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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

High-risk euro bank bonds find buyers as crisis memories fade

LONDON (Reuters/IFR) - Germany's IKB Deutsche Industriebank, rescued twice during the financial crisis, has issued one of the riskiest forms of bonds without any credit rating from the big agencies. And yet, like many euro zone peers, it found itself swamped with demand.

05 Jan 2018

Italy's BMPS preps debt market comeback

LONDON, Jan 5 (IFR) - Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena is hoping to bring its first bond issue since narrowly averting failure last year, but will need to offer investors a sweetener while its restructuring plan remains in the early stages.

19 Dec 2017

MOVES-Commerzbank syndicate banker Klocke clocks off

LONDON, Dec 19 (IFR) - Christian Klocke, head of covered bond syndicate at Commerzbank, is leaving the bank, according to a source.

23 Nov 2017

Nordea reboots AT1 asset class with record coupon

LONDON, Nov 23 (IFR) - Nordea Bank proved just how low investors are willing to go after selling a €750m 3.5% perp NC2025 Additional Tier 1 bond on Tuesday, the lowest coupon achieved in the sector by any European bank.

23 Oct 2017

Carige bondholders hunker down ahead of equity raise

LONDON, Oct 23 (IFR) - Banca Carige's debt exchange offer cleared its final hurdle on Saturday, but the bank's broader plan to strengthen its balance sheet could yet disintegrate if a forthcoming €500m equity raise fails to lift off.

03 Oct 2017

NBG to reopen market for Greek banks

LONDON, Oct 3 (IFR) - National Bank of Greece has announced plans for a euro covered benchmark, the first Greek bank bond in the public market since 2014 and a crucial step in normalising its funding after years of costly central bank support.

18 Sep 2017

NBG close to mandating short-dated euro covered

LONDON, Sept 18 (IFR) - National Bank of Greece (NBG) is close to mandating a €300m to €500m three-year covered bond, according to sources familiar with the matter, which would be the first Greek bank bond sold since 2014.

05 Sep 2017

MOVES-Woolley goes to pastures new

LONDON, Sept 5 (IFR) - Natixis has hired Mark Woolley as a senior coverage banker for insurance in the UK and Switzerland, according to a bank spokesperson.

21 Aug 2017

MOVES-Credit Agricole plucks Varsani from competitor

LONDON, Aug 21 (IFR) - Credit Agricole has hired Alpesh Varsani as a director in its financial institutions debt capital markets solutions and advisory business, according to a source familiar with the matter.

01 Aug 2017

MOVES-Debussy to orchestrate SG's financial rating advisory

LONDON, Aug 1 (IFR) - Societe Generale has appointed Aurelie Debussy as head of financial rating advisory within debt capital markets, according to a company statement.


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