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  1. March 18, 2014

    Clive Cowdery sets sights on European deals

    Clive Cowdery has set his sights on setting up another insurance consolidation vehicle, this time involving deals in Europe,...

  2. March 18, 2014

    Miners take toll on European stock markets

    European equity investors were losing their appetite for risk on Tuesday as the region’s main indices fell back on concerns...

  1. May 23, 2013

    Interview – with Margaret Cole, former FSA ‘enforcer’

    Margaret Cole demonstrated the importance of having a strong message when she went for a top job at the now-abolished...

  2. April 18, 2013

    Tiner quits RBS bid consortium

    John Tiner, the former chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, has stepped down as leader of a consortium of...

  3. March 22, 2013

    Ex-FSA chief to lead bid for RBS branches

    The former head of the Financial Services Authority is to front a bid to buy the 316 branches being sold by Royal Bank of...

  4. FT Alphaville

    August 15, 2012

    ROL over, Cowdery "returns"

    From Resolution, the British insurance acquisition specialist insurer acquisition specialist, on Wednesday… Simplifying the...

  5. August 15, 2012

    Resolution abandons plans to split

    Resolution is to scrap its complex corporate structure in the face of regulatory pressure as part of revamp under which the...

  6. June 12, 2012

    Head of Resolution heritage unit resigns

    The executive who runs one of Resolution’s two main divisions has resigned, the latest in a series of management changes...

  7. FT Alphaville

    March 30, 2012

    No Resolution at all, really

    It’s hard to see the point of some businesses. This week the particularly pointless Resolution produced an interminable,...

  8. March 27, 2012

    Resolution hits out at City watchdog

    Resolution has hit out at a planned clampdown by the City watchdog on unconventional corporate structures, which threatens...

  9. January 26, 2012

    UK targets ‘back door’ routes to top indices

    Regulators have proposed big changes to rules for listing companies in the UK that will see a clampdown on “back door”...

  10. December 12, 2011

    RBS report gets Sants out of a sticky spot

    Books to furnish the smallest room, complete with quirky names (101 Uses For a Dead Cat, et al), are always in plentiful...

  11. November 9, 2011

    Resolution shares fall as sales miss estimates

    Shares in Resolution fell more than 5 per cent after it disappointed the market with poor sales figures for the third...

  12. August 16, 2011

    Resolution managers get green light for deals

    Resolution has agreed an unusual deal to let the insurance company’s most senior managers lead acquisitions for other...

  13. June 7, 2011

    Resolution to return £500m to shareholders

    Resolution will ask investors to clear the way for a new consolidation project at a special vote this summer after the...

  14. March 24, 2011

    Investors eye Resolution’s £1bn cash pile

    Resolution is sitting on more than £1bn in cash, some of which could be returned to investors this year, after large chunks...

  15. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2011

    Resolution told to stay on course

    Resolution, the UK investment vehicle set up by insurance entrepreneur Clive Cowdery, has acknowledged it must find fresh...

  16. February 23, 2011

    Resolution fails the Ronseal tin test

    Unlike Ronseal, Resolution has not done exactly what it said on the tin. The extent to which the life assurance...

  17. February 23, 2011

    Resolution told not to deviate from course

    Resolution will have to find fresh funding for a new venture if it wants to pursue deals beyond the UK life assurance sector...

  18. February 23, 2011

    Resolution plays down chances of fresh deals

    Resolution, a consolidator of UK life assurance businesses, has played down the likelihood of striking more deals, even...

  19. February 16, 2011

    Resolution hits pause on acquisitions

    Resolution, the vehicle set up by Clive Cowdery, is unlikely to make any further acquisitions this year in its UK life...

  20. November 11, 2010

    Resolution sees 13% fall in core business

    Tougher competition and a moribund housing market hurt sales at Resolution Limited, the vehicle that owns the former Friends...

  21. November 10, 2010

    Lloyds Banking risk chief to leave post

    Carol Sergeant, chief risk officer of Lloyds Banking Group and one of the most prominent women executives in the City, will...

  22. October 15, 2010

    Resolution buys Bupa unit for £165m

    Resolution is to pay £165m ($263m) for Bupa’s life, income and critical illness insurance business in a deal that boosts the...

  23. August 17, 2010

    UK life assurer bullish on sector

    John Tiner, Resolution chief executive, said fundamental weaknesses and imbalances in the UK life sector left plenty of...

  24. June 15, 2010

    Buzz alone won't get investors singing Cowdery's tune

    Clive Cowdery is the vuvuzela of British financial services. Prudential, Aviva, Legal & General: whichever large UK-listed...

  25. June 14, 2010

    Buzz alone won’t get investors singing Cowdery’s tune

    Clive Cowdery is the vuvuzela of British financial services. Prudential, Aviva, Legal & General: whichever large UK-listed...

  26. May 20, 2010

    Juggling risk in the City

    Carol Sergeant has always worked with her feet close to the fire. She is in the hot seat as chief risk officer of Lloyds...

  27. March 24, 2010

    Resolution persists on acquisition trail

    Resolution on Wednesday described its demotion from the FTSE 100 as an “arithmetic event” that would not affect its plans to...

  28. March 13, 2010

    Don't stop the watchdog barking about misselling

    Exactly a year since the " be afraid, be very afraid " speech, in which Hector Sants said the Financial Services Authority...

  29. March 12, 2010

    Don’t stop the watchdog barking about misselling

    Exactly a year since the “be afraid, be very afraid” speech, in which Hector Sants said the Financial Services Authority...

  30. February 11, 2010

    Friends Provident sales jump

    Resolution Limited, the renamed Friends Provident, saw a rebound in fourth quarter sales and reported better new business...

  31. February 10, 2010

    Sants' departure is another blow to the FSA

    Hector Sants picked the worst three years in history to run a financial regulator.Had he become chief executive of the...

  32. February 9, 2010

    Bruised Sants’ departure is another blow to FSA

    Hector Sants picked the worst three years in history to run a financial regulator.Had he become chief executive of the...

  33. February 5, 2010

    Resolution eyes move on RBS branches

    Resolution Group, the vehicle set up by Clive Cowdery, and Blackstone, the US private equity group, are in the running to...

  34. February 4, 2010

    Resolution eyes move on RBS branches

    New ground: Clive Cowdrey’s company, along with Blackstone, is in the running to join National Australia Bank in a...

  35. January 28, 2010

    European friends

    Clive Cowdery's Resolution spin-off has set it sights on the Continent, hiring a trio of Euro insurance and banking...

  36. FT Alphaville

    November 23, 2009

    Ex-FSA chief joins debate over financial reform

    Demands for higher capital at financial companies and a growing risk of national protectionism will act as a drag on the...

  37. November 23, 2009

    The man who went from gamekeeper to poacher

    Gordon Brown used to say that there were two types of chancellor: those who get out in time and those who end in failure....

  38. November 23, 2009

    Tiner joins in reforms debate

    Demands for higher capital at financial companies and a growing risk of national protectionism will raise the costs for...

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