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    1. August 2, 2016

      Give Philip Green’s knighthood to Michael Spencer

      The Libor scandal has left some bitter dregs in the glass of ICAP boss and wine connoisseur Michael Spencer. His...

    2. July 31, 2016

      Cameron honours list rewards Remainers to cries of ‘cronyism’

      David Cameron has been accused by Labour of “cronyism” on a lavish scale after a leak revealed that his resignation...

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    1. July 24, 2016

      Michael Spencer’s allies decry ‘unfairness’ in lack of peerage

      Allies of Michael Spencer, the founder of interdealer broker Icap, have said it would be “the height of unfairness” if...

    2. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Referendum trading surge breaks 'malaise' for broker ICAP

      The wee small hours of June 24th were clearly good for brokers, with ICAP reporting that the plunge in sterling led it...

    3. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      ICAP expanding further in China with CFETS deal

      ICAP is looking to China NEX. The London broker, which plans to rebrand to NEX Group after agreeing a £1.1bn deal to...

    4. May 16, 2016

      ICAP’s unsentimental NEX step for a clear way ahead

      William Faulkner urged fellow writers to “kill their darlings”. They should ditch cherished creations in the cause of a...

    5. May 16, 2016

      ICAP to become NEX Group after deal with rival Tullett Prebon

      ICAP will rebrand itself as NEX Group to symbolise the break-up of the interdealer broking business that has been its...

    6. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Opening Quote: NEX steps; British Land; UK growth

      ICAP is renaming itself NEX, British Land profits are up 16 per cent, the CBI has cut its UK growth forecasts. FT...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 16, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      ICAP is renaming itself NEX, British Land profits are up 16 per cent, the CBI has cut its UK growth forecasts. FT...

    8. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      ICAP announces new post-merger name

      The ebbulient chief of broker ICAP Michael Spencer offered a case of fine Bordeaux wine to whoever suggested the best...

    9. February 25, 2016

      ICAP chief prepares for radical change to interdealer broker

      Michael Spencer, the ebullient chief executive of ICAP, has his mojo back after “the exhaustion and stress” of the...

    10. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      ICAP says Tullett deal is 'on track' while market conditions pinch

      Trading and trade processing continue to show diverging fortunes for broker ICAP, which says its plans to offload its...

    11. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Non-Standard Finance raises £160m to buy Everyday Loans

      Non-Standard Finance, the subprime lending group backed by fund manager Neil Woodford and a handful of other City...

    12. December 17, 2015

      Business leaders call UK airport decision delay ‘disastrous’

      Fifty business leaders have accused the government of “disastrous” procrastination, after ministers once again...

    13. November 13, 2015

      City Insider: ICAP sells brokers — but hangs on to Bordeaux

      Michael Spencer: Small sacrifice A longstanding City rivalry was buried at 6.30am on Wednesday when ICAP signed a deal...

    14. November 11, 2015

      ICAP and Tullett Prebon put aside rivalry to strike deal

      ICAP and Tullett Prebon ended years of intense rivalry in the competitive world of interdealer broking as they unveiled...

    15. August 27, 2015

      Ex-MPs and political aides pack list of new Lords

      Party leaders are packing the House of Lords with former politicians and political aides at an accelerating rate,...

    16. July 15, 2015

      ICAP’s Michael Spencer predicts further market volatility

      ICAP’s chief executive Michael Spencer is forecasting more days of extreme turbulence in global markets as the US...

    17. July 15, 2015

      City figures take subprime lending back to the kitchen table

      A new subprime lender backed by fund manager Neil Woodford and a clutch of other City figures is shunning the internet...

    18. June 14, 2015

      Tough breaks mount up for Tungsten

      Bold claims roll off the tongue of serial entrepreneur Edi Truell when discussing his latest venture, Tungsten Corp....

    19. May 19, 2015

      Icap hit by reduced volatility in global markets

      Reduced volatility in global markets over the past year and stricter capital requirements for banks led to a 21 per...

    20. May 10, 2015

      Asian bond investors brace for increase in US interest rates

      Asian bond investors are bracing for an increase in US interest rates, with the Federal Reserve expected to announce...

    21. May 8, 2015

      Corks pop as City of London celebrates Labour’s election defeat

      The City of London, the UK’s financial hub, is apolitical for public relations purposes. Viscerally and tribally its...

    22. May 7, 2015

      Election celebrations and lamentations ready to kick off

      Election parties: Thursday night fever It’s finally E-Day. When the exit poll results start rolling in shortly after...

    23. April 16, 2015

      Business paints bleak picture of UK

      A panel of financial service veterans on Wednesday painted a bleak picture of the UK’s attractiveness for big business...

    24. March 31, 2015

      Europe urged to safeguard spirit of derivatives regulation

      Three of Europe’s most senior markets executives have written a joint letter to regulators urging them not to undermine...

    25. February 10, 2015

      ICAP says US swaps rule changes more likely

      A recent changing of the guard at the main US derivatives regulator should give new impetus to ICAP’s efforts to amend...

    26. November 19, 2014

      ICAP proposes to merger broker business with Howe Robinson

      ICAP is proposing to merge its shipbroking business with rival Howe Robinson, as some of the market’s main players...

    27. October 31, 2014

      Spencer sells City Index to GAIN Capital

      Michael Spencer, the founder of interdealer broker ICAP, has sold his online spread betting company City Index to US...

    28. September 30, 2014

      ICAP cuts jobs and shuts desks as it warns on revenues

      ICAP will take a charge of £35m-£45m as the UK interdealer broker battles low market volatility by cutting jobs and...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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