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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

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Global insurers plan to ramp up private equity investments: Goldman

LONDON/NEW YORK Thirty-two percent of insurers plan to maintain or increase their investments in private equity in the next 12 months to boost returns, a survey of 300 executives overseeing more than $10 trillion in insurance assets showed on Tuesday.

Apr 23 2018

Europe's pension problem spurs return of veteran investors

LONDON British pensions specialist Clive Cowdery has raised $2 billion in commitments from investors for a new fund to buy up life insurance policies from companies struggling to make enough money to cover long-term payouts, sources told Reuters.

Apr 20 2018

Old Mutual to list emerging market, UK fund units in June

LONDON Old Mutual said on Friday that the next stage of a planned break-up of the Anglo-South African financial services group would take place in June with the listing of its emerging market and UK asset management units.

Apr 19 2018

Britain's FCA sends 'Dear CEO' letter to preference share issuers

LONDON Britain's financial regulator on Thursday published a letter to issuers of listed irredeemable preference shares, urging them to ensure their investors have all information necessary to properly assess the risks and rewards attached to such shares.

Apr 18 2018

Computer-driven hedge funds miss out as AA shares bounce

LONDON Sometimes the old-fashioned methods work best and that proved true this week in the high-stakes world of hedge fund trading.

Apr 18 2018

Fund manager Jupiter hit by first-quarter outflows, shares fall

LONDON British asset manager Jupiter Fund Management was hit by 1.3 billion pounds in net outflows in the first quarter, hurt by withdrawals from its fixed income portfolios.

Apr 17 2018

Breakdown service AA boosted by signs of recovery

LONDON British roadside recovery group and insurer AA said its performance this year had been positive, sending its shares more than 6 percent higher after core annual profit fell but met expectations.

Mar 28 2018

5,000 UK finance jobs may be moved by Brexit, half earlier forecast - Reuters

LONDON The number of finance jobs to be shifted out of Britain or created overseas by March 2019 due to Brexit has dropped by half compared to six months ago to 5,000 roles, firms employing the bulk of UK-based workers in international finance told Reuters. | Video

Mar 21 2018

UK markets watchdog asks Aviva to explain preference share plans

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.

Mar 21 2018

Lloyd's of London reviews costs after swinging to 2-billion-pound loss

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.


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