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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

May 18 2018

Lloyds sells Irish mortgage business to Barclays for 4 billion pounds

LONDON Lloyds Banking Group has sold its Irish residential mortgage portfolio to Barclays for around 4 billion pounds ($5.4 billion) in cash, as part of a plan to focus on its core British market.

May 08 2018

British hedge fund Caius challenges capital treatment of UniCredit notes

LONDON/MILAN British hedge fund Caius Capital has asked the European Banking Authority (EBA) to open an investigation into the regulatory treatment of a complex financial instrument as UniCredit's core capital.

May 03 2018

U.S. hedge fund Elliott amps up campaigns in Europe

LONDON/FRANKFURT/MILAN U.S. hedge fund Elliott is stepping up its activities in Europe, a Reuters review of data shows, as it sees more opportunities to unlock value for shareholders by pushing through management changes, company break-ups and merger deals.

May 01 2018

Activist Crystal Amber says De La Rue vulnerable to takeover

LONDON Activist investor Crystal Amber on Tuesday said De La Rue was "highly vulnerable" to a takeover after disclosing a stake in the company that makes banknotes and passports, the group's fund manager Richard Bernstein told Reuters.

May 01 2018

Johnston Press finance chief to take charge as CEO quits

The chief executive of Johnston Press Plc Ashley Highfield has resigned after nearly seven years at the helm and CFO David King will replace him, the publisher of The Scotsman and The Yorkshire Post newspapers said on Tuesday.

May 01 2018

Sainsbury's move for Asda sees some hedge funds caught out

LONDON A popular hedge fund bet on a fall in Sainsbury's shares came unstuck on Monday after the supermarket group announced plans to merge with Walmart-owned rival Asda.

Apr 30 2018

Sainsbury's move for Asda sees some hedge funds caught out

LONDON A popular hedge fund bet on a fall in Sainsbury's shares came unstuck on Monday after the supermarket group announced plans to merge with Walmart-owned rival Asda.

Apr 24 2018

Meditor Capital raises stake in UK's Carpetright to almost 30 percent

Hedge fund Meditor Capital Management, already Carpetright's biggest shareholder, has raised its stake to just under the threshold at which it would be required to make a formal takeover offer for the struggling British retailer.

Apr 20 2018

London-based Onslow Capital calls time on emerging markets hedge fund

LONDON British emerging markets-focused hedge fund Onslow Capital Management has closed after a long period of low volatility hit returns and assets fell below a sustainable level, it said in a letter to investors.

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.

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