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    1. July 8, 2014

      Bolland upbeat at M&S meeting despite web woes

      Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, hailed the retailer’s annual meeting as one of its most successful,...

    2. April 9, 2014

      British business: The Schroders network

      The Schroders links For Nick Ferguson, it was more than just another night at his club. When the BSkyB chairman gathered...

    1. February 16, 2014

      UK’s top retailers speak out against Scottish independence

      The UK’s largest retailers have voiced overwhelmingly hostile views about Scottish independence and the impact it could have...

    2. October 28, 2012

      Calm in the eye of a public storm

      Robert Swannell is heading back to his desk with a bottle of mouthwash. The chairman of Britain’s best-known retailer, Marks...

    3. July 14, 2011

      Darroch does multi-tasking

      It was a busy day for BSkyB chief Jeremy Darroch on Wednesday. As a Marks and Spencer director, he attended the retailer’s...

    4. July 13, 2011

      Retailers with global reach stay ahead in UK

      UK-listed retailers with an international story to tell investors are leaping ahead of market peers whose exposure is...

    5. July 12, 2011

      Deutsche abuzz on Jain successor

      With Anshu Jain about to be elevated to the helm of Deutsche Bank, the chatter in London is about his successor for the...

    6. June 10, 2011

      Dressing up at Marks & Sparks

      Marks and Spencer’s Robert Swannell is set to receive fees of £450,000 ($740,000) a year as the retailer’s chairman, but he...

    7. June 9, 2011

      M&S faces investor ire over pay-outs

      Sir Stuart Rose, who courted controversy while at Marks and Spencer by holding the posts of both chairman and chief...

    8. June 8, 2011

      M&S to shake up executive pay to reflect Bolland plan

      Marks and Spencer will on Thursday reveal a shake-up of its executive pay plan, which is expected to see remuneration linked...

    9. May 23, 2011

      Blustery weather takes shine off Chelsea

      Sir Philip Green of retailer Arcadia arrives at the Chelsea Flower Show Glencore chief Ivan Glasenberg made his Chelsea...

    10. May 12, 2011

      Schroders alumni in FTSE chairs

      While only a few of the Schroders alumni remain at Citigroup, those who have exited are now players in the boardrooms....

    11. May 5, 2011

      M&S deputy chairman to step down

      Sir David Michels and Lady Patten are to step down as non-executive directors of Marks and Spencer, in the latest changes at...

    12. FT Alphaville

      March 2, 2011

      HMV plunges on covenant fears

      Shares in HMV Group plunged nearly 22% in London on Tuesday after the entertainment retailer warned it was likely to breach...

    13. March 1, 2011

      HMV falls 22% on expected covenant breach

      Shares in HMV Group tumbled nearly 22 per cent on Tuesday after the entertainment retailer said it expected to breach the...

    14. March 1, 2011

      HMV lenders set to appoint Deloitte over debt talks

      Lenders to HMV Group, including state-backed banks Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, are about to appoint...

    15. FT Alphaville

      March 1, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, - HMV issues another profits warning; expects to breach banking covenants; chairman...

    16. February 5, 2011

      Woman sought for MPC sentence

      As interest rate hawk and rock guitar aficionado Andrew Sentance prepares to leave the monetary policy committee in May,...

    17. January 6, 2011

      High street blues

      In an ideal world, Robert Swannell’s second day as chairman of Marks and Spencer wouldn’t coincide with HMV’s winter...

    18. January 4, 2011

      Rose hands over reins to new M&S chairman

      Sir Stuart Rose will formally hand over the chairmanship of Marks and Spencer to former investment banker Robert Swannell on...

    19. November 5, 2010

      M&S is cautioned on push overseas

      Some of Marks and Spencer’s largest shareholders have warned the company not to push overseas expansion at the expense of...

    20. October 8, 2010

      M&S’s front line

      Alan Stewart got his first taste of life as Marks and Spencer finance director, sitting in on analyst and investor calls as...

    21. September 9, 2010

      When bankers were gentlemen

      The era of former Schroders bankers at Citigroup is passing, with the departures of Sir Win Bischoff and Robert Swannell...

    22. FT Alphaville

      August 24, 2010

      Swannell to chair M&S

      Robert Swannell, a veteran investment banker, has been confirmed as the UK retailer’s next chairman, reports the FT. The...

    23. August 24, 2010

      Michels hand on Swannell back

      Sir David Michels, Marks and Spencer deputy chairman and head of the nominations committee that appointed Robert Swannell,...

    24. August 24, 2010

      Jan Hall shops

      The hiring of Robert Swannell has single-handedly generated plenty of business for headhunters.His departure from the boards...

    25. August 23, 2010

      Equipped to handle board and investors

      Diverse challenge: the chairmanship of M&S combines pressure with the ability to understand strategy and manage conflict The...

    26. August 23, 2010

      A decent chap but is that enough for M&S?

      To a thoroughly British business comes a thoroughly decent chap. Those retail watchers who are not spending August spying on...

    27. August 23, 2010

      Swannell to be new M&S chairman

      Robert Swannell, the investment banker who helped defend Marks and Spencer against a bid from Sir Philip Green in 2004, has...

    28. August 20, 2010

      A dignified exit for Sir Stuart?

      It is not difficult to predict what the official statement announcing Robert Swannell’s anointment as the next chairman of...

    29. August 20, 2010

      Swannell favourite to become M&S chairman

      Robert Swannell, the investment banker who helped defend Marks and Spencer against a bid from Sir Philip Green in 2004, is...

    30. March 31, 2010

      Swannell song

      Robert Swannell says farewell to colleagues on his last day at Citigroup after nearly 33 years. The 59-year-old, who remains...

    31. November 13, 2009

      British Land hires

      British Land chairman Chris Gibson-Smith has added to his board by hiring Richard Pym , Bradford & Bingley chairman, and...

    32. November 7, 2009

      Banking on pay

      Citigroup's joint chiefs for Europe, Middle East and Africa Bill Mills and Lima-born Alberto Verme hosted a well-attended...

    33. November 7, 2009

      ITV search for new head continues as STV legal row escalates

      ITV continued its search for new leadership and found itself embroiled deeper in a cross-border legal war with its...

    34. November 6, 2009

      Leaderless ITV at war with the Scots

      ITV continued its search for new leadership and found itself embroiled deeper in a cross-border legal war with its...

    35. October 28, 2009

      Swannell era ends

      An end of an era as Robert Swannell prepares his final goodbye to banking after 32 years, having settled a departure date...

    36. September 4, 2009

      Swannell makes HMV AGM AGM debut

      Veteran banker Robert Swannell seemed to enjoy his first annual meeting as chairman of HMV yesterday, especially since he...

    37. August 11, 2009

      Sainsbury shops

      HMV chairman and Citi banker Robert Swannell had enough on his plate persuading chief executive Simon Fox not to go to ITV,...

    38. July 21, 2009

      Swannell songs

      Getting into the swing in the HMV boardroom, Bob Dylan fan and veteran investment banker Robert Swannell has wasted no time...

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