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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

14 Jun 2018

Hooligan, terror risk pushed up Russia World Cup insurance premiums

LONDON The risk of terror attacks and damage from hooligans has pushed up premiums for businesses and players buying insurance for the soccer World Cup in Russia compared to the previous event in Brazil, brokers and insurers say.

14 Jun 2018

Wealth manager Rathbone to buy Scotland's largest independent rival

LONDON British wealth manager Rathbone Brothers has agreed to buy its biggest independent rival in Scotland, Speirs & Jeffrey, boosting its assets by almost a fifth to 44.5 billion pounds ($60 billion).

12 Jun 2018

Farewell package for WPP's Sorrell faces investor backlash

LONDON WPP's decision to allow founder Martin Sorrell to quit with share awards worth millions of pounds faced fresh opposition on Tuesday as Hermes EOS advised shareholders to vote against the advertising giant's remuneration report.

12 Jun 2018

Turkey's Sok seeks to calm investors after Godiva owner deal hits shares

LONDON/ISTANBUL, June 12 Turkish grocer Sok Marketler has been calling investors spooked by its deal to buy shares at a premium from its controlling shareholder, just weeks after issuing them to shore up its listing, a person familiar with the deal said.

11 Jun 2018

Investor LGIM seeks removal of eight company chairs over climate change inaction

LONDON Britain's biggest asset manager wants to remove the chairmen of the board at eight companies worldwide, which it says have failed to confront the threats posed by climate change.

30 May 2018

Proxy adviser ISS offers support to WPP Executive Chairman Roberto Quarta

Proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has offered its support to WPP Plc's executive chairman, Roberto Quarta, by recommending that shareholders of the world's largest advertiser re-elect him at WPP's annual meeting on June 13.

18 May 2018

Oil & Gas industry needs to do more on climate change: investors

LONDON Sixty global investors on Friday called on the oil and gas industry to do more to tackle climate change, ratcheting up pressure on company boards ahead of several high profile annual shareholder meetings.

15 May 2018

Savings rush helps Hargreaves Lansdown assets grow 3.1 percent

LONDON British fund supermarket Hargreaves Lansdown said total assets rose 3.1 percent in the first four months of 2018 as client demand to invest before the end of the tax year more than offset weaker markets.

15 May 2018

Shipping's financiers turning the tide on shipbreaking practices

LONDON The shipping industry has long been criticised by campaigners for allowing vessels to be broken up on beaches, endangering workers and polluting the sea and sand.

14 May 2018

Under-fire BT boss pins hopes on EE reboot to buy time

LONDON Under-fire BT CEO Gavin Patterson will hope to use a relaunch of the group's consumer strategy this week to buy enough time to rebuild the world's oldest telecoms company and silence those investors questioning whether he can survive.

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