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Charles Agee

Founder & CEO
Westfleet Advisors

Charles M. Agee, III is the Founder and CEO of Westfleet Advisors. Based in Nashville, Westfleet is the leading firm that specializes in advising lawyers and their clients who wish to explore litigation financing.   Mr. Agee routinely provides his expertise to assist clients with the process of securing litigation financing. His industry network includes relationships with numerous capital sources and other specialized service providers. He is an expert in the litigation finance market and financing process as well as the unique legal, ethical, and regulatory issues associated therewith.   For fifteen years prior to founding Westfleet, Mr. Agee served ... (view full description)

Daniel Ballen

Senior Vice President
PIMCO

Mr. Ballen is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO), focusing on private equity and special situations investing for the firm’s $35.0 billion alternative funds complex. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2014, he was on the investment teams of Pine Brook Partners, a private equity firm focused on the financial services and energy sectors, as well as Bain Capital, where he focused on growth equity and buyout investments across all sectors. Dan began his career as an investment banker advising companies in the financial services sector at Bear Stearns.
 

Mark Beckett

Partner - International Arbitration & Litigation
Cooley LLP

Mark Beckett focuses on international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, public international law, and cross-border and multi-jurisdictional legal issues and disputes, as well as international corporate social responsibility. His practice involves resolving controversies relating to a variety of cross-border transactions and long-term relationships including disputes under joint venture and joint development agreements, long-term supply and purchase agreements, post-sale and acquisition disputes, and infrastructure and project disputes.  Mark also provides advice to clients on mitigating commercial and country risk, contract drafting, and international legal issues, including inve ... (view full description)

Eric Blinderman

Chief Executive Officer
Therium Inc.

Eric is the Chief Executive Officer of Therium Inc. Eric is a seasoned international and commercial litigator who, while at Proskauer Rose LLP, has represented governmental and private entities in the U.S., Middle East, China, Europe, and Canada in complex litigations and international commercial arbitrations. Eric also worked for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Justice – including serving in Iraq as Chief Legal Counsel and Associate Deputy to the Regime Crimes Liaison’s Office, where he served as the principal U.S. attorney responsible for advising on all matters of law and procedure in the trial of Saddam Hussein and seven other co-defendants. Eric ... (view full description)

Lee Buchwald

President
Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC

Lee E. Buchwald is founder and president of Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC, a boutique investment banking firm in New York City specializing in financial reorganizations.  A 30-year-plus veteran investment banker, he provides financial advisory, trustee, independent director, and expert testimony services. Prior to founding the firm in 2001, Mr. Buchwald had been an executive at Rothschild Inc., Salomon Brothers, and Chanin Capital Partners.
 

Adrian Chopin

Managing Director
Bench Walk Advisors

Adrian Chopin is a Managing Director of Bench Walk Advisors based in London. Prior to joining Bench Walk, Adrian founded a new litigation funding business for a large hedge fund, which he built into a market-leading, highly profitable and well-diversified business of over $100 million in under 2 years. Before entering the litigation funding market, Adrian was head of the Debt & Equity Solutions Group for Deutsche Bank, New York, where he ran a large number of ground-breaking structured finance and regulatory capital transactions. Adrian began his career at Allen & Overy in London where he worked as an associate in the Derivatives and Structured Finance group. Adrian holds ... (view full description)

Allison Citron

Senior Associate
Orrick

Allison Citron is a Senior Associate in Orrick’s Restructuring group. She advises several international and domestic investment bank and hedge fund clients, broker-dealers, large financial institution creditors and secured lenders with respect to the buying and selling of domestic and international trade claims, bank debt, syndicated loans, post-restructuring equity, securities, notes and many other distressed assets.   She serves both buy-side and sell-side clients as counsel in complex distressed investing transactions including in the arena of litigation financing. Additionally, she specializes in the primary and secondary documentation and negotiation arena under the Loan Syndications an ... (view full description)

C. Eli Combs

Managing Partner
Axis Global Advisory

Starting at Goldman Sachs after graduating from Yale SOM, I have spent substantially all of my career in the alternative investment management world raising capital and evaluating investments. I have been a Day 1 founder of two investment firms, and a senior member of 3 of the "Hedge Fund 100" largest hedge funds globally (two of which became members of that group because of capital I raised).  I have been the President / COO / CCO of my own alternative investment management firm and I have raised over $3.5 billion of new capital for hedge funds, private equity funds, and direct investments from capital sources globally.  I have been a member of investment committees and operatin ... (view full description)

Owen Cyrulnik

Managing Principal
Curiam Capital LLC

Owen Cyrulnik co-founded Curiam Capital LLC and serves as a Managing Principal of the company.  Mr. Cyrulnik is the primary architect of Curiam’s investment policies and is responsible for overseeing the underwriting, due diligence, and monitoring of the litigations that Curiam evaluates and finances. Mr. Cyrulnik has nearly two decades of experience on both the plaintiff and defense sides of complex litigations. Before starting Curiam, Mr. Cyrulnik was a partner of Grais & Ellsworth LLP, a litigation boutique that was a pioneer in financial crisis litigation on behalf of institutional investors. Prior to joining Grais & Ellsworth, Mr. Cyrulnik was a senior litigator at Cravath, Swai ... (view full description)

Lee Drucker

Co-founder & Principal
Lake Whillans Litigation Finance

Prior to founding Lake Whillans, Lee was a Vice President at BlackRobe Capital Partners. Lee's experience in litigation finance stretches back to 2007, when he worked at Burford Advisors. Lee has a J.D. from New York University School of Law, an M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business, and a B.S. in history and communication sciences from Northwestern University.

William Evans

CEO
Alexa Capital Advisors LLP

Mr. Evans is the CEO of Alexa Capital Advisors LLP.  Having practised at the Bar of England and Wales for 9 years, Mr. Evans re-qualified as a solicitor and was a partner in Irwin Mitchell from 1988 to 1994 and DLA from 1994 to 2002, before returning to the Bar.    As a solicitor he worked exclusively for insurance clients on a wide range of cases including personal injury, professional indemnity, construction claims and policy interpretation.    Since returning to the Bar he has developed a significant commercial practice with cases in the Commercial and Technology and Construction Courts including construction insurance disputes and insur ... (view full description)

Marcus Green

Director of Special Investments
Kobre & Kim LLP

Marcus Green advises clients on judgment enforcement, international asset investigations and recovery, and related debtor-creditor litigation. He helps clients realize value from judgments and arbitral awards in distressed circumstances, including where debtors have undertaken complex asset protection structuring and, in investor-state disputes, where sovereign immunity may be implicated. Mr. Green regularly consults with litigants and their trial or arbitration teams at all phases of disputes to evaluate the risk-adjusted recovery outlook or settlement value for disputed claims, awards and judgments. He also advises parties who wish to stress-test potential enforcement vulnerabilities and p ... (view full description)

Jay Greenberg

CEO
LexShares

Prior to founding LexShares Mr. Greenberg worked in Deutsche Bank's technology investment banking group where he focused on merger & acquisition advisory, debt and equity financings primarily for enterprise software, technology services, and financial technology companies. While at Deutsche Bank Mr. Greenberg advised on over $13 billion of mergers & acquisitions and was involved in raising more than $5 billion of equity and debt financing. Mr. Greenberg received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Corporate Reporting & Analysis from Boston College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Greenberg holds Series 79, 63, 82 and 65 licenses.

Gavan Griffith QC

Barrister
Essex Court Chambers

Gavan Griffith QC.               Since leaving office as Solicitor-General of Australia at end 1997 Gavan Griffith has practiced as an international investment and commercial disputes arbitrator out of Essex Court Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, particularly under the auspices of ICSID, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, and elsewhere. He has held appointments as a visiting fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford, as a special counsel to the United Nations, New York, and he appeared extensively as counsel at The International Court of Justice, is a former Vice- Chairman of UNCITRAL etc.   His 2014 comments  in the ICSID decision in RSM v St Lucia a ... (view full description)

Michael Guzman

Partner
Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick PLLC

Michael Guzman represents plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes disputes. Mr. Guzman has tried a broad range of cases to decision before juries, judges, arbitrators, and administrative panels in federal and state proceedings. Mr. Guzman has taken on lead roles in more than a dozen trials.  Mr. Guzman’s representation of his clients has resulted in precedent-setting verdicts, including two of the largest antitrust verdicts in U.S. history. In total, he has won more than $2.5 billion to date in verdicts or settlements for his clients, and he has also successfully secured summary judgment for clients facing claims exceeding $2 billion. Mr. Guzman has substantial expertise handlin ... (view full description)

Medivh HU

Chief of Research Department & Investment Manager
DS Legal Capital

Medivh HU is the Chief of the Research Department and the Investment Manager of DS Legal Capital. He also acts as the Executive Director of the Legal Capital Research Institute (Shenzhen)   Medivh is responsible for case assessment and case management in DSLC. In addition, he is also leading the research team on the global and domestic trend and practice of Third Party Funding as well as other possible solutions of legal capital. He often writes articles regarding recent domestic and international development of third party funding and is invited to speak on certain issues on several conference and forums.   Medivh is also a member of China Academy of Arbitration Law ... (view full description)

Nicholas Kajon

Co-Chair, Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group
Stevens & Lee PC

Nick is Co-Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Department, Co-Chair of the Litigation Finance and Alternative Funding Group and a Member of the Litigation Group. He has over 30 years of experience advising clients on financial restructuring, corporate governance and commercial litigation matters. Nick primarily represents debtors, hedge funds and trustees. He also regularly represents lenders, buyers of distressed assets, investors, suppliers, directors and executives. His clients have included companies in industries such as retail, apparel, transportation, energy, manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, hospitality and services. Nick also has signific ... (view full description)

Michael P. Kelley

Partner
Arent Fox LLP

Michael Kelley’s practice focuses on the formation, structuring, and issuance of securities by investment companies and investment funds. He works closely with institutional investors, high-net-worth individuals, and development-focused financial institutions.   Mr. Kelley’s international focus includes project finance, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, joint ventures, and other financing transactions across Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He has also done significant work with impact investment funds, venture philanthropy, structuring social enterprises, and micro-financing transactions.   Mr. Kelley has written, lectured on, and spo ... (view full description)

David Kerstein

Investment Manager & Legal Counsel
Bentham IMF

David J. Kerstein is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel with Bentham IMF’s New York office.  Dave acts as a resource for companies and individuals seeking to mitigate risk or achieve their business objectives with non-recourse funding of commercial lawsuits.  He also helps law firms use portfolios of litigation as collateral for financing. Prior to joining Bentham, Dave spent fifteen years as a complex commercial litigator, most of that time in the New York office of Gibson Dunn.  Dave represented clients in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels in a variety of matters across the United States and internationally in cases involving breach of contract, fraud ... (view full description)

Andrew Langhoff

Managing Director
Red Bridges Advisors

Andrew Langhoff launched Red Bridges Advisors LLC in December 2017, and has worked in litigation finance since 2012.  He spent several years as the COO of Burford Capital, also serving as CEO of Burford’s UK operations and as a Director of the Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales.  Following his time at Burford, Andrew was a Principal at Gerchen Keller Capital, where he led origination for the firm.  At the time of its acquisition in December 2016, Gerchen Keller was the largest litigation finance firm in the world, with assets of over $1.4 billion.  Andrew began his career as a litigator with the law firm of White & Case in New York.  He subsequently held in-house lega ... (view full description)

Floriane Lavaud

Associate
Debevoise & Plimpton

Floriane Lavaud is a member of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group in New York. Her practice focuses on international investment and commercial arbitration and enforcement-related litigation, in particular in the energy and mining sectors. Ms. Lavaud represents clients in arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the main arbitration institutions and in related court proceedings. She has advised clients in a variety of jurisdictions on issues of civil and common law, public international law, treaty and contract interpretation, and maritime boundary. Her expertise also includes the assessment of damages and the enforcement of arbitration awards. Ms. Lavaud is adm ... (view full description)

David Liston

Partner
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss

Mr. Liston’s legal career has spanned more than 20 years in the public and private sectors, including five years as an Assistant District Attorney under Robert M. Morgenthau in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and more than 15 years in private practice. His areas of expertise include conducting internal investigations and advising and representing individuals and organizations concerning white collar criminal, regulatory, and civil litigation matters.  He has extensive experience advising and representing individuals, companies, and financial institutions seeking to mitigate criminal, regulatory, and reputational risk in the areas of money laundering, sanctions evasion, f ... (view full description)

Joshua Meltzer

Managing Director, US
Woodsford Litigation Funding

Josh Meltzer is the Managing Director, US for Woodsford Litigation Funding and leads the growth of the company in the United States. Josh joined Woodsford from Rembrandt IP Management, LLC, where he served as Vice President of Business Development. At Rembrandt, Josh was responsible for sourcing and reviewing all acquisition and commercialization opportunities as well as for the creation of new offerings that leveraged Rembrandt’s expertise and capital. Josh planned and launched Rembrandt’s litigation funding business, managing the initiative from inception to an operating company, encompassing a multi-disciplinary team, a large opportunity pipeline and a portfolio of completed investm ... (view full description)

Patrick Moloney

Managing Director
LCM

Patrick Moloney is the Chief Executive Officer of Litigation Capital Management (“LCM”). He started practicing law 23 years ago and has concentrated on commercial litigation for more than 21 years, acting in over 200 cases. His involvement in the litigation funding industry goes back to 2003 which makes him one of the most experienced litigation financiers worldwide. Patrick’s experience at LCM covers all aspects of the business from assessing funding applications, to individual case management, to project selection as a member of the investment committee, and leading overall business operations. He has been the Chief Executive of LCM since 2013, and took ... (view full description)

T Wynne Morriss

Co-founder & COO
Arrowhead Capital

Wynne Morriss is the co-founder of Arrowhead Capital, a New York based litigation funder providing capital to holders of commercial claims and their attorneys.  Launched in 2012, Arrowhead supports clients seeking to enforce their rights in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including arbitrations and litigations involving breach of contract, business tort and intellectual property rights.  Arrowhead also funds whistleblower/qui tam actions and investor – state investment disputes.  Arrowhead’s typical net investment is between $1mm and $5mm.  Wynne’s background as a corporate and structured finance attorney with extensive experience underwriting financial guaranty insurance and venture ... (view full description)

Caline Mouawad

Partner
King & Spalding LLP

Caline Mouawad represents clients in international commercial arbitrations and in investment treaty disputes with host governments. A partner in our International Arbitration practice, Caline counsels clients in an array of multi-jurisdictional disputes that span from Europe to Latin America and from Africa to Asia, and concern such sectors as oil and gas, mining, consumer goods and telecommunications. Caline appears as counsel in arbitrations conducted in English and French under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the London Court of International Arbitration, the American Arbitration Association and the ... (view full description)

Lisa Richman

Partner
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Lisa M. Richman is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP in the Firm’s Washington, D.C office.  She focuses her practice on dispute resolution (including international and domestic arbitrations and litigations) in civil and common law jurisdictions, with a particular emphasis on international commercial arbitration and public international law.  Her clients include companies, individuals and governments in a wide range of international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.  Lisa’s work has included disputes conducted under ICC, ICSID, ICSID AF, AAA/ICDR, CPR, JAMS, SIAC, HKIAC, DIS, LCIA, Swiss Rules and UNCITRAL Rules as well as pure ad-hoc proceedings. ... (view full description)

Nick Rowles-Davies

CEO
Chancery Capital

Nick Rowles-Davies is the Chief Executive Officer of Chancery Capital, one the world’s largest litigation finance firms. A pioneer in the development of the litigation funding industry in the UK and the common law world globally, he has led its transformation into a broad-based corporate finance offering, and has been responsible for the largest and most innovative transactions in the field, including a $45 million portfolio financing deal for a FTSE 20 company and a £9m insolvency portfolio transaction with Grant Thornton. He is the author of Third Party Litigation Funding, published by Oxford University Press in 2014. He was Managing Director of Burford Capital UK, led its busi ... (view full description)

Daniel Saval

Disputes & Investigations
Kobre & Kim

Daniel Saval represents clients in complex multijurisdictional disputes and asset recovery matters. In addition to advising funds on investment strategies in restructuring, liquidation and litigation situations, Mr. Saval has extensive experience in Chapter 11, Chapter 15 and creditors’ rights proceedings, litigating on behalf of clients in the transportation, energy, financial, gaming, manufacturing, retail and telecommunications sectors. He regularly works on behalf of stakeholders including debtors, lenders, bond and equity holders, official and ad hoc committees, foreign insolvency representatives, and indenture trustees.

Anthony Sebok

Visiting Professor of Law
Cornell Law School

Anthony Sebok is a Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. He is an expert on mass torts, litigation finance, comparative tort law, and legal philosophy. Before coming to Cardozo in 2007, Professor Sebok was the Centennial Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Research at Brooklyn Law School where he taught for 15 years. He was a Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University from 2005-06, and in 1999, he was a Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Edward N. Cahn of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Professor Sebok has authored ... (view full description)

David Spiegel

Managing Director
GLS Capital

David Spiegel is co-founder and Managing Director of GLS Capital, LLC.  At GLS, David leads commercial litigation and arbitration-related investing, where is responsible for originating, underwriting, and structuring litigation finance investments.  He focuses on claims relating to breach of contract, fraudulent conveyance, antitrust, judgment enforcement, and investor-state arbitration, among others.  David is a former Principal at Gerchen Keller Capital, LLC, where he built a team that underwrote investments at all stages of litigation and arbitration, from pre-complaint to post-settlement.  David held the same position at Burford Capital after its acquisition of GKC.  He also has been ret ... (view full description)

Allison Stowell

Senior Associate
Mayer Brown

Allison Stowell is a senior associate at Mayer Brown, where she is a member of the international arbitration practice group’s global coordinating committee.  She has handled a variety of commercial arbitrations, largely in the oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors; as a Portuguese speaker, her practice largely focuses on Latin America.  She also has extensive experience in litigating issues related to international arbitration, such as confirming and enforcing awards here in New York, and addressing third-party discovery.

William Strong

Chairman & Managing Director
Longford Capital

Bill will be responsible for the development of litigation finance as a rapidly growing form of specialty finance. He will utilize his extensive network of trusted relationships within the global banking and finance communities, and within leading law firms, to source investment opportunities and raise awareness of this emerging asset class. Bill has worked in the financial services industry for more than 35 years, most recently as a member of Morgan Stanley’s Global Management Committee and co-CEO for its Asia Pacific Region, and previously as vice chairman of Investment Banking. During his career, he has advised clients in more than 25 countries involved in capital-raising transactions acr ... (view full description)

Narghis Torres

CEO
LexFinance

Narghis is a lawyer with over twenty years of experience specialized in asset management, corporate finance and M&A. He has advised in the structuring and execution of financing and investments and the structuring, placement and management of asset managers and funds for more than US$ 20 billion, both in Peru and internationally. Prior to founding LexFinance, Narghis was Founder and Managing Partner of Torres + Asociados. Narghis was General Counsel of BankBoston N.A. (Peru Branch) and General Counsel of Santander Investment Peru. He was also former President of the Peruvian Fulbright Association and former member of the board of the Lima Commodities Exchange. Nar ... (view full description)

Edward Truant

Principal & Co-founder
Balmoral Wood Litigation Finance

Mr. Truant has over 20 years experience in mid-market private equity investing and M&A advisory services to private corporations. As a partner with Imperial Capital Group, Canada's largest high net worth investor supported private equity firm, Mr. Truant was responsible for the acquisition, oversight and exit of multiple private businesses in both Canada and the United States, including the most profitable investment in the history of the firm A member of numerous private company boards of directors Involved with the sale or initial public offering of a variety of portfolio companies Served as both CFO and interim CEO for portfolio companies of Imper ... (view full description)

William Weisman

Investment Officer
Therium Inc.

William H. Weisman is a highly seasoned attorney with extensive experience litigating complex commercial cases.  Mr. Weisman began his legal career at Proskauer Rose LLP, where he was a member of Proskauer’s financial services and securities litigation practice groups.  His clients included preeminent global financial institutions, which he represented both at trial and in regulatory matters.  Mr. Weisman subsequently joined the law firm Gordon & Rees LLP, where he oversaw all aspects of high-stakes litigations at the trial and appellate levels.  Mr. Weisman joined Therium from Liberty International Underwriters Inc., where he handled high exposure matters for the company’s Directors &am ... (view full description)

Michael Weisz

Founder, President
YieldStreet

Michael is responsible for YieldStreet’s investment strategy, Originator network and investor acquisition. Michael has held a variety of positions across the specialty finance spectrum including leadership positions with Soli Capital and American Medical Concierge.
Previously, Michael was Vice President at a New York-based credit opportunities hedge fund with $1.2 billion under management. Michael and his team specialized in asset-based loan transactions between $5 million and $25 million with a niche in the legal finance markets. During his career, he has managed over $200 million in transactions.

Alan Zimmerman

CEO
Law Finance Group

Alan earned his JD from New York University School of Law in 1967 after receiving his BS in Business from Miami University, Ohio, in 1964. Following his service in the Navy in Vietnam, Alan founded his own law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is admitted to practice law in California and New York, and did so for 22 years before founding Law Finance Group in 1994. His clients included businesses in manufacturing, high tech, finance, mortgage banking, retailing, healthcare and franchising. He has served as Vice Chair of the California Bar Business Law Section, and has been a lecturer in continuing education programs for attorneys. He is also an author for Practicing Law Institute and Cal ... (view full description)
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Information Management Network - Privacy Notice

Introduction - Who we are

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (“Euromoney”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data and market intelligence, and banking and finance. The group also runs an extensive portfolio of events for the telecoms, financial and commodities markets.

For a full list of our brands and group companies, please click on this link. Euromoney and its group companies are committed to respecting the privacy of every person who visits, registers with or subscribes to our websites, publications, events and other products or services.

Euromoney is the primary data controller of personal data collected through this website or that we may collect in different ways as described in this Privacy Notice. If you are contacted by our other group companies, they will also be controllers of your personal data. This means that they are responsible for how your personal data is used, just as we are. You may contact any of these companies directly, or you can contact Euromoney by emailing dataprotectionofficer@euromoneyplc.com or writing to the Data Protection Officer at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 8 Bouverie Street, London EC4Y 8AX, United Kingdom.

This Privacy Notice was updated on 23 May 2018

Our Approach to Your Privacy

This Privacy Notice outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our products and services (“personal data”). It also explains the legal rights that you have in relation to your data and how you may exercise these rights.

Some of our group companies may collect and use personal data for different purposes; those companies have their own websites and privacy notices.

We will process your data for the following lawful purposes: with your consent; to fulfil our obligations to you; and where there is a legitimate interest to do so.

When possible, we rely on your consent to use your data for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. We also process personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, for example, when you register for any of our services, subscribe to a publication, sign-up for an event or purchase a product from us, we will need to process some of your personal data. This will also include details of the person/people responsible for payment (if different).

We may determine that processing your personal data serves both of our legitimate interests. This is the case in relation to many of our research, customer survey, sales, marketing and advertising activities described in this Privacy Notice. These activities allow us to better understand your requirements, which in turn enables us to provide you with a better service. We review the bases for our processing decisions carefully and you can object to these activities at any time (see the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Notice).

What Personal Data We Collect & Why

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you a relevant customised experience of our products and services.

  • Registration, Free Trials & Subscriptions

    When you register with our website and/or sign up for a free trial of our products or services, we may ask you to provide your name, address, email address and telephone number, and details relevant to your occupation or employer.

    If you subscribe to one of our products or services, we will also ask for payment details. Credit/debit card payments are processed using a third party supplier and we do not retain the credit card data (see the Third Party Sites of this Privacy Notice). Address details may be shared with third party service providers engaged by us for order fulfilment, delivery and payment collection. This personal data is used by us to complete subscription requests.

  • Events & Conferences

    If you have registered for an event through a group website we may collect personal data including: name, job title, company, address, telephone number and email.

    This information is necessary so that we can complete your registration for the event and provide you with relevant event materials.

    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

    Email: dataprotectionofficer@euromoneyplc.com

    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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