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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.

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24 May 2018

MOVES-UBS merging Greater China investment banking teams, appoints heads-memo

HONG KONG, May 24 Swiss bank UBS Group has appointed leaders for its Greater China business which is being formed by merging its China-focused investment banking teams, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Thursday.

23 May 2018

Private equity fund buys index maker Alerian as ZZ Capital deal stalls

HONG KONG, May 23 Aretex Capital Partners, a private equity fund that was launched just this year, has agreed to buy Alerian, the developer of the energy benchmark Alerian MLP Index, Aretex said in a statement late on Tuesday.

22 May 2018

HNA explores Ingram Micro sale, China Huarong held talks: sources

HONG KONG Several Chinese groups, including Huarong Asset Management, have been in discussions this year to buy Ingram Micro from HNA Group as the once-acquisitive conglomerate continues its efforts to retrench, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.

15 May 2018

China's JD.com invests $306 million in Warburg Pincus-backed ESR

HONG KONG/BEIJING Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc has invested $306 million in ESR Cayman Ltd, a logistics fund developer and manager backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC, ESR said in a statement on Tuesday.

08 May 2018

MOVES-Former Tiger Global executive joins Jeneration Capital as CIO

HONG KONG, May 8 Hong Kong-based fund Jeneration Capital Management said on Tuesday that Jason Tan, formerly a global partner at investment firm Tiger Global Management LLC, has joined as partner and chief investment officer.

07 May 2018

Carlyle set to close new Asia fund at $6.5 billion: sources

HONG KONG Carlyle Group is set to close its biggest-ever Asia private equity fund at $6.5 billion, people with direct knowledge of matter said, in a deal that adds to the record levels of funds seeking deals in the region.

26 Apr 2018

Exclusive: Chip wars - China closing in on second $19 billion semiconductor fund: sources

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI China's state-backed semiconductor fund is near to closing a 120 billion yuan ($18.98 billion)investment round for a second fund to support the domestic chip sector and help cut reliance on imports amid a bruising trade standoff with the United States.

26 Apr 2018

Bain Capital targets $4 billion for new Asia fund: source

HONG KONG Global private equity firm Bain Capital LLC is targeting up to $4 billion for a new Asia-focused fund, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said, adding yet more dry powder to the region that has enjoyed a two-year fundraising bonanza.

20 Apr 2018

CEFC senior staff banned from overseas travel amid chairman probe - sources

BEIJING/HONG KONG Chinese authorities have barred senior staff at embattled Chinese conglomerate CEFC China Energy from travelling overseas amid a government investigation of the firm's chairman, three sources briefed on the matter have told Reuters.

18 Apr 2018

Explainer: Ant Financial's $150 billion valuation, and the big recent bump-up

HONG KONG Ant Financial's rapid climb to become the world's biggest super unicorn valued by some investors at around $150 billion showcases investor enthusiasm for the biggest Chinese tech companies and also how quickly valuations can shift. Just two months ago, bankers and investors were tentatively talking of a figure closer to $100 billion.

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