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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

Mar 13 2018

European Commission cuts red tape for debt funds

LONDON (LPC) - The European Commission has introduced proposals to bolster cross-border investing in alternative investment funds (AIF) to better improve financing options for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across the continent.

Feb 23 2018

Funds encroach further on bank territory in loan market

Feb 23 (LPC) - Banks’ share of the middle market leveraged buyout space is under threat from direct lenders increasingly expanding their role to underwriting working capital facilities in unitranche loans.

Feb 14 2018

Tyne & Wear Pension Fund allocates 260 million pounds to private debt

UK-based Tyne and Wear Pension Fund has chosen alternative investment managers Pemberton Capital Advisers and HPS Investment Partners to manage its 260 million pound commitment to private debt.

Jan 30 2018

Barclays aims to increase presence in middle market debt

Barclays is increasing its focus on the middle market financial sponsored market, prompted by growing opportunities.

Nov 20 2017

LPC-European direct lending at a crossroads

Nov 20 Discipline in the European private debt market is wavering as funds compete to offer the best terms and pricing for borrowers in an environment awash with liquidity.

Nov 10 2017

LPC-Irish funds market to benefit from ‘regrettable’ Brexit

Nov 10 Ireland is making it easier for alternative investment funds to operate in an attempt to take advantage of increased interest following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

Nov 08 2017

LPC-AlbaCore raises €855m for credit investment strategy

Nov 8 European investment firm AlbaCore Capital has raised €855m for its debut credit fund, according to market sources.

Nov 03 2017

LPC-Direct lenders take interest rate rise in their stride

Nov 3 The Bank of England’s (BoE) decision to raise interest rates by 25bp is unlikely to trouble direct lenders, but a long-term move to normalisation of rates is likely to take some of the heat out of the private debt market.

Oct 24 2017

LPC-FCA to extend Ombudsman service to UK middle market firms

Oct 24 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering widening the Ombudsman service to small and medium-sized UK companies (SME) in its interim report that highlights the mistreatment of customers by Royal Bank of Scotland’s Global Restructuring Group (GRG).

Oct 10 2017

LPC-Funds search for niche as middle market loans heat up

Oct 10 Growing pressure on lenders to reduce covenants in the syndicated loan market is filtering down to the middle market, prompting direct lenders to find a creative way to navigate an increasingly competitive industry.


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