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    1. February 8, 2016

      Sir Philip should beef up governance code to get women into top jobs

      “She is one of those managing females,” the head of a small company said recently and dismissively. Thankfully, he is...

    2. January 3, 2016

      GSK and AstraZeneca prescribe different treatments

      For GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca — twin pillars of Britain’s pharmaceuticals sector — 2016 promises to be a critical...

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    1. The Future of Banking

      Lenders are dealing with sweeping changes as investment banks change business models t...
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    1. December 13, 2015

      New crop of European banking leaders shows industry’s desire for change

      The recent history of banking is usually measured in relation to the financial crisis of 2008. But for headhunters in...

    2. December 8, 2015

      RBS legal chief jumps ship to Santander UK

      Royal Bank of Scotland’s top lawyer has resigned after less than a year in the role to join rival Santander UK. John...

    3. November 2, 2015

      Pfizer spurned by GSK before Allergan talks

      Pfizer approached GlaxoSmithKline about a possible takeover in recent weeks but was rebuffed before confirming its...

    4. October 15, 2015

      Are chief executives so very valuable?

      “We win the lottery every year.” This was the candid view offered to me by the chief executive of a FTSE 100 company a...

    5. August 3, 2015

      Reluctant shareholder George Osborne loses patience with RBS

      Seven years, three chief executives and £45bn of taxpayer funds later, the British government’s decision to start...

    6. June 23, 2015

      RBS chairman admits surprise at size of regulatory penalties

      Royal Bank of Scotland’s outgoing chairman has admitted that the bank had not expected to take £10bn-worth of charges...

    7. June 21, 2015

      Philip Hampton eyes end to tumultuous time at RBS

      After six-and-a-half years at the helm of Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Philip Hampton is tired. He is particularly tired...

    8. June 21, 2015

      UK banks fear block on cross-selling, RBS chairman warns

      British banks fear being blocked from cross-selling products to their clients under new ringfencing rules that hand a...

    9. May 24, 2015

      Investors prepared to give Sir Andrew Witty time to revive GSK

      Investors are willing to give Sir Andrew Witty time to return GlaxoSmithKline to growth — but any more setbacks would...

    10. May 24, 2015

      UK boards miss 25% target for women directors

      Most of the UK’s largest listed companies still have boards where women comprise fewer than one-quarter of the...

    11. May 10, 2015

      FT City Network — transcript: The results of the 2015 general election

      Members of the Financial Times City Network, a panel of more than 50 of the City of London’s most influential...

    12. May 7, 2015

      New GSK chairman reiterates support for CEO

      GlaxoSmithKline’s new chairman has voiced support for Sir Andrew Witty, chief executive, but acknowledged the...

    13. March 2, 2015

      Small businesses gear up for RBS legal action

      A group of small businesses that claim to have been pushed to the brink of collapse by Royal Bank of Scotland’s...

    14. February 26, 2015

      RBS moves to speed up full return to private sector

      Royal Bank of Scotland is to cut bonuses, shed riskier assets and seek regulatory clearance for resuming dividend...

    15. February 23, 2015

      Sir Howard Davies set to be appointed RBS chairman

      Sir Howard Davies is set to become the next chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland, replacing the outgoing Sir Philip...

    16. December 3, 2014

      Rising tide of regulation stemming flow of non-exec candidates

      Sitting on a bank’s board as a non-executive director was once the pinnacle of aspiration in a City career. Now...

    17. November 23, 2014

      RBS chairman apologises for misleading evidence given to MPs

      Royal Bank of Scotland has apologised for the first time after senior managers gave “misleading” evidence to MPs over...

    18. November 20, 2014

      Royal Bank of Scotland fined £56m for IT meltdown

      Royal Bank of Scotland has been hit with the biggest retail fine in history from the UK’s financial watchdogs after an...

    19. October 22, 2014

      Witty riposte will only go some way to pacify drug group’s doubters

      Dull quarterly earnings statements with incremental numbers? Not for Sir Andrew Witty, chief executive of drugs giant...

    20. October 16, 2014

      Bank board directors must accept responsibility

      There ought to be a mature and thoughtful response to the news that tougher regulation of the UK banking sector might...

    21. October 1, 2014

      Succession plans earn a role at the top

      The best and the worst of UK plc succession planning have been on display in recent days. On the positive side,...

    22. September 26, 2014

      Week in Review, September 27

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Hampton leaves RBS chairmanship to...

    23. September 25, 2014

      Sir Philip Hampton’s in-tray at GSK

      Sir Philip Hampton has held senior roles at several of Britain’s biggest companies, including BT, J Sainsbury and, most...

    24. FT Alphaville

      September 25, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Ukraine — call the sovereign debt cops: Joseph directs us to an announcement by...

    25. September 25, 2014

      GlaxoSmithKline appoints Sir Philip Hampton as chairman

      GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday confirmed Sir Philip Hampton as its next chairman in a move that sees him swap his role as...

    26. September 12, 2014

      Veteran untainted by banking crisis

      Barclays’ management shift For evidence of how hard it is to find people to run a big bank nowadays look no further...

    27. FT Alphaville

      August 8, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Osborne deals with the pirate threat: Izzy explains why history has proven that...

    28. August 7, 2014

      Hampton leads race to be GlaxoSmithKline chairman

      GlaxoSmithKline is closing in on the appointment of Sir Philip Hampton as its next chairman when he steps down from the...

    29. July 25, 2014

      RBS shares jump on better than expected trading update

      Sir Philip Hampton showed off his mastery of the understatement on Friday when the Royal Bank of Scotland chairman...

    30. May 12, 2014

      Top banking jobs are turning into hot seats

      Pity the poor headhunters. Finding people to lead some of the world’s biggest banks is harder than most people think....

    31. February 21, 2014

      Project Cook chops RBS down to size

      RBS turns the page The drastic strategic overhaul of Royal Bank of Scotland, to be unveiled next week by chief...

    32. November 4, 2013

      Centrica chief to forgo bonus over energy bills

      The chief executive of Centrica, owner of British Gas, has decided not to take his bonus this year amid public anger...

    33. November 1, 2013

      RBS criticised over small business lending

      Royal Bank of Scotland has been turning away three out of four small businesses that approach it for loans, after...

    34. October 6, 2013

      Proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards rises to 19%

      The proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards has risen, after stalling last spring, raising hopes that a target of 25 per...

    35. September 23, 2013

      GlaxoSmithKline China sales face growing pressure

      Sales of GlaxoSmithKline’s medicines in China are thought to have dropped 30 per cent since officials accused the UK...

    36. July 31, 2013

      RBS selects McEwan as new chief

      Royal Bank of Scotland is in late-stage discussions with regulators at the Bank of England to appoint insider Ross...

    37. July 24, 2013

      RBS must look to itself as search for new chief hits obstacles

      Royal Bank of Scotland is no stranger to sticky situations. Ever since its collapse and part-nationalisation in 2008,...

    38. July 24, 2013

      RBS stalls in external search for chief

      Royal Bank of Scotland is no stranger to sticky situations. Ever since its collapse and part-nationalisation in 2008,...

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