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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 28 2017

Nestle plan hailed as only the start of Schneider's shake-up

ZURICH/LONDON Nestle's plan to shore up its capital structure, announced only days after being thrust into the spotlight by activist shareholder Third Point, was received by investors as a precursor to bigger changes under the company's new leadership.

Jun 28 2017

Red hot Iceland keeps some investors out in the cold

LONDON Iceland spent nearly a decade trying to keep foreign money in the country after a financial collapse, now it is trying to keep some of it out.

Jun 26 2017

Fridman's L1 Retail to buy Holland & Barrett for $2.3 billion

LONDON Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's L1 Retail has agreed to buy Britain's Holland & Barrett for 1.77 billion pounds ($2.26 billion) in its first acquisition, betting on continued growth and expansion abroad for the health foods chain.

Jun 20 2017

No more quiet chats? Australia becomes new frontier for shareholder disruption

SYDNEY/LONDON As BHP Billiton fends off the attention of Elliott Management, activist funds are targeting other Australian firms, shaking up a corporate culture that has long favored quiet chats over splashy headlines.

Jun 07 2017

UK elections aside, hedge funds bet pound to fall anew on Brexit

LONDON Whatever the outcome of Britain's election on Thursday, some hedge funds are still betting sterling will fall anew -- anticipating Britain's exit from the European Union will lead to an economic slowdown whichever way the vote goes.

Jun 01 2017

PPG walks away from battle to buy Akzo Nobel

U.S. paints and coatings maker PPG Industries has dropped its attempt to buy Dutch rival Akzo Nobel in a 26.3 billion euro ($29.5 billion) deal, stung by repeated rejections from the company, legal defeats and hostility from Dutch politicians.

May 31 2017

Cevian, the gentleman activist of Europe

LONDON, May 31 Cevian Capital's intervention at Ericsson brought an immediate demonstration of investors' faith in the asset manager's softly, softly brand of activism, with shares in the Swedish company jumping nearly 6 percent on Wednesday.

May 11 2017

Ex-Barclays banker del Missier opens hedge fund to external capital

LONDON A hedge fund firm run by the former co-CEO of Barclays investment bank Jerry del Missier and focussed on the financial services industry has opened to external capital, del Missier told Reuters.

Apr 28 2017

Hedge fund TCI scathing on Zodiac results, wants Safran deal suspended

PARIS Hedge fund TCI Fund Management renewed pressure on France's Safran to suspend its bid to buy Zodiac Aerospace after the aircraft seats maker issued a second profit warning in as many months.

Apr 27 2017

Exclusive - Schonfeld in talks to open UK office: sources

LONDON/NEW YORK Multibillion-dollar U.S. hedge fund investor Schonfeld Strategic Advisors is in preliminary talks to open an office in Britain to invest in more European money managers, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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