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    1. March 8, 2012

      More bank equity serves us all better

      From Prof Anat R. Admati and Mr Neil M. Barofsky. Sir, Bankers say whatever serves their interests. William Isaac, chair of...

    2. FT Alphaville

      March 2, 2012

      Pink picks

      Comment an analysis from the FT, Philip Stephens: Danger in Xi’s rebuff to Obama When Xi Jinping tipped up at the White...

    1. March 1, 2012

      How to end panics and impose market discipline

      The US has suffered three severe financial crises in the past 40 years, each driven by excessive risk taking, particularly...

    2. May 17, 2010

      Kovacevich hits out at Tarp

      The decision by US regulators to force the nation's nine largest banks to accept $125bn in taxpayer funds during the...

    3. May 16, 2010

      Kovacevich hits out at Tarp

      Richard Kovacevich, former head of Wells Fargo, says the bail-out eroded confidence in the US banking system The decision by...

    4. FT Alphaville

      September 23, 2009

      Wells Fargo's Kovacevich to exit

      Dick Kovacevich will step down as chairman of Wells Fargo at the end of this year, handing over to his successor as chief...

    5. September 23, 2009

      Kovacevich to step down at Wells Fargo

      Dick Kovacevich will step down as chairman of Wells Fargo at the end of this year, allowing his successor as chief...

    6. FT Alphaville

      September 22, 2009

      A new, old chairman for Wells Fargo

      Wells Fargo’s chairman Richard Kovacevich intends to retire at the end of the year, and will be replaced by John Stumpf,...

    7. May 29, 2009

      Target blow to activist Ackman

      Shareholders of Target Corporation, the US discount retailer, re-elected four of the company's board members yesterday and...

    8. FT Alphaville

      May 28, 2009

      Target 1, Ackman 0

      Bill Ackman cannot be pleased. Target’s shareholders on Thursday voted to re-elect its four incumbet directors, defeating...

    9. May 15, 2009

      Ackman wins support in Target battle

      Target, the US discount retailer, has suffered a setback in its efforts to stave off a challenge to its board by activist...

    10. May 15, 2009

      Target’s rebel investors win proxy support

      Target, the US discount retailer, has suffered a setback in its efforts to stave off a challenge to its board by activist...

    11. May 8, 2009

      Wells Fargo chief takes stand against Fed

      Dick Kovacevich, chairman of Wells Fargo, bolstered his reputation as the banking industry’s lone ranger this week. The...

    12. FT Alphaville

      May 6, 2009

      Wells Fargo needs $15bn, Bloomberg says

      Hot on the heels of a vague CNBC report that stress test results showed Wells Fargo would need “more capital” comes this...

    13. November 7, 2008

      Wells Fargo raises $11bn to fund Wachovia deal

      Wells Fargo sold $11bn of new equity capital at a heavy discount yesterday to fund its acquisition of Wachovia, the...

    14. November 5, 2008

      Kovacevich criticised for staying at Wells Fargo

      Richard Kovacevich's decision to stay on past retirement age at Wells Fargo is drawing fire from some analysts who have a...

    15. November 5, 2008

      Kovacevich under fire for staying on

      Richard Kovacevich's decision to stay on past retirement age at Wells Fargo is drawing fire from some analysts who have a...

    16. FT Alphaville

      October 10, 2008

      Citi hands Wells victory in fight for Wachovia

      Wells Fargo looked set Thursday night to acquire Wachovia in a $11.7bn all-share deal after Citigroup pulled out of the...

    17. October 10, 2008

      Wells set to grab Wachovia after Citi pulls out

      Wells Fargo last night looked set to acquire Wachovia in a $11.7bn all-share deal after Citigroup pulled out of the bitter...

    18. October 10, 2008

      Wells set to acquire Wachovia in $11.7bn deal after Citi pulls out

      Wells Fargo last night looked set to acquire Wachovia in a $11.7bn (£6.8bn) all-share deal after Citigroup pulled out of...

    19. October 9, 2008

      Citi pulls out of Wachovia battle

      Wells Fargo on Thursday night looked set to acquire Wachovia in a $11.7bn all-share deal after Citigroup pulled out of the...

    20. October 8, 2008

      Recriminations fly in scuffle for Wachovia

      As Citigroup and Wells Fargo tussle over Wachovia, investors and executives are already assessing the repercussions of a...

    21. October 4, 2008

      Wells thinks big after years of caution

      Wells Fargo's bid for Wachovia is a reversal of the bank's decade-long strategy of avoiding big acquisitions. Since Wells'...

    22. October 4, 2008

      Citi rattled as rival steals its thunder

      When he received an early morning phone call telling him that Wells Fargo had just trumped Citigroup's government-brokered...

    23. October 3, 2008

      Wells Fargo rides off with Wachovia

      When he received an early morning phone call telling him that Wells Fargo had just trumped Citigroup’s government-brokered...

    24. August 25, 2008

      Wells Fargo cracks the whip

      As a young loan collector in rural Minnesota, John Stumpf, chief executive of Wells Fargo, was once dispatched to repossess...

    25. August 25, 2008

      Wells Fargo rejects speculation over deal for a struggling rival

      Wells Fargo, one of the few healthy US financial groups, wants to buy insurance distribution and wealth management...

    26. August 25, 2008

      Wells Fargo has no need to pursue large rival, says chief executive

      Wells Fargo, one of the few healthy US financial groups, wants to buy insurance distribution and wealth management...

    27. August 25, 2008

      Wells Fargo rejects speculation over deal for a struggling rival

      Wells Fargo, one of the few healthy US financial groups, wants to buy insurance distribution and wealth management...

    28. August 24, 2008

      Wells Fargo ‘unlikely’ to pursue larger rival

      Wells Fargo, one of the few healthy US financial groups, wants to buy insurance-distribution and wealth-management companies...

    29. August 24, 2008

      Wells Fargo cracks the whip

      As a young loan collector in rural Minnesota, John Stumpf, chief executive of Wells Fargo, was once dispatched to repossess...

    30. July 22, 2008

      Klein quits Citi amid Pandit revamp

      Michael Klein, one of Citigroup's most senior executives, is to leave the US financial services group after 23 years in a...

    31. March 29, 2008

      Citigroup hires outsider for top role

      Citigroup has been forced to tap outside talent to turn round its troubled US consumer business, the financial services...

    32. March 28, 2008

      Citi poaches Lloyds TSB’s retail chief

      Citigroup has been forced to tap outside talent to turn round its troubled US consumer business, the financial services...

    33. December 5, 2007

      Ackermann rejects top job at Citi as bank labours to find big hitter

      Josef Ackermann, chief executive of Deutsche Bank, has turned down an approach from Citigroup about taking charge of the US...

    34. December 5, 2007

      Deutsche Bank chief rejects top job at Citigroup

      Josef Ackermann, chief executive of Deutsche Bank, has turned down an approach from Citigroup about taking charge of the US...

    35. December 5, 2007

      Deutsche Bank chief refuses top Citigroup post

      Josef Ackermann, chief executive of Deutsche Bank, has turned down an approach from Citigroup about taking charge of the US...

    36. November 28, 2007

      Sovereign funds upbeat on financials' growth

      Investment funds from the Middle East and Asia have invested an estimated $37bn in shares of western financial companies...

    37. November 28, 2007

      Sovereign funds upbeat on growth of financials

      Investment funds from the Middle East and Asia have bought an estimated $37bn (£17.8bn) of shares in western financial...

    38. November 27, 2007

      Sovereign funds upbeat on growth of financials

      Investment funds from the Middle East and Asia have invested an estimated $37bn in shares of western financial companies...

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