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  1. December 16, 2013

    Zurich pulls off coup to poach Swiss Re’s financial chief

    Zurich Insurance has pulled off a coup by poaching George Quinn from its rival Swiss Re as a replacement for its late chief...

  2. November 5, 2013

    Deutsche Bank chief named in legal probe

    Jürgen Fitschen, Deutsche Bank’s co-chief executive, has been named as a suspect in a probe into whether the bank’s board...

  1. November 4, 2013

    Probe into Zurich CFO’s suicide finds no evidence of undue pressure

    An investigation into the suicide of Zurich Insurance’s chief financial officer has found no evidence that he had been put...

  2. September 18, 2013

    Shake-up continues in Siemens boardroom

    Siemens has made big changes to its management and supervisory boards as the German engineering company tries to draw a line...

  3. September 12, 2013

    Ackermann resignation offers Siemens chance of boardroom peace

    On a sweltering Saturday in late July at a Munich airport hotel Germany’s most influential industrialist and its once most...

  4. FT Alphaville

    September 12, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Alcoa’s opposition to the LME’s metals warehousing proposals is interesting, Izzi says...

  5. September 12, 2013

    Ackermann quits Siemens after boardroom clash

    The once unstoppable career of Josef Ackermann has suffered its second blow in two weeks, after the Swiss financier said he...

  6. September 11, 2013

    Zurich Insurance names Tom de Swaan as chairman

    Zurich Insurance has filled the gap in its upper ranks left after the unexpected departure of Josef Ackermann by appointing...

  7. FT Long Short

    September 10, 2013

    John Reed on bank stocks

    Maybe we should reinstate Glass-Steagall. Or maybe we should revisit the system of publicly quoted banks. That at least...

  8. August 30, 2013

    Zurich to launch probe into death of finance chief

    Zurich Insurance will investigate whether its former finance chief had been put under undue pressure before his death, as it...

  9. FT Alphaville

    August 30, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Big, detailed post from Cardiff: what can emerging markets do to stop capital flowing...

  10. August 29, 2013

    Pressure high at the top in Zurich

    Josef Ackermann has not had a good summer. In July, the former Deutsche Bank boss, now a career non-executive, seems to have...

  11. August 29, 2013

    Carrefour’s strong earnings lift European stocks

    Equity markets were broadly higher on a big day for results in Europe, helped by a strong showing for the region’s biggest...

  12. August 29, 2013

    Zurich: executive tragedies

    Out of respect for loved ones, or perhaps because an investigation is under way, companies tend to release very few details...

  13. Business Blog

    August 29, 2013

    The resignation of Josef Ackermann over a tragedy is an extraordinary event

    Suicide is a tragedy and it is impossible from the outside to know exactly what led to someone taking his own life. But...

  14. August 29, 2013

    Ackermann leaves Zurich after CFO death

    Josef Ackermann has resigned as chairman of Zurich Insurance after barely a year in the role, saying he was under pressure...

  15. May 29, 2013

    Deutsche shareholders rebel over supervisory board

    Deutsche Bank’s shareholders have rebelled over a motion to keep prominent industrialist Henning Kagermann on its...

  16. April 30, 2013

    Spain’s bankers reap pension jackpot

    The departure of Alfredo Sáenz as chief executive of Banco Santander has shone a spotlight on a quirky remuneration detail –...

  17. February 28, 2013

    How EU cap would hit banker bonuses

    Following a provisional agreement in Brussels to cap bankers’ bonuses, Lina Saigol and Ben Fenton look at how the new rules...

  18. January 30, 2013

    Deutsche Bank chiefs maintain course

    Seven months after taking over from Josef Ackermann at the helm of Deutsche Bank, Anshu Jain and Jürgen Fitschen have been...

  19. December 20, 2012

    Deutsche Bank headquarters searched again

    Deutsche Bank’s headquarters have been searched by prosecutors for the second time this month in a further demonstration of...

  20. November 16, 2012

    Deutsche Bank faces damages in Kirch case

    Deutsche Bank has suffered a setback in its long-running legal battle with a German media tycoon after a judge cast doubt on...

  21. November 1, 2012

    Deutsche Bank names new North America head

    Deutsche Bank has promoted a US corporate finance banker to head efforts to cement its place among Wall Street’s elite,...

  22. October 30, 2012

    Investment banking buoys Deutsche Bank

    A bounce in investment banking revenues helped Deutsche Bank draw a contrast with Swiss rival UBS’s cull of 10,000 jobs...

  23. September 11, 2012

    Deutsche prefers ‘recalibration’ to revolution

    Revolutions are hardly ever sketched out in conservative German boardrooms. And so Anshu Jain and Jürgen Fitschen were keen...

  24. September 11, 2012

    Deutsche Bank – auf Wiedersehen, Josef

    Gee thanks, guys. If Josef Ackermann was listening as his successors unveiled their strategy for Deutsche Bank on Tuesday,...

  25. September 11, 2012

    Deutsche vows shake-up of bank culture

    Deutsche Bank has promised more cost cuts, a stronger balance sheet and curbs on senior bankers’ pay as its new leadership...

  26. September 9, 2012

    Deutsche to break with Ackermann target

    Deutsche Bank will this week follow global rivals in promising much lower returns amid long-term gloom over prospects for...

  27. June 12, 2012

    Jain seeks to boost his German profile

    Anshu Jain has used his first public speech as Deutsche Bank’s co-chief executive to try to boost his standing in Germany,...

  28. June 7, 2012

    The banks that are too complex to exist

    Why did JPMorgan Chase’s top management fail to spot the $2bn-plus losses brewing in the chief investment office this year?...

  29. June 1, 2012

    Deutsche Bank’s Jain heads operating arms

    Deutsche Bank confirmed on Friday that Anshu Jain would retain control over most of the bank’s operating divisions after he...

  30. May 31, 2012

    Ackermann defends record at Deutsche

    Josef Ackermann ended his turbulent decade-long leadership of Deutsche Bank with a robust defence of his record, saying...

  31. April 26, 2012

    Deutsche Bank hit by trading slowdown

    Deutsche Bank’s net income fell by a third in the first quarter after Europe’s largest bank by assets was hit by a tougher...

  32. April 23, 2012

    Investors challenge Deutsche Bank board

    Deutsche Bank’s non-executive board is facing a protest from an influential activist investor over its pay policies and...

  33. April 12, 2012

    Banking: Double entry at Deutsche

    If any financial institution embodies what “too big to fail” means, it might be Germany’s Deutsche Bank. The flagship lender...

  34. March 23, 2012

    Credit Suisse slashes executive pay

    Credit Suisse slashed pay for its most senior bosses last year after a steep drop in profits, as an unexpected candidate...

  35. March 20, 2012

    Deutsche Bank gets data request in Libor probe

    Deutsche Bank has admitted for the first time that US and European regulators have asked it for information in connection...

  36. March 13, 2012

    Ackermann to drive ZFS out of the shadows

    Martin Senn never worked under Josef Ackermann when both were at Credit Suisse in the 1990s. But this is set to change this...

  37. March 12, 2012

    Investment bankers remain masters - for now

    The tellers of Trier and borrowers of Berlin probably aren’t best pleased. Last week it emerged that Deutsche Bank is...

  38. March 12, 2012

    VW chief’s package raises the pay bar

    Compared to awards reaped by some US executives last year, Martin Winterkorn might feel short changed by the payout...

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