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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

Apr 19 2018

Default, credit spread outlook sours

NEW YORK, April 19 (LPC) - Risks are mounting for more corporate debt defaults and wider credit spreads amid political and trade war worries as well as rising interest rates, according to a global survey by the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers.

Apr 04 2018

Banks get first quarter boost from U.S. syndicated lending: Freeman

NEW YORK(LPC) - Bank earnings got a first-quarter boost from arranging US syndicated loans, and should benefit more significantly in coming months as financings begin to close on large mergers and takeovers announced early this year.

Mar 29 2018

U.S. leveraged lending sags, high-grade rises in first quarter

NEW YORK (LPC) - US syndicated lending in this year’s first three months was the lowest of any quarter since the one ending September 2016, after setting record issuance for all of 2017, with leveraged loans to highly indebted borrowers sagging while loans arranged for top quality companies climbed.

Mar 13 2018

Bank fee potential slashed as Trump ends Broadcom's Qualcomm takeover

NEW YORK (LPC) - A dozen banks that signed on to provide a record US$100bn (£71.6 billion) bridge loan to back Broadcom Ltd's planned US$117bn takeover of Qualcomm Inc will earn starkly less than planned for extending credit to the chipmaker after US President Donald Trump on Monday blocked the deal over national security concerns.

Mar 13 2018

Bank fee potential slashed as Trump ends Broadcom's Qualcomm takeover

NEW YORK (LPC) - A dozen banks that signed on to provide a record US$100bn bridge loan to back Broadcom Ltd's planned US$117bn takeover of Qualcomm Inc will earn starkly less than planned for extending credit to the chipmaker after US President Donald Trump on Monday blocked the deal over national security concerns.

Feb 23 2018

U.S. M&A lending hits early year high with jumbo loans

NEW YORK (LPC) - A flurry of huge US acquisitions is pushing high-grade M&A lending to early year highs as blue-chip firms take advantage of US tax reform and try to fight off the threat of online retail giant Amazon.

Feb 08 2018

U.S. corporate spinoffs to boost bank lending

NEW YORK Bankers are gearing up to finance an expected wave of new spinoff deals as US companies such as General Electric and Honeywell International consider shedding businesses to streamline and enhance profitability after a busy January for mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Jan 18 2018

LPC: Global defaults, spreads to rise amid central bank concerns-poll

NEW YORK, Jan 18 Corporate debt defaults and credit spreads will accelerate globally, as central banks become less accommodative and boost interest rates, according to an International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers (IACPM) quarterly survey.

Jan 17 2018

U.S. loan funds remain appealing in 2018 as Fed hikes rates

NEW YORK Retail investors are expected to keep pouring money into leveraged loan funds this year as they continue to show a clear preference for floating-rate assets in a rising interest rate environment, portfolio managers said.

Jan 04 2018

LPC: Banks reap rewards from record U.S. syndicated lending

NEW YORK Bank earnings from underwriting US syndicated loans leaped to an all-time high in 2017, propelled by an onslaught of deals locking in low interest rates as well as a late-year burst of announced mergers anticipating the biggest US tax system overhaul in more than 30 years.

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