Emmanuel Aidoo

Director, Blockchain Specialist
Credit Suisse

Emmanuel Aidoo –  Director at Credit Suisse within the Global Markets Division where he works leads the Emerging Technology Practice. He is an Entrepreneur with over 18 years at Credit Suisse and has worked in a variety of senior roles which include Global Head of Debt Capital Markets Technology and Global Head of Leverage Finance Technology.

Helen Altshuler

Engineering Program Leader, Google Cloud

Helen Altshuler is an engineering leader, responsible for managing multi-year transformational programs for scalable developer build and test tools in Google Cloud DevOps organization, including Open Source platform Bazel.   Prior to Google Helen was the CTO at the fintech startup PeerIQ, where she built data and engineering team, created a cloud based analytics platform for peer to peer lending, and sold it to key institutional clients. She started her career as a software engineer at JP Morgan, following a CS degree at Pace University, and further grew into technical leadership and Executive Director role, responsible for Credit Risk Technology and Big Data and Analytics softwa ... (view full description)

Amber Baldet

Stealth Startup

Amber leads J.P. Morgan’s Blockchain Center of Excellence, tasked with setting a comprehensive blockchain strategy for the Corporate and Investment Bank, developing cutting edge technology, curating Strategic Investments, and performing client outreach. She chairs the Financial Industry Working Group within the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and leads Product Development for the open source Quorum platform. Appearing on 2017’s Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list of the most influential young people in business, she “handily bridges the divide between the Wall Street and crypto sets.”   Before joining J.P. Morgan in 2010, Amber worked across Strategy, Product, and Application Development for ... (view full description)

Anja Bedford

GTB Chief Digital Office
Deutsche Bank

At Deutsche Bank, Anja’s focus has been on emerging technologies and working together with the business to identify evolving business models and opportunities based on the new and emerging technologies.  She has been running Blockchain focused projects since 2015, with a high orientation on critical business outcomes.  Anja joined Deutsche Bank Group Management Consulting in May of 2009 after receiving a double degree in Business Administration ( German and Argentinian).  Moving to a London based office, Anja was able to start and finish an Executive MBA in Oxford focussing on strategy and innovation which provided her with a stepping stone to her current position.

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director

Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of Hyperledger Project. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation.

He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm.

Robert Berk

COO | Capital Markets
US Bank

Joining U.S. Bank in 2009, Bob is the Chief Operating Officer of the Capital Markets Group within the Fixed Income and Capital Markets Group of Wholesale Banking.   Bob has more than 30 years of experience as COO in building capital markets businesses, including loan syndications, private placements, investment grade and high yield fixed income, credit and interest rate derivatives, and other capital markets products.  Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Bob established and built capital markets businesses at J.P. Morgan and its predecessor banks; Bankers Trust; Citibank; and Drexel, Burnham, Lambert. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer of Global Credit Trading at ... (view full description)

Michael Bodson

President & CEO

Michael C. Bodson is President and Chief Executive Officer of DTCC. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of DTCC’s principal operating subsidiaries, DTC, FICC and NSCC, and a member of DTCC’s board of directors.   In his prior position as DTCC’s Chief Operating Officer, Michael had enterprise-wide responsibility for all Information Technology and Operations and oversaw DTCC Deriv/SERV LLC and EuroCCP. He previously served as Chairman of various DTCC subsidiaries, including Deriv/SERV and Omgeo.   Michael joined DTCC in 2007 as Executive Managing Director for Business Management and Strategy. Prior to this, he held a number of senior management positions wi ... (view full description)

Perianne Boring

Founder & President
Chamber of Digital Commerce

Perianne Boring founded the Chamber of Digital Commerce building it into the world’s largest trade association representing the blockchain industry. Perianne was named among CoinDesk’s “10 Most Influential People in Blockchain 2016” and “Top Woman in Bitcoin 2015” for her public policy accomplishments. Perianne is a communications expert and avid public speaker. She has presented at leading industry events including the Consumer Electronic Show (“CES”), Money 20/20, South by Southwest and many others. She also contributes to Forbes through her column, “The Beauty of the Blockchain.” Prior to forming the Chamber, Perianne was a television host and anchor of an international finance program th ... (view full description)

Chris Church

Chief Business Development Officer
Digital Asset

Chris is the Chief Business Development Officer at Digital Asset. Previously, he spent more than seven years as the Chief Executive of SWIFT Americas and Global Head of Securities. Chris was also part of the executive team that founded Radianz, Inc, the world's largest extranet. At Radianz, Chris' responsibilities included global sales and marketing before BT acquired the Company in 2005. Chris has held senior management roles at Reuters in both London and San Francisco and has previously served as a Board Member and Vice Chairman of XBRL US. Chris is a member of the FinTech Advisory Committee at the Ontario Securities Commission, and he was also a Member of the Board of the International Se ... (view full description)

Tim Coates

Managing Consultant

Tim Coates is part of the Business Consulting team dedicated to the Synechron Blockchain Centre of Excellence based in New York. Tim is the product lead for our Blockchain client solutions. He started researching blockchain back in mid-2015 as a hobby and is still researching today. He has seven years’ experience focused on operating model transformations, regulatory compliance and cost reduction initiatives that help financial services organizations resolve complex business challenges. Coates was instrumental in developing Synechron’s KYC utility and insurance blockchain accelerators. Prior to Synechron, Coates was a Senior Consultant at Ernst & ... (view full description)

Daniel Connell

Managing Director
Greenwich Associates

Daniel J. Connell oversees the development strategy of the Firm’s Market Structure and Technology business. Prior to Greenwich Associates he was the CEO at Correlix, Inc., a leading provider of real-time performance optimization technology. Formerly, Dan worked as an executive-in-residence in the private equity industry and as a strategy consultant to technology-focused content companies. He also served as the COO of Xinhua Finance Ltd., China’s premier financial information and media company. Dan earned his BBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and completed Executive Business Management Training at the Darden Graduate School of Business. He also at ... (view full description)

Andrew Cross

Perkins Coie

Andrew Cross has deep experience in the investment management and derivatives practice areas, including the regulation of virtual currencies and financial technology applications. As part of his investment management practice, Andrew regularly advises mutual funds and their boards and investment advisers with respect to regulatory matters, including client commission arrangements and related fiduciary oversight matters, as well as “fin tech” regulatory issues. Andrew also counsels investment advisers and banks with respect to delivery of transition management services to institutional clients and served as primary outside counsel to a leading transition management service provid ... (view full description)

Melanie Cutlan

Technology Innovation Senior Principal

Melanie leads the Blockchain Practice for Accenture Operations, which works with 94% of the Fortune 100. She and her team are at the epicenter of blockchain innovation, its application to business processes and the assessment of future implications as the technology takes hold. Melanie has designed an innovative process that uses design thinking to help clients not only visualize the art of the possible, but applies the technical expertise to provide clear, impactful steps towards realizing this reimagined future. She is a sought-after speaker and author including, the recently published, Unlock Trapped Value with Blockchain. Prior to leading the Operations Blockchain Practice, s ... (view full description)

David E. Rutter

Founder & CEO

With over 30 years of experience leading some of Wall Street’s top institutions, David is a longtime creative thought leader in financial markets and innovation and has played a significant role in the adoption of electronic trading in the global OTC derivatives industry.

David served for ten years as the CEO of Electronic Broking at ICAP Plc, the world's largest interdealer broker, where he led the BrokerTec fixed income and EBS foreign exchange platforms.

Prior to ICAP, David was co-owner and CEO (Americas) of Prebon Yamane.

Julio Faura

Head of R&D (Blockchain)

Julio heads R&D in Santander's Innovation Division, executing major innovation projects globally, leading new business incubation and venture creation efforts, and actively contributing to Santander's M&A and Venture Capital activity in Fintech. He leads Santander's activities around Blockchain, distributed ledgers and smart contracts, and has founded Santander's crypto Lab, a collaborative space to bring Blockchain technology to the market both applying it within Santander Group as well as in partnership with other leading banks and specialized technology players. He is the chairman of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, the chairman of Spain’s Alastria network, a member of the board ... (view full description)

Marley Gray

Principal Architect, Azure Blockchain Engineering

Marley Gray currently serves as the Principal Architect for the Azure Blockchain Engineering team leading the design and development of Microsoft’s Blockchain Middleware platform code named – “Bletchley”.  Prior to this role, he was Director for Business Development and Tech Strategy for the Cloud and Enterprise division at Microsoft where he initiated Microsoft’s Blockchain as a Service project. In his current role, he is responsible for developing and delivering the company’s blockchain middleware development platform.   Marley is a founding member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and currently serves on the board of directors.   Marley’s information technology c ... (view full description)

Sadia Halim

Head of Innovation CIB Americas
BNP Paribas

Sadia Halim has been with BNP Paribas for 7 years and was appointed Head of CIB Americas Innovation in April 2017.  In this role she manages a team that is responsible for the collaboration, acceleration and execution of activities that foster and promote an innovative culture across the platform. This entails researching and developing capabilities in emerging technologies such as blockchain and AI, in addition to building and maintaining external relationships with the fintech ecosystem.  She has 17 years of experience in the financial industry across research, asset management, and banking. She joined BNP Paribas in 2011, as a Senior Banker in the Financial Institutions Client Coverage Gr ... (view full description)

Peter Hiom

Deputy CEO

Peter Hiom joined the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in July 2006 following the successful merger of the Australian Stock Exchange and SFE Corporation (SFE).  Appointed Deputy CEO in April 2010, Peter has responsibility for the development of all ASX businesses.  These include Listings and Issuer Services, Trading Services, Derivatives and OTC Markets, and Equity Post Trade Services.  He also leads ASX’s exploration of distributed ledger technology.  Peter is a director of Yieldbroker, Australia’s major fixed income electronic trading platform, and is also a director of Digital Asset, one of the world’s leading developers of distributed, encrypted, straight through processing too ... (view full description)

Benjamin Jessel

Head Of Growth
Kadena & Capco (Advisor)

Benjamin is head of growth for Kadena - a next generation blockchain company for building businesses on a blockchain. Benjamin also holds an position of fintech advisor to Capco, a leading financial services consultancy.  Ben has led the development of distributed ledger strategies and proof of concepts for financial services institutions predominantly with U.S. tier 1 investment banks.  Key areas of specialism of applying blockchain to financial services includes: derivatives post trade processing, syndicated lending, and payments. He is a vocal advocate of the distributed ledger, having published thought leadership in a variety o ... (view full description)

Ari Juels

Cornell Tech

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Shaul Kfir

CTO, Architecture & Technology Strategy
Digital Asset

Shaul is the CTO - Architecture and Technology Strategy at Digital Asset. He is a software engineer with a background in research cryptography, implementing Zero Knowledge Proof protocols for Secure Computational Integrity and Privacy (SCIP). He served as CTO for two previous startups in Tel Aviv. Prior to his involvement in cryptography, Shaul served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Israeli Navy, leading diverse professional teams across challenging environments. Shaul was also a team member of the SCIPR cryptography lab and a visiting scientist at MIT CSAIL.

Ram Komarraju

Head of Innovation and Technology Delivery

No biography specified

Rob Krugman

Chief Digital Officer
Broadridge Financial Solutions

For the past two decades, Rob Krugman has been dedicated to innovating new solutions to help businesses get the most out of emerging digital technologies. Today, as Chief Digital Officer for Broadridge, Rob leads digital strategy and innovation to ensure banking, telecom, utility, insurance, and healthcare brands are engaging with their customers where consumers already frequent online. By supplementing traditional communication channels with new and emerging digital ways of engaging, companies can improve customer engagement, reduce business costs and make every touchpoint more meaningful. Rob frequently speaks and writes about the future of omni-channel engagement, consumer pre ... (view full description)

Adam Ludwin

Co-founder and CEO

Adam Ludwin is the co-founder and CEO of Chain. Chain builds the cryptographic ledgers that underpin breakthrough financial products. Prior to Chain, Adam was an investor at RRE Ventures in New York. He began his career as a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and IDEO. Adam holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from UC Berkeley.

Jesse Lund

Global Vice President Blockchain & DLT Markets

Jesse Lund leads Blockchain and Distributed Ledger market development for IBM.  Within his role, Jesse is responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and accelerating the commercialization of industry solutions to transform the landscape of global commerce.  Jesse and his team work closely with IBM clients, regulators, and central banks around the world to improve end user experience, optimize operational efficiency and identify new market opportunities.  Jesse’s team also leads global partnerships, represents IBM in industry consortiums, engages clients in solution design and development, and informs IBM’s strategic investment priorities within the Blockchain an ... (view full description)

Blythe Masters

Chief Executive Officer
Digital Asset

Blythe Masters is CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, a New York headquartered financial technology company that builds highly innovative enterprise software. Digital Asset is a first-mover and acknowledged leader in the field of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT, also sometimes known as blockchain). Its products improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed for wholesale financial service providers and enable the growth of new platform-based businesses. The Australian Stock Exchange, ASX, was recently the first market infrastructure in the world to announce its intent to replace its post-trade equities infrastructure with DLT, provided by Digital Asset. Blythe joined Digital Ass ... (view full description)

Todd McDonald

Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships

Todd McDonald is Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships for R3. Todd co-founded R3 in 2013 and was one of the first to uncover the promise of distributed ledger technology for financial services. In his current role, Todd focuses on building the partner application ecosystem for R3’s Corda platform.

Prior to R3, Todd spent fourteen years at Standard Chartered Bank as a Managing Director in their Financial Markets group where he held positions such as Global Head of Electronic FX Trading and Head of FX for the Americas. Todd holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from Colgate University.

George Nunn

Chief Operating Officer
BNP Paribas

George Nunn is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for BNP Global Markets Americas platform. Before taking on his current role, George was the Global Co-Head of the Fixed Income Advisory and Strategic Transformation (FAST) team, a strategic initiative aimed at improving the management and transforming its business practices in order to improve efficiency and competitiveness in the market. Prior to this, George was Head of FX and Emerging Markets Sales for North America, responsible for delivering BNP Foreign Exchange and Local Markets products and services to institutional and real money investors. George was also formerly the Head of IR and FX Structuring from 2007 to 2010 ... (view full description)

Scott O'Malia


Scott O’Malia is Chief Executive Officer of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA), a position he has held since August 2014. At ISDA, Scott has led the Association’s drive to promote safe and efficient markets, and develop industry standards and legal documentation. This includes a push to develop common standards and processes to support new technologies aimed at improving post-trade efficiency through the adoption of innovative and scalable fintech and regtech solutions.   ISDA is a global derivatives association that represents all derivatives users on key industry issues, including trading, clearing, reporting, margin, capital and l ... (view full description)

Jennifer Peve

Managing Director, Fintech Strategy

Jennifer Peve is Managing Director of Fintech Strategy for DTCC.  She joined the firm in 2015. Prior to DTCC, Jennifer worked at CME Group where she served as Executive Director of OTC Product Management with responsibility for CME’s cleared OTC credit default swaps (CDS) business including growth strategy, business development, and go-to-market activities.   Jennifer has over 20 years of financial markets expertise, including consulting and practical experience as well as the design, development and deployment of business strategies in a dynamic environment. She has extensive product knowledge across the entire product life cycle, including OTC, FX and FX Options, OTC Metals, St ... (view full description)

David Puth

CLS Bank International

David joined CLS as CEO in August 2012 and is a member of the Board of CLS Group Holdings.   In addition to his role at CLS, David chairs the Market Participants Group, established to work with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Foreign Exchange Working Group (FXWG) in strengthening code of conduct standards and principles in foreign exchange markets.   David’s career spans more than three decades in financial markets, including 19 years at J.P.Morgan where he served in a variety of senior global leadership roles with oversight of the bank’s FX, interest rate derivatives, commodities and emerging markets businesses. He also served as a member of J.P.Morgan’s ... (view full description)

Dilip Rao

Global Head of Infrastructure Innovation

Dilip Rao is Global Head of Infrastructure Innovation at Ripple, based in NYC.  In this role he engages with central banks and financial market infrastructures in their digital journey with Distributed Ledger Technology.

Ripple offers proven technology building blocks and a consulting approach to innovation in national and regional payments infrastructure and the use of crypto assets.
Dilip is a senior Ripple veteran since 2014 and was previously MD Ripple APAC/MENA.  He has over 30 years of experience in banking and payments technology solutions and consulting.

Ron Resnick

Executive Director
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Ron Resnick is a business development professional with over 25 years of experience successfully growing high technology businesses and their ecosystems. Prior to his appointment as EEA’s first Executive Director, Ron served as President and Chairman of the Board for AirFuel Alliance, continuing the role he occupied within Power Matters Alliance. From 2002 – 2012, Ron filled various roles at Intel and as President and Chairman of the Board of the WiMAX Forum, an industry association driving 4G wireless broadband. At Intel, Ron launched and served as General Manager of Intel’s Broadband Wireless business startup delivering one of the first 4G broadband modems. Initial role at Intel incl ... (view full description)

Cliff Richards

Executive General Manager

Cliff Richards is the Executive General Manager of Equity Post Trade at ASX Limited (ASX:ASX).  Cliff joined ASX in October 2015 and is responsible for the business development of the clearing and settlement functions of Australia’s cash equity market and to lead one of the world's first enterprise scale applications of DLT, aka Blockchain, to replace the CHESS system.   Prior to joining ASX, Cliff was the Head of Digital for Self-Directed Wealth at National Australia Bank (NAB:ASX) responsible for leading the design and development of WealthHub Securities, NAB’s trading, clearing & settlement brokerage for nabtrade and JBWere.  Prior to NAB, Clif ... (view full description)

Terry Roche

Head of Business Development
TABB Group

Terry Roche is responsible for Business Development and FinTech thought leadership at TABB Group. Prior to his current role, Roche was chief operating officer at NYSE Technologies. Before joining NYSE Technologies, he held a num­ber of executive positions at Thomson Reuters and Reuters, including managing director, global head of Elektron Real Time and platform, and global head of strategic business for focus group accounts.   Roche also has held a number of senior positions at HSBC, including global head of market data, head of global middleware, and commercial director, fixed income e-commerce. An industry veteran with 30 years of experience, Roche’s caree ... (view full description)

Joe Salerno

Synaps Loans

Joseph Salerno – CEO of Synaps Loans LLC, a joint venture company of Symbiont and Ipreo, which develops distributed ledger applications for syndicated loans. With more than 20 years of experience as a fin-tech vendor, he has led the design and development of several software systems that have become household names in the syndicated loan market. 

Nick Szabo

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Smart Contracts pioneer
Global Financial Access, Inc

Nick Szabo is a computer scientist, legal scholar and cryptographer known for his research in digital contracts and digital currency. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1989 with a degree in computer science. He holds an honorary professorship at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
The phrase and concept of "smart contracts" was developed by Szabo with the goal of bringing what he calls the "highly evolved" practices of contract law and practice to the design of electronic commerce protocols between strangers on the Internet. Smart contracts are a major feature of cryptocurrency and the programming language E.

Simon Taylor

Head of Blockchain, Co-Founder

Simon Taylor is co-Founder and Blockchain Practice Lead at 11:FS. Simon led Blockchain Research and Development at Barclays, where Barclays became the first bank in the world to perform a live trade finance transaction over a Blockchain / DLT with a real customer attached.


Today at 11:FS, Simon advises governments, regulators and some of the worlds largest banks, financial institutions and corporations on how Blockchain and DLT will impact their business in the short, medium and long term.

In addition Simon also co-hosts the industry leading podcasts Fintech Insider and Blockchain Insider. 

Igor Telyatnikov

Co-Founder, President & COO

Igor has over 15 years of experience in building, operating, and investing in financial services, security, and media technology firms. Prior to AlphaPoint, Igor served as Managing Director of Cvetlo, an early stage venture firm making investments in fintech, adtech, and online media. Prior to Cvetlo, Igor led West Coast Business Development for LiftDNA, a digital ad exchange platform focused on managing online publisher ad revenue by making real-time pricing predictions for over 10 billion Ads Per Month. LiftDNA was acquired by OpenX, a global leader in digital and mobile advertising, in 2012. Previously, he held multiple roles over 5 years in the Security Technologies and Systems Integrati ... (view full description)

David Treat

Managing Director

Dave Treat is a managing director and the global head of Accenture’s Financial Services Blockchain practice, co-lead of Accenture’s Firm-wide Blockchain Strategic Growth Initiative and manages Accenture’s relationship with several large Financial Services clients. He is well known as an advocate for the power of Blockchain technologies. He most recently worked with Microsoft to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification for 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents.  Because of his ground-breaking work on Blockchain, he has been quoted extensively in the New York Times, Fortune, Financial ... (view full description)

Simon Whitehouse

Senior Managing Director

• Simon has over 30 years experience of consulting and transformational change in Financial Services in Accenture. • Accountable for Growth and Strategy in Accenture’s Financial Services business, addressing Innovation, Ventures and Acquisitions, and managing the FS investment portfolio. • Simon leads Accenture's Blockchain business globally, directing investment and strategy to maximise innovation and value for clients and markets. • Board member, Accenture UK plc and member of Accenture’s global FS Leadership Team. • Formerly Managing Director of Accenture’s Financial Services practice in the UK, Ireland and India, with responsibility for our Banking, Insurance and ... (view full description)

Thomas Zeeb

Head Securities & Exchanges
SIX Securitites Services

Thomas Zeeb heads the new business unit Securities & Exchanges. Prior to this role, Tom was Division CEO SIX Securities Services since 2008, responsible for exchange services covering listings, trading and comprehensive post-trade services.   Tom joined SIX in 2008 after having worked for Clearstream Banking in London and Luxembourg. As Executive Director of Client Relations, Tom was a member of the company’s Executive Management and a member of the Board of Directors of Clearstream Banking Frankfurt. As Head Sales, Relationship Management & Client Services, Tom was responsible for the development of the European and US businesses.   A Canadian national, ... (view full description)
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Our Privacy Commitments

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC and Institutional Investor Inc. (together "we") respect the privacy of every person who visits, registers with or subscribes to our websites and online publications ("you"), and are committed to ensuring a safe online experience.
This Privacy Statement outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our websites and related publications and services ("personal data") and how we may use that personal data. It also outlines the methods by which we and our service providers may (subject to necessary consents) monitor your online behaviour in order to deliver customised advertisements and marketing materials and other tailored services. This Privacy Statement also tells you how you can verify the accuracy of your personal data and how you can request that we delete or update it.

This Privacy Statement applies to all websites operated by us (as indicated on the relevant website) ("Sites"). For the purpose of this Privacy Statement "group company" shall mean Euromoney Institutional Investor plc and any of its subsidiary companies, including, without limitation, Institutional Investor Inc. Please note that the Sites may contain links to external sites and may contain advertisements for, and/or the opportunity for you to purchase products or services from third parties. This privacy statement does not cover the activities of such third parties, and you should consult those third party sites' privacy policies for information on how your data is used by them.
By accessing and using the Sites you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Statement.

Information about us

Our principal business activities are:

  • Business-to-Business Financial Publishing. We provide a range of products and services focused on international finance, metals, commodities, telecoms and emerging markets including magazines, newsletters, electronic information and data
  • Organisers of Seminars, Conferences, Training Courses and Exhibitions for the financial markets industry

Euromoney Institutional Investor plc Company Address:

Nestor House,
Playhouse Yard,
London EC4V 5EX
United Kingdom

Institutional Investor, Inc. Company Address:

1120 Ave of the Americas, 6th floor
New York, NY 10036

Name of the Data Controller

The Data Controllers are Euromoney Institutional Investor plc and Institutional Investor Inc.
Euromoney Institutional Investor plc is subject to the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and is registered in the UK with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Collection of Personal Data

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you an enjoyable customised experience whilst allowing us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs.

We collect certain personal data from you, which you give to us when using our Sites and/or registering or subscribing for our products and services. However, we also give you the option to access our Sites' home pages without subscribing or registering or disclosing your personal data.

We also collect certain personal data from other group companies to whom you have given information through their websites (including, by way of example, Euromoney Institutional Investor plc and Institutional Investor Inc, in accordance with the purposes listed below).
Please note that we do not intend to collect any personal data from children under thirteen years of age and no child under thirteen should submit any personal data to any of the Sites. Should we discover that any such personal data has been delivered to any of the Sites, we will remove that information as soon as possible.

Types of Personal Data Held and its Use

  1. Customer Services and Administration

At some Sites, Euromoney collects personal data such as your name, job title, work and/or home address, and telephone number and email address in order to register you for access to certain content and subscriptions. This information may be supplemented with demographic information from your use of our Sites such as your postal area, age, gender, purchasing preferences and interests.

At other Sites, Euromoney may only collect broad demographic information for aggregate use.

This information is used to administer and deliver to you the products and/or services you have requested, to operate our Sites efficiently and improve our service to you, and to retain records of our business transactions and communications. By using the Sites and submitting personal information through the registration process you are agreeing that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the Site services and developing our business, which shall include (without limitation) the purposes described below in paragraphs 2 and 3.

  1. Monitoring use of our Sites

Where, as part of our Site services, we enable you to post information or materials on our Site, we may access and monitor any information which you upload or input, including in any password-protected sections. Subject to any necessary consents, we also monitor and/or record the different Sites you visit and actions taken on those Sites, e.g. content viewed or searched for. If you are a registered user (e.g. a subscriber or taking a trial), when you log on, this places a cookie on your machine. This enables your access to content and services that are not publicly available. Once you are logged on, the actions you take - for example, viewing an article - will be recorded (subject to any necessary consents). We may use technology or a service provider to do this for us. This information may be used for one or more of the following purposes:

    • to fulfil our obligations to you;
    • to improve the efficiency, quality and design of our Sites and services;
    • to see which articles, features and services are most read and used
    • to track compliance with our terms and conditions of use, e.g. to ensure that you are acting within the scope of your user licence;
    • for marketing purposes (subject to your rights to opt-in and opt-out of receiving certain marketing communications) - see paragraph 3 below;
    • for advertising purposes, although the information used for these purposes does not identify you personally. Please see paragraph 5 below for more details;
    • to protect or comply with our legal rights and obligations; and
    • to enable our journalists to contact and interact with you online in connection with any content you may post to our Sites.

Please see paragraph 5 below for more information on cookies and similar technologies and a link to a page where you can turn them on or off.

  1. Marketing:

Some of your personal data collected under paragraphs 1 and 2 above may be used by us and/or our other group companies and third party service providers to contact you by email, fax, telephone and/or post for sending information or promotional material on our products and/or services and/or those of our other group companies.
We give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving marketing communications and will in certain circumstances need to obtain your consent before sending such communications to you. Further detail can be found on the applicable Site and in each marketing communication sent by us, our group companies or service providers. See also "Consents and opt-outs" section below.

  1. Trading in Personal Data:

Some of your personal data may be collected and processed with the intention of selling it to other organisations, but this will not be done unless you have given your consent (separately to this privacy statement).

  1. Cookies and similar technologies

All our Sites use cookies and similar technical tools to collect information about your access to the Site and the services we provide.

Cookies are pieces of information which include a unique reference code that a website transfers to your device to store and sometimes track information about you. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the Site and will last for longer. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie.

We may use cookies to:

  • remember that you have used the Site before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to different parts of the Site. This allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get and make sure that the Site runs fast enough;
  • remember your login session so you can move from one page to another within the Site;
  • store your preferences or your user name and password so that you do not need to input these every time you visit the Site;
  • customise elements of the layout and/or content of the pages of Site for you;
  • record activity on our Sites so that we understand how you use our Sites enabling us to better tailor our content, services and marketing to your needs;
  • collect statistical information about how you use the Site so that we can improve the Site; and
  • gather information about the pages on the Site that you visit, and also other information about other websites that you visit, so as to place you in a “market segment”. This information is only collected by reference to the IP address that you are using, but does include information about the county and city you are in, together with the name of your internet service provider. This information is then used to place interest-based advertisements on the Site which it is believed will be relevant to your market segment. For more information about this type of interest based advertising, and about how to turn this feature off please visit www.youronlinechoices.co.uk. (Please email us at cookies@euromoneyplc.com if you have any queries about cookies)

Some of the cookies used by our Sites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services (such as interest based advertising directed at your market segment) on our behalf.

To see a list of the cookies and similar technologies used on this Site and instructions on how to turn them on and off click here. (Please email us at cookies@euromoneyplc.com if you have any queries about cookies)

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies in general by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking, deleting or turning off cookies used on the Site you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site.

Email tracking: So that we can better understand our users' needs, we track responses to our emails - for example, to see which links are the most popular in newsletters, and to log and follow up responses to our marketing messages. To do this, we use pixel GIFs, also known as "pixel tags" - these are small image files that are placed within the body of our email messages. They enable us to tell if a message has been opened and to track click-throughs on links within the message.
Any other purposes for which Euromoney wishes to use your personal data will be notified to you and your personal data will not be used for any such purpose without obtaining your prior consent.

Consents and opt-outs

You can give your consent to or opt out of particular uses of your data as indicated above by:

  • Indicating at the point on the relevant Site where personal data is collected;
  • Informing us by email, post or phone; or
  • Updating your preferences on the applicable Site;

For turning cookies and similar technologies on and off, see the information in paragraph 5 above.


Information collected at one Site may be shared between Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, Institutional Investor Inc. and other group companies for the purposes listed above.

Your personal data may also be sold to other companies in the form of lists and directories, but only after permission from you in accordance with the provisions above.

We may also disclose your personal data to other third parties, including, without limitation, professional advisers, or governmental or State institutions or regulatory authorities, where necessary in order to exercise or defend legal rights or where required by law.

We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.

Public forums, message boards and blogs

Some of our Sites make message boards, blogs or other facilities for user generated content available and users can participate in these facilities. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Transfers outside the EEA

Services on the Internet are accessible globally so collection and transmission of personal data is not always limited to one country. Euromoney Institutional Investor plc may transfer your personal data, for the purposes listed above, to other group companies, service providers or other third parties which may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area, whose laws may not give the level of protection to personal data as within the UK. This will include transfers to Institutional Investor Inc. in the US (and Institutional Investor Inc. will collect some data directly from you, in relation to the Sites which it operates) and to third parties who provide us with email and marketing services. Where we conduct any transfers we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Confidentiality and Security of Your Personal Data

We are committed to keeping the data you provide us secure and will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal data from loss, misuse or alteration.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features described above to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We have implemented information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • unauthorised access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorised modification
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those who process your personal data on our behalf, for the purposes listed above), who have access to, and are associated with the processing of your personal data, are obliged to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us.

We also give you the option of using a secure transmission method to send us personal data identifiers, such as credit card details and bank account number.

How to Access, Update and Erase your Personal Information

If you wish to know whether we are keeping personal data about you, or if you have an enquiry about our privacy policy or your personal data held by us, in relation to any of the Sites, you can contact the Data Protection Officer via:

  • Postal mail to this address: Data Protection Officer, Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, Nestor House, Playhouse Yard, London EC4V 5EX, UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7779 8600
  • Email: dataprotectionofficer@euromoneyplc.com

Upon request, we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you. We may require proof of your identity and may charge a small fee (not exceeding the statutory maximum fee that can be charged) to cover administration and postage.

Euromoney allows you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate in accordance with applicable laws, you may have your personal information:

  • erased
  • rectified or amended
  • completed

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect new legislation or industry practice, group company changes and customer feedback. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement periodically to be informed of how we are protecting your personal data.

This Privacy Statement was last updated in April 2012.

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