Outlook First Standard Chartered, then Experian, and now Sainsbury’s. It’s shaping up to be a year of boardroom upheaval, and it’s still only January. Who next? Well, a little bird tells me Schroders’ veteran chief executive Michael Dobson has sounded out confidants in the City about the idea of him becoming chairman of this granddaddy of fund managers, succeeding 69-year-old Andrew Beeson.
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550-year-old Jewish holy book Mishneh Torah - which was expected to make $5m at auction - bought by museums in New York and Jerusalem
Monday 29 April 2013
Collection of Jewish artefacts being sold off by hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt
Tuesday 23 April 2013
HSBC could be hit by strikes across its UK business after it warned more than 3,000 staff their jobs could be axed in its latest cost-cutting drive.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Countrywide Financial, the US mortgage giant rescued by Bank of America at the height of the credit crisis, has settled a mortgage-backed securities lawsuit with its investors, led by the Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System, for $500m (£328m).
Friday 12 April 2013
Jobless levels hit a record high
Saturday 06 April 2013
Worries that spending cuts and higher taxes are hitting employment prospects
'The process is useless and let's hope Berlusconi leaves the Italians in peace': Radio hoax on political sage looks to have scuppered plan to end government deadlock
Friday 05 April 2013
Valerio Onida was duped by Radio 24 into thinking he was talking in confidence to the famous scientist Margherita Hack
Thursday 04 April 2013
The Bank of Japan launched “shock and awe” tactics today to pull the world’s third-biggest economy of its deflationary spiral with a hugh expansion of its money printing programme.
Saturday 30 March 2013
A weak pound benefits UK companies and boosts shares prices on the London Stock Exchange, it has been claimed.
Friday 29 March 2013
Sports Direct International is famous for flogging large amounts of tracksuits and trainers, but yesterday its bosses were making a name for themselves with the sale of large chunks of shares. David Forsey, chief executive, and the finance chief, Robert Mellors, have sold all their shares ahead of next month's reward scheme which will see them receive 1 million new shares in the new financial year.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Midweek View: An investment made in bullion in the 15th century would have lost 90 per cent of its value over the next 500 years
Saturday 23 March 2013
Hundreds of thousands of investors will be making a key decision this week – where to invest this year's Individual Savings Account (ISA) money before the end of the tax year on 5 April.
Saturday 23 March 2013
The latest tiff in the rocky love affair between investors and Cupid sent its shares down more than 57 per cent after the niche dating sites specialist was forced to respond to an article published in Ukraine.
Friday 22 March 2013
It is rare for the longevity of a fund manager to present a limitation to investors’ returns. Take Tim Stevenson, the manager of Henderson EuroTrust plc, who has been at the helm of the fund for more than 20 years. Under his stewardship, investors will have found little reason to complain as Mr Stevenson boasts an impressive long-term performance record. Indeed, under his tenure, the investment trust has returned a remarkable 1,400 per cent since its launch in 1992.
Thursday 21 March 2013
Prosecutors in New York have charged Rengan Rajaratnam, the brother of the convicted hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, with conspiracy and securities fraud, accusing him of conspiring with his sibling in insider trading.
Thursday 21 March 2013
The new Employment Allowance is a good idea, but most other proposals are either inconsequential or likely to be ineffective. And the overall picture is still grim
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Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 4 Zayn Malik on Israel-Gaza: One Direction singer bombarded with Twitter death threats after posting #FreePalestine
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'