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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

08 Jan 2018

UK retailers slump but Zoopla kicks off high-yield issuance

LONDON, Jan 8 (IFR) - New Look, House of Fraser and Debenhams bonds hit lows on Monday because of financial stress, but the year's first high-yield deal for online property platform Zoopla will test how far concerns around UK consumer names has spread to the market.

05 Jan 2018

M&A high-yield pipeline builds but no deals yet

LONDON, Jan 5 (IFR) - Deals in the making for Crown Holdings, Gruppo Argenta and Fedrigoni will further strengthen an already bustling high-yield M&A pipeline.

20 Dec 2017

Sterling high-yield leaves behind record year

LONDON, Dec 20(IFR) - The junk segment of the sterling corporate bond market is leaving behind a record year despite a series of headlines casting a shadow over the future of the UK's economy and currency.

20 Nov 2017

European Commission calls for high-yield allocation transparency

LONDON, Nov 20 (IFR) - Regulators should push for transparency and fairer allocations in the high-yield market, the European Commission said in a report on Monday.

17 Nov 2017

Markets appear unconvinced by Altice deleveraging pledge

LONDON, Nov 17 (IFR) - Investors appear unconvinced that Altice will shift away from its acquisitive strategy to focus on debt reduction, sending the company's bonds and shares on a further downward spiral on Friday.

10 Nov 2017

Altice bond slumps on CEO resignation

LONDON, Nov 10 (IFR) - Altice's recently issued €675m 4.75% 10.25NC5 senior unsecured note plummeted on Friday after the ouster of its CEO.

02 Nov 2017

B2Holding docs stretch HY boundaries

LONDON, Nov 2 (IFR) - B2Holding has included what sources call an "unprecedented" term in the documentation for its new deal allowing the covenants to be reset if it gains a rating and issues another bond.

12 Oct 2017

High-yield bond to back Schenck acquisition

LONDON, Oct 12 (IFR) - A high-yield bond of around €425m will back Blackstone's acquisition of German measuring technology group Schenck Process, a banker on the deal told IFR.

02 Oct 2017

MOVES-HSBC takes Morgan for leveraged finance job

LONDON, Oct 2 (IFR) - HSBC has hired Tim Morgan to join its leveraged finance team for Europe, Middle East and Africa, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

02 Oct 2017

Wind targeting EUR7bn-equivalent of bonds - sources

LONDON, Oct 2 (IFR) - Italian telecommunications provider Wind Tre is seeking to raise about €7bn-equivalent in high-yield bonds as part of its upcoming jumbo refinancing deal, according to sources close to the transaction.

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