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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

Jun 16 2017

Swiss government backs banking lobby push for security safeguard in data exchange

ZURICH, June 16 The Swiss government appears to have heeded a recommendation from the country's banking lobby for assurances that dozens of countries receiving bank data from Switzerland will use the information properly.

Jun 15 2017

Swiss banks lobby for get-out clause as end of bank secrecy nears

ZURICH Switzerland's private banks, used for decades by the world's wealthy to hide money and avoid tax, are pushing for extra legal protection of client information that could halt a much-heralded exchange of data with dozens of countries.

Jun 15 2017

UBS and Credit Suisse need credible insolvency plans - SNB

ZURICH Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse have been told by the central bank that they still need to draft credible plans for potential insolvency as part of the country's efforts to prepare for a banking crisis.

Jun 08 2017

Credit Suisse to cut jobs as it pares back in London

ZURICH Credit Suisse is to cut roughly 1,500 jobs in London by the end of next year, according to a person familiar with the matter, part of the Swiss bank's efforts to cut costs globally.

Jun 08 2017

Julius Baer battles FIFA corruption fallout as ex-banker set to plead guilty

NEW YORK/ZURICH Julius Baer executives have told U.S. prosecutors that a former employee acted alone when he allegedly helped funnel kickbacks and bribery payments to a soccer official in the Americas, people familiar with the investigation told Reuters.

Jun 08 2017

EXCLUSIVE-Julius Baer seeks to stem fallout from FIFA corruption case -sources

ZURICH/NEW YORK, June 8 Julius Baer executives have told U.S. prosecutors that a former employee of the Swiss bank acted alone if, as alleged, he helped funnel kickbacks and bribery payments to a soccer official in the Americas, people familiar with the investigation said.

May 30 2017

Singapore fines Credit Suisse, UOB over 1MDB-linked dealings, wraps up review

SINGAPORE/ZURICH Singapore's central bank has fined Credit Suisse and United Overseas Bank (UOB) a total of S$1.6 million ($1.2 million) for breaching anti-money laundering rules in transactions related to Malaysia's scandal-ridden state fund 1MDB.

May 22 2017

Julius Baer assets under management swell at start of 2017

ZURICH Swiss private bank Julius Baer saw its assets under management swell 6 percent in the first four months of 2017 to 356 billion Swiss francs ($365.3 billion), echoing strong starts to the year by larger rivals UBS and Credit Suisse.

May 18 2017

Julius Baer eyes minority stake in Argentina's TPCG: source

ZURICH/BUENOS AIRES Julius Baer is in advanced talks to buy a minority stake in Argentinian financial services firm TPCG Group [TPCGT.UL], a source familiar with the matter said, as the Swiss bank lays the groundwork for further expansion in Latin America.

May 11 2017

Brexit opens door for Swiss-UK banking deal: Julius Baer CEO

ZURICH Britain's planned departure from the European Union opens the door for a UK-Swiss deal covering financial services, the head of one of Switzerland's biggest private banks said on Thursday.

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