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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 Dec 2017

Big British local authority pensions step up hedge fund bets

LONDON From Essex binmen to Liverpool councillors, government pension schemes in England and Wales are investing more in hedge funds whose bets, sometimes dictated by algorithms, have included exotic holdings such as Puerto Rican debt.

07 Dec 2017

Old Mutual unit picks banks for $3.35 billion flotation: sources

LONDON Anglo-South African financial services firm Old Mutual 's UK wealth unit has chosen Goldman Sachs , JP Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to lead its initial public offering (IPO) next year, banking and advisory sources said.

30 Nov 2017

Aviva to generate extra $4 billion of cash, planning payback, some M&A

LONDON Aviva expects to generate an extra 3 billion pounds ($4 billion) in cash over the next two years and will make acquisitions as well as giving money back to shareholders, it said on Thursday, sending its share price to three-month highs.

23 Nov 2017

Zurich Insurance ups 'impact investment' target to $5 billion

LONDON Switzerland's Zurich Insurance plans to more than double its "impact investments" to $5 billion (3.76 billion pounds), it said on Thursday, aiming to improve the lives of five million people a year.

21 Nov 2017

UK ship insurer Standard Club takes Dublin route in response to Brexit

LONDON British ship insurer Standard Club is setting up a new European Union subsidiary in Dublin in case Britain loses access to the single market after Brexit, becoming the second of these specialised providers to opt for Ireland in two days.

21 Nov 2017

Death and the discount rate: UK companies weigh pensions tweaks

LONDON Some of Britain's biggest companies are considering wiping millions or even billions of pounds from their pension deficits by changing a couple of key assumptions, including when staff are expected to die.

16 Nov 2017

Banks may be key for insurers to fulfill EU investment needs

LONDON Efforts to get insurers to plug Europe's investment gap by backing riskier assets could be undermined if banks are unwilling to share crucial credit data with them, a European Union insurance regulator said.

16 Nov 2017

Prudential seeks larger slice of life in China as Asia drives profit

Prudential expects its Asian business to double in size every five to seven years, the British life insurer said after reporting the region drove a 17 percent rise in new business profit during the first nine months of 2017.

16 Nov 2017

FCA targets pension scammers in Welsh steelworks

LONDON Britain's markets watchdog is sending supervisors to Wales to make sure that 15 billion pounds in steelworker pensions does not become a "honey pot" for crooks.

15 Nov 2017

Hedge funds bet on reinsurance recovery

LONDON Hedge funds bought reinsurance stocks in the third quarter after prices tumbled on widespread losses after multiple hurricanes in North America, filings showed on Wednesday.


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