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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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Top executive resigns from Cohen's Point72 after lawsuit, fundraising

Douglas Haynes has resigned as president of Point72 Asset Management LP, a spokeswoman for billionaire Steven Cohen's investment firm said on Sunday, as the company and Haynes face a lawsuit claiming women are subject to a hostile working environment.

Mar 16 2018

Hedge fund Paulson & Co lays off senior staff: source

NEW YORK Paulson & Co, the hedge fund firm led by billionaire investor John Paulson, has laid off at least four senior executives, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Feb 21 2018

Exclusive: Investment star Alan Howard's comeback hits headwind

NEW YORK A fund managed directly by Alan Howard, one of Britain’s best known investors, lost nearly 9.0 percent net of fees from May through December 2017, according to information provided to Reuters by a spokesman for two New York City employee pension funds.

Feb 15 2018

Hedge fund Bridgewater makes $22 billion bet against European firms

LONDON/FRANKFURT/NEW YORK Bridgewater has shown its hand in Europe with a $22 billion bet against some of the continent's biggest companies, filings reviewed by Reuters show, part of a bigger shift by the world's largest hedge fund manager.

Jan 26 2018

Och-Ziff hedge fund rebounds but succession, other issues linger

NEW YORK Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC rode bets on Asian stocks and U.S. corporate mergers to strong returns in 2017 - its best showing in years - but remained challenged by succession planning, declining assets and a stagnant stock price.

Jan 24 2018

Scaramucci hits pause button on Las Vegas hedge fund party

NEW YORK Anthony Scaramucci's annual schmooze fest for Wall Street on the Las Vegas strip is on hold.

Jan 18 2018

Ex-Bank of America executive Malik to launch fund advisory firm

NEW YORK Omeed Malik, a former Bank of America Merrill Lynch executive, is preparing to launch an advisory firm for hedge funds and other so-called alternative investment managers, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Jan 17 2018

Exclusive: Ex-Noble head Frase mulls commodities comeback with own fund

NEW YORK Veteran oil trader Jeffrey Frase has been meeting with investors to test the waters for what he hopes will be his commodities trading comeback.

Nov 29 2017

Folger Hill raises fresh cash for burgeoning Asia investment unit

BOSTON A budding business in Asia is helping revive the fortunes of U.S. hedge fund executive Sol Kumin.

Nov 15 2017

Avenue's Lasry raising $1 billion for distressed power bets

NEW YORK Two years after launching an energy fund, credit specialist Avenue Capital Group expects to raise around $1 billion for a similar portfolio that will focus on distressed assets in the power industry, company co-founder Marc Lasry said on Wednesday.


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