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.
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LONDON, Feb 6 (IFR) - Funds are chasing bargains in UK mortgages from legacy holders, nearly six years after the collapse of Northern Rock, and relying on specialist debt collectors to extract value from them.
LONDON, Nov 29 (IFR) - The first underwater power transmission bond in the UK priced on Tuesday, opening a market which could see GBP15bn-GBP20bn of financing over the next seven years, according to arranger HSBC.
LONDON, Nov 6 (IFR) - El Corte Ingles, the largest department store chain in Spain, has sold a securitisation deal backed by the debts of more than 14% of the Spanish population.
LONDON, Oct 11 (IFR) - Deutsche Bank sold off the risk on more than USD10bn of loans in CLO format at the end of September, in a decisive shift of the bank's portfolio hedging away from CDS and towards CLOs.
LONDON, Oct 11 (IFR) - The European Investment Bank's first project-backed bonds have been hit hard by a statement from the Spanish government threatening to remove the "right of relinquishment" from the deal.
LONDON, Sept 12 (IFR) - JP Morgan is working on a securitisation of part of its portfolio of equity release mortgages, according to two people familiar with the deal.
LONDON, Sept 5 (IFR) - Barclays could lose the regulatory benefit from its contingent capital notes if the PRA takes a more a stringent line on Pillar 2 capital, which could lead to the notes being called early or being the subject of a liability management exercise, according to research from BNP Paribas.
LONDON, Aug 30 (IFR) - European banks are finally getting to work on upgrading their capital buffers, on the back of the regulatory certainty which the European Banking Authority finally granted at the beginning of June.
LONDON, Aug 28 (IFR) - Credit Agricole has announced a series of investor meetings across US, Europe and Asia to discuss a possible dated subordinated contingent capital 144A/Reg S issue. A transaction may follow, subject to market conditions.
LONDON, Aug 22 (IFR) - BNP Paribas is taking part of its commodity trade book off balance sheet, in a new deal called Lighthouse Trade Finance 1, reviving the "originate to distribute" business model.