kicked off its sweeping disposal plan by selling slightly more than half its remaining shareholding in Delta...

    38. July 5, 2012

      McFarlane will have to edit his own brief

      Bravo, author! John McFarlane’s statement for Aviva shareholders is as clear as the insurer’s communications are generally...

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