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  1. August 23, 2012

    Bathetic results belie a Genel outlook

    Much is to be expected of a business led by ex-BP boss Tony Hayward and floated as a £1.35bn cash shell by financier Nat...

  2. August 23, 2012

    Davies joins ‘zombie’ fund Phoenix

    Sir Howard Davies is to become the latest City grandee to join the senior ranks of a “zombie” life assurance fund after...

  1. March 23, 2012

    Sandler to step down from Phoenix

    The chairman of Phoenix Group is to stand aside from the closed life assurance fund company after leading a board that has...

  2. February 10, 2012

    CVC and Phoenix end takeover talks

    CVC Capital Partners has become the latest suitor of Phoenix Group to abandon its pursuit of the FTSE 250 life assurance...

  3. November 21, 2011

    No pressure, then, for Lloyds leader

    The 1972 movie classic Aguirre, the Wrath of God concerns an ill-fated search for El Dorado mounted by a group of...

  4. August 3, 2011

    N Rock expects to make profit in 2012

    Northern Rock, the state-owned bank, expects to return to profit in 2012 for the first time since the financial crisis after...

  5. March 28, 2011

    Northern Rock to axe extra 680 jobs

    Northern Rock is planning to cut more than a quarter of its staff, as the nationalised bank moves to slim down its...

  6. March 9, 2011

    Northern Rock losses restrict sale options

    Northern Rock, the nationalised bank whose 2007 collapse marked the start of the financial crisis in Britain, is likely to...

  7. November 5, 2010

    Hoffman waives claim to £500,000 pay-out

    Gary Hoffman, the outgoing chief executive of Northern Rock, has walked away from a £500,000 pay-out from the state-owned...

  8. November 4, 2010

    Anger over pay-off for Northern Rock chief

    Northern Rock, the government-owned bank, sparked anger from unions and former shareholders on Thursday after agreeing to...

  9. August 27, 2010

    Phoenix proposes higher dividend payments

    Phoenix Group Holdings, the life assurer formerly known as Pearl, hopes its cash generation will help persuade its lenders...

  10. July 4, 2010

    Phoenix from the ashes?

    Ron Sandler, chairman of Phoenix Group, has got himself a reputation as something of a steadying hand from his work in the...

  11. July 4, 2010

    FT interview transcript: Phoenix

    This is an edited transcript of an interview between Paul J Davies, FT Insurance Correspondent, and Jonathan Moss, chief...

  12. June 25, 2010

    New finance face

    A new face has emerged in the UK financial services industry boardroom with Pasternoster chairman Ron Sandler's hiring of...

  13. May 31, 2010

    Phoenix deal paves way for flotation

    Phoenix Group, the closed life assurance fund business formerly known as Pearl, has reached an agreement with the investor...

  14. May 30, 2010

    Phoenix deal paves way for flotation

    Phoenix Group, the closed life assurance fund business formerly known as Pearl, has reached an agreement with the investor...

  15. May 5, 2010

    Stage set for Osmond rematch

    In a move that Prudential investors might cheer as they hope for competition in any UK asset auction, Ron Sandler is shaking...

  16. March 30, 2010

    Lyons' share

    Ron Sandler is boosting the board of Phoenix Group - previously known as Pearl - hiring Admiral Group chairman Alastair...

  17. February 19, 2010

    From the ashes

    Northern Rock chairman Ron Sandler knows all about phoenixes. At Pearl Group, he is overseeing the rise of the insurer under...

  18. December 16, 2009

    Pym's bad banks

    Ex-Alliance & Leicester boss Richard Pym , who chairs Bradford & Bingley, is adding to his portfolio of nationalised banks....

  19. December 8, 2009

    Reset bankers' expectations, but beware the fallout

    It's a staple part of the "debate" about limiting bankers' bonuses that highly paid executives' threat to resign, or switch...

  20. December 8, 2009

    Reset bankers’ expectations, but beware the fallout

    It’s a staple part of the “debate” about limiting bankers’ bonuses that highly paid executives’ threat to resign, or switch...

  21. FT Alphaville

    November 16, 2009

    Pearl chairman in share bonanza

    Pearl Group, the closed life assurance fund business built by Hugh Osmond, has agreed to award shares worth €2.6m (£2.3m) to...

  22. November 16, 2009

    Pearl gives £2.3m in shares to chairman

    Pearl Group, the closed life assurance fund business built by Hugh Osmond, has agreed to award shares worth €2.6m (£2.3m)...

  23. November 15, 2009

    Pearl gives €2.6m in shares to chairman

    Pearl Group, the closed life assurance fund business built by Hugh Osmond, has agreed to award shares worth €2.6m (£2.3m) to...

  24. September 30, 2009

    Blue-chip pension blues

    In 2006, Mark Wood hired the bluest of blue-chip blokes for the Paternoster board: Lord Turner, Ron Sandler, Sir Howard...

  25. September 25, 2009

    You'll do, Ron Ron Ron

    Ron Sandler's appointment as chairman of Pearl Group will make a few people worry he's taking on too much. He is already...

  26. September 25, 2009

    Pearl hopes Sandler will restore its lustre

    Ron Sandler, chairman of Northern Rock, is to be "non-executive chairman-plus" of Pearl Group - the closed life fund...

  27. September 24, 2009

    Pearl hopes Sandler will restore its lustre

    Ron Sandler, chairman of Northern Rock, is to be “non-executive chairman-plus” of Pearl Group – the closed life fund...

  28. September 24, 2009

    Sandler named Pearl chairman

    Ron Sandler, chairman of Northern Rock, on Thursday picked up a new job in addition to overseeing the state-owned bank when...

  29. September 19, 2009

    Banquet tradition

    In a week of retrospection on the anniversary of the Lehman collapse, City minister Lord Myners and Northern Rock chairman...

  30. August 2, 2009

    Bischoff to be Lloyds chairman

    Sir Win Bischoff, the veteran banker, is to become chairman of Lloyds Banking Group despite negative feedback from some...

  31. July 28, 2009

    Bischoff to be Lloyds chairman

    Sir Win Bischoff, the veteran banker, is to become chairman of Lloyds Banking Group The 67-year-old former Citigroup...

  32. July 27, 2009

    Sir Win Bischoff to be Lloyds chairman

    Sir Win Bischoff, the veteran British banker, is to become the new chairman of Lloyds Banking Group from September. The...

  33. July 22, 2009

    Lloyds is a challenge even for a banking paragon

    Lloyds Banking Group seems to be struggling to find the perfect candidate to be its chairman. It should think itself lucky...

  34. July 21, 2009

    Lloyds a challenge even for a banking paragon

    Lloyds Banking Group seems to be struggling to find the perfect candidate to be its chairman. It should think itself lucky...

  35. July 20, 2009

    Lloyds steps up race to find chairman

    The black horse is in a race against time. Lloyds Banking Group is keen to appoint its new chairman in time for the...

  36. November 21, 2008

    Crumbling of Rock's Granite cornerstone ends an era

    Pity the poor politicians. Granite, Northern Rock's offshore vehicle for mortgage funding, is back. But happily for them,...

  37. November 20, 2008

    Crumbling of Rock’s Granite cornerstone ends an era

    Pity the poor politicians. Granite, Northern Rock’s offshore vehicle for mortgage funding, is back. But happily for them,...

  38. November 19, 2008

    Rock expects to make 10% of seizures

    Northern Rock, the state-owned bank, expects to account for about 10 per cent of the projected 45,000 home repossessions...

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