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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 20 2016

Exclusive: Citigroup declined to support Lending Club - memo

NEW YORK (IFR) - Citigroup told US regulators last week it was not willing to support troubled marketplace lender Lending Club after its CEO stepped down following a botched sale of loans.

Apr 18 2016

Trading start-up files antitrust lawsuit in New York

NEW YORK, April 18 (IFR) - Derivatives trading start-up TeraExchange filed an antitrust lawsuit Monday alleging that some of the biggest banks in the world conspired to block customers from using its service.

Apr 14 2016

Exclusive: Trading start-ups prep major bank antitrust suits

NEW YORK (IFR) - Two online trading start-ups are preparing antitrust suits alleging that major banks conspired to block customers from using their platforms to trade interest rate swaps.

Apr 13 2016

Former regulator turns Bitcoin tech advocate

NEW YORK, April 13 (IFR) - Former New York state financial services chief Benjamin Lawsky may have taken a harsh view of virtual currency as a regulator, but he has begun to stump for the technology behind it.

Dec 18 2015

Junk debt ETFs dodge contagion

NEW YORK, Dec 18 (IFR) - Exchange-traded funds of junk debt proved to be robust through the sell-off in the high-yield market in the early part of this week - shaking off concerns that such products would exacerbate a sharp rout across the asset class.

Dec 04 2015

China mulls renminbi settlement options

NEW YORK, Dec 4 (IFR) - Chinese officials are engaged with global settlement services provider CLS Bank regarding the physical settlement of renminbi-denominated transactions, setting the scene for another major step in the currency's liberalization.

Nov 26 2015

Big banks accused of interest rate-swap fixing in U.S. class action suit

NEW YORK (IFR/Reuters) - A class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses 10 of Wall Street’s biggest banks and two trading platforms of conspiring to limit competition in the $320 trillion market for interest rate swaps.

Nov 26 2015

Big banks accused of interest rate-swap fixing in U.S. class action suit

NEW YORK (IFR/Reuters) - A class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses 10 of Wall Street’s biggest banks and two trading platforms of conspiring to limit competition in the $320 trillion market for interest rate swaps.

Nov 25 2015

Big banks accused of interest rate-swap fixing in class action suit

NEW YORK (IFR/Reuters) - A class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses 10 of Wall Street’s biggest banks and two trading platforms of conspiring to limit competition in the $320 trillion market for interest rate swaps.

Nov 25 2015

Big banks accused of interest rate-swap fixing in class action suit

NEW YORK, Nov 25 (IFR/Reuters) - A class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses 10 of Wall Street's biggest banks and two trading platforms of conspiring to limit competition in the US$320 trillion market for interest rate swaps.

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