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  1. July 1, 2014

    ABI appoints Axa UK chief to become next chairman

    The influential Association of British Insurers has turned to the UK chief executive of France-based group Axa to become its...

  2. June 10, 2014

    Better life for insurers as pensions megadeals take off

    Another month, another pensions insurance megadeal. Total this week unveiled an agreement to insure three-fifths of its...

  1. May 8, 2014

    Pru resists corporate bulk annuities push

    Prudential will resist a proactive push into the corporate bulk annuity market to compensate for lost sales to individuals,...

  2. April 1, 2014

    Pru chief’s £8.7m pay package eclipsed

    Prudential has handed Tidjane Thiam a total pay package of £8.7m – but the chief executive was only the insurer’s...

  3. April 1, 2014

    George Osborne unleashes fury at FCA over insurance probe leak

    George Osborne has attacked the Financial Conduct Authority over its bungled announcement of a probe into the insurance...

  4. March 12, 2014

    Tesco’s Clarke pays price for breaking the rule of three

    Seeking belated birthday presents for Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke, who was 54 this month? How about slippers (£20),...

  5. February 10, 2014

    ‘Diversity deficit’ threatens FTSE 100 companies’ competitiveness

    Two-thirds of FTSE 100 companies still have an all-white executive leadership, according to research which warns that a...

  6. December 10, 2013

    Prudential: target tapering

    It is early December and Prudential is setting out targets, promising a mixture of cash and growth. History has a habit of...

  7. December 10, 2013

    Prudential raises dividend expectations

    Prudential shareholders are hoping for a chunky rise in dividends and the possibility of special payouts after the insurer...

  8. December 5, 2013

    Prudential moves into insurance in Ghana

    Prudential is to begin selling insurance in Africa for the first time after agreeing to purchase a Ghanaian group that...

  9. October 14, 2013

    Asian tycoons look to spin off underperforming businesses

    One is a tall, suave francophone African living in London; the other a small, octogenarian multibillionaire from Hong Kong....

  10. August 12, 2013

    Targets are such a hit that the Pru should set new ones

    If Tidjane Thiam had not been under pressure in 2010 after Prudential’s failed $35.5bn bid to buy AIA, then the life...

  11. August 12, 2013

    Changes to Prudential structure fuel break-up speculation

    Prudential set latter-day Kremlinologists to work on Monday deciphering whether relatively obscure changes to its corporate...

  12. August 12, 2013

    Prudential Asian revamp would make it easier to break up group

    Prudential is close to changing its corporate structure in Asia, in a move that would ease a break-up of the London-based...

  13. July 2, 2013

    Obama, Bush honour bomb victims in Tanzania

    US president Barack Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush on Tuesday laid a wreath to commemorate the victims of a deadly...

  14. May 17, 2013

    Pru and Resolution avoid rebellion

    Further evidence that UK-listed companies were avoiding a repeat of last year’s shareholder rebellions came on Thursday,...

  15. May 7, 2013

    Pru profits hit by variable annuities

    Low interest rates have prompted Prudential to cut back on the sale of policies promising a guaranteed income to American...

  16. May 3, 2013

    Association of British Insurers queries Prudential pay plans

    The Association of British Insurers is preparing to issue an “amber top” alert to investors over plans to shake up executive...

  17. April 7, 2013

    UK groups limit chiefs’ pay rises

    FTSE 100 companies are curbing pay rises and cutting back on bonuses for chief executives amid a mood of restraint in the...

  18. April 5, 2013

    Thiam’s £7.8m reward for Pru performance

    Prudential chief executive Tidjane Thiam earned £7.8m last year despite calls by some shareholders for pay restraint after a...

  19. April 1, 2013

    Week in review, March 30

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Tidjane...

  20. March 29, 2013

    Pru set to defy pay cut calls for chief

    Tidjane Thiam is set to be paid close to £7m as Prudential presses ahead with plans to grant its chief executive a full...

  21. FT Alphaville

    March 28, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE When you can’t beat them, spend it: Gary Jenkins notes that when there’s nothing better...

  22. March 27, 2013

    Lombard: FSA oversteps the mark

    Chief executives will sleep less soundly in their beds following the public censure of Tidjane Thiam by the Financial...

  23. FT Alphaville

    March 27, 2013

    Is the FSA (still) a leaky ship?

    It may seem fanciful that Tidjane Thiam and other directors at Prudential believed that a leak of their planned $35bn...

  24. March 27, 2013

    Resurgent Thiam set to survive censure

    Before UK regulators made public their plans to penalise Prudential over its failed bid for AIA, chief executive Tidjane...

  25. FT Alphaville

    March 27, 2013

    The Pru and thin-skinned, idiot regulation

    A theory was gaining ground on Wednesday that, having utterly failed in any way to deal with Britain’s cartwheeling banks...

  26. March 27, 2013

    Top Pru shareholders back Thiam

    Shareholders in Prudential have rallied behind Tidjane Thiam even after the insurance company was fined £30m by the City...

  27. March 13, 2013

    Prudential: splitting image

    Not long now. Three years ago, Prudential chief executive Tidjane Thiam said that hitting 2013 targets would give the...

  28. March 13, 2013

    Pru chief plays down prospects of break-up

    The chief executive of the Prudential has played down the prospect of the insurer breaking itself up after its Asian...

  29. January 23, 2013

    JPMorgan and Elliott chiefs clash in Davos

    Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, clashed with a leading hedge fund investor over whether big banks are too...

  30. November 20, 2012

    Wilson confirmed as Aviva chief

    Aviva has confirmed Mark Wilson will take the reins as chief executive to take charge of the extensive reshaping of the...

  31. November 14, 2012

    Anti-Santa Bailey raids City’s Christmas

    Fictional priest Dougal McGuire once posited the existence of an Anti-Santa, a retributive antithesis to the jolly old gent...

  32. November 14, 2012

    Sales growth boosts Pru profits

    Prudential has increased revenues and profits in the first nine months of the year as a third-quarter slowdown in Asia was...

  33. November 5, 2012

    Pru to buy division of Thanachart

    Prudential is to make its first acquisition in Asia since the UK life assurer’s aborted takeover bid for rival AIA two years...

  34. October 26, 2012

    Olver’s successor has big shoes to fill

    Jaw-jaw is better than war-war. This comment by Winston Churchill is as relevant for investor relations as for most other...

  35. October 26, 2012

    Pru under threat of downgrade from S&P

    Standard & Poor’s has warned there is a one in three chance it will downgrade Prudential’s credit rating to the lowest level...

  36. September 19, 2012

    Pru is frontrunner for Thanachart arm

    Prudential is homing in on the insurance operations of Thailand’s Thanachart Bank, in the latest sign the UK insurer is...

  37. August 4, 2012

    Prudential set for launch in Poland

    Prudential is set to launch a business in Poland and is also considering a move into the Middle East, as the insurer looks...

  38. June 1, 2012

    New Man from the Pru must heed investors

    After a long career in fund management, Paul Manduca no doubt understands why institutional eyebrows twitched this week when...

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