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.
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LONDON Britain's markets watchdog said it has asked insurer Aviva to explain the legal basis for statements about proposals to cancel high-yielding preference shares, following a slump in the shares.
LONDON Lloyd's of London will focus on cutting costs and improving its underwriting performance after a series of natural catastrophes pushed the specialist insurance market into a 2 billion pound ($2.81 billion) loss, its first in six years.
LONDON France's financial markets regulator said on Thursday it had written to British-based investment firms active in the country and French firms with UK clients to ask about their preparations for Brexit.
LONDON/JAKARTA Britain's financial watchdog is conducting inquiries into an unregulated company that sponsors a Formula One team and has attracted investors from countries across Asia, according to a source familiar with the situation.
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.
LONDON British insurer Aviva is considering acquisitions in Poland and Turkey, its chief executive said on Thursday, as it reported a 2 percent rise in operating profit and said it planned to return 500 million pounds to shareholders.
LONDON A slowdown in improvements in life expectancy in Britain boosted insurer Legal & General's 2017 results, it said on Wednesday, as it reported a forecast-beating 32 percent rise in operating profit.
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.
NEW YORK/LONDON The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday unveiled criminal charges against 10 defendants, including London-based brokerage Beaufort Securities Ltd, over their alleged roles in a more than $50 million stock fraud and a laundering scheme involving a late work by Pablo Picasso.
LONDON U.S. fund manager Federated Investors has entered exclusive talks with Hermes Investment Management about buying a controlling stake in Hermes, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.