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Cynthia Aragon

Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel
Agile Fund Solutions

Cynthia Aragon is a Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for Agile Fund Solutions. She brings 15 years of experience in building and maintaining compliance programs at Broker/Dealers, Investment Advisors, Mutual Funds, Private Equity Funds, Fund of Funds, and Commodity Pools. Throughout her career she has overseen numerous regulatory examinations with FINRA, SEC, NFA and the CFTC. Cynthia's unique combination of experience ensures that she is able to adjust compliance programs to specifically address the needs of each manager’s individual business. Over the years, she has developed a solid reputation with the regulators for diligence and excellence, including serving on ... (view full description)

Manish Aurora

Founder and Managing Principal
Rational Investing LLC

Manish Aurora, Managing Principal - Methodology and Portfolio Management Co-founded Rational Investing LLC and built its first valuations starting in 1998. The firm is now 18 professionals modeling the G7 and MSCI World markets Converted Merrill’s European FX derivatives exposure at NYC, London, Singapore offices to the Euro Reprogrammed JP Morgan’s global swaps pricing and counterparty credit risk calculation using Massively Parallel Supercomputing technology Designed the Value at Risk calculator for the merger of Chase and Chemical, then the biggest bank merger ever, under a tight deadline from the Federal Reserve ... (view full description)

Adam Barth

Director of Equity Research
Gotham Asset Management

Mr. Barth serves as Director of Equity Research at Gotham. Mr. Barth joined Gotham in September 2005 to conduct fundamental research alongside Messrs. Greenblatt and Goldstein, and in 2006 he assumed responsibility for expanding Gotham Capital's research efforts and building the analyst team. He currently manages all fundamental research and data collection to support Gothams' proprietary global database of company financial information. Mr. Barth holds a BA (1992) from the University of Pennsylvania and earned a JD (2004) from the Duke University School of Law.

Bradley Belt

Vice Chairman
Orchard Global Asset Management

Bradley D. Belt is Vice Chairman of Orchard Global Asset Management, a global alternatives asset manager with offices in London, Singapore, Houston, Toronto and Washington, DC a role he assumed in 2013. Bradley is also the Chairman and founder of Palisades Capital Management LLC, a boutique restructuring advisory firm established in partnership with Reservoir Capital. Bradley previously was Sr. MD of the Milken Institute, responsible for heading the Institute’s expansion in Washington. In 2004-2006, Bradley served President George W. Bush’s Administration as Executive Director and CEO of the PBGC, a federally chartered corporation that insures the benefits of workers and ret ... (view full description)

Guy Benstead

Cedar Ridge Partners

Mr. Benstead is a Partner and PM of Cedar Ridge Partners, LLC. He is a member
of the Portfolio Management Team and the Firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Benstead’s fixed
income experience spans over 32 years in the credit and interest rate risk markets at firms including
Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Drexel Burnham Lambert. He holds an MBA (Finance) from the
Columbia University Graduate School of Business and received a B.A. (International Relations)
from the University of California, Davis.

Sean Bill

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

SEAN BILL has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. He served as a Trustee for the City of San Jose’s pension board, a Sr. Advisor to the City and County of San Francisco Employees Retirement System and is currently the Investment Program Manager at the VTA. At the VTA he is responsible for the management and oversight of a multi-billion dollar portfolio. Prior to entering public service, Sean was a Principal at a Global Macro hedge fund based in Newport Beach California. He is a frequent guest on Bloomberg Television, CNBC and Fox Business News, he brings a unique perspective on the interactions between pension plans, sovereign wealth funds and altern ... (view full description)

Kurt Braitberg

Portfolio Manager
TeamCo Advisers, LLC

Kurt Braitberg joined TeamCo in March 2006. He is responsible for managing the firm’s investment process and portfolio allocations. He has over 25 years of investment management experience in research, due diligence, asset allocation, portfolio management, and trading. Before joining TeamCo, Mr. Braitberg was a Principal at Thomas Weisel Partners, a San Francisco-based merchant bank, where he allocated more than $2 billion in investment capital. He also has worked in the asset management business units of Banque Paribas in Paris and Union Bank of Switzerland in New York. He earned a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finan ... (view full description)

Vincent Calcagno

Agile Fund Solutions

Background Vincent is the CEO of Agile Fund Solutions, LLC.  He specializes in operational, financial, accounting, tax and consulting for hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, fund of funds, mutual funds, and investment advisors that sponsor these products. Leveraging his extensive operational experience from his dealings in the private and public sector of the financial services industry he has both operated and advised these entities on business structure and strategy, as well as the management of financial, operational and tax matters.Professional and Industry Experience Prior to joining Agile, as pa ... (view full description)

Pari Choksi

ATEL Capital Group

Pari Choksi joined ATEL Capital Group as a Director, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1999. In 2001, Mr. Choksi was appointed the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Over the last decade, Mr. Choksi has been instrumental in the institutional fundraising and expanded ATEL’s global market. Mr. Choksi also oversees the Venture group as well as all aspects of Accounting, Finance, Information Technology and Human Resources for the company.   Prior to joining ATEL, Mr. Choksi worked for Wink Communications Inc. as the Chief Financial Officer and had a 20-year tenure with Phoenix American Incorporated, where he held various positions in ... (view full description)

John Claisse

Albourne America, LLC

John Claisse joined Albourne in July 1996, relocated from London to San Francisco in July 2013 and became Albourne Group CEO in August 2015. John is an equity partner and member of Albourne’s Executive Committee and also chairs the firm’s Corporate Planning Council, which comprises Albourne’s function and region heads. John helped develop the firm’s proprietary risk analytics and was formerly the Senior Analyst for quantitative equity strategies and multi-strategy hedge funds. John remains a Portfolio Analyst working with several public and corporate plans, large endowments and foundations. John holds a first class Mathematics Degree and a PhD from Sussex University. ... (view full description)

Peter Clark

Managing Director
Jennison Associates, LLC

Peter L. Clark is a managing director and a portfolio specialist and client relationship manager for Jennison's global equity, international equity, and emerging markets equity strategies. He joined Jennison Associates in December 2011. Before joining Jennison, he was a partner and the head of distribution and product development at The Rohatyn Group (TRG). Prior to TRG, he served as head of emerging market equity at Schroder Investment Management in London before becoming the chief executive officer and chairman of Schroder's Americas business. Peter started his career at JPMorgan, where he held positions that spanned sell-side and buy-side groups in fixed income, sovereign advisory, capita ... (view full description)

Christopher Cole

Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager
Artemis Capital Management

Christopher Cole, CFA, is founder and portfolio manager of the Artemis Vega Fund LP and a specialist in the emerging asset class of volatility. Cole began his career in capital markets and investment banking at Merrill Lynch structuring $10 billion in derivatives and debt transactions for high profile issuers. He has since focused on systematic and quantitative trading of volatility and his decision to form a fund came after achieving significant proprietary returns during the 2008 financial crash trading volatility futures. Cole’s research letters and volatility commentaries are widely read in the derivatives community and have been referenced by publications such as the Financ ... (view full description)

Ricardo Cortez

Broadmark Asset Management, LLC

As Co-Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Cortez is responsible for the management of Broadmark’s day-to-day business activities as well as the oversight of the firm’s sales and marketing efforts. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Team and serves as the firm’s Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Cortez joined Broadmark in September 2009 as President, Global Distribution and was named Co-CEO in June 2013. Before Broadmark, he was President of the Private Client Group for Torrey Associates, LLC. Additional prior roles include Vice President at Goldman Sachs serving as Product Manager of the firm’s Global Multi-Manager Strategies program, and Senior Vice President with Prudential Investme ... (view full description)

Ed Coyne

Sprott Asset Management LP

Ed joined Sprott Asset Management USA, Inc. in January of 2016 with over 23 years of investment management and sales experience. Previously, he was a Principal and Investment Specialist at Royce & Associates, LLC for over 18 years. Prior to that, Ed worked with Zweig Mutual Funds and Neuberger Berman as a Regional Sales Director. Ed began his career at Reich & Tang where he worked on the key account sales side of the institutional money market firm. Ed earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Missouri.

Jean-Francois Crousillat

Managing Director
Hedgemark Advisors, LLC

Mr. Crousillat is a Managing Director and is responsible for sourcing managed account and risk opportunities and cultivating institutional relationships for the firm focusing primarily on North America. Prior to joining HedgeMark, he spent five years at Measurisk, a JP Morgan company that was formerly affiliated with The Bear Stearns Companies, where he worked as head of their hedge fund relations team. While at Measurisk Mr. Crousillat was successful in expanding their risk monitoring platform to over 1000 funds globally, including 75 of the world's largest 100. In addition to working directly with this client base, Mr. Crousillat also developed strong relationships with instit ... (view full description)

John D'Agostino

Head of The Americas
DMS Governance

 Professional Profile   John D’Agostino, Managing Director in the New York office, is one of the firm’s Fund Governance practice leaders, providing guidance and independent oversight to boards to ensure adherence to governance, regulatory and compliance requirements. His expertise is sophisticated private investment vehicles characterized by complex strategies and asset classes, notably derivatives, cryptocurrencies and structured products.   Prior to joining DMS, John was a Managing Director of Alkeon Capital, a New York investment advisor employing a long/short investment strategy. His responsibilities included fundamental investment re ... (view full description)

Lawrence Delevingne


Lawrence Delevingne is a journalist at Reuters in New York, focusing on feature writing about hedge funds. He was previously an enterprise reporter for from 2013 to 2015, mostly covering hedge and private equity funds, and a senior staff writer at hedge fund publication Absolute Return from 2010 to 2013. He has also written for Business Insider, Fortune and BusinessWeek. Delevingne holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Julie Dixon

Managing Principal
Titan Regulation

Ms. Dixon has 19 years of experience in financial services, including 16 years in various legal and regulatory positions of increasing responsibility. In her nearly nine years with Citadel Investment Group, Ms. Dixon served first as Vice President and Head of US Compliance and later as Director and Head of Mortgage Compliance. In the former, she had responsibility for all fund and broker-dealer related regulatory compliance for one of the largest hedge fund complexes and the largest electronic options market maker in the United States. She created a full suite of compliance surveillance and monitoring technology and developed the firm’s first core fund and broker-dealer compliance programs. ... (view full description)

Ted Dougherty

Hedge Fund & Investment Management Tax Leader

Kathleen Dunlap

Girls Who Invest, Inc.

Kathleen Powers Dunlap teamed up with Seema R. Hingorani, former CIO of the $160 Billion New York City Employees Retirement system, in 2015 to launch Girls Who Invest, a nonprofit focused on getting more girls and women into careers in portfolio management and leadership in the investment management industry. GWI’s goal is to have 30% of the world’s investable capital managed by women by 2030. The group provides education, industry accessibility and career placement.  Kathleen is an investment management industry veteran with over 35 years of experience. Most recently, Ms. Dunlap was a partner and investment committee member at Fiduciary Research and ... (view full description)

Christopher Dvorak

Global Head of Relationship Management of Hedge Fund Services
Northern Trust

Chris Dvorak is a Senior Vice President and the Global Head of Relationship Management for Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services (NTHFS). He is primarily responsible for overseeing all relationship management and client service activity for NTHFS, providing oversight for NTHFS’ relationship management staff and serving in a consultative/advocacy role to evaluate, strengthen, and grow our client relationships. Chris brings a substantial base of operations and investment expertise to his work. He was part of Omnium’s leadership from its establishment in 2007. Initially serving as a Vice President charged with overseeing Fixed Income Operations, Chris became the Head of Relationship Ma ... (view full description)

Hugh Edmundson

Managing Partner

Hugh Edmundson is the Cofounder and Managing Partner of Theorem. Hugh oversees all aspects of Theorem’s investment process, operations and client relations. Hugh co-created Theorem’s initial underwriting algorithms and portfolio construction technologies. He oversees the continuous refinement of Theorem’s underwriting approach, the hiring of new researchers, technologists, and other investment engineering staff.   Prior to Theorem, Hugh worked on the Credit Derivatives desk at Morgan Stanley as a trader and structurer. Hugh’s roles included managing the group’s single name credit default swap (CDS) exposure to all investment grade companies in the United States. Hugh also structu ... (view full description)

Stuart Fiertz

Co-Founder and President
Cheyne Capital Management

Stuart Fiertz is the co-founder, President and Director of Research of Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP. From 1991 to June 2000, and prior to establishing Cheyne Capital, Stuart worked for Morgan Stanley where he was responsible for the development and implementation of customised portfolio strategies and for credit research in the convertible bond management practice, latterly as an Executive Director. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Stuart was an equity research analyst for the Value Line Investment Survey from 1984 – 1986, and a high yield credit analyst in Boston at Merrill Lynch from 1986 – 1988 and in New York at Lehman Brothers from 1988 – 1990.  During this time, Stuart was respon ... (view full description)

David Francl

Managing Director, Absolute Return
San Francisco Employees Retirement System

David Francl joined the $20 billion City and County of San Francisco Employees' Retirement System (SFERS) in February 2016 as its Managing Director of Absolute Return. Prior to joining SFERS, David spent over 18 years in a variety of management roles at Intel Corporation where he most recently served as a Director of Treasury Retirement Investments, and was responsible for its $3 billion hedge fund portfolio, and asset allocation, attribution, cash management, reporting and risk for over $15 billion of retirement assets. David’s educational background includes a BBA from the University of Wisconsin and MBA from the Haas School of Business, UC–Berkeley.  David is a frequent speake ... (view full description)

Mike Geller


Mike Geller advises founders, C-Suite executives and business leaders of private investment firms and publicly-traded financial institutions on strategic communications, including financial and corporate public relations, reputation management and leadership positioning. He has significant expertise counseling major hedge funds, emerging asset managers and international investment firms spanning a broad array of investment styles and strategies.  His clients have included firms such as Citadel, AQR, Baupost, Canyon Partners, Highbridge, Hayman Capital, Pershing Square, Element Capital, AXA Investment Managers, SkyBridge, Cartica Capital, Ashford Investment Management, Sele ... (view full description)

Jason Gerlach


Jason Gerlach joined Sunrise in 2008 and is the firm's Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. In his role, Gerlach determines and drives Sunrise's overall business strategy and oversees Sunrise's day-to-day business operations and activities. Gerlach also serves on Sunrise's Management Committee. Prior to joining Sunrise, Gerlach was a Sunrise investor, a private businessperson and an attorney with Hale and Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale) in Boston and later Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin (now Arnold & Porter LLP) in San Francisco. Gerlach holds a J.D. cum laude and a M.A. in Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin ... (view full description)

Jay Gould

Winston & Strawn

Jay Gould is a partner in the Corporate Department in Winston & Strawn LLP's San Francisco and New York offices, and serves as co-chair of the firm's Financial Services Practice. Mr. Gould concentrates his practice on investment funds and investment management, and counsels clients involved in all aspects of the financial services industry. Mr. Gould represents: U.S. registered investment companies; hedge funds; offshore investment companies; investment advisers; retail and institutional broker-dealers; and municipal bond underwriters. He has extensive experience in drafting private placement memoranda, partnership and limited liability company agreements, subscription agree ... (view full description)

Alex Gurevich

Chief Investment Officer
HonTe Investments

Alex Gurevich is Founder and Chief Investment Officer of HonTe Investments. He has been involved in trading for over 20 years and is considered one of the world’s preeminent macro traders. He has held various roles on Wall Street which included managing derivative franchise businesses and running the global macro portfolio at JP Morgan. More recently, Alex has been managing his personal wealth through his family office. He is author of The Next Perfect Trade, which thoughtfully articulates his portfolio strategy and was published in the fall of 2015. Alex was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia and earned his PhD in mathematics from the University of Chicago.

Lauri Haas

Founder & Principal

Lauri Martin Haas is a hedge fund and private equity fund operational due diligence specialist with over 22 years of institutional experience working for large institutions and well known global allocators. Lauri has performed in excess of 2,300 private fund due diligence reviews around the world across a wide array of asset classes. Lauri is the Principal of PRISM LLC, a hedge fund due diligence advisory business that she founded in 2009. With a background in complex derivative internal controls, Lauri commenced career as an auditor of exotic foreign exchange options desks, interest rate derivatives (swaps, swaptions, and options), and broker dealers. Worked with Ernst & You ... (view full description)

Todd Hankin

EisnerAmper, LLP

Todd Hankin is the Partner-in-Charge of the Audit and Assurance Practice in California and leads the firm’s West Coast Real Estate Private Equity Group. Todd sees clients challenged by today’s complex regulatory environment and accounting and financial reporting requirements. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience, his contribution to helping clients includes bringing a fresh perspective and creative approach to problem-solving that includes challenging assumptions and making timely observations and recommendations. Todd specializes in financial services and real estate, working closely with clients including private equity and real estate funds, REITs, registered investment advisors, c ... (view full description)

Neal Howe

Director of Investor Solutions
Welton Investment Partners, LLC

Mr. Howe is a principal of the firm and leads the Investor Solutions team overseeing the new business development effort for all of Welton’s strategies, and working closely with investors to develop the most optimal solutions designed to meet their return objectives.  Previously he was Managing Director and Head of Distribution for Barclays Funds and Advisory.  Mr. Howe has also worked with Merrill Lynch, Schroders and Lazard in senior Distribution roles.  He holds a BS from Indiana University.

Joe Ireland

JEI Investment Management

Joseph E. Ireland, CFA is the Founder and CEO of JEI Investment Management, LLC.    Before founding JEI Investment Management, Joe worked at RBC Capital Markets in Los Angeles, where he wrote a daily investment letter and served institutional clients. Previously, Joe worked at Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking, Wachovia Securities and Stifel, Nicolaus and Company.  An avid investor, Joe bought his first stock, Starbucks, at age fifteen. Over the years, Joe has successfully developed a disciplined framework for investing in stocks that exhibit strong free cash flow growth but trade at a discount to their fundamental value, a methodology he calls f ... (view full description)

Grant Jaffarian

Chief Investment Officer
AlphaTerra, LLC

Grant Jaffarian is Crabel AlphaTerra LLC's President and Chief Investment Officer.  Additionally, Jaffarian serves on Crabel Capital Management's Executive Committee and holds the title of Crabel Product Specialist.  In his role at Crabel Capital, Jaffarian oversees all Crabel initiatives under the AlphaTerra brand.  This includes Portfolio Management responsibilities, on-going research involvement, general strategic prioritization and overall oversight.   Further, Jaffarian is active on the Crabel Executive team and as a representative for core Crabel products including the flagship Multi-Product.  Prior to Crabel/AlphaTerra, Jaffarian spent approximately a deca ... (view full description)

Derrelle Janey

Gottlieb & Janey LLP

  Mr. Janey is a partner at Gottlieb & Janey LLP where he is also head of the Civil Litigation, Securities and Regulatory practice group.  The practice is national in scope and its value-add is in “bet the farm” or mission-critical litigation needs of either plaintiffs or defendants as businesses or individuals.    Mr. Janey has demonstrated especially strong experience in the financial services industry representing financial institutions and individuals across a range of civil, regulatory and enforcement matters, including in investigations conducted by FINRA and parallel investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice.  ... (view full description)

Dimitris Kavalekas

Managing Director
Strenta Investment Management

Mr. Dimitris Kavalekas is a Managing Director of a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Strenta Investment Management, Inc. that spun off a single family office. Dimitris joined in 2009 when the family office was formed.  Prior to that, Dimitris was a Senior Investment Professional at Magnum Global Investments - a fund of hedge funds/single family office. Dimitris’ work focuses on traditional and alternative investments: long-only fixed income and equities, hedge funds, private equity, and real estate.  His work also encompasses portfolio construction and management, quantitative research and analysis, and manager and investments selection across asset classes. Dimitri ... (view full description)

John Linder

Consultant, Principal
Pension Consulting Alliance, Inc.

John Linder, CFA, CPA, Principal
Portland, OR
Mr. Linder is a senior consultant with Pension Consulting Alliance, providing ongoing and project-based advice to investment committees, boards, and executive staff of plan sponsors. In addition to his client facing responsibilities, he conducts ongoing research on capital markets, portfolio construction, risk management and investment strategies.
He received his BA from Middlebury College, and his Masters from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at UNC Chapel Hill.

Farouki Majeed

Chief Investment Officer
Ohio School Employees Retirement System

    Farouki Majeed joined School Employees Retirement System of Ohio as Chief Investment Officer in July, 2012. Mr. Majeed comes to SERS of Ohio from CalPERS, where he served as Senior Investment Officer – Asset Allocation and Risk management from 2007 to 2012. Previously, Mr. Majeed was the inaugural CIO of the Abu Dhabi retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund of the United Arab Emirates.  He was Deputy Director, Investments, for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System from 2002 – 2004. Mr. Majeed was Chief Investment Officer for the Orange County Employees Retirement System from 1997 – 2002 and Investment Officer of the Minneapolis employees retirement Fund from 1991 – ... (view full description)

Daryn Miller

Investment Officer
City of San Jose

Mr. Miller is an Investment Officer with the Office of Retirement Services, where he oversees the approximately $500 million absolute return program for the City of San Jose defined benefit plans. Prior to joining the Office of Retirement Services in 2011, Mr. Miller spent five years in equity research with Goldman Sachs in New York City where he was a Vice President covering securities in the healthcare services sector. Mr. Miller holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA in Accounting and Finance from Vanguard University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Greg Miller

Portfolio Manager
Saye Capital Management

Greg joined SCM in August 2005.  He began his investment career in 1998 at PIMCO, where he was a Vice President and trader.  Greg started as a Portfolio Associate for generalist portfolios and trading assistant for the mortgage-backed securities (“MBS”) and asset-backed securities (“ABS”) specialists.  He then worked as a structured finance Credit Analyst in the MBS and ABS group with a focus on collateralized debt obligations (“CDO”) and home equity ABS.  He most recently worked in the High Yield group with a focus on bank loan trading, collateralized loan obligations (“CLO”) and floating rate corporate fund products.  Greg graduated with a BA in Economics from Trinity College ... (view full description)

Rachel Minard

Founder and CEO
Minard Capital, LLC

Rachel S.L. Minard is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Minard Capital, the leading independent, global asset raising consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. With over 100 clients, the firm is dedicated to offering strategic, asset raising consulting services to investment management firms around the world. Minard Capital is not a broker/dealer nor third-party marketer.    Before building Minard Capital, Rachel built and managed global institutional investment businesses for 25 years, including 19 years building fund of hedge fund firms, notably Cadogan Management and Corbin Capital Partners. Having raised over $19 billion in her career, Rachel starte ... (view full description)

Michael Mollet

CBOE Futures Exchange

Michael Mollet is a Managing Director of the CBOE Futures Exchange. He is responsible for the day to day operations of the exchange while maintaining a business development focus on VIX and variance futures. Prior to joining CBOE in 2004, Michael was an independent futures trader, and before that he worked in mortgage-backed securities research for ABN AMRO.

Tim Mundy

National Managing Partner

Tim Mundy brings more than 27 years of public and private investment management accounting and auditing experience to this role. Tim is Deloitte’s National Managing Partner for Audit’s Private Equity Growth Strategy.  He concurrently serves as the West region Leader of the Investment Management Services Group, where his responsibilities include the coordination and oversight of the regional practice in serving asset managers and their products, including mutual funds, hedge funds, and private equity funds.

Kevin O'Malley

Partner and PM
Chatham Asset Management, LLC

Mr. O’Malley joined Chatham Asset Management, LLC in 2004 and serves as a Portfolio Manager of the flagship Chatham Asset High Yield Master Fund. Along with co-managing the high yield bond portfolio, Kevin manages and executes the majority of Chatham’s investments within the leveraged loan market as well as structures and implements Chatham’s short portfolio and macro hedging program. Prior to joining Chatham in 2004, Kevin spent nearly 12 years in multiple capacities at Morgan Stanley as part of their Global High Yield Group, where he traded virtually all of the major product areas including emerging-market corporate debt, sovereign debt (both dollar and non-dollar denominated, via both cas ... (view full description)

Mark Okada

Co-founder and Co-Chief Investment Officer
Highland Capital Management, L.P.

Mark Okada is Co-founder and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Highland Capital Management, L.P., a multibillion-dollar global alternative investment firm. In his role, Mr. Okada oversees Highland’s broad investment activities across the institutional and retail investment platforms, which include hedge funds, separate accounts, special situation private equity, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), mutual funds, and ETFs. With more than 30 years of experience in credit markets, Mr. Okada is widely regarded as an industry innovator in alternative credit investing; he is responsible for structuring one of the industry’s first non-bank CLOs and is a pioneer in the development of the bank loan m ... (view full description)

Stephen Perkins

Toronado Capital

Stephen Perkins, CFA is the Portfolio Manager of Toronado Fund. He has focused on smaller capitalization public equity investments throughout most of his 20-year career as a growth equity investor. Stephen started his career in 1996 as an equity research associate at Robertson Stephens. He transitioned in 1998 to evaluating venture capital opportunities at the Robertson Stephen’s venture group (called Crosslink Capital since 1999). From 2001 through 2005, he worked as an analyst at Citadel Investments and then Proteus Capital. He rejoined Crosslink as a Vice President in 2005 to focus on public growth equities. Over the next decade he led early ... (view full description)

John Pizzi


John Pizzi is the CEO of BaseVenture (   BaseVenture simplifies and automates fund management and administration for the more than 40,000 small & medium sized private funds in North America.   Before co-founding BaseVenture, John was the COO of mFoundry.  John built and managed mFoundry, which was sold to FIS ( in 2013, into the industry leading provider of mobile banking and payment solutions servicing Bank of America, Citibank, Starbucks, PNC and thousands of banks, credit unions, and retailers.   John is a serial entrepreneur and widely respected for leading innovation across the FinTech industry.  He is frequent spe ... (view full description)

Eugene Podkaminer

Senior Vice President
Callan Associates Inc.

Eugene L. Podkaminer, CFA, is a Senior Vice President and a consultant in the Capital Markets Research group. Eugene is responsible for assisting clients with their strategic investment planning, conducting asset allocation studies, developing optimal investment manager structures, and providing custom research on a variety of investment topics.  Eugene is a shareholder of the firm. Prior to joining Callan in 2010 Eugene spent nearly a decade with Barclays Global Investors. As a Senior Strategist in the Client Advisory Group he advised some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated pension plans, non-profits, and sovereign wealth funds in the areas of s ... (view full description)

Michael Pomada

Crabel Capital Management

Michael Pomada, Chief Executive Officer and President, graduated in three years from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997 and received his MBA from the University of Southern California with a concentration in investments and statistics.  Mr. Pomada began his career in the Interactive Entertainment industry in Sales and Business Development.  After completing his MBA, Mr. Pomada went to UBS before managing portfolios for Manchester Trading (Niederhoffer) & Coast Asset Management.  Upon joining Crabel in April 2008, Mr. Pomada managed an equity portfolio while assisting in the oversight of Crabel Equity Main strategies.  Starting in late 2009, Mr. ... (view full description)

Raul Pomares

Managing Director, Founder
Sonen Capital LLC

Ral Pomares is the Founder of Sonen Capital LLC, where he operates across the firms overall business activities, while focusing on client management, business development and industry leadership. Prior to co-founding Sonen, Ral served as a Managing Director at Springcreek Advisors, where he was in charge of the firms portfolio strategy. Previously, Ral was a Portfolio Manager at Guggenheim Wealth Management, where he developed integrated multi-manager portfolios for institutional and high net worth clients. In particular, Ral applied his expertise across a broad range of impact investment themes to create an integrated manager research and portfolio construction meth ... (view full description)

Lawrence Post

Arena Capital Advisors

Larry Post is a Partner in Arena Capital Advisors.  Mr. Post has 47 years of industry experience.  Mr. Post founded Post Advisory Group, a High Yield money management firm in 1992 and grew it to $13 billion in assets.  Prior to Post Advisory Group, he was the Co-Director of Research and a High Yield Bond Trader with Drexel Burnham Lambert.  Mr. Post was the head of High Yield Research at Salomon Brothers, head of the High Yield Bond Department at Smith Barney, Co-Head of the Public Bond Department at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. and a Senior Analyst at Value Line Investment Co.  In the High Yield area, Mr. Post co-authored the first brokerage house research report on ... (view full description)

Doug Puckett

Deputy National Leader of the Private Equity Practice

Doug Puckett is the Deputy National Leader of the Private Equity Practice for Deloitte Tax. He also works closely with the firm’s investment management leadership as a member of Deloitte Tax LLP’s Private Equity, Hedge Fund, and Private Wealth Steering Committees to bring leading practices to private equity, hedge funds, and family offices of high net worth clients across the U.S. Doug joined Deloitte from Helmsman Advisors LLC where he provided strategic tax and business planning advice to private equity firms, hedge funds, and family offices of high net worth individuals. Prior to his time at Helmsman, he spent over a decade with one of the world’s largest pri ... (view full description)

Donald Putnam

Managing Partner
Grail Partners

Donald H. Putnam founded Grail Partners LLC in early 2005 and is Managing Partner. Prior to founding Grail he led Putnam Lovell Securities, which he founded in 1987. At Putnam Lovell he served as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, and Managing Director in the firm's investment banking group. Putnam Lovell was sold to National Bank Financial in 2002; until 2005 Mr. Putnam served as CEO and Vice Chairman of Putnam Lovell NBF. From 1980 to 1986, Don held senior positions at SEI Investments. He was an Executive Vice President and Division President of SEI, founder and President of SEI Financial Services Company, and founder and President of its various mutual fund ... (view full description)

Ross Revenaugh

Managing Director
Echelon Asset Management

Bruce Richards

Chairman & CEO
Marathon Asset Management

Bruce Richards is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Managing Partner of Marathon Asset Management. Richards is responsible for general oversight of the $12.7 billion the firm manages on behalf of its institutional investors. He also leads the firm’s Executive Committee and is a member of its Investment Committee. Richards' day-to-day presence is critical in maximizing Marathon's synergies and leveraging the intellectual capital throughout Marathon.   Richards co-founded Marathon with Louis Hanover in January 1998. The firm focuses on the global credit markets, specifically corporate debt (both performing and distressed debt) and the structured debt markets. Marathon ... (view full description)

David Richardson

Managing Director
Impax Asset Management

David is the Global Head of Marketing and Client Service for Impax Asset Management and serves on its Executive Committee. Impax is a leading global equity manager focused on the investment opportunities in the transition to a low carbon, sustainable economy. Impax manages over $5.5 B in public and private strategies primarily for institutional clients globally. David joined Impax in 2012 from Global Energy Investors, a private equity firm where he was a co-founder and Managing Partner. He previously co-founded and served for 22 years as Managing Director of Business Development at Dwight Asset Management Company, a fixed income manager acquired by Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Prio ... (view full description)

Jack Ripsteen

Potrero Capital Research

Prior to founding Potrero Capital Research, Jack was a senior research analyst with J.P.  Morgan, Chase H&Q and Hambrecht & Quist. Jack’s equity research experience spans a  wide variety of companies and business models and Jack has participated in over 50  public and private equity offerings. Additionally, Jack has operational experience in the  software industry, having served as the director of finance and investor relations for  Quadramed, a publicly traded software company. Jack graduated Phi Beta Kappa from  UCLA and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Head-Royce School.


Ed Rzeszowski

Portfolio Manager
BlackRock Alternative Advisors

Edward Rzeszowski, Managing Director, is a portfolio manager within BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA), the firm’s hedge fund solutions team. As part of the Absolute Return Strategies Manager Research Group, Mr. Rzeszowski oversees sourcing, performance, due diligence and monitoring of hedge fund managers for both privately offered funds and mutual funds. Mr. Rzeszowski’s service with the firm dates back to 1995, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Rzeszowski was a Senior Hedge Fund Analyst and Portfolio Manager for several privately offered hedge funds. Previo ... (view full description)

Peter Sanchez

Northern Trust

Peter is an Executive Vice President at Northern Trust and CEO of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services (NTHFS). His responsibilities include the strategic planning, development and launch of NTHFS, a separate division of Northern Trust’s Global Fund Services. Peter is also responsible for elevating Northern Trust’s profile in the fund administration market. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2011 through their acquisition of Citadel’s Omnium technology platform, Peter served as Omnium’s Global Head of Business Development and Client Service, responsible for all new business sales and client relationships. With over 20 years of industry experience, Peter has held various ... (view full description)

David Saunders

Founding Managing Director
K2 Advisors, LLC

David C. Saunders, Founding Managing Director, co-founded K2 Advisors in 1994. He was previously employed as a trader at Tucker Anthony & R. L. Day, First Boston Corp., and ABN Amro Inc.  In addition, Mr. Saunders managed the trading desks at WaterStreet Capital and Tiger Management. Mr. Saunders graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.S. degree in Business. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Maryland Foundation (USMF); he is Chairman of the Investment Committee of the USMF.  He also serves on the Boards of the Tiger Foundation, the Windham Mountain Foundation, and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation (USSA).

Marc Schneidman

Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Aquilo Capital Management, LLC

Marc Schneidman is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Aquilo Capital Management, LLC.  Aquilo is a deep value, concentrated, investment fund focused on publicly traded, small capitalization, global biotechnology companies with leading R&D programs. Marc has over 20 years’ experience in biotechnology research and investing. He launched Aquilo in late 2010. Previously, Mr. Schneidman was on the 3 person portfolio management team at the Biotechnology Value Fund (1995-2009). Marc has served on the Board of Directors of several private biotechnology companies. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Biological Sciences and has a J.D. from Santa ... (view full description)

Larry Schulman

Cheiron Trading

Lawrence Schulman is founder and CEO of Cheiron Trading LLC, a proprietary futures trading firm. Cheiron trades futures in all asset classes and locations primarily as market makers using statistical arbitrage techniques. Prior to founding Cheiron in 2003, Mr. Schulman spent over 20 years in the derivatives business from helping to design the first futures option contracts to starting and running several successful proprietary options and futures option making businesses. Mr. Schulman is a cum laude graduate of Wesleyan University with a BA in Math and Economics and has an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.

Thomas Schumann

Thomas Schumann Capital LLC

Nearly a third of the world is subject to water stress, a burgeoning crisis that only promises to get worse as climate change exacerbates droughts and flooding, and as population growth fuels ever-growing water demands for consumption, agriculture, and other human activities. The effects that changes in access to water will have on businesses will be nothing short of transformational to the global economy, creating winners (those that manage water well) and losers (those that mismanage water resources) -- and in turn, creating significant new investment opportunities. Thomas Schumann is the leading expert working at the intersection of water security and sustainable investment to ... (view full description)

Michael Secondo

Senior Vice President
US Bancorp Fund Services, LLC

Michael Secondo serves as global business development manager for the alternative investments divisions U.S. and European operations. Mr. Secondo joined U.S. Bancorp Fund Services in 2011 with more than 20 years of sales, relationship management, marketing, business development, and managerial experience in financial services. Prior to joining U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, Mr. Secondo worked for ABN AMROs Prime Fund Solutions where he was director and team leader focusing on both new and existing hedge fund client administration, custody and finance services. He also spent 17 years at Citigroup where he held various positions associated with the alternative asset industry. ... (view full description)

Susan Soh

Partner, Global Head of Marketing and Client Services
Perella Weinberg Partners

Perella Weinberg Partners is a leading independent financial services firm. Established in 2006, the Firm provides advisory and asset management services to a global client base. Perella Weinberg Partners has capital commitments and managed assets of approximately $10.6 billion. Ms. Soh joined in 2007 as Partner and Global Head of Marketing and Client Services. Prior to Perella Weinberg Partners, Ms. Soh was a Managing Director and Head of Hedge Fund Business Development at Highbridge Capital, where she was responsible for fundraising for its hedge fund strategies ranging from the flagship multi-strategy fund, long short equity, to its regional focused funds in Europe & Asia ... (view full description)

Christopher Stanton

Chief Investment Officer
Sunrise Capital Partners, LLC

Aaron Steinberg

Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon Company

Aaron Steinberg is a Director for Pershing, a BNY Mellon company. In his current role as a senior member of the Sales and Relationship Management group within Pershing Prime Services, Aaron establishes and maintains prime brokerage and financing relationships with hedge funds, mutual funds and other alternative managers. Recently he has been tapped as a subject matter expert on liquid alternative strategies.   Prior to joining Pershing in 2007, Aaron was a vice president for Bear Stearns Global Clearing Services, where he was a member of the Prime Brokerage Consulting group. Aaron was responsible for consulting hedge funds on all aspects of operational and business p ... (view full description)

Daniel Taylor

Co-Chief Investment Officer
Man Numeric

Dan is Co-Chief Investment Officer of Man Numeric, and also serves as Head of Hedge Fund Strategies. Dan has had multiple roles at Numeric, including Director of Small Cap Strategies from 2004-2010, Head of Hedge Fund Strategies from 2010-president, member of the Investment Committee from 2004-present, and senior member of the Strategic Alpha Research Team from 2010-2015. He has conducted a wide range of research, including areas such as momentum, earnings quality, valuation, investor behavior, and market timing. He joined Numeric as an intern in 1998 and began working full time in 1999 after receiving his B.A. in Economics with honors from Harvard University. Dan is a CFA charterholder.

Amit Thanki

Investment Officer
San Bernardino County Employees' Retirement Association

Mr. Thanki is an Investment Officer with the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement System (SBCERA). As a member of the investment team, he is responsible for the development of investment goals, underwriting investments in private/public equity and debt, investment manager selection and oversight, and relationship with custodian bank.   Prior to joining SBCERA in April 2012, Mr. Thanki was an Investment Analyst at Orange County Employees’ Retirement System (OCERS) where he was responsible for the oversight of the hedge fund, public equity, and public fixed income portfolios. He started his investment career at PIMCO and as a member of the marketing and business development ... (view full description)

Jared Thear


Experience Jared leads the asset management group for the audit practice in the Bay Area. He has over fifteen years of professional experience serving private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, financial technology companies, fund of funds, registered investment companies, registered investment advisors, business development companies, and depository institutions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area/ Silicon Valley. Jared helped develop Deloitte’s national audit approach for the venture capital industry. He is also an alternative investment subject matter specialist who interacts with engagement teams thro ... (view full description)

Frank Timons

Founder, CEO and CIO
Pier 88 Investment Partners


Frank T. Timons is the Founder, CEO and CIO of Pier 88 Investment Partners. Previously, Frank had several roles at Lord Abbett including: Portfolio Manager for the convertible strategy (2012-2013); Portfolio Manager for the large cap core and large cap value strategies (2010-2012); and Research Analyst specializing in technology companies (2007-2010). Prior to joining Lord Abbett, Frank was a Research Analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co and Senior Strategist at Sun MicroSystems (2001-2004) focusing on venture capital investments. Frank holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Michael Underhill

Chief Investment Officer
Capital Innovations, LLC

Michael is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s investment process and is focused on the strategic direction of the firm. Recognized for his expertise, he is frequently asked to speak on topics such as private markets investment policy, portfolio management, and the risk characteristics of Real Asset investing. He is a regular contributor to Bloomberg’s Market Sense.   Michael has published widely on international economic and finance topics and is author of the bestselling Handbook of Infrastructure Investing. (the infrastructure finance textbook recommended by the CFA Institute) He remains one of the world’s most provocative, respected financial analysts in the ... (view full description)

Dan Viola

Partner, Regulatory Defense and Compliance Practice
Sadis & Goldberg LLP

Daniel G. Viola is the Head of the Regulatory and Compliance Group.  He structures and organizes broker-dealers, investment advisers, funds and regularly counsels investment professionals in connection with regulatory and corporate matters.  Mr. Viola served as a Senior Compliance Examiner for the Northeast Regional Office of the SEC, where he worked from 1992 through 1996. During his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Viola worked on several compliance inspection projects and enforcement actions involving examinations of registered investment advisers, ensuring compliance with federal and state securities laws. Mr. Viola’s examination experience includes financial statement, performance ad ... (view full description)

Phillip Vitale

Filament LLC

Phillip Vitale is Filaments Chief Investment Officer, with primary responsibility for guiding investment strategy, asset allocation, risk management, and manager research processes. In this role, Phillip also chairs the firms investment committee. Phillips resume includes over 20 years of experience in investment research, strategy and execution, including early roles in research and trading at Russell Investments and later as head of the Quantitative Research team at Quellos Group. Phillips work has been incorporated into both academic and practitioner research, including contributions to the book "Absolute Returns: The Risk and Opportunities of Hedge Fund Investing," authored by Alex Ineic ... (view full description)

Adam Wagner

Chief Operating Officer
Blue Jay Capital Management LLC

Adam Wagner is the Chief Operating Officer of Blue Jay Capital Management LLC.  In his current role, Mr. Wagner is responsible for the daily trading operations, marketing and investor relations functions at Blue Jay which manages long/short equity healthcare portfolios.      Prior to joining Blue Jay in 2013, Mr. Wagner was a vice president of Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, where he was a senior member of the Sales and Relationship Management group within Pershing Prime Services.  Mr. Wagner was responsible for establishing and maintaining prime brokerage and financing relationships with hedge funds, mutual funds and other alternative managers.   Bef ... (view full description)

Casey Wamsley

Senior VP
Infinity Capital Partners

Mr. Wamsley has over 23 years of experience spanning the full spectrum of financial markets, with a focus on alterantives. Prior to joining Infinity Capital Partners, Casey was Managing Director at Collins Capital specializing in alternative investments with advisor firms, family offices and institutions. Collins Capital was aquired by Infinity Captial. Prior to Collins, Casey was the founder and CIO of Phoenician Capital, LLC. He has held leading roles at prominent investment consulting and advisory firms. Casey graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Finance.

Andrew Wellington

Managing Partner & CIO
Lyrical Asset Management

Andrew Wellington co-founded Lyrical Asset Management and serves as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner. Mr. Wellington has been involved with active portfolio management for almost twenty years. He was a founding member of Pzena Investment Management, where he was the original equity research analyst, and later became a principal and portfolio manager. He then went on to Neuberger Berman where he became the sole portfolio manager for their institutional mid‐cap value product, growing that product from $1 billion to $3.3 billion in AUM, and earning a five-star Morningstar rating. He also was a managing director at New Mountain Capital, where he played a key role in estab ... (view full description)

Dr. Patrick Welton

CEO & Chief Investment Officer
Welton Investment Partners, LLC

Dr. Welton is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Welton Investment Partners where he chairs the Investment Committee and actively participates in ongoing research.  He has authored numerous articles on alternative investments and is a frequent speaker at conferences globally.  Dr. Welton has served on committees for the Managed Funds Association (MFA) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Futures Association (NFA) from 1997-2000.  He is currently a Trustee and Investment Committee Chair of a California healthcare system foundation and a California pension plan.  He is also a Director of the Panetta Institute, a nonpartisan study center advancing public p ... (view full description)

James White

Senior Vice President, Convertible Securities
Palisade Capital Management, LLC

James White joined Palisade Capital in July 2015 as Senior Vice President, Convertible Securities. In this role, Mr. White has responsibility for researching and monitoring recommended positions within the convertible arbitrage strategy, recommending option strategies to enhance returns and reduce risk, developing new strategies, and assisting in marketing all convertible investment products. Prior to joining Palisade, Mr. White was a Portfolio Manager at Tugar Capital Management, L.P. For the fourteen years prior to joining Tugar, Mr. White was a Principal and co-manager of Excelsior Capital Management, LLC, a relative value/volatility and fixed income hedge fund. Prior to join ... (view full description)

George Wishart

Director, Sales
Openlink Financial LLC

Ping Zhu

Senior Associate Director
Verus Investments

Ping Zhu, CFA, FRM, CAIA, is Senior Associate Director at Verus Investments, responsible for manager due diligence and capital market research.  In addition, Ping is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Saint Mary's College of California, where he teaches graduate-level courses for the School of Economics and Business Administration.Prior to joining SIS, Ping was a senior research analyst at another investment consulting firm (Alan Biller & Associates), focusing on manager research across traditional and alternative asset classes.  Ping also served as a financial analyst for a long/short equity hedge fund (Fullerton Capital Partners), where he was responsible for cr ... (view full description)

Richard de Silva

Managing Partner
Lateral Investment Management

Richard was previously a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners, a venture capital firm that has raised over $3 billion of committed capital. Richard joined Highland in 2003 and focused on investments in established technology companies. Richard also has held operating roles as CEO of Mango Games, an online games company and Co-Founder,, a marketplace for construction equipment. He graduated from Harvard College, Cambridge University and Harvard Business School.

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    We may also provide delegate details (e.g. name, email) to event sponsors who, subject to your consent, may contact you for their own advertising and marketing purposes.

  • Advertising & Marketing

    We use the personal data you provide us and which we collect from you to inform you about similar products and services which we provide. We may send you marketing communications that are sponsored by our partners and which are targeted to your interests based on information you have provided us such as job title, employer and/or industry. If you have consented to receive information from other Euromoney group companies, we may share your personal data with these companies so that they can fulfil your request to receive marketing materials in accordance with your preferences. We will not share your personal data with any third parties for their own marketing purposes unless you have provided your consent.

    Each of the Euromoney group companies that may contact you is a data controller in relation to the personal data that you have agreed to share with them. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the individual company, or us – using the contact details set out in the “Who We Are” section.

    You can opt out from receiving such materials at any time.

    The personal data we may use for advertising and marketing purposes includes your name, email address, job title, phone number, company name/employer, geo location, postal address and data collected using cookies and other similar technology (Please read our separate Cookies Policy to find out more about which cookies we use, how they work and how you can control your cookie options).

    Marketing materials are sent electronically, by post and we may occasionally call you.

  • Online Targeted Advertising

    We use targeted advertising on our websites to display advertisements that are relevant to what we believe are your interests. In order to deliver relevant advertisements, we use third parties to deliver cookies that collect information about your IP address and how you interact with our sites (e.g. browsing information, which articles you have read etc.). This data is used by the third parties to determine which advertisements may be of interest to you.

    We may also share your personal data with third parties to deliver targeted advertising to you on other websites (e.g. Twitter Tailored Audiences or Facebook Custom Audiences). This could include your email address, cookie data, and information obtained from third parties. Third party cookies may also be used to enable us to target advertisements to you on other websites that you visit.

  • Lead Generation and Scoring

    We occasionally use the services of trusted third parties in order to ensure that the personal data we use for advertising and marketing purposes is accurate and up-to-date. To do this, we transfer personal data of individual leads (such as name, email, job title, location and phone number) to these third parties who conduct research to verify the data – primarily against public information.

    We also use algorithmic software technology to help us improve the quality and relevance of marketing activities. The personal data analysed by the software includes email address, phone number, job title, address, purchase history and account information. This allows us to provide meaningful offers that are relevant to your specific profile.

  • Surveys, Market Research & Customer Feedback

    We want to understand the needs of our readers and customers. We may therefore use the information you provide us – including your name and contact details – to contact you to request your feedback, or to participate in our customer and market research.

  • Public forums, message boards and blogs

    Some of the pages on our group websites may include message boards, blogs or other facilities for generating content from users. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to post any personal data. User generated content is also subject to our site Terms & Conditions.

  • Business or Asset Sale

    If we sell a business or assets we may need to disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets.

    If Euromoney, or any of our group companies is sold or sells our assets or is acquired by a third party, then personal data about our customers will be acquired by that third party. A transfer of your personal data in these circumstances would be necessary so that the services you have contracted for can still be delivered, or so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of our free products and services. You will receive notice if a new controller assumes responsibility for your personal data.

  • Additional Third Party Disclosures

    We may disclose your personal data to other third parties in the following situations:

    • To third party partners who help us by providing services such as technology, marketing, advisory or other services. These third parties only receive encrypted data and may only process personal data to provide those services to us.
    • Where we are required by law or regulation to do so. In each case we will seek, where practicable, to minimise the amount of data that is disclosed.
    • If required to protect the rights and interests of other users and/or Euromoney and its affiliates (including our employees, agents and contractors), or as otherwise set out in our Terms & Conditions. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
  • Email Tracking

    We may include small pixel tags (small image files) within the emails we send you in order to determine whether our emails are opened and/or whether the hyperlinks inside our emails are clicked through. We may also collect browser, location and the device used to engage with our email communications. This information allows us to better understand whether we are meeting our users’ needs and how we can improve our communications. No other information is collected. You can opt out of receiving our direct marketing emails either by following the instructions in each email, or by contacting us (see the “Who We Are” section of this Privacy Notice).

International Transfers

Some of the Euromoney group companies are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If you have consented to being contacted by our group companies, then the transfer of your personal data will be made according to the terms of an international data sharing agreement that contains obligations approved by European data protection regulators. Any of our group companies that receive your personal data will be co-controllers of that data, which means they may determine how they process your personal data – although they may only use it for the purposes for which it was shared, unless you are informed of new or additional processing activities.

We may also transfer personal data to third party service providers as described in this Privacy Notice which are located outside the EEA. Where we conduct these transfers, we take all steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, either by only sending your personal data to jurisdictions that provide an adequate degree of legal protection for your data or by imposing approved contractual terms on these third parties.

Retention Periods

We have a data retention policy that ensures we don’t use or store your personal data for longer than necessary. We consider the following issues to determine retention periods:

  • Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner or other regulatory agency, or industry best practice recommendations;
  • The business rationale for collection and expiry of the purpose for which personal data was collected;
  • Our ongoing ability to ensure the accuracy of the data; and
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.

We may occasionally need to keep personal data for either shorter or longer periods than specified in our retention policy. In such circumstances, application of the retention period to the data will be temporarily suspended. The suspension of an applicable retention period will be carried out in a manner that respects the rights and interests of all persons concerned.

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

You can use our Preference Centre to select the topics that are of interest to you so that we can send you publications and information about our products and services that are especially relevant to you. You can also choose the channels we use to contact you (email, phone, post, etc.) and can also opt-out of receiving marketing communications.

Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data which include the following:

  • Access & Portability

    You may request access to any personal data of yours for which Euromoney is responsible as controller. Unless there are legal or regulatory reasons for not doing so, we will confirm whether we process any of your personal data and if we do, we will provide you with the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, any recipients of your personal data, the applicable retention period and the data source. Copies of your personal data will be made available to you in a structured, machine-readable format.

    You may also request that we transfer the personal data that you have submitted to us, to another controller, where it is technically feasible for us to do so.

    If you have consented to our processing of your personal data, or if we are processing your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, then you can submit a request that we transfer your personal data to another data controller.

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

    You have the right to request that Euromoney rectify any errors in the personal data that we process. In some circumstances, you may also be able to ask for the erasure of personal data, and/or request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You may also object to the processing of your personal data for sales or marketing purposes.

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

    To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by post or email at the following addresses:

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
    8 Bouverie Street
    London, EC4Y 8AX
    United Kingdom


    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

    We may need to check your identity prior to processing a request.

    Euromoney will do our best to respond to any questions and address any of your concerns. You are also able to register any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data directly with the UK Information Commissioner.

Protecting Your Data

Euromoney is committed to keeping your personal data secure and we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised use, disclosure or destruction. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of data is without risk. We have therefore implemented information security policies and rules, staff training on information security, and technical measures to ensure the integrity of data that we have under our control.

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those third parties that process personal data on our behalf) are required to keep such data confidential and not to use it for any purpose other than the performance of services we have requested.

Third Party Sites

Our site may contain links to other websites – including, for example, providers of payment processing services. Euromoney is not responsible for the privacy and data collection practices of third party sites and we therefore recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of service of each site you visit.

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