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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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08 Feb 2018

U.S. corporate spinoffs to boost bank lending

NEW YORK Bankers are gearing up to finance an expected wave of new spinoff deals as US companies such as General Electric and Honeywell International consider shedding businesses to streamline and enhance profitability after a busy January for mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

18 Jan 2018

LPC: Global defaults, spreads to rise amid central bank concerns-poll

NEW YORK, Jan 18 Corporate debt defaults and credit spreads will accelerate globally, as central banks become less accommodative and boost interest rates, according to an International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers (IACPM) quarterly survey.

18 Jan 2018

U.S. loan funds remain appealing in 2018 as Fed hikes rates

NEW YORK Retail investors are expected to keep pouring money into leveraged loan funds this year as they continue to show a clear preference for floating-rate assets in a rising interest rate environment, portfolio managers said.

04 Jan 2018

LPC: Banks reap rewards from record U.S. syndicated lending

NEW YORK Bank earnings from underwriting US syndicated loans leaped to an all-time high in 2017, propelled by an onslaught of deals locking in low interest rates as well as a late-year burst of announced mergers anticipating the biggest US tax system overhaul in more than 30 years.

20 Dec 2017

U.S. syndicated lending topples records in 2017

NEW YORK A late-year burst of mergers and an unrelenting push by companies to cut borrowing costs propelled US syndicated loan issuance to a record high this year, with pending corporate tax rate cuts seen motivating fast-paced lending at least into early 2018.

18 Dec 2017

MOVES-Danziger joins MUFG as mng director, US investment-grade loans

NEW YORK, Dec 18 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc (MUFG) said on Monday that it has hired Robert Danziger, a 25-year industry veteran most recently from Deutsche Bank Securities, as a managing director in its U.S. investment grade syndicated loans business.

30 Nov 2017

Meredith’s Time buy helps lift U.S. media lending to 11-year high

NEW YORK U.S. media group Meredith Corp’s planned purchase of Time Inc is the latest in a run of mergers that have boosted media lending to the highest point in more than a decade as the sector regroups to fight online content providers.

10 Nov 2017

LPC: Lenders to embrace a record Broadcom bridge loan

NEW YORK, Nov 10 Banks are eager to open their wallets for what could be the biggest syndicated loan financing ever for an investment-grade acquisition, if chipmaker Broadcom’s unsolicited US$103bn bid to buy Qualcomm is accepted.

03 Nov 2017

U.S. healthcare brightens tame U.S. high-grade M&A lending

NEW YORK CVS Health Corp’s planned US$66bn buy of Aetna Inc is poised to boost the healthcare sector’s share of US investment-grade mergers and acquisitions lending beyond its current one-third share of the US$122bn total as the sector remains a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster market.

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