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    1. September 17, 2014

      Need to keep talent not enough to justify big pay, says watchdog

      Companies will no longer be able to use retaining talent as a justification for paying big remuneration packages, the UK...

    2. July 4, 2014

      Lords to grill accountancy watchdog on ‘going concern’ rules

      The UK accountancy regulator is to be grilled by the House of Lords later this month on its controversial proposals on going...

    1. July 3, 2014

      Investor group warns on changes to governance code

      Proposed changes to the corporate governance code would weaken the assurances a company’s directors must currently give...

    2. January 30, 2013

      Banks urged to reveal solvency fears

      Struggling banks should not use vague promises of state aid to keep investors in the dark about their fragility, according...

    3. June 13, 2012

      LSE hire could Pac a punch against Nasdaq

      You do not need to be much of a conspiracy theorist to concoct a hypothesis from London Stock Exchange’s appointment of...

    4. May 8, 2012

      Moss quits after pay revolt at Aviva

      Investors angry about a mismatch between executive pay and corporate performance claimed their third scalp on Tuesday as...

    5. 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...

    6. June 23, 2011

      Ringing smaller numbers at BT

      Handling the welfare of more than 100,000 employees at BT Group could prove quite a challenge for Clare Chapman, who has...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. FT Alphaville

      June 6, 2011

      Aviva set to appoint McFarlane

      John McFarlane, a director at Royal Bank of Scotland and former head of ANZ, one of Australia’s top banks, is set to become...

    10. June 6, 2011

      Aviva lines up successor to Sharman

      John McFarlane, a director at Royal Bank of Scotland and former head of a large Australian bank, is poised to become the...

    11. May 25, 2011

      In between flower show hedges

      Many of the corporate directors gathered to listen to a breakfast talk given by Lord Sharman on Tuesday seemed a bit...

    12. May 11, 2011

      Tesco picks Barclays’ Broadbent as chairman

      Sir Richard Broadbent is to become the next chairman of Tesco, marking a year of sweeping change on the board of the world’s...

    13. April 24, 2011

      Digby Jones comes out for AV reform

      Digby Jones, former head of the CBI employers’ group, has thrown his weight behind the campaign to change Britain’s voting...

    14. March 26, 2011

      Broadbent emerges as top Aviva candidate

      Sir Richard Broadbent has emerged as the leading candidate ultimately to replace Lord Sharman as chairman of Aviva, the...

    15. March 24, 2011

      Citigroup drills for Lovegrove

      Citigroup, which has been bulking up its team of energy bankers, has hired veteran oil and gas industry dealmaker Martin...

    16. March 20, 2011

      Daniels dropped from Aviva shortlist

      Eric Daniels, the former chief executive of Lloyds, has been dropped from the shortlist of candidates for the upcoming...

    17. FT Alphaville

      March 18, 2011

      Ex-Lloyds chief in running for Aviva chair

      Eric Daniels, the former Lloyds banking chief, is among a handful of candidates to become the next chairman of Aviva, the...

    18. March 17, 2011

      Ex-Lloyds chief in running for Aviva chair

      Eric Daniels, the former Lloyds banking chief, is among a handful of candidates to become the next chairman of Aviva, the...

    19. February 26, 2011

      Headhunters’ hunt for heads is on

      With the unprecedented searches for FTSE chairmen under way, this is the year when investors are likely to see several new...

    20. February 18, 2011

      Winters lands in bay of plenty

      Former JPMorgan Chase executive Bill Winters, who has set up his new fund management venture Renshaw Bay, has not had to...

    21. February 17, 2011

      Reed Elsevier reaps reward for restructuring

      Reed Elsevier, the Anglo-Dutch publishing group, said it expected sales and profit margins to rise this year after...

    22. September 17, 2010

      Aviva exit jostle

      As Lord Sharman slowly prepares his exit from the stage at Aviva sometime after 2012, it is not certain who will help the...

    23. May 28, 2010

      FRC code splits the bosses

      Objections to the annual re-election of all directors, from the likes of GSK chairman Sir Christopher Gent and David Tyler...

    24. April 29, 2010

      Gathering Moss

      Andrew Moss stood out among the seven directors at Aviva up for election by drawing a small protest vote of just less than 5...

    25. October 23, 2009

      Aviva triangle

      Aviva chairman Lord Sharman is standing by chief executive Andrew Moss , who struck up a relationship with an employee who...

    26. August 6, 2009

      Aviva hunting

      It's hunting season for finance directors, as Aviva numbers man Philip Scott delivers what may be his last set of results...

    27. June 4, 2009

      C&W makes a few board calls

      Cable and Wireless chairman and garden lover Richard Lapthorne has propagated the board with the interesting additions of...

    28. April 30, 2009

      One Aviva, all ears

      Aviva chairman Lord Sharman nailed his Liberal Democrat colours to the mast at the dour annual meeting for the insurer, as...

    29. March 7, 2009

      Bashed bankers huddle together

      Under-pressure bank chairmen Sir Victor Blank of Lloyds Banking Group and Marcus Agius of Barclays seemed to have a lot to...

    30. February 15, 2009

      Hefty pay rises for non-executive directors

      Falling share prices and a wave of profit warnings and dividend cuts failed to prevent non-executive directors of FTSE 100...

    31. July 1, 2008

      Combien?

      If Aegis' new chairman doesn't already speak French, he will no doubt learn the relevant words to deal with his biggest...

    32. May 17, 2008

      No accounting for football

      If they weren't so busy raising their drinks, half the business of FTSE 100 companies could have been conducted by the...

    33. May 2, 2008

      One Aviva, many complaints

      Andrew Moss did his best to respond smoothly to the disconsolate bunch of Aviva shareholders that gathered in the cavernous...

    34. April 24, 2008

      Clicking clogs

      Unlike the tame gathering at the UK meeting of Reed Elsevier, the board flew off into what chairman Jan Hommen expected to...

    35. April 24, 2008

      Aegis rallies against Bolloré

      Aegis is rallying its shareholders ahead of a fifth attempt by Vincent Bolloré to elect two representatives to the marketing...

    36. January 4, 2008

      Sustainability: Now it’s easier to be green

      For years, accountants have dabbled at the edges of sustainability. Their response to climate change and the growing effect...

    37. December 6, 2007

      Moving on . . .

      Boosting the retail expertise of his board is Lord Sharman , chairman of insurance group Aviva. He has hired Scott Wheway ,...

    38. October 23, 2007

      Sticky idea for Northern Rock

      How much should one read into calls to nationalise Northern Rock from Sir Michael Darrington, group managing director of...

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