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Standard Life Aberdeen preps for job cuts: sources

15 Feb 2019

LONDON/EDINBURGH Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) plans a fresh round of job cuts in the coming weeks as part of a broader cost overhaul aimed at shoring up investor confidence after a year of heavy outflows of client cash, four sources told Reuters.

New boss, familiar strategy in sight for insurer Aviva

29 Jan 2019

LONDON Two insiders are favorites to be the next CEO of Aviva according to sources, potentially disappointing some expectations for a major strategic re-think at Britain's second biggest insurer.

UK local authority pension schemes cut hedge fund bets

04 Jan 2019

LONDON Britain's top local authority pension plans have cut investments in hedge funds in favour of better-performing alternatives, a review of annual reports shows, adding pressure to an industry beset by weak performance, outflows and fund closures.

Exclusive: With six months to go before Brexit, 630 finance jobs have left - Reuters survey

29 Sep 2018

LONDON As few as 630 UK-based finance jobs have been shifted or created overseas with just six months to go before Brexit, a far lower total than banks said could move after Britain's surprise vote to leave the European Union, according to a new Reuters survey. | Video

Lloyd's of London Brexit chief quits for insurer Everest

31 Aug 2018

LONDON The head of Lloyd's of London's Brexit operations is leaving to join Everest Insurance, the specialist UK insurance market said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Lloyd's of London Brexit chief quits for insurer Everest

31 Aug 2018

LONDON, Aug 31 The head of Lloyd's of London's Brexit operations is leaving to join Everest Insurance, the specialist UK insurance market said on Friday.

Exclusive: Amazon considering UK insurance comparison site - sources

16 Aug 2018

LONDON Amazon.com Inc is sounding out some of Europe's top insurance firms to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what would be a major foray by the U.S. online retail giant into the region's financial services.

EXCLUSIVE-Amazon considering UK insurance comparison site - sources

16 Aug 2018

LONDON, Aug 16 Amazon.com Inc is sounding out some of Europe's top insurance firms to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what would be a major foray by the U.S. online retail giant into the region's financial services.

Asia drives profits as Prudential prepares for split in late 2019

08 Aug 2018

LONDON Insurer Prudential is unlikely to split into two before late 2019, it said on Wednesday as growth in Asia helped it beat first-half profit forecasts.

Standard Life Aberdeen H1 profit falls, buyback lifts shares

07 Aug 2018

LONDON First-half pre-tax profit at insurer and asset manager Standard Life Aberdeen fell 12 percent, with the firm's co-chief executives describing market conditions as challenging, but the early start of a buyback programme lifted its shares.

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