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Andrea Aguiar

COO, Executive Director - Bank Resource Management
Morgan Stanley

No biography specified

Nancy Allen

Global Product Owner
DataLend

Nancy Allen is the product owner of DataLend, the securities finance market data division of EquiLend. As product owner, she is responsible for determining and delivering the product roadmap, including enhancements and new features, and managing its team of business analysts and technical staff. Allen has more than 17 years of experience in the securities finance market across client types, geographies and roles. Previously she worked at Northern Trust, where she was senior vice president and head of international fixed income securities lending trading, and held various positions in securities finance at State Street and Deutsche Bank. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Manage ... (view full description)

Andrew Auslander

Former Head of Risk Management
Itaú Unibanco

Andrew Auslander has over 20 years of experience in the global financial markets.  He has spent half his career as an enterprise risk manager experienced in developing risk frameworks to support overall business strategy for asset management, private banking, and investment banking.  During this time, he managed market, traded credit, counterparty credit, liquidity, operational, vendor, and model risks. He has taught the benefits of risk culture in various countries.  He is effective at communicating risks and mitigators to senior management, internal audit, and regulators.   Andrew was most recently Head of Risk Management for Itaú Private Bank Miami and Itaú USA Asset Managemen ... (view full description)

Steve Baker

Director, Securities Finance
IHS Markit

Steve Baker, Director of Securities Finance at IHS Markit.  Steve has over 25 years' of experience within the financial industry and joined Markit in 2013 as product manager for their repo and collateral management solutions before becoming a senior member of their consulting team in 2015. Prior to Markit, Steve began his career on the primary dealer repo desk at Nomura Securities International before moving to the technology side of the business as product and business development manager for several securities finance technology firms including Imagine Software, Horizon Global Trading and Real Time Financial Management (Martini) which was acquired by SunGard Securities Finance. Steve gradu ... (view full description)

Viktoria Baklanova

Senior Financial Analyst
Office of Financial Research, U.S. Department of Treasury

Viktoria Baklanova, Senior Financial Analyst, joined the OFR's Current Analysis team in 2014 after nearly 15 years in the financial services industry. She has an extensive background in short-term funding markets and asset management. She has written OFR briefs and working papers and contributed to OFR annual reports. Baklanova also leads the interagency bilateral repo and securities lending data collection projects. She previously worked at Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service, and Landor Capital Management LLC.  She coauthored a book, Money Market Funds in the EU and the US: Regulation and Practice, and has published in various law and financial journals. Baklanova has a do ... (view full description)

Michael Barrett

Head of Collateral Management Services and Solutions
GENPACT Capital Markets

No biography specified

Peter Bassler

Managing Director, Business Development
eSecLending

Peter Bassler is a Managing Director at eSecLending. In his current role, he is the Global Head of Business Development. Peter joined eSecLending in 2008 and has more than 22 years of industry experience. Prior to eSecLending, Peter was the Director of Institutional Marketing and Client Management at Dresdner Kleinwort Agency Securities Lending (now Deutsche Bank). Prior to this role, Peter was a Senior Vice President at Allianz Global Investors. Prior to Allianz, Peter was a Vice President of Origination and Investor Marketing within Global Markets at Deutsche Bank in New York. Peter began his career at Deutsche Bank as a commercial banker and credit analyst within the Financial Institution ... (view full description)

Shawn Bengtson

Vice President, Investment
WoodmenLife

C. Shawn Bengtson, Ph.D., CFA, CIOP is the Vice President, Investment for WoodmenLife. Shawn is committed to integrating enterprise risk management into investment decision-making. She has 25 years’ experience in insurance practice; she has also spent a number of years as a professor in finance and investments. Shawn holds a MS in Actuarial Science and a BS degree in mathematics and statistics.
 
Shawn actively volunteers in the community with a number of nonprofit organizations, and relishes the opportunity to continually learn.
 

Chris Benish

Investment Analyst
State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Christopher Benish, CFA
Analyst
State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Chris Benish is an analyst in the Asset and Risk Allocation group at the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) where he is part of a team focusing on liquidity/collateral management, asset allocation, risk analysis and exposure management.

Ed Blount

Executive Director
Center for the Study of Financial Market Evolution

Ed Blount has testified as an expert in fiduciary services and securities finance before all three branches of the United States federal government. He serves as executive director of the Center for the Study of Financial Market Evolution (CSFME), in Washington, D.C., and senior research fellow at Fordham University's Center for International Policy Studies in New York. Ed is also president of Advanced Securities Consulting, LLC., a regulatory compliance and litigation support firm. In 1993, while CEO of ASTEC Consulting, a firm he later sold to SunGard Data Systems, Ed created the first securities lending benchmarks for an institutional research cooperative of 150 securities lenders, 30 len ... (view full description)

Robert Boraczek

Executive Director,Global Prime Finance
JP Morgan Securities LLC

Robert joined JP Morgan Prime Services in 2008 and currently manages the International Sec Lending and Swap team in NY .  He has over twenty years of experience where he spent time in New York and London.  Prior to JP Morgan he worked for Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs.  He graduated from Providence College in 1994.
 

William Bryce

Vice President - Treasurer's Office
Deutsche Asset Management

No biography specified

Arianne Collette

Executive Director – Bank Resource Management
Morgan Stanley

Arianne Collette is an Executive Director and the Global SFT Project Manager of the CCP Strategy, Governance and Optimization team within Bank Resource Management at Morgan Stanley.  In her project management and product development role she is responsible for the strategy, development and execution of Securities Finance Transaction ("SFT") centralized clearing initiatives globally.  Prior to joining the CCP team, Arianne was the North America Head of Trading and Execution for the Firm Secured Funding desk, trading both Fixed Income and Equity products.  Previous to this, she was a trader on the Securities Lending desk covering hedge fund clients.  Arianne has over 15 years expe ... (view full description)

Scott Cowan

Investment Risk Analyst
T. Rowe Price

Scott Cowan is an assistant vice president of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and an investment risk analyst in the Enterprise Risk Group. Scott is chairman of the Counterparty Risk and Securities Lending Oversight committees. He is also a member of the Investment Derivatives, Complex Products, and Market Oversight Committees as well as several other working groups. Scott joined the firm in 2007. Prior to his current role, he held positions within the retail and investment operations divisions. Scott earned a dual B.S. in business administration and accounting from Towson University and a dual M.B.A. and M.Fin. from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. He has also ... (view full description)

Tim D'Arcy

SVP
FIS ASTEC Analytics

No biography specified

Sudha Datta

President & Founder and formerly Head of Operations.
SL& C Consulting & formerly with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)

No biography specified

Jerry Davis

CIO
American Pension Professionals/Piedmont Family Offices

Commander Jerry D. Davis is the Employee Representative on the Board of Trustees for the New Orleans Employees' Retirement System. He was first elected to this five-member board in 1986 and was re-elected for his eighth term effective July 1, 2008. He has served as Chairman of the Board since 1994, after serving as Chairman of the Investment Committee for seven years, during which time the Fund progressed from a fixed-income-only allocation to a balanced mix of asset classes. During his unprecedented tenure, the Fund has earned over $700 million from a base of $94 million, while providing generous pensions and minimizing the Employer's burden. In his CEO role, Jerry manages relati ... (view full description)

Geoffrey Davis

Partner
Squire Patton Boggs

Geoff Davis concentrates his practice in domestic and international business transactions, including all phases of structuring, drafting and negotiating private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, securities offerings (and periodic reporting matters), joint ventures and secured and unsecured loan transactions for large and small private and public companies, financial institutions and primarily, sovereign wealth funds based in the Middle East. Geoff represents clients investing in a broad range of industry groups, including emerging technologies, biotech, telecommunications, energy, banking, foods, ship ... (view full description)

Chip Dempsey

SVP & Chief Commercial Officer
OCC

Chip Dempsey is Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at OCC. OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. In this role, Mr. Dempsey is responsible for OCC's strategy, planning and business and product development efforts. Prior to joining OCC, he served as Executive Director of Principal Strategic Investments for Morgan Stanley where he co-led investments in market structure and fintech companies, and formulated investment theses regarding such areas as distributed ledgers, artificial intelligence and emerging markets. Mr. Dempsey's previous clearinghouse experience includes the re-engineering of the Board of Trade Clearing Corporation after the de ... (view full description)

Dan Dougherty

Chief Operating Officer
EquiLend Clearing Services

Dan Dougherty is the COO of EquiLend Clearing Services. He has spent more than a decade at EquiLend in various roles including COO for North America; global head of Relationship Management; and global co-head of Sales & Marketing.

Prior to EquiLend, Dougherty worked for Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital, as well as independent consulting engagements with other major banks and broker-dealers.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Siena College and is Series 7, 24 and 63 licensed.

Chris Ekonomidis

Director, Business Consulting
Sapient Global Markets

No biography specified

Maria Fiorini Ramirez

CEO
Maria Fiorini Ramirez, Inc.

No biography specified

Robert Goobie

Senior Portfolio Manager Fixed Income & Derivatives
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

No biography specified

Melissa Gow

Director | Securities Finance
IHS Markit

Melissa Gow, Director of Securities Finance at IHS Markit.  Melissa has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, with the last 14 focused on securities finance.  She joined Data Explorers in 2008 as the Head of Account Management for North America, and became part of the Markit team through the 2012 acquisition. Prior to Data Explorers, Melissa worked at EquiLend as the head of Sales and Marketing, and also had roles at Goldman Sachs and Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS).  Melissa holds an M.B.A in Finance and Information Systems from New York University, and a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University. 
 

Theresa Hajost

Special Counsel, Office of Trading Practices
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Ms. Hajost is an attorney in the Office of Trading Practices, Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Bob Hollinger

Partner
Barrington Partners

Robert B. Hollinger, Jr. brings more than 25 years of information technology and business leadership experience to his role at Barrington Partners.  His background includes strategic business and technology planning, organizational development, program management, systems development and integration, and investment management operations.  Prior to joining Barrington Partners, Mr. Hollinger served as VP & CTO of the Rydex Funds.  He has also served as: VP, MIS, Fidelity Investments Systems Company in Boston, MA; Chief Information Officer, BlueCross and BlueShield of Massachusetts; and Director, Management Systems for Procter & Gamble.   At Barrington ... (view full description)

Patricia Humbert

CIO
Office of the Arizona State Treasurer

Patricia (Patty) Humbert is the Chief Investment Officer for the State of Arizona Treasurer’s Office, with management and direction of the $15 billion portfolio, consisting of the $5 billion Permanent Endowment, $6 billion State Agency investments and the $4 billion Local Government Investment Pools (LGIP).

Patty began her career with the Treasurer’s Office in 1996 and served as the Assistant Deputy Treasurer and Senior Portfolio Manager. After a brief leave, Ms. Humbert returned in 2007, and was promoted to CIO in January of 2014.

Previous positions; VP at Metropolitan West Asset Management and VP at Bank of America.

Cherie Jeffries

Director of Fixed Income Trading
FL State Board of Administration

Cherie Jeffries is the Director of Fixed Income Trading overseeing the Pension Cash Sweep Liquidity Portfolio, 3 short durtation portfolios, Internal trading activites, Securities Lending and Middle Office Group.  Her responsibilities include implementation of strategy for assigned portfolios, overseeing internal trading, understanding regulations and impact to trading,  securities lending, trade settlement and performance verification.  She is a member of a Regulation working group where she participates in regulation discussion on operations and contractual needs.  Prior to joining the State Board of Administration of Florida, she worked at Florida State Treasury as the Lead Portfolio mana ... (view full description)

Roger Joseph

Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Roger Joseph’s practice encompasses both publicly offered and private investment funds, and includes representation of funds, sponsors and independent directors. He is known for advising clients on the evolving federal regulatory environment for funds and managers, including under the Dodd-Frank Act and the Volcker Rule as well as federal securities laws. Roger has participated in many innovative developments in the investment management industry, including heading up the legal team that developed the master/feeder legal structure and shepherding the first funds using that structure through the US registration process. He also led the investment management team in the legal structuring of th ... (view full description)

Sonelius Kendrick-Smith

Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
Deutsche Bank

Sonelius Kendrick-Smith is a senior portfolio manager and Head of Investment Specialists, Liquidity Management for Deutsche Asset Management. In these roles, he is responsible for the management of approximately $65B of Liquidity Management’s core strategies, as well as the alignment of business strategies for Liquidity Management’s Global Client  Group. Mr. Kendrick-Smith’s significant expertise in tax exempt/municipal, investment grade and short duration investment products serves clients well in determining the appropriate solutions for their operational cash and short-term investment needs.  He has managed a variety of strategies in ... (view full description)

Laura Klimpel

Executive Director, Clearing Agency Services
DTCC

Laura Klimpel is Executive Director of DTCC Clearing Agency Services. In this role Klimpel supports the development and implementation of overall strategy and priority of initiatives for DTCC’s Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU) businesses. She works with cross-functional teams and industry partners to devise strategies for building new products and services for SIFMU businesses that mitigate risk, create market efficiencies and reduce costs.   Prior to her current role, Klimpel was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at New York Portfolio Clearing, LLC (NYPC) for four years. During this time she led the effort to obtain registration as a derivatives ... (view full description)

Len Lipton

Managing Director
GlobeTax

Len Lipton manages the firm’s sales and marketing activities for the Americas. His responsibilities encompass promotion of the company’s services to custodians and asset managers, including spearheading the firm’s business development activities to the hedge fund community. Len also participates in the firm’s product development efforts so that GlobeTax can continue to provide the highest levels of service to its clients in the rapidly changing global tax landscape. Prior to joining GlobeTax in 2004, Len focused on new business and relationship management with Elkins/McSherry, LLC (a State Street Company) as a Managing Director, assisting institutional investors in monitoring por ... (view full description)

William Locke

Chief Risk Officer
eSecLending

William “Bill” Locke joined eSecLending in January 2014. Bill is responsible for identifying, quantifying and managing market and credit risk in eSecLending’s securities financing and cash management programs. Bill brings over 33 years of industry experience, which includes work on policy development, credit risk management, customized trade structures, interest rate risk management and collateral eligibility and valuation. Prior to joining eSecLending, Bill worked as a Financial Services Market Specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Vice President of Global Securities Lending at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) and Managing Director of Securities Finance at State Street Bank and Tr ... (view full description)

Irv Lowenberg

Treasurer
City of Southfield, MI

Irv Lowenberg has been the elected Treasurer for the City of Southfield, Michigan since 2005. Southfield has a daytime population nearing 175,000. It is Michigan’s suburban business center with 26 million square feet of office space and more than 9,000 businesses. The city has over 80 “Fortune 500” companies. Irv is a distinguished graduate of City University of N.Y./Baruch College of Business - Finance/Accounting program. Mr. Lowenberg made the National Deans List, was a Baruch Scholar, and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma business school honor society. He is very active in many government finance organizations such as: Finance and Legislative Advisory Committees of the Michigan Muni ... (view full description)

Stephen Malekian

Head of US Business Development
Elixium



Stephen has over 35 years of experience in the global financing markets, having run Global Fixed Income Finance and Prime Services at Citi also European and Asian Fixed Income Finance at Barclays.  Steve has been Chairman of SIFMA’s Executive Committee of their Funding Division,  member of the New York Federal Reserve Task Force on Triparty Reform, as well as a member of the European Repo Council and the LCH Risk Committee.
 
 

Gene Picone

Director, Global Prime Services
Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.

Gene is a Director in Scotiabank Prime Services Division.  In addition to overseeing Scotia’s agency securities lending offering Gene has responsibility for various aspects or sales, product and client management within the prime brokerage division. He recently has been tasked with the roll out of Scotia’s prime services products in the Latin America region.   Prior to joining Scotia Gene was a Managing Director at Wachovia Global Securities Lending, a division of Wachovia Bank. While at Wachovia Gene was responsible to Global Distribution, Client Management and Product Development. Gene was also a member of the firms Executive, Investment and Credit Committees.   Pri ... (view full description)

Bill Pridmore

President
William F. Pridmore, Ltd.

Bill has over 30 years of diversified experience as an independent consultant and senior manager in Institutional Trust and Commercial Banking. This includes extensive experience in all aspects of Global Securities Lending, Global Custody, Master Trust Securities Operations and Securities Finance. Bill currently works as an independent consultant out of an office in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He provides advice to large institutional investors on their participation in the securities lending and short-term investment markets. His consulting clients have include large public and private pension funds, multinational insurance companies and mutual fund complexes. For the potential lender ... (view full description)

Phil Prince

Managing Director, Head of Treasury
Pine River Capital Management

Prince is a Managing Director of Pine River Capital Management and Head of Treasury based in New York. He is the Chairman of Pine River’s Brokerage Committee and Counterparty Credit Committee. Prior to joining Pine River, Phil was at Goldman Sachs from 1983 to 2014, most recently as Managing Director and head of Central Funding within the Investment Management Division. In this role, he managed the team responsible for financing, cash management and liquidity risk management. Phil began his tenure at Goldman in 1983 as an Associate in Repurchase Finance and later held a variety of positions including head of U.S. dollar funding for GS Group, general collateral trader, GSE debt t ... (view full description)

Michael Saunders

Head of Securities Lending Investments & Trading
BNP Paribas

Michael Saunders is Head of Investments & Trading, Securities Lending North America at BNP Paribas. In this capacity, Mr. Saunders is responsible for managing client lending and cash collateral reinvestment portfolios with a focus on risk management. Mr. Saunders is also a member of the securities lending groups Investment Committee and Product Management Committee. Mr. Saunders has extensive knowledge of investment grade, short-duration investment products which assist in the construction of client portfolios consisting of 2a-7 like assets including corporate bonds, asset-backed commercial paper, securitized products and other liquid assets. His professional experience also ... (view full description)

Manmohan Singh

Senior Economist
International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Manmohan Singh is a Senior Economist with the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. He writes extensively on topical issues including rehypothecation and securities lending of collateral, collateral velocity and reuse,  monetary policy and collateral,  shadow banking, deleveraging in financial markets, and under-collateralisation and counterparty risk in OTC derivatives market. He has written a new book “Collateral and Financial Plumbing” that looks at all the above themes from the lens of financial collateral. Manmohan has led work-shops for the IMF to official sector policy makers on strategic asset allocation and impact of regulations on financial markets. He has ... (view full description)

Mark Skowron

SVP, Head of US Trading
Northern Trust

Mark currently manages the U.S. Equity and Fixed Income trading desks in Global Securities Lending. Mark joined Securities Lending in 1996 as a trader on the U.S. Equity desk with responsibility for trading American depositary receipts and corporate actions and began managing the desk in 2000. He has been managing all U.S. trading activity since 2009.   Prior to joining the Securities Lending team, Mark spent five years in various operations roles, including manager of Mortgage Backed Securities Processing. In 1991, he joined the Cash Investment Management unit where he managed the investment of securities lending cash collateral as well as other short durati ... (view full description)

Tim Smollen

Global Head of Agency Securities Lending
Deutsche Bank AG Filale New York

Tim Smollen serves in two capacities for Deutsche Bank.  He is Global Head of Deutsche Bank’s Agency Securities Lending (ASL) Program as well as serving at the regional Head of Investor Services in the Americas.   As Global Head of ASL, Tim currently oversees all aspects of the business and the 70+ strong lending team which is based in NY, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Sydney.  Tim has over 24 years of securities lending experience which includes running both custodial and 3rd party lending platforms in both global markets and securities services organizations. Tim is also responsible for Deutsche Bank's Investor Services businesses in the US and Latin America which include substantial op ... (view full description)

Craig Starble

CEO
eSecLending

Craig Starble joined eSecLending in 2013 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining eSecLending, Craig was the Founder and CEO of Premier Global Securities Lending, LLC (PGSL), where he was responsible for designing and launching a new securities lending operation. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President and Head of State Street Banks global securities lending division, responsible for directing a vertically organized global division of 450 individuals comprised of trading, client service, product development, sales, operations, technology, credit/risk and asset/liability management professionals. Craig was also a Co-Founder and CFO for Shoebuy.com, and Managing Director for ... (view full description)

Anthony Toscano

Managing Director, Head of US Trading
Deutsche Bank

Anthony Toscano is Co - Head of Deutsche Bank’s North American Securities Lending business. He is currently responsible for Asset/Liability Trading and all aspects of risk management.    He is part of a core-team of individuals who founded Deutsche Non-Custodial Securities Lending program which has developed into one of the premier providers in the industry. Anthony has over 20 years of securities finance experience from both agent and principal perspectives as well as custodial and non-custodial perspectives. Prior to Deutsche, Anthony spent nine years at J.P. Morgan.  Anthony was the liability manager for J.P. Morgan’s securities lending product a ... (view full description)

James Vance

Vice President and Treasurer
Western & Southern Financial Group

James Vance, Vice President and Treasurer, The Western & Southern Financial Group, was appointed Treasurer in 1999. As Treasurer, Jim oversees enterprise wide Corporate Finance, Cash Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Risk Management, Mortgage Loan Servicing, and Payroll. Jim manages the Insurance Company as well as the Pension Fund Securities Lending Program and also review of the Touchstone Mutual Fund Securities Lending Program, owned by Western & Southern. Jim also has managerial oversight for enterprise wide Collateral Management. Prior to joining Western & Southern Jim Director of Corporate Finance had numerous Treasury responsibilities with Eastman Kodak, ... (view full description)

Lance Wargo

North American Head of Agency Securities Lending
BNP Paribas

No biography specified

Robert Wittie

Partner
K&L Gates LLP

Mr. Wittie concentrates in securities and financial transactions and the regulation of investment companies and financial institutions.  He represents investment company and other beneficial owners, as well as lending agents, in connection with their U.S. and international securities lending programs.  He also regularly assists financial services clients in connection with a range of matters, including secured credit, derivatives, equity finance, regulatory compliance and documentation issues.  Mr. Wittie has spoken frequently on securities lending and other topics. Mr. Wittie has written and lectured on a variety of legal topics and has served on the special drafting committees ... (view full description)

Jay Wolstenholme

Senior Analyst, Securities & Investments Group
Celent, a division of Oliver Wyman

Jay Wolstenholme is a senior analyst with Celent’s Securities and Investments practice and is based in the firm's New York office. His research focuses on Investment Services including portfolio management, portfolio accounting, collateral management and all front, middle and back office processes. His professional experience includes, equities, fixed income, commodities and derivatives trading and processing.   Jay has over 25 years of experience within Investment Services handling technology and business processes for equity, fixed income and treasury trading desks. He has managed, developed and overseen implementations of trading, pricing, analytics and risk systems including ... (view full description)

Brian Yeazel

Managing Director - Fixed Income
Northwestern Mutual



Mr. Yeazel is a senior portfolio manager at Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Co, an investment subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual Life. He has over 25 years of experience in fixed income portfolio management and trading. As a portfolio manager, Mr. Yeazel is responsible for Treasury securities, short-term investments and securities lending across all client portfolios at Mason Street Advisors. He is also responsible for asset allocation and duration strategy for client portfolios. Mr. Yeazel earned his Bachelors degree in Economics (1987) and an MBA in Finance (1988) from the University of Wisconsin. He earned his CFA in 1993.
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PRIVACY STATEMENT

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
USA

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.

Disclosures

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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