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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.

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Barclays board may be a step too far for activist Bramson

LONDON Major Barclays shareholders will baulk at any bid by activist Edward Bramson to gain a seat on the bank's board, despite giving their cautious backing to the biggest bet of his career.

Apr 17 2018

Asset manager L&G, trade body throw down diversity gauntlet

LONDON Legal & General Investment Management, one of Europe's biggest asset managers, has written to the chief executives of some of the world's top companies calling for more action on female representation on boards, gender pay gaps and climate change.

Apr 17 2018

Emerging markets asset manager Ashmore net inflows hit five-year high

LONDON Emerging markets-focused asset manager Ashmore Group said total assets rose 10 percent in the third quarter of its financial year after the strongest net inflows since June 2013, sending its shares higher on Tuesday.

Apr 16 2018

Elliott adds voice to calls for Whitbread break-up

Hedge fund Elliott Advisors has become the second activist investor to call for Whitbread to split its hotel and coffee shop businesses after emerging as the largest shareholder in the British company.

Apr 13 2018

Federated Investors takes majority stake in fund manager Hermes

LONDON/BOSTON Federated Investors said on Friday it will take a majority stake in British peer Hermes Fund Managers for 246 million pounds ($351 million), giving the U.S. asset manager a foothold in the fast-growing field of investing with an eye on factors such as climate change and gender pay equity.

Apr 13 2018

Unilever remuneration under fire from investor advisory firms

LONDON Two influential shareholder advisory firms have issued warnings about remuneration at Unilever , setting the stage for dissent at next month's annual general meetings.

Apr 06 2018

UK watchdog says license needed to trade cryptocurrencies

LONDON Britain's financial watchdog said on Friday that firms offering services linked to cryptocurrency derivatives must meet all relevant rules in the regulator's handbook or could face sanctions.

Apr 05 2018

UK asset managers told to show they offer value for money

LONDON Asset managers must assess each year how much value for money they offer investors, Britain's markets watchdog said on Thursday, stopping short of tougher measures called for by critics of the 8 trillion pound ($11 trillion) sector.

Apr 04 2018

Asset managers' gender pay gap exposed by British transparency demand

LONDON Fund managers in Britain, who hold other firms to account over their corporate governance, have among the highest gender pay and bonus gaps themselves, new data showed.

Mar 29 2018

Pensions push helps Royal London to 17 percent profit jump

LONDON Surging demand for flexible personal pensions and a government drive to get all businesses to offer a workplace pension helped leading mutual company Royal London to post a 17 percent rise in full-year operating profit.

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