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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

Jul 19 2018

Three top staff leave macro hedge fund MarkhamRae after assets plunge

LONDON At least three top staff recently left London-based hedge fund firm MarkhamRae, which has underperformed its peers and saw three of its biggest investors pull out almost $300 million.

Jul 17 2018

Italy shock shows sovereign CDS still active - flaws and all

LONDON Italy's recent bond shock showed that the financial derivatives market designed to insure against sovereign defaults hasn't been killed off by doubts about whether those contracts would pay out when the time came.

Jul 12 2018

Sky shares leap as Comcast and Fox lock horns in bid battle

LONDON Sky shares leapt to an 18-year high on Thursday as investors bet a transatlantic battle for the European pay-TV group had further to run, after Comcast's $34 billion bid trumped an offer from Rupert Murdoch made just hours earlier. | Video

Jul 09 2018

EBA to rule on capital treatment of UniCredit 'CASHES'

LONDON The EU's banking regulator said on Monday it planned to issue a ruling on the treatment of $3.5 billion of complex financial instruments issued by UniCredit that a hedge fund says are wrongly classified by the bank as best quality capital.

Jun 21 2018

Post-MiFID II, most hedge funds make clients foot research bill

LONDON The majority of hedge funds are passing on charges for investment research to investors under new European Union rules, despite years of poor average performance and as many large traditional asset managers absorb the cost themselves.

Jun 06 2018

U.S. hedge fund Hudson Bay to open London office - sources

LONDON U.S. hedge fund Hudson Bay Capital is opening an office in Britain to expand its European trading book, two sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

May 31 2018

Italian imbroglio splits hedge funds on bank bets

LONDON Hedge funds are split on how to position billions of dollars in bets they have taken on Italian banks as the country's political tumult takes its toll on bonds, shares and the euro.

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.


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