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  1. April 29, 2013

    Insurance: Directors take action against rising tide of litigation

    Earlier this month a legal case was launched against the former directors of Royal Bank of Scotland by the RBS Shareholder...

  2. February 4, 2013

    A crisis needs a firewall not a ringfence

    Fortunately I’ve only ever had to take one telephone call that made my blood run cold. On the morning of October 7, 2008,...

  1. June 26, 2012

    Goodwin and colleagues deny rights issue claim

    Fred Goodwin and other former board members of the Royal Bank of Scotland have strenuously denied misleading investors over...

  2. April 9, 2012

    AstraZeneca chief in need of a tonic

    When David Brennan won the race to become chief executive of AstraZeneca six years ago, he joked to a colleague who had come...

  3. February 8, 2012

    Chemists give away the simplicity of a process

    From Mr Peter Fineman. Sir, It was interesting to note from Gregory Shenkman (Letters, February 6) that Sir Tom McKillop was...

  4. February 6, 2012

    One-eyed man may not be king for long

    From Mr Gregory Shenkman. Sir, What was not mentioned by any of your letter writers (Letters, February 2) was that Fred...

  5. February 3, 2012

    Little chance of the quiet life for RBS chairman

    Sir Philip Hampton has little time to pursue his passion for sailing these days, as the 58-year-old financier grapples with...

  6. February 2, 2012

    Should Greenspan be stripped of knighthood?

    From Mr T.C. Smith. Sir, For Fred Goodwin to follow in the footsteps of traitors, dictators and fraudsters in being stripped...

  7. January 31, 2012

    Goodwin joins inglorious list

    Fred Goodwin joins a list of characters ranging from Anthony Blunt and Lester Piggott to Nicolae Ceausescu who have been...

  8. December 12, 2011

    RBS shows governance is a work in progress

    One word describes the attitude of many corporate chairmen towards Sir Tom McKillop, the man who chaired Royal Bank of...

  9. The A-List

    December 12, 2011

    RBS under fire: a catalogue of disastrous decisions

    Required reading for the directors of all large companies: the chapter headed “Management, governance and culture” in the...

  10. September 9, 2011

    Back from the Brink

    When Alistair Darling oversaw Britain’s roads and railways as secretary of state for transport, one of his officials dubbed...

  11. May 23, 2011

    Sir Fred’s alleged lover ‘did not’ harm RBS

    The Royal Bank of Scotland employee at the centre of an alleged affair with Sir Fred Goodwin, its former chief executive,...

  12. May 29, 2010

    Behind the plants

    Less noticed among the bevy of former and current retail banking bosses at the Chelsea Flower Show was former RBS corporate...

  13. March 11, 2010

    How to do the job, with some help

    Non-executive directors increasingly find themselves receiving marching orders from shareholders and have even been...

  14. January 9, 2010

    The Scottish play

    With Enron transferring to the West End next week, the Power of Yes going from strength to strength at the National and the...

  15. November 13, 2009

    Time and motion at RBS

    Sir Philip Hampton's decision to become a non-executive director at miner Anglo American should give everybody pause....

  16. September 18, 2009

    Readers' vote

    Last week after the BBC2 screened the drama The Last Days of Lehman Brothers , I asked readers to suggest who could play the...

  17. September 5, 2009

    Bischoff faces bulging in-tray on his Lloyds debut

    Lloyds Banking and Royal Bank of Scotland are often talked about in the same breath. They are the two British banks that...

  18. September 4, 2009

    Sir Win faces bulging in-tray on Lloyds debut

    Lloyds Banking and Royal Bank of Scotland are often talked about in the same breath. They are the two British banks that...

  19. July 8, 2009

    Our banks are beyond the control of mere mortals

    At Oxford University, I often hear people say there is nothing wrong with the system: the problem is the...

  20. July 7, 2009

    Our banks are beyond the control of mere mortals

    At Oxford university, I often hear people say there is nothing wrong with the system: the problem is the...

  21. July 1, 2009

    Candidates in short supply for top bank jobs

    Wanted: old banking hand with a halo to take on high pressure role in the political spotlight. The emergence of Sir Win...

  22. July 1, 2009

    Investor steel forces departures

    Regime change is often investors' price for agreeing to a deeply discounted rights issue. It cannot happen every time, but...

  23. June 19, 2009

    Timely surrender in phone war

    Just days ago Sir Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, received the latest in a series of...

  24. June 18, 2009

    Timely surrender in phone war

    Just days ago Sir Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, received the latest in a series of...

  25. June 9, 2009

    HBOS's Hornby gets a last shot at rehabilitation

    When Sir Tom McKillop retired as a director of BP , some fans said that a fine non-executive was sacrificing himself...

  26. June 8, 2009

    Lombard: HBOS’s Hornby gets a last shot at rehabilitation

    When Sir Tom McKillop retired as a director of BP, some fans said that a fine non-executive was sacrificing himself...

  27. May 21, 2009

    Scott steps down as chairman after scrutiny from shareholders

    LAWYERED BY JULIA Yell Group has appointed headhunters to find a replacement for its chairman Bob Scott, write Tim Bradshaw...

  28. May 20, 2009

    Yell begins hunt for new chairman

    Yell Group has appointed headhunters to find a replacement for its chairman Bob Scott. The directories group said on...

  29. May 19, 2009

    Bankers beating round the bushes

    Blooming relationships at the Chelsea Flower Show last night as Lloyds chief Eric Daniels took aside prospective chairman...

  30. May 15, 2009

    Walker needs no kicking

    Treasury select committee interrogations often resemble a witch hunt, but its reports are usually pretty reasonable. (As a...

  31. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2009

    Bankers discover the year of 'sorry'

    “Sorry” was not really a word that figured prominently in a big banker’s lexicon — unless, that is, it was merely to express...

  32. May 14, 2009

    Novartis appoints banker as CFO

    Novartis yesterday appointed a senior banker and former AstraZeneca top executive as its new chief financial officer ,...

  33. May 13, 2009

    Novartis hires ex-Goldman banker

    Novartis on Wednesday appointed a senior banker and former AstraZeneca top executive as its new chief financial officer,...

  34. May 8, 2009

    Chairmen separate banking swots from the dunces

    The great British bank boardroom experiment is over. The results are in and the conclusion is clear: banks that promote...

  35. May 7, 2009

    Chairmen separate banking swots from the dunces

    The great British bank boardroom experiment is over. The results are in and the conclusion is clear: banks that promote...

  36. May 1, 2009

    Drugs boss looking for a cure

    "If you have somebody who demonstrates the characteristics of a good leader but they don't manage the business effectively,...

  37. April 18, 2009

    Weekend briefing

    The big stories Pay up The public outcry against excessive pay showed no signs of abating this week. BP was on the...

  38. April 17, 2009

    BP rebuked for executive pay

    Barely half of BP's shareholders backed the oil major's 2008 pay packages at yesterday's annual meeting, in one of the...

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