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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 2017

LPC: Secondary prices volatile for US firms hit by technological disruption

NEW YORK, Feb 15 US investors are assessing the volatile secondary loan prices of companies that are being hit by technological disruption as textbook publishers join specialty retailers and oil and gas companies on a growing list of sectors facing long-term 'secular' change.

Jan 10 2017

LPC: Strong demand supporting high US secondary loan prices

NEW YORK, Jan 10 Loan traders expect a strong technical market and excess demand to support high secondary prices in early 2017 as fears of further rate rises funnel more cash into the asset class and traders focus on sectors that could benefit under the Trump administration.

Nov 18 2016

Mining loans post stellar gains in U.S. secondary market

NEW YORK Mining companies have been some of the best performing credits in the US secondary loan market this year as commodity prices recover and the outlook improves for the coal industry as president-elect Donald Trump promises a spending spree to upgrade the country’s infrastructure.

Oct 20 2016

LPC-Chesapeake loan surges as investors clamor for refinancing protection

NEW YORK, Oct 20 US natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy's US$1.5bn leveraged loan has hit stratospheric price heights in the secondary market normally reserved for high-yield bonds, boosted by a combination of stiff investor protections and rebounding commodity prices.

Oct 04 2016

LPC-Investors wary of macro environment push back on riskier leveraged loans

NEW YORK, Oct 4 Syndicated loan investors wary about the uncertain macro-economic environment are keeping a disciplined approach when buying loans, pushing back on pricing for the riskier leveraged credits, even as the need to put money to work eclipses the number of loans available.

Sep 30 2016

LPC: Rising retail demand boosts US secondary loan rally

NEW YORK, Sept 30 A recent influx of retail investors into the US leveraged loan market, driven by the prospect of near-term interest rate hikes and rising Libor rates, is helping to push secondary prices higher as loans continue to offer good relative value compared to high-yield bonds.

Sep 15 2016

Investors brace for repricing wave as secondary prices soar

NEW YORK Rising secondary prices have prompted a new repricing wave in the US leveraged loan market, leaving investors to deal with the pain of reduced yields as issuers line up to take advantage of lower borrowing costs.

Jun 21 2016

LPC: Unknown buyer of leveraged loans causes market intrigue

NEW YORK, June 21 A mysterious buyer is causing a stir in the US leveraged loan market.

May 26 2016

LPC: Weak secondary market could rein in refinancing wave

NEW YORK A repricing wave has hit the loan space as US borrowers attempt to lower the spread of their existing term loans, though a weak secondary market signals that not every company will get their wish. 

May 12 2016

LPC: Secondary loan market benefits from declining volatility

NEW YORK Declining volatility in the loan market has made the buying and selling of secondary paper easier, though higher-quality loan names are still in high demand and are experiencing tight liquidity, market sources said.


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