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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

22 Feb 2018

Phoenix in talks over $4 billion purchase of Standard Life Aberdeen unit: source

LONDON Britain's Phoenix Group Holdings is in talks to buy Standard Life Aberdeen's insurance business for about 3 billion pounds ($4.2 billion), a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

22 Feb 2018

Phoenix in talks over $4 bln purchase of Standard Life Aberdeen unit - source

LONDON, Feb 22 British insurer Phoenix is in talks to buy Standard Life Aberdeen's insurance business for 3 billion pounds ($4.2 billion) in a deal that could be announced as soon as Friday, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

22 Feb 2018

Stobart considering bid for airline Flybe

LONDON British infrastructure and support services firm Stobart Group is considering bidding as part of a consortium to acquire struggling regional carrier Flybe .

21 Feb 2018

Financial services firm SimplyBiz eyes 150 million pound London IPO - source

LONDON British company SimplyBiz is joining a queue of financial services firms preparing for flotations on the London stock market with plans for a listing that could value the group at more than 150 million pounds.

21 Feb 2018

Investor adviser Glass Lewis urges Booker investors to oppose Tesco deal

LONDON Investor advisory firm Glass Lewis has urged shareholders in British wholesaler Booker Group to reject a takeover by retailer Tesco , dealing a fresh blow to the proposed 3.7 billion-pound deal.

20 Feb 2018

Glass Lewis recommends investors in UK's Booker oppose Tesco takeover

LONDON, Feb 20 Shareholders in British wholesaler Booker Group should oppose the company's takeover by retailer Tesco, investor advisory firm Glass Lewis said on Tuesday.

16 Feb 2018

Advisory firm recommends Booker investors reject Tesco deal

LONDON Investors in retailer Booker should reject a "less than compelling" 3.7 billion pounds takeover bid by British market leader Tesco , a top advisory firm said.

15 Feb 2018

Attention turns to bid price after Sky's football winner

LONDON Sky has tightened its grip on English Premier League football rights at a lower price than it currently pays, fuelling speculation that Twenty-First Century Fox could now be forced to pay more to buy the broadcaster.

14 Feb 2018

GVC gives away Turkish business to help smooth Ladbrokes takeover

LONDON Online gambling company GVC has given away its Turkey business, hoping the move will help smooth its takeover of Ladbrokes after GVC's lenders baulked at its exposure to a country where internet betting is illegal.

12 Feb 2018

Financial services firm JTC eyes 320 million-pound London IPO - sources

LONDON Financial services business JTC Group is gearing up for a London stock market float that could value the private-equity backed firm at more than 300 million pounds ($414.33 million), according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

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