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Fans of Man Group have been rather conspicuous by their absence recently. The hedge fund giant has suffered a dramatic fall from grace, with the stock losing a third of its value in a month, meaning its share price is now three-quarters lower than in 2009.

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Male directors of British companies still vastly outnumber female ones, but things could soon change thanks to the efforts of pioneers such as these. Kate Youde reports on gender imbalance in the boardroom

Tchenguiz property firm Peverel rescued in £62m deal

Peverel, the property management group that was once part of Vincent Tchenguiz's empire, was rescued yesterday, almost a year to the day after it went into

Morrisons 'unlikely' to hit profit forecasts for this year

Morrisons will unveil an expansion of its fledgling convenience stores and online non-food lines on Thursday when it posts a rise in full-year underlying profits.

Broker in Punch Taverns insider trading storm to accept fine

The broker at the centre of the Greenlight Capital insider trading scandal will not fight his £350,000 fine despite clients and rivals agreeing that he did little wrong.

Blankfein fails to land lead role in Facebook flotation

Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein has failed to win the coveted role of lead banking adviser in the Facebook stock market float, despite having already invested in the social networking website.

Goldman loses out on lead float role for Facebook

Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein has failed to win the coveted role of lead bank in the Facebook stock market float, despite having already invested in the social networking website.

Spotlight on: Brian Moynihan, chief executive, Bank of America

Ooh, that's a tough job

It sure is. BofA is the definitely the shakiest of the big US banks, having never pulled itself free of the credit crisis. But Mr Moynihan is used to dealing with a few bruises. Earlier in his career he would regularly come to the office all beaten up from a rugby game the night before.

JPMorgan sets tone for Wall Street with pay cut

America's biggest bank, JPMorgan Chase, has announced a sharp fall in investment banking profits and a massive cut in its investment bankers' pay.

Rothschild stokes £1.5bn coal struggle

Nat Rothschild has gained the upper hand in his power struggle with the Indonesian Bakrie family, after side-lining their top adviser at Bumi Resources, the £1.5bn-valued coal-mining concern that they co-own.

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