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  1. September 19, 2014

    City Insider: 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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....

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. July 5, 2012

    Investors await evidence of Aviva recovery plan

    The new chairman of Aviva pulled no punches in recounting how the insurer ran into difficulties under the tenure of Andrew...

  28. July 5, 2012

    Aviva: approach with caution

    Timing is everything. So it was no coincidence that at 4.51pm on Thursday, after Aviva chairman John McFarlane had spent the...

  29. July 5, 2012

    Aviva outlines plan to boost share price

    Aviva has unveiled plans to sell or wind down about a third of its business as the FTSE 100 insurer attempts to avoid...

  30. July 1, 2012

    From Elvis tribute to shaking up Aviva

    At a farewell dinner marking his departure from the Australasian bank ANZ, John McFarlane performed an Elvis Presley song on...

  31. May 31, 2012

    Insurers face clash of rules

    Regulation is changing the equation for European insurers operating in the US. At least one disposal is certain: the...

  32. May 17, 2012

    Fundamentalist McFarlane

    The pay plan grousing season is a sporting tradition dating back to, oh, a few weeks ago. It starts on “the Glorious 25th”...

  33. May 17, 2012

    Aviva chairman admits capital concerns

    The incoming chairman of Aviva has acknowledged that the FTSE 100 insurer needs to improve its capital position...

  34. FT Alphaville

    May 8, 2012

    Moss to step down as Aviva CEO

    Whoah. 8 May 2012 Aviva announces Andrew Moss to step down as CEO John McFarlane to assume executive duties with immediate...

  35. April 11, 2012

    US disposal would bolster Aviva

    Andrew Moss, chief executive of Aviva, is famously discreet. So his suggestion that the insurance brontosaur might sell its...

  36. April 11, 2012

    Aviva considers plans to sell US division

    Aviva is considering plans to sell its life assurance business in the US in a move analysts estimate could raise at least...

  37. June 16, 2011

    Screwfix leads web order race

    Kingfisher chief Ian Cheshire is competing with the fashion set when it comes to speedy internet deliveries. Last month,...

  38. June 15, 2011

    Aviva confirms McFarlane as new chairman

    John McFarlane, a director at the Royal Bank of Scotland, has been confirmed as the next chairman of Aviva, the insurance...

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