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      Stephen Hester prepares to strengthen hand as Zurich circles RSA

      Stephen Hester is preparing to persuade investors in RSA that his efforts to transform the FTSE 100 insurer are bearing...

    2. July 31, 2015

      City Insider: PR groups fight over Barclays

      Barclays: Spin wars Two of the City’s heavyweight spin-doctors are going head to head in a battle to advise Barclays on...

    1. July 29, 2015

      Zurich Insurance says any offer for RSA might be in cash only

      Zurich Insurance has signalled it is serious about launching a takeover bid for UK rival RSA after the Swiss group said...

    2. July 28, 2015

      Zurich raises prospect of clean RSA exit for Hester

      Stephen Hester spent five years trying to revive the fortunes of crisis-hit Royal Bank of Scotland before political...

    3. July 28, 2015

      Zurich / RSA: just looking

      First let someone do the dirty work, then pounce. Zurich Insurance Group says it is evaluating an offer for RSA. Good...

    4. July 28, 2015

      Zurich targets rival RSA after Hester’s turnround struggle

      Zurich Insurance is drawing up plans to buy UK rival RSA, in a deal that would allow the target’s boss Stephen Hester...

    5. May 8, 2015

      Investors give RSA a bloody nose over Stephen Hester’s pay plan

      Investors in RSA gave the board a bloody nose on Friday when a third of votes at the insurer’s annual meeting failed to...

    6. May 7, 2015

      RSA: clouding over

      It is the quintessential British experience. You awake to bright sunshine, but by the time you leave the house the sky...

    7. May 7, 2015

      Leading RSA investors back Hester turnround plan

      Leading investors in RSA have signalled they are prepared to give Stephen Hester time to turn around the insurer as its...

    8. May 4, 2015

      Pressed RSA chief Stephen Hester faces new fight — over his pay

      “I hate not winning, I hate it," Stephen Hester said towards the end of his tenure as chief executive of Royal Bank of...

    9. March 23, 2015

      RSA’s Hester awarded two-thirds of bonus despite missing targets

      Stephen Hester, chief executive of RSA, has been awarded two-thirds of his potential annual bonus even though the FTSE...

    10. March 16, 2015

      RSA considers Latin America sale

      RSA is considering a sale of its Latin America business in what would be the largest disposal yet by the UK insurer’s...

    11. March 6, 2015

      RBS job cuts draw attention to number that are still there

      When news broke that Royal Bank of Scotland was planning to cut 14,000 investment banking jobs, the biggest surprise...

    12. March 5, 2015

      George Osborne admits RBS error and calls for early sale

      George Osborne says he made a mistake in not radically restructuring state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland in 2010,...

    13. March 1, 2015

      RSA Insurance cautions pension liabilities could affect break-up

      RSA Insurance's multibillion-pound pensions liabilities are putting the insurer off a break-up as it could be forced to...

    14. February 26, 2015

      What can StanChart expect from Bill?

      A pundit briefs a bystander on Standard Chartered’s board shake-up: Pundit: Exciting news! Bill Winters has been...

    15. February 26, 2015

      Worries over RSA’s financial headroom rekindled by results

      Concerns about RSA’s financial headroom were rekindled on Thursday as results underscored how low interest rates and...

    16. February 22, 2015

      Hester to unveil deeper RSA cost cuts

      Stephen Hester is preparing to disclose a bolder cost-cutting plan at RSA Insurance as the FTSE 100 company’s chief...

    17. November 18, 2014

      Citizens’ Van Saun sees opportunity after RBS

      Bruce Van Saun says he “lived in a fishbowl” for much of his four-year stint as finance director of Royal Bank of...

    18. November 6, 2014

      Hester holds firm on cuts to RSA cost base

      Stephen Hester, the former banker drafted in to run RSA this year, stood by his plans to cut the FTSE 100 insurer’s...

    19. September 19, 2014

      Weir’s Cochrane leads No charge

      Magnet for the Noes: Keith Cochrane It’s hardly been a triumph of organisation. But Britain’s business community did...

    20. August 26, 2014

      Rating rise to ‘buy’ propels RSA higher

      Shares in RSA Insurance shone in London on Tuesday, as the FTSE 100 returned from its late-summer long weekend to play...

    21. August 7, 2014

      A tale of two turnrounds

      On Thursday, within minutes of each other, Mark Wilson at Aviva and Stephen Hester at RSA updated investors on the...

    22. August 7, 2014

      Viking raiders will bring Norse sense to company votes

      “From the wrath of the Northmen, oh lord, deliver us,” were the words gabbled by Dark Age peasants in hopes of warding...

    23. August 7, 2014

      RSA chief warns more writedowns possible

      Stephen Hester, the banker drafted in to turn round insurance group RSA, has warned the group’s shareholders about the...

    24. July 17, 2014

      RSA to cut almost a tenth of costs

      Stephen Hester is preparing to cut almost a tenth of RSA’s £2bn annual costs as the insurer’s chief executive...

    25. June 17, 2014

      RSA appoints Goldman Sachs to handle sale of its Asia business

      RSA, the FTSE 100 insurer trying to recover from an accounting scandal in Ireland, has appointed Goldman Sachs to...

    26. May 19, 2014

      RSA to sell Canadian unit Noraxis

      RSA, the FTSE 100 insurer trying to rebuild its finances after an accounting scandal, has completed the latest in a...

    27. April 29, 2014

      Media’s coverage offsets hostile banker-bashing, says study

      Bob Diamond called for an end to apologies, Stephen Hester said criticism made “the job harder” and one former...

    28. April 17, 2014

      RSA sells Baltics and Polish units for £300m

      Stephen Hester has sealed his first of several expected deals to sell RSA businesses, agreeing to dispose of its...

    29. April 16, 2014

      RSA seeks new head of UK and European business

      The man responsible for RSA’s operations in western Europe when accounting irregularities came to light at its Irish...

    30. April 15, 2014

      RSA promotes emerging markets head Paul Whittaker

      RSA has promoted its emerging markets head to a job focusing on the sales of the British insurer’s non-core businesses,...

    31. March 25, 2014

      RSA kicks off another emergency cash call

      For longstanding investors in Royal and Sun Alliance, it must have seemed like groundhog day. Little more than a decade...

    32. March 25, 2014

      Hester revisits pay pressure as RSA shareholders query bonus plan

      Stephen Hester, the banker dragged into successive pay rows when he led Royal Bank of Scotland, is now facing questions...

    33. March 7, 2014

      RSA poaches Irish fixer from rival insurer

      Stephen Hester has lured the head of one of RSA’s biggest rivals in Ireland to spearhead the insurer’s attempts to...

    34. February 27, 2014

      Sunshine on Leith, dark storm clouds over Edinburgh

      Dr Johnson’s gibe that “the noblest prospect a Scotchman ever sees is the high road to England” is given immediacy by...

    35. February 27, 2014

      New RSA chief Stephen Hester wastes no time making an impact

      It is results day for Royal Bank of Scotland, and Stephen Hester is unveiling another widespread restructuring plan,...

    36. February 27, 2014

      RSA: insurance policy

      Investment metaphysics, law 1: risk and reward are eternally linked. For years, the income-hungry shareholders of the...

    37. FT Alphaville

      February 27, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE We have a caption competition, to celebrate RBS moving in a (‘nother) new...

    38. February 27, 2014

      RBS saga plays out on grand scale

      The £8.2bn pre-tax operating loss announced by Royal Bank of Scotland on Thursday is the sixth consecutive time the...

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