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  1. July 16, 2014

    ICAP sheds brokers in battle to keep main unit profitable

    ICAP is shedding more of its brokers and shutting down some of the instruments it trades as the world’s largest interdealer...

  2. June 24, 2014

    Schroders invests in online wealth manager Nutmeg

    Schroders, the second-largest asset manager in Europe, has joined a group of high-profile entrepreneurs who are investing...

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  1. May 14, 2014

    ICAP warns tough trading conditions to remain

    ICAP on Wednesday underlined the stark environment for trading in global markets after the world’s largest interdealer...

  2. April 1, 2014

    ICAP chief sees customer base shift as regulation hits revenues

    ICAP, the world’s largest interdealer broker, said more fund managers were becoming its customers as financial regulation...

  3. February 17, 2014

    Swaps market prepares for its big bang

    The US swaps market is expected to begin a shift away from the predominance of telephone trading this week as it joins the...

  4. February 5, 2014

    ICAP hit by rule changes to US swaps market

    ICAP, the world’s largest interdealer broker, has reported slower-than-expected trading over the last quarter, amid a...

  5. Westminster Blog

    November 20, 2013

    PMQs: Labour's all-round ill discipline

    A rather strange and fractious PMQs today. Amid much gnashing of teeth about the allegations surrounding Paul Flowers, the...

  6. November 10, 2013

    David Cameron criticised over Michael Spencer meeting at No 10

    David Cameron has been criticised after refusing to reveal the details of a visit to Downing Street in September by Michael...

  7. November 1, 2013

    Boardroom trades October 31

    There was more profit-taking among senior directors at Informa as finance director Adam Walker followed chief executive...

  8. September 26, 2013

    Isdafix probe leaves ICAP’s Spencer frozen in suspense

    The troubles of Michael Spencer, chief executive of ICAP, may be far from over. On Wednesday, the broking firm agreed a £55m...

  9. September 25, 2013

    ICAP settlement a blow to Michael Spencer, epitome of City

    ICAP’s settlement with global regulators is a personal blow to Michael Spencer, one of the City’s richest and most...

  10. September 25, 2013

    Tories urged to return £4.8m donations from Icap’s Michael Spencer

    Labour is calling on the Conservative party to return almost £5m of donations it received from Michael Spencer, after his...

  11. September 25, 2013

    ICAP agrees to pay £55m to settle Libor claims

    ICAP, the UK interdealer broker, has agreed to pay to US and UK regulators £55m to settle allegations that some of its...

  12. September 3, 2013

    Investment vehicle Tungsten looks to London stock market float

    An investment vehicle backed by City heavyweights including Michael Spencer, the chief executive of ICAP and former...

  13. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2013

    A list of China bear repellents

    Deutsche Banks’ China economics analysts are pondering why their forecast for 8.5 per cent growth next year is well above...

  14. June 11, 2013

    Methodology and judging process

    The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year prize was founded in 1986, and takes in 140 cities in more than 50 countries....

  15. May 14, 2013

    ICAP defends role in setting benchmark rate

    ICAP, the world’s largest interdealer broker, on Tuesday defended its role at the centre of a widely-used global derivatives...

  16. Material World

    April 4, 2013

    Tamara Mellon’s Act II: a book, a brand, a...biopic?

    What do you do when you are stuck in a non-compete for a year? Write a memoir, which is in part a tell-all about your former...

  17. March 27, 2013

    ICAP suffers as trading activity dwindles

    Shares in ICAP, the UK interdealer broker, slid on Wednesday after it said full-year earnings would be at the bottom of its...

  18. February 7, 2013

    ICAP promises action if rate-rigging found

    ICAP said on Thursday it would take action against employees found to be involved in Libor rate-rigging as the interdealer...

  19. January 23, 2013

    FSA probes ICAP over Libor fixing

    ICAP, the world’s largest interdealer broker, has become a focus of the UK Libor rate-rigging investigation and is being...

  20. January 14, 2013

    ICAP sells stake in Traiana

    ICAP has sold a stake in Traiana to seven of its biggest customers in a deal that will give the broker-dealers greater...

  21. December 20, 2012

    Interdealer brokers retain crucial role

    The popular image of trading in the City of London is of a hassled broker staring at a screen, with a telephone pressed to...

  22. November 21, 2012

    Interdealer brokers brace for changes

    They are among the financial world’s brashest, most colourful and best paid traders but the good times are over for the...

  23. November 14, 2012

    ICAP closes a US trading division

    ICAP, the world’s largest interdealer broker, has shut its New York Stock Exchange floor trading operations in the latest...

  24. November 14, 2012

    Randgold loses lustre after share sale

    A share sale by its chief executive amid growing political uncertainty in Ivory Coast – responsible for more than a quarter...

  25. July 11, 2012

    Spencer must lead ICAP to its promised land

    Michael Spencer, chief executive of interdealer broker ICAP, is an entrepreneur. The great thing about entrepreneurs is that...

  26. July 11, 2012

    ICAP plays down Libor role

    ICAP, the world’s largest inter-dealer broker by revenues, on Wednesday played down its role in the Libor interest rate...

  27. July 8, 2012

    ICAP steps up Plus charm offensive

    ICAP has stepped up its efforts to convince Plus-traded companies to keep their listings, promising to upgrade the junior...

  28. June 8, 2012

    Icap chief’s pay cut by 25%

    Michael Spencer, founder and chief executive of ICAP, has had his annual pay cut by more than a quarter as the FTSE 100...

  29. March 29, 2012

    Cameron should look to the future, not to the pasty

    The Commons has risen for the Easter recess, and the Tory high command is relieved. Especially when the sun shines and...

  30. March 26, 2012

    ‘Cash for access’ inquiry calls grow

    David Cameron has been forced to reveal the names of Tory donors invited to dinners at his official residences as pressure...

  31. March 26, 2012

    City figures bemused at ‘cash for access’ outrage

    Prominent City figures are bemused at the outrage surrounding the “cash for access” scandal. For some of those who make up...

  32. Westminster Blog

    March 26, 2012

    Dinner diary

    The government has given in to pressure today for more disclosure of David Cameron’s meetings with wealthy Conservative...

  33. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2012

    Those Cam dine with me donors

    There are a few familiar City faces in the list of Conservative party donors who have “privately” dined with the Prime...

  34. March 26, 2012

    Parties trade blows over donations claims

    Labour accused the government on Monday of allowing its wealthy donors to buy influence with the prime minister and cited a...

  35. March 25, 2012

    Truell to target financial services firms

    Edmund Truell, the founder of private equity firm Duke Street Capital, will be joining forces with his brother Danny to list...

  36. March 12, 2012

    Rutter to leave as head of Icap unit

    Icap, the world’s largest inter-dealer broker, has shaken up the management of its electronic trading business in a move...

  37. February 6, 2012

    Cameron urged to hold firm on banker pay

    David Cameron is facing renewed calls to take a stronger stance on bankers’ pay ahead of a key Commons debate this week. As...

  38. February 1, 2012

    Icap to cut jobs and clamp down on bonuses

    Weak trading volumes prompted Icap to cut jobs in the third quarter as the world’s largest inter-dealer broker said it was...

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