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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

21 Mar 2018

Insight: A tale of two hotels: Italy's bad loan sales hang in the balance

MILAN/LONDON The Hotel Dei Dogi, a lagoon-side palazzo in Venice, will be renovated in the autumn for the first time in 20 years after a U.S. investment firm snapped up the debts of its family owners, confident of selling it and eight sister hotels at a profit.

17 Mar 2018

Trade body urges EU to scrap changes to supervision of funds

LONDON A major revamp of how investment funds are managed and regulated in Europe appears to be aimed at taking business from Britain and should be scrapped because there is no evidence it is needed, leading international trade body ICI Global said.

14 Mar 2018

Prudential to split in new world order for British insurers

LONDON Prudential is to spin off its British and European business from its international operations, breaking up the 170-year-old insurer to refocus on faster-growing markets in the sector's latest major shake-up.

05 Mar 2018

Europe's IPO hopefuls face investor caution over quality, price

LONDON Europe is on course for its busiest start to the year for initial public offerings since 2015 but a jump in stock market volatility and a few IPO flops have made investors more discerning of where they put their cash.

05 Mar 2018

Asset managers in Britain pay compensation over misleading fees

LONDON A group of asset managers in Britain has paid 34 million pounds ($47 million) in compensation to investors for failing to clearly state how their funds are managed, the financial markets regulator said.

05 Mar 2018

Lawmakers question biggest UK pensions over climate change risks

LONDON Britain's biggest pension funds have been asked by lawmakers to explain how they are managing the impact of climate change risks on their investments.

01 Mar 2018

BNPP asset-management arm will ditch tobacco from all funds

LONDON BNP Paribas Asset Management, the fund arm of the French bank, has become one of the first global asset managers to exclude tobacco investments from all its actively managed mutual funds.

01 Mar 2018

Luxembourg woos 20-plus top firms amid Brexit jitters

LONDON More than 20 major international institutions chose to set up all or part of their activities in Luxembourg last year, the country's financial development agency said on Thursday, linking the decisions to Britain's move to leave the European Union.

01 Mar 2018

Schroders posts full-year profit beat on asset gains; shares rise

LONDON Asset manager Schroders posted a forecast-beating 23 percent rise in full-year pretax profit after market gains, acquisitions and inflows of new client money boosted total funds, sending its shares higher.

28 Feb 2018

Melrose's $10 billion GKN bid opposed by investor adviser PIRC

LONDON Investor adviser PIRC has told shareholders in Melrose Industries to oppose its 7 billion pound ($10 billion) bid for engineering group GKN , putting it at odds with two other proxy voting firms.


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