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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

15 Feb 2018

Hedge funds Steadfast and Suvretta jump onto CSX in fourth quarter

BOSTON Wall Street investors were so convinced that Hunter Harrison could turn around railroad CSX Corp that the company lost $4 billion in market value when the former CEO took a medical leave in December and died only a few days later.

15 Feb 2018

Hedge funds wager on rising wages and inflation with consumer, materials shares

NEW YORK In late 2017, several well-known hedge funds made bets on companies selling goods considered non-essential by consumers and on companies processing raw materials, according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange commission published on Wednesday.

10 Feb 2018

Hedge fund Tiger Global still betting against some stocks

BOSTON Billionaire investor Chase Coleman's hedge fund Tiger Global Management presented investors with a 28 percent gain last year when stocks zoomed higher, but he assured them he has not give up on betting against duds when the time is right.

01 Feb 2018

PAAMCO gives pensions new vehicle to bet on hedge funds

BOSTON, Feb 1 Asset management powerhouse Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC (PAAMCO) is giving institutional investors like pension funds a new way to bet on stocks with big hedge fund managers.

31 Jan 2018

Activist investors' demands rejected more in 2017: data

BOSTON Corporate chiefs said "no" more often to activist investors in 2017 who approached them with ideas on how to run their businesses and demands to sit on their boards, new data from research group Activist Insight show.

30 Jan 2018

Och-Ziff taps outsider as CEO, replacing founder

Och-Ziff Capital Management on Tuesday appointed an outsider as chief executive to replace the investment firm's founder, roughly four weeks after plans to name one of its top money managers as CEO were put on hold.

25 Jan 2018

Ackman made new bet on Nike, Namvar to transition to advisory board

NEW YORK Billionaire investor William Ackman said on Thursday that his hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management made a new bet on sportswear company Nike last year that has already earned his portfolio a roughly 30 percent return.

25 Jan 2018

BlueMountain loses senior investment adviser, senior trader

NEW YORK More executives have departed BlueMountain Capital Management as the hedge fund posted disappointing results last year, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

24 Jan 2018

Scaramucci hits pause button on Las Vegas hedge fund party

NEW YORK Anthony Scaramucci's annual schmooze fest for Wall Street on the Las Vegas strip is on hold.

22 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Ackman cuts staff, shuns limelight as he seeks to turn around fund

BOSTON William Ackman is cutting almost a fifth of staff and looking to lower his public profile as he seeks to turn around Pershing Square Capital Management after three straight years of losses, people familiar with the move told Reuters on Monday.

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