Public called on to nominate Britain’s best financial boss

first_img Public called on to nominate Britain’s best financial boss Tags: NULL Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com MEMBERS of the public have been urged to join financial services professionals as the search for the country’s best financial services boss begins today.The 2010 OStCaR – Outstanding Service to Compliance and Regulation – Awards are designed to promote best practice in the financial services sector, reward excellence and help reduce the likelihood of future financial crises.As well as “best boss” of firms regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the public can nominate the best start-up bank and the most helpful FSA member of staff.The awards were established in 2004 by The Compliance Register, which represents bankers, financial advisers and fund managers. There are 28 award categories in all – including best fraud prevention team, best control room and best compliance award. Nominations are free of charge and must be submitted online by 8 October. Ben Goh, secretary of the Compliance Register, said: “Consumers are on the receiving end of good service from the financial services sector and sometimes of bad. The boss who cares makes a huge difference – perhaps by establishing a culture of excellence in a firm, perhaps by stepping in personally to sort out a problem. It’s this kind of leadership and culture that’s being recognised in these awards.”Online nomination forms as well as full details of this year’s award categories are available at www.compliancer.com. whatsapp Sunday 19 September 2010 9:52 pmcenter_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

FirstGroup founder Lockhead to step down

first_imgWednesday 22 September 2010 3:52 am FirstGroup founder Lockhead to step down whatsapp Tags: NULL British transport operator FirstGroup said chief executive Moir Lockhead would retire next March after 21 years at the helm, with his replacement Tim O’Toole set to take the reins later this year.Lockhead helped transform the group into one of Europe’s largest bus and rail operators from an employee and management buyout of Grampian Regional Transport in 1989.“Moir has made an outstanding contribution to FirstGroup and to the transport industry as a whole during his long and successful career,” Chairman Martin Gilbert said in a statement.“His work will ensure the continued long term success of the group for many years to come.”FirstGroup, whose British rail business includes the Great Western franchise running into central London, said Lockhead’s executive responsibilities would be handed over to incoming CEO Tim O’Toole from 1 November.O’Toole, previously Managing Director of London Underground, joined FirstGroup’s board last year and has held the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive. whatsapp John Dunne Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Sharelast_img read more

Evolution set to chew over Panmure bid

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IPOs for Groupon and Pandora

first_img whatsapp Share whatsapp KCS-content Sunday 16 January 2011 10:20 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org IPOs for Groupon and Pandora Tags: NULL Online coupon site Groupon and Internet radio company Pandora are moving ahead with plans for initial public offerings, according to sources familiar with the matter. Chicago-based Groupon is meeting with bankers to explore prospects for a “meaningfully-sized” IPO after a recent bid from Google Inc – reported at $6bn (£3.8bn) – fell apart, one source said. The company’s IPO could be for $1bn to $1.5bn, CNBC reported. If the IPO goes ahead, it would rank among the largest tech IPOs in the US of the past decade, according to Thomson Reuters data. Pandora met with bankers on Tuesday about a possible $100m IPO and could pick banks to lead the offering as soon as Friday, said an unnamed source. Groupon was not immediately available for comment. Pandora declined to comment. last_img read more

RSA picks up £142m bill after bad weather

first_imgThursday 20 January 2011 8:13 pm RSA picks up £142m bill after bad weather KCS-content whatsapp GENERAL insurer Royal Sun Alliance (RSA) warned yesterday that exceptional losses from bad weather had left it with a bill £142m more than it had expected.Prolonged freezing conditions and snowy weather across Europe in November and December, combined with exposure to hurricane Tomas in the Caribbean, caused it to reduce its forecast for 2010 operating profit to between £600m and £630m.Analysts had previously forecast a consensus £734m operating profit for the year.Insured losses from weather over the whole year have cost the group £255m more than normal, it said in a trading update ahead of its full-year results presentation on 24 February. UK claims made up the bulk of the losses, reaching £110m after it experienced “the coldest December in the UK for 100 years,” RSA chief executive Andy Haste said.About 8,000 households claimed an average £6,700 for burst pipes from RSA since November. It also handled 19,000 home emergency claims, around 5,500 snow claims and almost 5,700 other weather related claims in the two months, it said.However, RSA played down the extent of the impact on the group, emphasising that additional losses would not affect its full-year dividend, and that it had grown premiums income by 11 per cent over the year. “Given the extreme weather in 2010, this is a strong result and reflects the diversity of the portfolio and the resilience of the group’s underlying profitability,” said the UK’s second largest general insurer. Analysts took the news in their stride, viewing the profit warning as a hiccup in RSA’s overall performance. Numis analyst Nick Johnson revised RSA’s 2010 earnings per share down by 20 per cent to 9.5p from 11.9p and its full-year profit before tax down to £464m from £575m. However, he raised 2011 earnings forecasts on expectations of higher investment income.Citi analyst James Quin said it was “not a surprise” that weather losses were higher than expected, but the loss was “perhaps at the top end of what might have been ‘pencilled in’.”“The market’s reaction, marking the shares down 2.6 per cent, is rational in that this is the net cost of the higher weather losses,” Quin said.Analysts were also heartened by RSA’s careful wording change around its combined ratio, a measure of its profitability. RSA said it was no longer targeting a combined ratio of “around” 95 per cent, instead saying it expected to deliver “a combined operating ratio of better than 95 per cent.” Quin said the more positive language was “an important and encouraging message” about the company’s future performance. Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

FIRMS WELCOME TRIBUNAL REFORM

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Wednesday 26 January 2011 9:29 pm FIRMS WELCOME TRIBUNAL REFORM THE GOVERNMENT will today unveil sweeping reforms to employment tribunals, in a bid to clamp down on spurious claims and rebalance the system in favour of businesses.Vince Cable, the business secretary, is expected to announce that firms will be able to sack workers during the first two years of employment without being taken to a tribunal for unfair dismissal.Currently, employees are able to bring an unfair dismissal claim after just one year in the job.The government will also launch a consultation on charging employees fees for tribunal cases, in a bid to deter them from making claims that are unlikely to succeed.Currently, workers can take their employer to tribunal without incurring any costs, meaning they have nothing to lose by bringing an unfair dismissal claim – even if their case is unsuccessful. And all claims will be lodged with conciliation service Acas, which could help prevent a large number of claims from actually reaching tribunal and reduce costs for businesses.A raft of smaller changes will also be introduced, in a bid to simplify the process and make it less costly for firms.Employers and witnesses will be able to submit written evidence to tribunals rather than attending in person, meaning fewer business hours are lost, while claims will be heard by a single judge instead of two.Prime Minister David Cameron is hoping the reforms will encourage private sector firms to employ thousands more staff, helping to soften the blow of public sector job cuts.A Whitehall source said: “We want to give businesses, especially smaller businesses that are critical to the recovery, the conditions and confidence to grow by reducing regulation and ensuring a balance of rights between the employer and the employee.”Employers have long said the tribunal system is skewed in favour of workers. Claims rose to 236,000 last year – a record figure and a rise of 56 per cent on 2009 – and firms have to spend £4,000 on average to defend themselves. Most firms decide to settle cases, even if they believe the claim has little or no merit, because the cost of fighting – or losing the claim – is much greater. Cameron is hoping the reforms will counter suggestions the government is thwarting economic growth by pursuing policies that are costly for firms, such as the abolition of the default retirement age and new paternity rights. The government will unveil the plans alongside a new “employers’ charter”, which will outline the rights of firms over their workers. whatsapp whatsapp Share KCS-content last_img read more

ProLogis and AMB agree tie-up

first_img AMB Property struck a deal to buy rival ProLogis for $8.7bn (£5.4bn) in stock, combining the two largest US owners of warehouse and distribution centres in one of the biggest real-estate transactions since the financial crisis. The agreement comes as ProLogis, the larger company, has struggled with debt. While both companies operate in the US, the deal will give AMB, which also operates in China and Brazil, a large presence in the UK and Eastern Europe. KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Monday 31 January 2011 9:03 pm whatsapp ProLogis and AMB agree tie-up Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Prooflast_img read more

GOING GREEN AS GREEN GOES AWOL

first_imgTuesday 8 February 2011 8:59 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Tags: NULL GOING GREEN AS GREEN GOES AWOL whatsapp “HEAVY business” in the House of Lords detained former HSBC chairman Stephen Green, but the British-Israel Chambers of Commerce partied on anyway last night at the British-Israeli business awards dinner.Universities minister David Willetts stepped into the breach with Green’s speech in hand to extol the UK economy’s virtues as an exporter of everything “from whiskey to finance” (and their intersection, no doubt).Taking the opportunity to make fun of his absent peer, he recalled one lord who, upon arriving at the House of Lords had demanded: “And what is the pension?”The confused stewards looked at one another. “The House of Lords is the pension,” they said. “But maybe Stephen doesn’t need that arrangement,” Willetts observed wryly. His speech, and a generous main course, gave ample time for star speaker Shai Agassi, founder of Better Place, the world’s biggest electric car company, to write what appeared to be his speech on a scrap of paper at the top table.But the notes scribbled under the wing of a model EL Al airlines plane placed amid the flowers on each table didn’t prevent him from wowing the international crowd of businessfolk ranging from hoteliers to shipping magnates.Agassi didn’t quite ditch the jacket and roll up the sleeves Blair-style, but he shunned the podium in favour of a free-form motivational talk: “The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones,” he exclaimed. “And we will not end the oil age by running out of oil but by finding something better.”But he was keen to reassure the business-minded audience: “I didn’t start as a greenie. I’m a capitalist pig,” he said, although he couldn’t resist a dig at big oil, referring to his company, Better Place, as “the other BP”.Most of the illustrious crowd might have been revved up by Agassi’s optimism, but it didn’t take everywhere, it seems – ex-Lloyds chairman Sir Victor Blank was seen snoozing into his napkin.No such rest for Lord Green: he had a vote to cast. center_img Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

News Corp bid expected to get OFT go-ahead

first_img News Corp bid expected to get OFT go-ahead whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 28 February 2011 8:51 pm RUPERT Murdoch’s News Corp’s proposed £13.2bn takeover of of satellite broadcaster BSkyB is expected to get the go-ahead from secretary of state Jeremy Hunt by the end of this week, avoiding a full Competition Commission investigation. Senior BSkyB sources told City A.M. they expected Hunt to announce his decision as soon as this afternoon, which is likely to put the bid out to a 15-day public consultation, avoiding a Competition Commission inquiry which could take as long as six months. News Corp has submitted a series of undertakings to the Office of Fair Trading to satisfy its concerns that its takeover of the remaining 61 per cent of BSkyB would unduly concentrate the UK’s media sector. The undertakings include an offer to secure the editorial independence of both BSkyB and Sky News in the merged entity and potentially even make structural changes such as selling off Sky News to secure the deal. News Corp made a 700p per share bid for BSkyB’s remaining stock in June 2010.Sources close to News Corp yesterday said there had been a lot of back and forth with the regulators after the company submitted its proposals. Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wraplast_img read more