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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

15 Sep 2017

FCA rejects call to publish RBS report in full

LONDON Britain's markets watchdog has rejected calls to publish a report into allegations Royal Bank of Scotland bankrupted small companies to pick up their assets on the cheap, saying it would instead release a detailed summary soon.

15 Sep 2017

UK watchdog rejects call to publish RBS report in full

LONDON, Sept 15 Britain's markets watchdog has rejected calls to publish a report into allegations Royal Bank of Scotland bankrupted small companies to pick up their assets on the cheap, saying it would instead release a detailed summary soon.

14 Sep 2017

EU to make banks pay to centralize markets supervision

LONDON The European Union wants to centralize market supervision and make banks pay for it, the bloc's financial services chief said, signaling how it will seek to regroup after Britain leaves.

14 Sep 2017

UK's pension investment advisers to face full competition probe

LONDON Britain's competition regulator has launched an investigation into investment consultants following concerns about conflicts of interest in an industry advising on the management of over 1.6 trillion pounds ($2 trillion) of pension and other funds.

13 Sep 2017

Senior UK lawmaker calls for shaking up membership of bank boards

LONDON Banks need to recruit a wider assortment of non-executive directors to their boards to end the kind of "group think" that lay behind the financial crisis, a senior British lawmaker said on Wednesday.

13 Sep 2017

FCA crypto-fundraising warning welcomed by industry

LONDON Start-ups aiming to raise funds through the issuance of new digital currencies, via so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs), welcomed on Tuesday a warning on the "very high risk" of such investments from Britain's financial watchdog.

12 Sep 2017

New market risk code won't trigger big bank capital hikes: Basel

LONDON Most banks will not have to hike capital significantly to meet stricter rules to counter trading risks, a survey showed on Tuesday, after Asian nations sought to delay introducing the code citing concerns about the need for more funds.

11 Sep 2017

Global insurance capital rule snared in transatlantic divide

LONDON The first global standard for investors to compare how much capital insurers from different countries hold to keep policies safe is caught in a transatlantic tussle, casting doubt on whether it is practical, industry and regulatory officials say.

08 Sep 2017

Exclusive: UK banks call for "mutual recognition" deal with EU after Brexit

LONDON Britain and the European Union should accept each other's rules governing financial services in a "flexible" trade deal that offers unfettered market access to big banks but protects small investors, according to proposals made in a draft industry document seen by Reuters on Friday.

06 Sep 2017

Brexit upheaval seen creating 3,000 financial jobs in Luxembourg

LONDON Brexit will lead to about 3,000 new jobs being created in Luxembourg as UK asset managers and insurers bulk up operations in the Grand Duchy to avoid being cut off from EU customers, a senior Luxembourg financial official said on Wednesday.

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