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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

14 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.

08 Dec 2017

Europe's performance-fee funds offer a potholed route to riches

LONDON Investment funds in Europe that take a bonus when they beat their benchmark often fare worse than average over the long-term, a Reuters analysis has shown.

08 Dec 2017

City of London sticks to Brexit plans despite progress

LONDON London's financial industry welcomed progress on a divorce deal with the European Union on Friday but said it saw little reason to alter preparations for when Britain leaves the EU.

06 Dec 2017

Top UK investor seeks impartial M&A advice for non-executive directors

LONDON Britain's biggest stock market investor is urging non-executive directors in companies in takeover situations to obtain independent advice to make sure they do not sign up to a bad deal and destroy shareholder value.

06 Dec 2017

L&G to sell life policies business to Swiss Re for $870 million

LONDON Legal & General is to sell a closed savings business with 33 billion pounds in assets to Swiss Re for 650 million pounds ($872.2 million) to help fund areas of growth including annuities.

06 Dec 2017

Europe's exchanges keep research buzz alive for small companies

LONDON European stock exchanges expect it to be harder for smaller companies to create a buzz among investors when brokers produce fewer research notes after new rules come into force next year.

29 Nov 2017

CEO quits as LSE tries to draw line under management row

LONDON London Stock Exchange CEO Xavier Rolet is stepping down immediately and its chairman will not seek re-election, as the exchange tries to draw a line under a row with a top shareholder over management succession. | Video

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

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.

20 Nov 2017

Analysis: Oil giants unlikely to share coal's fate, for now

LONDON The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund's proposal to ditch its oil and gas shares, though hugely symbolic in the battle against climate change, is unlikely to cause a rush to the exit by major investors in the sector in the short term.


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