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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

Feb 28 2014

Hedge funds battle to show their worth in EM sell-off

LONDON/PARIS A sell-off in emerging markets has given hedge funds a chance to prove they can profit from even the most testing market conditions - and try to justify their lucrative fees.

Feb 18 2014

Sterling dips after inflation falls below BoE target

LONDON, Feb 18 Sterling weakened against the euro on Tuesday after UK inflation dropped below the Bank of England's target for the first time in more than four years, easing pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates.

Feb 17 2014

Dollar hits six-week low, weighed down by soft data

LONDON The dollar slipped to its lowest level since the turn of the year against a basket of major currencies on Monday as soft U.S. economic data stood in contrast to better figures out of the euro zone and China.

Feb 12 2014

Sterling leaps after BoE inflation report

LONDON, Feb 12 Sterling surged on Wednesday as money markets moved to factor in a UK interest rate rise earlier in 2015 than previously thought after the Bank of England upped its economic forecast and pushed up expectations of a rate hike next year.

Feb 11 2014

Brevan Howard to shut emerging markets hedge fund - source

LONDON Brevan Howard, one of the world's biggest hedge fund managers, is to shut its $2.3 billion emerging markets portfolio after a bout of poor performance, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Feb 11 2014

Brevan Howard to shut emerging markets hedge fund - source

LONDON Brevan Howard, one of the world's biggest hedge fund managers, is to shut its $2.3 billion (1.3 billion pounds) emerging markets portfolio after a bout of poor performance, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Feb 11 2014

Brevan Howard to shut emerging markets hedge fund -source

LONDON, Feb 11 Brevan Howard, one of the world's biggest hedge fund managers, is to shut its $2.3 billion emerging markets portfolio after a bout of poor performance, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Jan 29 2014

Caution grows over New Zealand dollar's bull run vs Aussie

LONDON/SYDNEY, Jan 27 Hedge funds and currency strategists are growing increasingly cautious over the New Zealand dollar's strength against the Australian dollar, believing its long bull run could finally be nearing an end.

Jan 21 2014

Hedge funds approach BoE minutes with bullish sterling bets

LONDON Hedge funds are approaching Wednesday's Bank of England minutes betting the pound will extend its surge to a one-year high against the euro but wary the bank could signal interest rate rises may be pushed back.

Jan 20 2014

Euro lifts off two-month low vs. dollar but ECB wariness weighs

LONDON The euro recovered slightly from a two-month low against the dollar on Monday, helped by higher short-term market interest rates, although speculation the European Central Bank may step in capped gains.

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