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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

18 Jan 2018

Supreme Court blocks Prato appeal in Dexia swaps ruling

LONDON, Jan 18 (IFR) - The English Supreme Court has delivered a blow to Italian local authorities seeking compensation for soured derivatives trades after refusing to grant Comune di Prato permission to appeal a 2017 decision in favour of its swap counterparty, Dexia Crediop.

12 Jan 2018

EU exchanges align with Zurich after MiFID II tick size mismatch

LONDON, Jan 12 (IFR) - European stock exchanges, including Cboe Europe and Aquis Exchange, have aligned minimum pricing increments for Swiss share trading with Zurich’s SIX Swiss Exchange, which some believe may have been granted an unintended competitive advantage by MiFID II.

08 Jan 2018

LCH hits swap clearing records amid Brexit noise

LONDON, Jan 8 (IFR) - London-based LCH cleared a record US$873trn of over-the-counter derivatives notional in 2017, as the introduction of new products and the rising cost of bilateral exposures overcame uncertainty around the clearinghouse's future as the UK negotiates its departure from the European Union.

20 Dec 2017

WMBA becomes EVIA alongside MiFID II repositioning

LONDON, Dec 20 (IFR) - The Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association (WMBA) has changed its name to the European Venues and Intermediaries Association (EVIA), reflecting the changing role of its members under MiFID II.

19 Dec 2017

Grimonpont to succeed Shipton as GlobalCollateral CEO

LONDON, Dec 19 (IFR) - Olivier Grimonpont has been appointed CEO of GlobalCollateral, the joint venture between Euroclear and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation.

19 Dec 2017

LCH begins credit options clearing

LONDON, Dec 19 (IFR) - LCH has become the first clearinghouse to begin clearing credit options, with the service being offered on contracts referencing two key European credit default swap indices.

13 Dec 2017

Liquidnet launches multi-protocol bond trading tool

LONDON, Dec 13 (IFR) - Electronic trading venue Liquidnet has expanded beyond its dark pool roots in corporate bond trading with additional protocols and smart execution tools that direct different order types to the most appropriate execution methods, from anonymous trading to fully lit markets.

12 Dec 2017

Citi, JPM join truePTS for swaps processing

LONDON, Dec 12 (IFR) - TruePTS, the post-trade processing arm of swap execution facility trueEX, has signed Citigroup and JP Morgan as its first clients. The agreement comes just days after the start-up platform resolved a legal dispute with legacy provider, IHS Markit.

12 Dec 2017

RJ O'Brien signs with Fidessa for MiFID II tools

LONDON, Dec 12 (IFR) - RJ O'Brien, the independent futures broker, has signed an agreement to distribute Fidessa's futures and options workstation to its institutional clients for compliance with sweeping MiFID II reforms that are set to take effect on January 3.

05 Dec 2017

Overbond issuance platform hires Harrington for US expansion

LONDON, Dec 5 (IFR) - Overbond, a Toronto-based digital bond origination and execution platform, has appointed George Harrington to lead the firm's expansion into the US.

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