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  1. March 25, 2013

    Aviva grants executive £500,000 award

    Aviva, the insurer that cut its dividend this month, has granted its finance director an award worth about £500,000 on top...

  2. June 2, 2011

    Former Friends Life chief in move to Aviva

    Aviva, the insurance group, has appointed former Friends Life chief executive Trevor Matthews to head up its UK business...

  1. March 30, 2011

    Murdoch has full London diary

    It is budget-setting time at News Corp and boss Rupert Murdoch is in town. However, there are other significant issues on...

  2. February 11, 2011

    Friends Prov leaves off bonus details

    John Meadley could have been deprived of £42,000 in pension income had his financial adviser, Miles Hendy, not challenged a...

  3. January 26, 2011

    New friend for Resolution

    Andy Briggs, Friends Life chief designate Resolution is hoping the hiring of Andy Briggs from Lloyds Banking Group’s...

  4. January 25, 2011

    Friends lures new chief from Lloyds

    Andy Briggs, the head of Lloyds Banking Group’s home and car insurance business, has been poached by Resolution to...

  5. January 15, 2011

    Popcorn and wine at ‘Inside Job’

    On the face of it, Inside Job, the documentary that takes aim at Wall Street bankers and economists who contributed to the...

  6. June 15, 2010

    Buzz alone won't get investors singing Cowdery's tune

    Clive Cowdery is the vuvuzela of British financial services. Prudential, Aviva, Legal & General: whichever large UK-listed...

  7. June 14, 2010

    Buzz alone won’t get investors singing Cowdery’s tune

    Clive Cowdery is the vuvuzela of British financial services. Prudential, Aviva, Legal & General: whichever large UK-listed...

  8. November 13, 2009

    Resolution's Mates Provident

    Resolution has owned Friends Provident for only four working days, but Friends' Australian boss Trevor Matthews and new...

  9. November 6, 2009

    New friends

    Sir Adrian Montague must be relieved now that Resolution's takeover of Friends Provident has finally completed. The past...

  10. October 20, 2009

    Standard Life ends speculation and starts new phase

    If Standard Life wanted to make a point about being solidly predictable, then, with its drawn-out chief executive...

  11. October 19, 2009

    Standard Life ends speculation and starts new phase

    If Standard Life wanted to make a point about being solidly predictable, then, with its drawn-out chief executive succession...

  12. August 22, 2009

    Oval rivalries

    Oval sponsor and the next backer of the England cricket team, Brit Insurance boss Dane Douetil showed a mischievous side as...

  13. August 1, 2009

    Cowdery summer

    It's a stay-cation for Resolution boss Clive Cowdery, who has canned a planned trip to Italy with his wife and decided to...

  14. July 18, 2009

    Weekend briefing

    Friends/Resolution Friends Provident, the insurance group, on Monday rejected a takeover offer from Resolution, the group...

  15. July 14, 2009

    Friendly bankers

    The combination of Friends Provident and Resolution might seem all too familiar to Friends' advisers - JPMorgan Cazenove's...

  16. July 14, 2009

    Cowdery's best of Friends

    There are worse ways to be distracted from the Ashes than being love-bombed by Clive Cowdery. Trevor Matthews, Australian...

  17. July 13, 2009

    Why the UKFI juggernaut just needs to find an exit

    UK Financial Investments is the juggernaut of investors in the financial sector. It makes sense, then, for it to have one of...

  18. July 12, 2009

    Friends rebuffs Cowdery's approach

    Friends Provident on Monday issued an aggressive riposte to takeover interest from Resolution, a bid vehicle set up by...

  19. June 2, 2009

    F&C's new friends

    Poised for independence from Friends Provident, F&C Asset Management's Nick MacAndrew , who stepped up as chairman last...

  20. May 22, 2009

    Friends' remorse

    Unlike others, sorry wasn't the hardest word to say for Friends Provident chairman Sir Adrian Montague , for whom it...

  21. May 14, 2009

    Pension tax change under fire

    Insurance industry executives attacked Alistair Darling's plans to cut tax relief on pensions, saying they might discourage...

  22. May 13, 2009

    Pension tax changes under fire

    Insurance industry executives attacked Alistair Darling’s plans to cut tax relief on pensions, saying they risk discouraging...

  23. May 9, 2009

    Friends to boost capital base with debt repayment

    Friends Provident is following the example of leading UK and European banks in looking to boost its capital base by as much...

  24. May 8, 2009

    Friends Provident plans to boost capital base

    Friends Provident is following the example of leading UK and European banks in looking to boost its capital base by as much...

  25. May 8, 2009

    Check out supermarkets’ life cover

    “Every little helps!” is normally associated with baked beans rather than life insurance. But the slogan used by the UK’s...

  26. April 29, 2009

    Friends Provident signs distribution deal with Tesco

    Friends Provident has announced a new exclusive distribution deal with Tesco, but the assurer also revealed that...

  27. April 28, 2009

    Friends Provident in tie-up with Tesco

    Friends Provident has announced a new exclusive distribution deal with Tesco, but the life assurer also revealed that...

  28. March 26, 2009

    Crombie set to stand down at Standard Life

    Sir Sandy Crombie, the architect of Standard Life's 2006 demutualisation, is preparing to bow out as the life...

  29. March 25, 2009

    Crombie to step down at Standard Life

    Sir Sandy Crombie, the architect of Standard Life’s 2006 demutualisation, is preparing to bow out as chief executive. Sir...

  30. March 18, 2009

    Friends defends full-year deficit

    Trevor Matthews, chief executive of Friends Provident, defended the life assurer's performance after pre-tax losses widened...

  31. March 17, 2009

    Friends defends full-year deficit

    Trevor Matthews, chief executive of Friends Provident, defended the life assurer’s performance after pre-tax losses widened...

  32. March 17, 2009

    Friends Provident sets aside £217m to cover loan defaults

    Friends Provident, the insurer, said on Tuesday that it set aside another £217m in 2008 to cover possible losses on...

  33. March 11, 2009

    F&C republicans

    Belgian F&C boss Alain Grisay looked more relieved than he has been for some time after parent company Friends Provident...

  34. FT Alphaville

    January 28, 2009

    Friends to demerge F&C holding

    Trevor Matthews, chief executive of UK life assurer Friends Provident, said there were no “substantial” talks on selling...

  35. January 28, 2009

    Friends to demerge holding in F&C

    Trevor Matthews, chief executive of Friends Provident, said there were no "substantial" talks on selling Friends' majority...

  36. January 28, 2009

    Bases secured but old certainties no longer hold

    It is almost exactly a year since Trevor Matthews' surprise resignation from Standard Life to become chief executive of...

  37. January 27, 2009

    Friends to demerge F&C holding

    Trevor Matthews, chief executive of Friends Provident, said there were no “substantial” talks on selling Friends’ majority...

  38. January 27, 2009

    Bases secured but old certainties no longer hold

    It is almost exactly a year since Trevor Matthews’ surprise resignation from Standard Life to become chief executive of...

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