Jamie McGeever

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

17 Oct 2017

Commentary: No end in sight for banks' bond trading blues

LONDON The big five U.S. banks have published their third quarter earnings and -- as expected -- all reported a double-digit slump in bond trading.

16 Oct 2017

Commentary: Hedge funds bet on euro to fatten up meager returns

LONDON Hedge funds turned their most bullish on the euro in well over six years last week, betting it will rise in value and put a gloss on what has so far been a mediocre year for returns.

12 Oct 2017

Commentary: Choosing "champions" in a protectionist world

LONDON If the 40-year wave of globalization is now giving way to a rising tide of protectionism, the outlook for national and regional champions is brightening.

10 Oct 2017

Commentary: Is the Fed wary of sub-2 percent Treasury yields?

LONDON As the Bank of Japan explicitly targets zero percent 10-year government bond yields, a case could be made that U.S. Federal Reserve is more quietly nudging long-term Treasury yields up from 2 percent.

03 Oct 2017

Commentary: Rising dollar exposes pockets of funding turbulence

LONDON The dollar has just chalked up its biggest weekly rise of the year, and esoteric corners of financial markets are feeling the squeeze.

02 Oct 2017

Column: Struggling hedge funds take bigger FX gamble

LONDON Struggling to make money in a world of ultra-low volatility, hedge funds are taking bigger - and riskier - gambles in foreign exchange markets.

28 Sep 2017

Commentary: With private sector short of bonds, no need to fear QE taper

LONDON As central banks prepare to unwind their crisis-fighting stimulus measures, bond yields should rise as these buyers of last -- indeed, first -- resort step back from the market.

26 Sep 2017

Commentary: BoE sparks hedge funds' biggest bearish sterling bet reversal

LONDON The Bank of England just gave hedge funds a bloody nose.

21 Sep 2017

Commentary: German vote may be a snooze, but for Europe a defining moment

LONDON Germany's election on Sunday is at once the most mundane political event of the year for markets and a defining moment that could shape Europe's future for a generation.

20 Sep 2017

Commentary: Does BoE's hawkish lurch nod to "sterling crisis"?

LONDON As the Bank of England sends its strongest signal to date that the first interest rate hike in a decade is approaching, could Britain be heading towards its first sterling crisis in a quarter of a century?


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