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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

16 Feb 2018

Swiss watchdog to treat some cryptocurrency offerings as securities

ZURICH Many digital currency issues, known as initial coin offerings (ICOs), will be treated as securities under regulatory guidelines published on Friday by Switzerland, which has become a global leader in the hot fundraising method.

14 Feb 2018

Credit Suisse has strong start to 2018 after third straight loss

ZURICH Credit Suisse on Wednesday was upbeat on prospects for the year ahead, as it enters the last leg of Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam's three-year overhaul, hoping to put its third straight annual loss behind it. | Video

13 Feb 2018

BRIEF-Vontobel CEO Says Would Feel Happy To Spend At Least 500 Million Sfr On Acquisitions‍​

* CEO SAYS WOULD FEEL HAPPY TO SPEND AT LEAST 500 MILLION SFR ON ACQUISITIONS‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

10 Feb 2018

Former Credit Suisse "star" gets five-year jail term for "clever fraud"

GENEVA Former Credit Suisse client adviser Patrice Lescaudron was sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Geneva court on Friday for abusing the trust of clients and putting in place a fraudulent scheme that brought him tens of millions of francs.

08 Feb 2018

Swiss Re in talks to sell stake to SoftBank

ZURICH/TOKYO Swiss Re said it is in talks to sell a minority stake to SoftBank Group in a deal that could be worth $10 billion or more and would mark Japanese company's biggest move yet into financial services.

31 Jan 2018

Julius Baer sees net money slowdown in 2018, on lookout for acquisitions

ZURICH Swiss private bank Julius Baer does not expect to keep pace with last year's bumper growth in 2018 and will push ahead with hiring more client managers and looking for deals under its new chief executive.

30 Jan 2018

Tezos funder pledges to 'step back' once crypto-venture's woes are solved

ZURICH The president of a foundation that controls funding for a cryptocurrency project called Tezos has pledged to "step back" from his role once the project is back on track, after months of dysfunction and public battles with Tezos' founders.

27 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Former Tezos board member says founders have caused a 'catastrophe'

ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK The co-founders of a cryptocurrency project called Tezos have caused a "catastrophe" by making unfounded accusations against the president of a Swiss foundation that controls the money raised, a former board member told Reuters.

22 Jan 2018

Top Swiss cryptocurrency lawyer questions 'stupid' ICO structure

ZURICH One of the top lawyers in the booming cryptocurrency industry says the legal structure he helped set up to raise funds for new virtual currencies is "old, inflexible and stupid" and may no longer be fit for purpose.

22 Jan 2018

UBS lifts payouts for investors despite U.S. tax reform hit

ZURICH UBS is increasing payouts to shareholders as growing business with its core base of wealthy clients helps to offset the effects of tighter regulation and a one-off 2.9 billion Swiss franc ($3 billion) hit from U.S. tax reforms.

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