IFG group chief executive Paul McNamara, said that the company’s “sharp strategic focus” on the retirement wealth market is delivering growth and improved performance.  (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

Financial services group IFG benefited from its restructuring and sharp focus on the retirement wealth market in the first half of the year, with str(...)

Philip O’Quigley, chief executive, Falcon Oil & Gas: “Shareholders don’t want to wait 20 years for a payback. We’re setting ourselves up to sell. Ultimately, that’s what we want to do.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Philip O’Quigley, the chief executive of Falcon Oil & Gas, leans back in his chair on the balcony outside his Dublin office, balancing it momen(...)

Bank of Ireland gained 1.35 per cent to close the day at 37.5 cents. Its chief executive, Richie Boucher, said the bank would in future look to grow in the UK through bolt-on acquisitions, though he indicated there were no immediate plans. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

European stocks rose yesterday, trimming their worst weekly loss of the year, as the Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent. The market in Dubli(...)

Only last June David Duffy had signed a permanent contract with AIB, having originally signed up in December 2011 on a fixed-term contract for three years

Last Friday evening, the directors of AIB were asked to dial into a conference call for word of an important announcement that the bank was going to m(...)

The sale of the group’s Irish pension and advisory business for €13.5 million  is expected to complete before the end of the year

Financial services group IFG, which sold its Irish pension administration and advisory businesses to Willis Ireland in August, has said it expects ful(...)

Financial services group IFG is in the process of rationalising its operations. In addition to the sale of its UK IFA business, last month it  announced that it would sell its Irish pension administration and advisory businesses to Willis Ireland for a maximum cash consideration of £10.8 million (€ 13.5 million).

Financial services group IFG has completed the sale of its UK traditional IFA business , IFG Financial Services, to Ascot Lloyd Financial Services. To(...)

Willis Ireland chief executive Brian Curtis   and IFG group director Gary Owens. IFG has agreed to sell its Irish pension administration and advisory businesses to Willis Ireland.

PAMELA NEWENHAMFinancial services group IFG has agreed to sell its Irish pension administration and advisory businesses to Willis Ireland for a maximu(...)

Financial services group IFG said it had a good start to the year, with trading in line with expectations as momentum in new business was maintaine(...)

IFG’s departing chief executive Mark Bourke: “In 2013, the group delivered a solid financial performance, increased revenues and expanded its client and asset base.”   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Ciarán Hancock and Eoin Burke-Kennedy Shares in Dublin-based financial services group IFG fell by just over 1 per cent in Dublin yesterda(...)

AIB Headquarters in Ballsbridge Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

It has been a tale of two banks and their chief executives this week, with AIB and Bank of Ireland both releasing their 2013 annual results. (...)