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Jonathan Schwarzberg

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 26 2018

LPC: High demand helps US companies to cut leveraged loan pricing

NEW YORK, Jan 26 The US leveraged loan market has opened with a bang, allowing junk-rated companies such as food packaging company Crown Holdings to reduce pricing further amid strong demand for floating rate assets.

Dec 15 2017

Lower-rated firms at risk from US tax changes

NEW YORK Proposed changes to the U.S. corporate tax system could hurt at least a quarter of highly-leveraged companies and cause more defaults in an economic downturn, ratings agency Moody’s said this week.

Dec 07 2017

Exclusive: U.S. regulators offer Congress olive branch on loans

NEW YORK (LPC/IFR) - U.S. regulators said they are open to revising restrictions on leveraged lending, offering an olive branch to a GOP-controlled Congress keen to roll back banking regulations.

Dec 01 2017

LPC: US private equity lending hits record levels

NEW YORK, Dec 1 Lending to US private equity-owned companies hit a record high of US$588bn at the end of November, despite regulators’ attempts to cool the market and a lack of jumbo deals, and is expected to climb further before the end of the year.

Nov 23 2017

LPC-Opportunistic US leveraged loans face investor pushback

NEW YORK, Nov 23 Opportunistic leveraged loans for US companies, including nutritional supplement maker General Nutrition Centers (GNC) and digital research company Research Now, are facing pushback from investors and two lower-rated companies pulled deals this week citing adverse market conditions.

Nov 17 2017

LPC: Corporate borrowers rush to refinance despite weaker market

NEW YORK, Nov 17 US companies are rushing to complete opportunistic refinancings and repricings in the leveraged loan market as slumping secondary prices reflect turbulence in the high-yield bond market and indicate a possible pricing correction in loans.

Nov 02 2017

LPC: Office Depot’s M&A loan hits turbulence in retail sector

(The story corrects sales comparisons in the 11th paragraph)

Oct 27 2017

LPC: Deutsche Bank pulls back from U.S. leveraged lending

NEW YORK Deutsche Bank has decided to pull back in arranging leveraged lending transactions in the United States, and the results are showing up in the rankings of banks that finance highly indebted companies.

Oct 27 2017

LPC: Deutsche Bank pulls back from US leveraged lending

NEW YORK, Oct 27 Deutsche Bank has decided to pull back in arranging leveraged finance transactions in the United States.

Sep 19 2017

LPC: Euro loan doubled to €1bn on VWR buyout at expense of dollars

LONDON The euro-denominated portion of the leveraged loan backing private equity-backed life sciences company Avantor’s buyout of lab supplies company VWR Corp has doubled to €1bn at the expense of the dollar loan, banking sources said.


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