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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

Feb 15 2018

Private equity firm Ares to be corporation following U.S. tax reform

NEW YORK Ares Management LP said on Thursday it would convert its structure from a publicly listed partnership into a corporation, the first private equity firm to decide such a move following the enactment of U.S. tax reform.

Feb 13 2018

Blackstone appoints real estate boss Gray as Schwarzman's successor

NEW YORK Blackstone Group LP on Tuesday elevated Jonathan Gray, who turned the buyout firm into the world's biggest real estate investor, to president and chief operating officer, setting him up as successor to Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman.

Feb 09 2018

U.S. stock market chill threatens to 'put IPOs on ice'

NEW YORK Wide swings in the U.S. stock market has blunted initial public offering (IPO) activity on Wall Street in what was set to be the busiest week for new listings in more than two-and-a-half years.

Feb 08 2018

Buyout firm KKR looking at becoming a corporation

NEW YORK KKR & Co LP said on Thursday its top executives were evaluating whether to structure the company as a corporation instead of a partnership, the most definitive statement so far by a private equity firm seriously considering the move.

Feb 08 2018

U.S. IPOs start scraping through despite market jitters

At least four companies managed to price their initial public offerings (IPOs) in New York on Wednesday, defying this week's stock market volatility which led to three other stock market flotations being postponed.

Feb 07 2018

Carlyle offers cautious 2018 outlook in a volatile market

Carlyle Group LP signaled on Wednesday that the volatile stock market and rising interest rates will make it hard for the private equity firm to replicate in 2018 the investment gains of the past year that saw it report bumper fourth-quarter earnings.

Feb 07 2018

Carlyle's fourth-quarter earnings soar amid market rally

Feb 7 Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP said on Wednesday its fourth-quarter after-tax economic net income surged to $347.2 million from $6.4 million a year ago, as the value of its holdings was buoyed by the wider stock market rally.

Feb 06 2018

Turkish Burger King operator pulls U.S. IPO amid market jitters

NEW YORK Turkish fast-food chain operator TFI Tab Food Investments postponed its planned $220 million initial public offering in New York on Tuesday, as the recent stock market volatility makes such stock market flotations challenging.

Feb 01 2018

Blackstone sees data, not desktop products, as future of Thomson Reuters F&R unit

NEW YORK Blackstone Group LP President Tony James said on Thursday the future of the Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk business is in selling data, not in selling terminal desktop products to traders, bankers and investors.

Feb 01 2018

Apollo, Blackstone ride stock market rally in fourth-quarter earnings

NEW YORK Alternative asset managers Apollo Global Management LLC and Blackstone Group LP reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Thursday, as a U.S. stock market rally buoyed the value of their private equity holdings.


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