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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 06 2014

Funds hunt mortgage bargains as Pepper lands in UK

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.

Nov 29 2013

UK transmission financing OFTO the races

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.

Nov 06 2013

El Corte Ingles sells debt backed by 14% of Spanish population

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.

Oct 11 2013

USD10bn trade boosts Deutsche Bank's CLO hedging

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.

Oct 11 2013

Castor bonds hit as Spain halts project

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.

Sep 12 2013

JP Morgan to securitise equity release portfolio

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.

Sep 05 2013

Barclays CoCos at risk from PRA Pillar 2 change

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.

Aug 30 2013

European banks pick up capital plans

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.

Aug 28 2013

Credit Agricole hires banks for CoCo roadshow

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.

Aug 22 2013

BNP Paribas revives "originate to distribute" for commodities

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.

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