Thomson Reuters LPC, the world’s leading source of information on syndicated loans, is looking for an experienced, knowledgeable and motivated senior journalist to cover North Asia – specifically China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau – which are home to some of Asia’s biggest companies and multi-billion dollar acquisition deals.
The successful candidate will cover the $225 billion Greater China market comprising China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau for Loan Pricing Corp, IFR and Reuters newswire, breaking news and writing analysis for all Thomson Reuters brands, including real-time services and publications. Greater China is the biggest contributor to loan volumes in Asia and Chinese and Taiwanese banks are among the most active lenders. The private nature of the loan market means that well-connected journalists are able to break exclusive news on jumbo M&A deals and play a leading role in many of the region’s biggest corporate finance, debt capital markets, banking and regulatory stories.
Recent high-profile stories include the HK$23 billion sale of some assets belonging to Hong Kong’s Link REIT, the HK$7.14 billion loan for the leveraged buyout of Hutchison Global Communications as well as thematic stories including challenges for China Inc amid the regulatory clampdown on capital outflows and the financing opportunities arising out of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative.
We are looking for a flexible reporter with strong people and communication skills who is comfortable talking to senior loan bankers. The successful candidate will be able to work independently to develop strong relationships with IFR and Reuters colleagues and liaise across teams on crossover stories.
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