RSA Insurance Group Plc said the head of its U.K. and western Europe business will leave the company, marking the first resignation of a senior manager since Stephen Hester was hired to revamp the British insurer.
After less than a month on the job, RSA Insurance Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Stephen Hester announced a stock sale and tapped Warren Buffett for reinsurance to help strengthen the insurer after its scandal in Ireland.
Rory Cullinan runs the world’s worst bank from a fifth-floor office overlooking Liverpool Street station in London. His 400-person outfit doesn’t lend money or trade securities. Instead, it sells blown-out mortgages, busted loans and entire companies amassed by Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc before it collapsed in the global financial crash of 2008. On a Friday afternoon in February, Cullinan is savoring a new feeling in his life as a toxic-asset disposal specialist: hope that the worst is finally over.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Britain’s biggest government-owned bank, unexpectedly said Chief Executive Officer Stephen Hester will step down at the end of 2013 as the U.K. prepares for a possible share sale.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Ross McEwan moved to reassure employees that there will be “no big announcement” on job cuts when the lender publishes the results of its strategic review next week.