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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

23 Nov 2017

Bank investors criticise eurozone resolution authorities

LONDON, Nov 23 (IFR) - Investors in eurozone bank debt, badly bruised by unexpected resolutions of some such lenders in recent months, are being forced to take a more realistic approach to their strategies in the wake of these events.

23 Nov 2017

Norske Skog recap edges closer to solution as Aker intervenes

LONDON, Nov 23 (IFR) - Norske Skog is hoping to launch a renewed exchange offer to its various creditors “as soon as possible” and said in the meantime, by skipping interest payments on its debt, it has sufficient cash “to support the operations until a recapitalisation solution takes place”.

21 Nov 2017

Royal Bank of Canada joins G-SIB ranks

LONDON, Nov 21 (IFR) - Royal Bank of Canada has been added to the list of 30 global systemically important banks by the Financial Stability Board of international regulators. It replaces Group BPCE, owner of Natixis, on the list in the latest annual review.

20 Nov 2017

Natixis seeks to cement CIB growth

LONDON, Nov 20 (IFR) - Natixis set out a modest set of targets for its corporate and investment bank for the next three years, cementing the strategic changes it has carried out since 2013.

16 Nov 2017

MOVES-Diederich to head UniCredit Germany after Weimer exit

LONDON, Nov 16 (IFR) - UniCredit has appointed Michael Diederich as chief executive of HypoVereinsbank, its principal German subsidiary, after his predecessor Theodor Weimer was appointed chief executive of Deutsche Boerse earlier on Thursday.

13 Nov 2017

Kroll rating agency receives EU regulatory approval

LONDON, Nov 13 (IFR) - Kroll Bond Rating Agency wants to expand its small European operations, which opened in September, across the European Union after the European Securities and Markets Authority approved on Monday its application to be registered in the region.

08 Nov 2017

Natixis better than most in weak CIB quarter

LONDON, Nov 8 (IFR) - France’s second-tier lenders saw contrasting fortunes in their corporate and investment banks during the third quarter, which has proved tough for most wholesale banks.

02 Nov 2017

MOVES-Karseras switches to Nomura from Deutsche

LONDON, Nov 2 (IFR) - Hugh Karseras has been appointed chief operating officer for global sales in Nomura's global markets business, a new role for the Japanese Bank.

02 Nov 2017

Thiam rebuts Credit Suisse break-up call

LONDON, Nov 2 (IFR) - Tidjane Thiam made a strong defence of his strategy for Credit Suisse when delivering the bank’s first set of quarterly numbers since raising SFr4.25bn (US$4.4bn) through a rights issue in June.

31 Oct 2017

BNP Paribas' FICC suffers in line with rivals

LONDON, Oct 31 (IFR) - BNP Paribas was unable to avoid the impact of quieter markets in the third quarter, reporting an adjusted 23.6% drop in fixed income, currencies and commodities revenues to €801m.


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