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Since its inception in 2014, CTFN has been committed to providing in-depth news on mergers, event-driven situations, and major corporate developments with the detail and accuracy commensurate with a professional investor’s perspective.  CTFN continues to create a cutting-edge, investigative news product that reflects the highest level of journalistic integrity to readers – hedge funds, mutual funds, institutional investors, deal professionals, legal participants, regulators and industry executives – all around the world.

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Judge Appears To Tilt For Government in Cigna/Anthem Case

The fifth day of the Cigna/Anthem antitrust trial ended Tuesday with Judge Amy Berman Jackson appearing to favor an early decision for the government. Judge Jackson, who plans to recess next week to rule on whether

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Virgin America/Alaska Air Talks with Regulators Said to be Constructive

With additional reporting by Robert W. Welkos – Senior executives from Virgin America and Alaska Airlines met with regulators at the Department of Justice on September 15, according to two senior antitrust attorneys. The meeting, which was referred to as a “backdoor” meeting by the attorneys, was said by a third attorney to likely be … Read More

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CTFN’s growth since 2014 has meant continued investment into hiring and training dedicated and accomplished journalists and research analysts who share CTFN’s approach to covering situations from the perspective of an analyst or portfolio manager, and who doggedly uncover facts and pose questions uniquely relevant to investment professionals. CTFN’s success has enabled growing coverage topically and geographically, with a team of seasoned reporters in North America and Europe who are backed up by experienced analysts – advancing stories that matter to event-driven investors and deal professionals.


March’s featured reporter …

Ed Roberts began reporting for CTFN in September of 2014. Ed specializes in litigation and regulatory matters. He attended and reported on every major antitrust trial of 2015 and 2016, has covered complex multi-jurisdictional cases such as Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, and has interviewed senior officials at regulatory bodies such as the FTC. Previously, Ed was a Washington-based reporter covering Congress and Wall Street for a variety of publications for more than two decades. His work has appeared in American Banker, US Banker, National Mortgage News, Payment Source, and the Credit Union Journal, which he co-founded, as well as in numerous daily newspapers. He is a former SEC Bureau Chief for States News Service and is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Communication.

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CTFN covers major corporate developments in North America, the UK, and Europe, with special emphasis on US, Brazilian, and South African antitrust, telecom and utilities developments, major US litigation of antitrust, SIFI, and GSE matters, Delaware litigation, and proceedings at the FCC and state public utility commissions in the US.


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