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Anthony Hughes

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

Jan 22 2018

IPO aspirants prepare for SEC shutdown with early filings

NEW YORK (IFR) - Several companies seeking to go public this week moved on last Friday to eliminate the risk of a U.S. government shutdown and its impact on the Securities and Exchange Commission's operations.

Jan 03 2018

Sempra shares bounce on fundraising plans

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (IFR) - Sempra Energy shares rose more than 2% on Wednesday after the natural gas utility revealed plans to raise up to US$4.6bn to fund its acquisition of Texas power distributor Oncor.

Feb 24 2017

IPO of Snapchat company oversubscribed

NEW YORK, Feb 24 (IFR) - Next week's planned US$3.2bn IPO of Snap Inc, maker of the popular Snapchat app, is already oversubscribed, market sources told IFR on Friday. (Reporting by Anthony Hughes Writing by Marc Carnegie; Editing by Paul Kilby)

Feb 08 2017

MOVES-UBS snares Reece as exec vice chair

NEW YORK, Feb 8 (IFR) - UBS has hired former Credit Suisse global ECM head Joe Reece as executive vice chairman of its investment bank as the Swiss bank looks to bolster its ranks of US dealmakers.

Nov 09 2016

Hale gets nod as new Citigroup co-head of ECM

NEW YORK, Nov 9 (IFR) - Citigroup has promoted Clayton Hale to co-head of ECM for the Americas region, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

Apr 27 2015

IPO market springs to life as eight deals launch

NEW YORK (IFR) - The US initial public offering market sprang to life Monday with eight deals launched, adding to a calendar that could see as many as 14 companies go public in the next two weeks.

May 02 2013

GM tightlipped on further Treasury share sale

NEW YORK, May 2 (IFR) - General Motors management today largely skirted the issue of whether the US Treasury Department would soon sell its remaining 16.4% stake (241m shares) in the rescued automaker, but expectations remain high that a near-term sale of at least part of the stake via a block trade is likely.

Feb 15 2013

US investment banks embrace riskier block trades

Feb 15 (IFR) - Stable market conditions and intensifying competition among the ECM divisions of Wall Street banks have prompted a spate of secondary offerings structured as overnight "blocks" or capital-committed trades, a sometimes controversial but increasingly important trend that exposes banks to losses if they mis-price deals.

Feb 15 2013

US investment banks embrace riskier block share trades

Feb 15 (IFR) - US investment banks are increasingly embracing so-called block trades - direct purchases of large chunks of company shares for resale - which are seen by some as a risky and even controversial move in the wake of the financial crisis.

Jan 16 2013

Pfizer's Zoetis wins strong response for $3.65bn debut bond sale

NEW YORK, Jan 16 (IFR) - Pfizer unit Zoetis on Wednesday drew strong demand for its debut bond offering, a $3.65 billion four-part deal that attracted an order book of about $30 billion and allowed it to sharply tighten pricing from original guidance, according to market sources.


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