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Playing the Market: Retail Investment and Speculation in Twentieth-Century Britain

Kieran Heinemann

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198864257
eISBN:
9780191896439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864257.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

At the dawn of World War I (WWI), the British stock market was the preserve of a wealthy elite, and most people in finance and politics agreed that it should stay this way. By the end of the century, ... More


Searching the soul: Wither Sanlam? Powerful conglomerate to 1997

Grietjie Verhoef

in The Power of Your Life: The Sanlam Century of Insurance Empowerment, 1918-2018

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198817758
eISBN:
9780191859199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817758.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Political Economy

Growing divisions along political lines, and personal differences in management on different levels of Sanlam operations, landed the life office to engage in more non-life investment restructuring ... More


Managing change: diversification and transformation, 1993–2003

Grietjie Verhoef

in The Power of Your Life: The Sanlam Century of Insurance Empowerment, 1918-2018

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198817758
eISBN:
9780191859199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817758.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Political Economy

As global insurance markets experienced a shift out of life assurance into new wealth products, Sanlam faced the same trend. Demutualization required more free capital than commanded by Sanlam, ... More


Convergence and Conversions, 1970–1997

Ranald C. Michie

in British Banking: Continuity and Change from 1694 to the Present

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198727361
eISBN:
9780191793516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727361.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

From the 1970s, the divisions that government intervention had maintained in the British banking system gradually broke down. The controls led large banks to adopt very conservative practices leaving ... More


Times of Crisis

Harold James, Peter Borscheid, David Gugerli, and Tobias Straumann

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

After the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system in the 1970s, insurance started profiting from the liberal economic reforms in many countries. Market cycles and the volatility of equity markets ... More


Support for Mutual Insurance Companies during the Franco Dictatorship (1939–75)

Jerònia Pons Pons

in Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198739005
eISBN:
9780191802157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739005.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter examines the thesis that political ideologies can influence the organizational form of companies, in this case in Spanish insurance under the Franco dictatorship. The number of mutuals ... More


An Attempt by a Black Mutual Life Insurance Company to Demutualize: The Case of Golden State Mutual of Los Angeles

Natsuki Kinoshita

in Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198739005
eISBN:
9780191802157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739005.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter explores the decision-making process of a racially constituted mutual life insurance company in the United States as it attempted to demutualize in the 1960s. It examines the experience ... More


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