Jeffrey Goldfarb is a New York-based assistant editor with a focus on Wall Street, private equity, M&A and the media industry. Before becoming a columnist, Jeffrey wrote about banking, deals, international trade, healthcare and the Internet. From London, he oversaw Reuters’ reportage on the European media sector and later ran the corporate finance team. Jeffrey joined Breakingviews in November 2007, where he helped lead the service’s coverage of the financial crisis. Jeffrey has a master’s in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from The George Washington University.
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