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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

17 Oct 2017

UBS asks London investment bankers - Amsterdam, Madrid or Frankfurt?

LONDON/ZURICH Swiss bank UBS asked staff whether they would prefer to relocate to Amsterdam, Madrid or Frankfurt after Britain leaves the European Union in a survey sent to its investment bankers on Tuesday, according to sources familiar with the matter.

17 Oct 2017

Activist RBR courts fellow investors for Credit Suisse break-up

ZURICH Activist investor RBR Capital Advisors sought on Tuesday to rally support for a campaign to break up Credit Suisse , hoping to capitalise on unrest after Switzerland's second-biggest bank lost about a quarter of its value since 2015.

12 Oct 2017

Swiss open World Cup criminal probe into ex-FIFA official Valcke and Qatar businessman

ZURICH Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Jerome Valcke, the banned former FIFA secretary general, and Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the chief executive of Qatar's beIN Media, over World Cup broadcasting deals.

04 Oct 2017

UBS chairman joins in bitcoin bashing by bankers

ZURICH UBS Chairman and former Bundesbank President Axel Weber said on Wednesday bitcoin does not fulfil some of the most important functions of currency, the latest senior banker to express scepticism about the cryptocurrency.

29 Sep 2017

Swiss watchdog sharpens scrutiny of initial coin offerings

ZURICH Swiss financial watchdog FINMA has begun investigating a number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) for possible breaches of Swiss law, spelling greater regulatory oversight of some of the most prominent blockchain projects in "Crypto Valley".

27 Sep 2017

Interview - For UBS, size is key to opening digital wealth vaults

ZURICH UBS, the world's largest wealth manager, is convinced its new online private bank needs to get bigger. Now it needs to work out how.

22 Sep 2017

Fed's Williams sees calm market reaction to balance sheet unwind

ZURICH U.S. central banker John Williams said on Friday he does not expect any market turbulence as the Fed gets under way with reducing the huge balance sheet built during its campaign to stimulate the U.S. economy.

20 Sep 2017

Activist lifts Clariant stake, aiming to scuttle Huntsman deal

ZURICH The activist investor fighting Clariant's planned $20 billion (14.78 billion pounds) merger with Huntsman Corp has built a 15.1 percent stake that makes it the biggest shareholder in the Swiss chemicals maker.

19 Sep 2017

Swiss shut down 'fake' E-Coin in latest cryptocurrency crackdown

ZURICH Switzerland's financial watchdog has closed down what it said was the provider of a fake cryptocurrency and is investigating around a dozen other possible fraud cases, in the latest clamp-down on the risks involving virtual money.

18 Sep 2017

Credit Suisse looks to make an impact with new investment wing

ZURICH Credit Suisse has set up a new department to nurture socially conscious investing, the latest effort by a major bank to cater for growing demand for so-called impact investing.

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