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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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Big money stays away from booming bitcoin

LONDON Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion.

19 Oct 2017

Cryptocurrency hedge funds top 100 for first time

LONDON Hedge funds that trade cryptocurrencies reached over 100 for the first time, according to new data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT, of which more than three-quarters launched in 2017.

05 Oct 2017

Doubts growing whether Clariant can seal Huntsman deal

FRANKFURT/LONDON Doubts are growing among Clariant investors whether the Swiss chemicals maker will be able to drive through a $20 billion merger with Huntsman Corp in the face of opposition from an activist investor.

29 Sep 2017

Hedge funds look past the euro's stumble and like what they see

LONDON Hedge funds are looking past the euro's drop this week and remaining bullish, encouraged by an improved economy and political stabilization.

29 Sep 2017

Hedge fund Marathon eyes bad loans in Britain on Brexit slowdown

AMSTERDAM U.S. credit hedge fund Marathon Asset Management sees buying opportunities in British non-performing loans as Britain's economy slows down following its vote to leave the European Union, the fund's chief executive said on Thursday.

21 Sep 2017

Hedge funds bet on bright future for metals

(This version of the September 18 story corrects to read S&P Global Market Intelligence, paragraph 6)

20 Sep 2017

Clariant short-sellers squeezed as activist Corvex doubles-down

LONDON Hedge funds have trimmed bets on a fall in shares of Clariant , just as activist investor Corvex increases pressure on the Swiss chemicals company to ditch a $20 billion M&A deal with rival Huntsman .

15 Sep 2017

Exclusive - South Africa's Capitalworks to launch London hedge fund business: sources

LONDON South African private equity firm Capitalworks plans to launch a London-based business to provide financial and operational support for hedge funds, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

25 Aug 2017

Axis raises bid for insurer Novae after shareholder dissent

Axis Capital , a Bermuda-based speciality insurer and reinsurer, has raised its takeover offer for Lloyd's of London insurer Novae to about 477.6 million pounds ($611.38 million) after a shareholder revolt.

24 Aug 2017

European companies seek help dealing with activist investor threat

LONDON European companies are being told by their advisers to open up and engage more with existing shareholders to fend off the increasing threat from activist investors, who force strategy changes to push up a target's share price.

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