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  1. April 9, 2014

    British business: The Schroders network

    The Schroders links For Nick Ferguson, it was more than just another night at his club. When the BSkyB chairman gathered...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Cost of alleged bank wrongdoing exceeds bad-loan provisions

    The cost of alleged misconduct at banks has in recent years overtaken the provisions to cover bad loans in what is described...

  1. April 2, 2014

    The muppet show – live from London

    For anyone raised outside Britain or certain Wall Street trading floors, it may seem hard to believe that the word “muppet”...

  2. March 30, 2014

    Departing Lloyds chairman calls for return to ‘cosy’ regulation

    The departing chairman of Lloyds Banking Group has called for a return to 1970s-style informal banking regulation, when cosy...

  3. March 30, 2014

    Sir Win Bischoff – Lloyds grandee’s valedictory portrait

    Banking isn’t just facts, it is also stomach,” says Sir Win Bischoff, patting his midriff. There have been many occasions...

  4. January 23, 2014

    Sir Win Bischoff to lead Financial Reporting Council

    Sir Win Bischoff has been appointed head of the Financial Reporting Council, as the accounting watchdog takes on...

  5. January 16, 2014

    MPs summon Lord Levene over Co-op bid for Lloyds sites

    Lord Levene, a City veteran who bid against the Co-operative Bank to buy 630 Lloyds Banking Group branches, will appear in...

  6. January 3, 2014

    UK business leaders optimistic about economy

    Four-fifths of leaders of Britain’s largest companies expect their business to pick up over the coming year, but concerns...

  7. November 28, 2013

    Lloyds Bank close to appointing Lord Blackwell as chairman

    Lloyds Banking Group is on the verge of appointing Lord Norman Blackwell, currently chairman of its Scottish Widows...

  8. July 18, 2013

    Sir Roger Carr: a grandee with a seat at the top table of business

    Sir Roger Carr has earned himself “grandee” status among the UK’s business elite, a feat made all the more impressive by the...

  9. June 19, 2013

    Lombard: FTSE 100 chair shortage provides chance to diversify

    If you could buy futures on wise old owls qualified to become FTSE 100 chairmen, prices would be trending higher. At least...

  10. May 16, 2013

    Lloyds’ shares achieve ‘break even’ level

    Shares in Lloyds Banking Group have risen above the price at which support for the taxpayer-backed bank is booked by the...

  11. May 13, 2013

    Lloyds faces difficult search for chairman

    Tony Watson has faced some corporate governance challenges in his time. The former head of Hermes Pension Management used to...

  12. May 12, 2013

    Bischoff to take his leave from Lloyds

    Sir Win Bischoff, who has overseen a radical restructuring and return to profitability at Lloyds Banking Group, is stepping...

  13. March 25, 2013

    Lloyds paid 25 staff more than £1m

    Lloyds Banking Group has paid 25 of its senior staff more than £1m last year, taking the number of bankers who are above...

  14. February 4, 2013

    Final dividend cut fear pulls Aviva lower

    Aviva led the FTSE 100 to its sharpest fall in six months yesterday amid fears of a dividend cut. Talk that Aviva could...

  15. December 20, 2012

    City fall pre-empted Mayans by four years

    A review of 2012 published on December 21 has a real sense of occasion. The world is set to end on Friday, according to an...

  16. November 26, 2012

    Europeans illustrate changes in US banks

    Europeans are in demand on Wall Street. First there was Christian Meissner at Bank of America Merrill Lynch – promoted to be...

  17. March 22, 2012

    The art of coping under pressure

    Dr John Mervyn-Smith is head of capability management at eg.1 Can chief executives cope? In tough times, the old notion of...

  18. March 2, 2012

    Parsons to step down as Citi chairman

    Dick Parsons will step down as chairman of Citigroup and will be replaced by Michael O’Neill, a fellow director and former...

  19. February 27, 2012

    Moreno exit adds to Lloyds woes

    Glen Moreno has resigned as deputy chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, adding further to the disruption at the...

  20. February 23, 2012

    RSA chief to step up overseas expansion

    The new chief executive of RSA has moved to stamp his authority on the insurer with plans to accelerate the group’s...

  21. February 19, 2012

    Jump in pay for non-executive directors

    Non-executive directors of FTSE 100 companies received rises averaging 10 per cent in businesses where fees were increased...

  22. December 15, 2011

    Horta-Osório pledges to restore confidence

    The recharged chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group has emerged from sick leave, breaking six weeks of silence with a...

  23. FT Alphaville

    December 15, 2011

    Lloyds confident Horta-Osório can take heat

    António Horta-Osório, chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group, is to return to his job on January 9, ending six weeks of...

  24. December 14, 2011

    Lloyds takes a gamble on chief’s health

    Bushy-tailed and smiling was how the chairman of Lloyds Banking Group described António Horta-Osório as he confirmed the...

  25. December 14, 2011

    Sir Win should lose Lloyds chair if AHO relapses

    Uneasy rests the head that wears the crown. The medical condition of António Horta-Osório, chief executive of Lloyds, who...

  26. December 14, 2011

    Lloyds confident Horta-Osório can take heat

    António Horta-Osório, chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group, is to return to his job on January 9, ending six weeks of...

  27. December 8, 2011

    Lloyds chief is having to reapply for own job

    Lloyds Banking Group’s chief executive António Horta-Osório is having to reapply for his own job as doctors prepare to give...

  28. December 8, 2011

    Compassionate ruthlessness must rule at Lloyds

    António Horta-Osório, chief executive of Lloyds, took sick leave for exhaustion a month ago. Back then he was confidently...

  29. 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...

  30. November 21, 2011

    Lloyds hit again as key recruit drops out

    Lloyds Banking Group has been thrown into further turmoil after it emerged that a key management recruit reversed plans to...

  31. May 23, 2011

    Blustery weather takes shine off Chelsea

    Sir Philip Green of retailer Arcadia arrives at the Chelsea Flower Show Glencore chief Ivan Glasenberg made his Chelsea...

  32. FT Alphaville

    May 19, 2011

    Lloyds eyes bonus clawbacks

    In a sign that UK bank executives will increasingly be held accountable for their bank’s performance, Lloyds Banking Group...

  33. May 18, 2011

    Lloyds eyes bonuses clawback for PPI losses

    Lloyds Banking Group is considering clawing back part of the bonuses awarded to several of its top executives as a result of...

  34. May 12, 2011

    Lloyds’ Bischoff counters calls for change

    The chairman of Lloyds Banking Group has countered suggestions from some investors that he should step down ahead of the...

  35. May 12, 2011

    Schroders alumni in FTSE chairs

    While only a few of the Schroders alumni remain at Citigroup, those who have exited are now players in the boardrooms....

  36. April 5, 2011

    Nomura effect gets the laughs

    Chancellor George Osborne was keen to stress his commitment to London’s future as an international financial centre when...

  37. March 31, 2011

    Sir Win’s lead role in CEO search

    In an unusual move for a FTSE chairman, Lloyds’ Sir Win Bischoff laid out last year’s selection process for the bank’s chief...

  38. March 26, 2011

    Broadbent emerges as top Aviva candidate

    Sir Richard Broadbent has emerged as the leading candidate ultimately to replace Lord Sharman as chairman of Aviva, the...

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