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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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Standard Life Aberdeen's Skeoch lands $4.2 million jackpot in 2017

LONDON Standard Life Aberdeen revealed on Friday its co-chief executive Keith Skeoch's total pay rose by nine percent to 3 million pounds ($4.2 million) in 2017.

10:33am GMT

Britain's Standard Life Aberdeen sells insurance unit to Phoenix

LONDON Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) has agreed to sell the bulk of its insurance business to Phoenix Group for 3.24 billion pounds ($4.5 billion), allowing it to focus on savings and investment products.

22 Feb 2018

AA's breakdown lands hedge funds 16 million pound potential payday

LONDON Ten hedge funds betting on a fall in AA shares are set to reap collective paper profits of more than 16 million pounds after its stock dropped by up to 30 percent.

22 Feb 2018

RSA's Hester sees higher shareholder payouts after 2017 profit beat

LONDON Even higher payouts for RSA shareholders are likely in 2018, chief executive Stephen Hester said on Thursday after the company posted an above-forecast 2017 operating profit and boosted its dividend by 23 percent.

21 Feb 2018

Britain's AA shares crash after dividend cut, profit forecast

LONDON AA shares fell by 22 percent on Wednesday after the British roadside recovery group and insurer said it planned to pay lower dividends and forecast lower core profit.

15 Feb 2018

Standard Life Aberdeen hit as biggest client Lloyds pulls plug

LONDON Standard Life Aberdeen said on Thursday it had been served notice on a 109 billion pound asset management deal by its biggest client, Lloyds Banking Group , further denting shares in the recently-merged group.

08 Feb 2018

British insurers see China, India as top non-EU markets after Brexit

LONDON Insurers see China and India as top priority non-EU markets once Britain leaves the European Union and want bilateral trade deals to ensure those states relax restrictions on foreign ownership, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said on Thursday.

08 Feb 2018

Insurers bet, a little nervously, on smooth Games in South Korea

LONDON/NEW YORK If South Korea's Winter Olympics go off without a hitch this month, organizers will not be alone in toasting success. Their insurers will also be celebrating a tidy profit.

02 Feb 2018

British debt collector Cabot readies IPO re-run early in 2018 - sources

LONDON Cabot Credit Management is likely to attempt to list on the London Stock Exchange early in 2018 after Britain's biggest debt collector pulled a planned IPO last year, sources familiar with the matter said.

25 Jan 2018

Most UK suppliers uninsured against Carillion's collapse

LONDON British suppliers to collapsed contractor Carillion stand to recover only a tiny proportion of their estimated losses of 1.2 billion pounds from insurers because most were not covered against the risk.

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