Eric Alt

Managing Director, CO-CIO
Hall Capital Partners, LLC

Eric Alt is a Managing Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Hall Capital Partners LLC. He is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Investment Review Committee.   Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Mr. Alt spent four years as a Managing Director in convertible securities at Piper Jaffray & Co. in San Francisco. Previously, he worked for Robertson Stephens, most recently as a Managing Director in the convertible securities department. While at Piper Jaffray & Co. and Robertson Stephens, Mr. Alt was involved in over 100 convertible new issue and restructuring transactions. Prior to joining Robertson Stephens in 1997, Mr. Alt was a principa ... (view full description)

Brad Bauer

Partner and President
Varde Partners

Brad Bauer, a Partner of Värde, serves as the President of the firm. He is a member of the firm's Investment Committee and serves as chairman of its Risk Committee. Based in Minneapolis, he joined the firm in 2007 and was named Partner in 2013. As President, Brad plays a central role in firm leadership and strategic direction, including global responsibility for all non-investing activities. He previously led the firm's Global Business Development and Investor Relations team. During his first six years with Värde, Brad was involved with the management of the firm's corporate credit team and related portfolios. Brad’s experience spans an array of industries and includes restructurings, ... (view full description)

Bradley Belt

Vice Chairman
Orchard Global Asset Management

Bradley D. Belt is Vice Chairman of Orchard Global Capital Group, a global alternatives asset manager headquartered in Singapore with offices in London, Washington and Toronto, a role he assumed on May 1, 2013. Belt is also the Chairman and founder of Palisades Capital Management LLC, a boutique restructuring advisory firm established in partnership with Reservoir Capital, a private investment firm with over $6B in capital under management. Principals of Palisades have advised on many of the largest and most complex M&A and corporate restructuring transactions of the past decade. Representative advised clients include Motorola, Nortel, YRC Worldwide, United Airlines, Huntsman and the PBG ... (view full description)

Amy Bensted

Head of Hedge Fund Products
Preqin

Amy is responsible for all of Preqin's hedge fund products and solutions. This involves defining Preqin’s strategic direction in the hedge fund industry, both through innovations to our award winning products as well as through our research and communications strategy in this space.

Sean Bill

CIO
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

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

Benjamin Black

Managing Director & Co-founder
Akkadian Ventures

Benjamin Black is the Managing Director & Co-founder of Akkadian Ventures, investing in growth-stage technology companies and providing alternative liquidity solutions to entrepreneurs, angel investors, VC funds, and employees. Ben is a sixteen-year veteran of the private equity space, and has managed successful investments in Splunk, DocuSign, RocketFuel, Palantir, Cloudmark, Ooyala, Citizenhawk, The Villa, Automattic and Telephia. Prior to Akkadian, Ben co-founded New Cycle Capital with Josh Becker to bring socially responsible investing to sectors like clean energy and social finance with seed investments in Renewable Funding and Opower. He started his investing career on the investme ... (view full description)

Adam Blitz

Principal, CEO & CIO
Evanston Capital Management, LLC

Mr. Blitz is the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, a Principal, a member of the Investment Committee of Evanston Capital Management, LLC, and a member of its Board of Managers. He has over fifteen years of institutional investment management experience with an emphasis in quantitative analysis, trading and risk management. Prior to helping establish Evanston Capital Management, Mr. Blitz worked in the Prime Brokerage area at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was responsible for developing, selling, and managing funding and financing products to offer to hedge funds. He also worked closely with the risk management group within Prime Brokerage, which is responsible for determ ... (view full description)

Adley Bowden

Vice President of Market Development and Analysis
PitchBook Data, Inc.

Adley Bowden is vice president of market development and analysis for PitchBook, which Morningstar acquired in 2016. He is responsible for managing the editorial and analyst teams and assigns and oversees the strategy for PitchBook’s news content, private market analysis, and the support of internal and external clients. Bowden also advises on product strategy, business development, and company operations. Since joining PitchBook in 2008 as a research associate, Bowden has played an instrumental role in building PitchBook’s research team. Prior to assuming his current role, Bowden served as senior director of market development and analysis, and before that, director of research. ... (view full description)

Frank Brochin

Chief Investment Officer
Berens Capital Management

FRANK BROCHIN, Chief Investment Officer, brings more than 20 years of public and private equity investment experience in developed and emerging markets. Prior to joining Berens, Frank was the co-founder and chief investment officer of StoneWater Capital, an asset management firm focused on emerging and frontier markets, in particular Asia. Previously, Frank was a partner of Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, where he led investments in the enterprise software, information technology and communications sectors in the US, Western and Eastern Europe as well as Israel. Earlier in his career, Frank spent 4 years in Tokyo, Japan, as a research engineer with Nippon Telegraph and ... (view full description)

Kenneth Brown

Managing Partner
Lionchase Holdings, Inc.

Kenneth Brown is the founder and managing partner of Lionchase Holdings. Kenneth has been involved in technology, finance, and government affairs for over 15 years.  Kenneth has worked with law firms, financial institutions, corporations, and consulting firms on dozens of technology policy disputes ranging from to anti-trust to intellectual property.  At Lionchase, Kenneth leverages his extensive background in macroeconomics and regulatory analysis to guide its portfolio.  Kenneth is also responsible for the firm's merger and acquisition strategy.   Kenneth is frequently quoted in major publications, white papers, and editorials on a range of topics including economic development, energy, an ... (view full description)

Tim Bruce

Partner, Research
NEPC

As director of traditional research at NEPC, Tim overseas a broad area of investment research spanning equities, fixed income, and real assets. Tim is also active in NEPCs investment research and due diligence activities in alternative investments with a particular focus on hedged equity strategies. Outside of his formal research responsibilities, Tim provides consulting services for both traditional and non-traditional asset classes of various public, corporate, Taft-Hartley and endowment/foundation clients. Tim is a member of NEPC's International Equity Advisory Group, Traditional Research Group, and the Alternative Asset Due Diligence Committee. A frequent conference&n ... (view full description)

Ophir Bruck

US Network Manager
Principles for Responsible Investment

Ophir Bruck is a US Network Manager at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. With a global network of more than 1700 institutional investors and service providers collectively managing over $68 trillion in assets, the PRI works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its signatories in incorporating these factors into investment and ownership decisions to better manage risk and enhance returns. Ophir leads the PRI’s network and initiatives in the western United States. Prior to joining the PRI, Ophir was an analyst at the University of California Office o ... (view full description)

David Burkart

Founder
Coloma Capital Futures, LLC

David Burkart, CFA, founded Coloma Capital Futures in June 2009 and brought over eight years of portfolio management, research and client relationship experience from Barclays Global Investors where he created and managed institutional and exchange-traded commodities products and separate accounts. In addition to building an $800+ million institutional commodities business from the ground up, he was instrumental in leading BGI’s $9 billion commodities iShares efforts. Prior to his commodities responsibilities at BGI, he managed fund-of-fund and synthetic products ranging from balanced funds to target-risk strategies that utilized active derivative positioning. Earlier in his career, Mr. Burk ... (view full description)

David Butler

Managing Partner
Argosy Real Estate Partners

David is a Managing Partner at Argosy Real Estate Partners, a real estate opportunity fund manager.   Mr. Butler, based in San Francisco, is responsible for the management and oversight of Argosy Real Estate including investment strategy, fundraising, asset management, and operations.  He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Argosy Real Estate specializes in opportunistic real estate investments. Through joint venture structures, Argosy Real Estate partners with entrepreneurial operating partners possessing significant local market knowledge and a demonstrated track record of success. Argosy Real Estate is part of the Argosy Capital fund family, which manages $875 mill ... (view full description)

Jay Caauwe

Managing Director
CBOE Futures Exchange

Jay Caauwe, Managing Director of Business Development at CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE), is primarily responsible for promoting the CBOE Futures Exchange’s roster of volatility products based on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) to both sell-side and buy-side clients.   Prior to joining the Exchange in 2004, he was a floor trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) for 17 years, acting as either an independent trader or lead broker for some of the industry’s leading proprietary trading firms.   Jay serves as a board member of the FIA Chicago and is active within the City Club of Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and is an Advisory Board Member ... (view full description)

Vincent Calcagno

CEO
Agile Fund Solutions

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

Bhaswar (Joy) Chatterjee

Head of Syndication for Global Finance, Americas
Natixis

Joy heads distribution for Global Finance Americas (consisting of infrastructure & projects, energy and commodities, aviation and real estate). He has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector particularly in the area of structured credit and has been involved in financings with a variety of debt structures and products (including senior and mezzanine loans, capital markets, ECA and derivatives) in infrastructure, power, oil and gas, aviation, shipping and real estate. Prior to joining Natixis in 2016, Joy was global co-head of the infrastructure and energy finance business at Deutsche Bank and also headed the Americas for 6 years. Joy has a Masters in Engineering from the Univ ... (view full description)

Clayton Cheek

Director
Artivest

Clayton Cheek has spent his entire career in the Alternative Investment arena in both investment and business leadership roles. Mr. Cheek began his career conducting manager due diligence for Kidder Peabody and leading the trading desk for Chesapeake Capital Corp, a pioneering firm employing systematic trading strategies in derivatives markets. Mr. Cheek headed the business development efforts for hedge fund-of-funds at Ivy Asset Management and Man Investments and now brings his industry experience to Artivest developing award-winning technology to elevate the investing experience for investors, advisors, and funds.

Dennis ChenFu

Vice President
Pershing Prime Services, a BNY Mellon Service

Dennis ChenFu is a Vice President for Pershing, a BNY Mellon company. He is in the Prime Services business development group. Based in Los Angeles, Dennis covers hedge funds and 40 Act mutual funds west of Denver.   Prior to rejoining Pershing in 2010, Dennis was a hedge fund business consultant for Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) where he advised startup and multi-billion hedge funds with their business operations. Before joining BAML in 2008, he spearheaded prime brokerage sales for Fidelity where he covered hedge funds located in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. From 1999 to 2006, Dennis worked for Bear Stearns in New York in multiple front office roles, including bu ... (view full description)

Ed Coyne

EVP
Sprott Asset Management LP



EDWARD C. COYNE (ED)
Executive Vice-President, National Sales

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

Don Davis

Portfolio Manager
Prime Meridian Capital Management

Don Davis is a Principal and Portfolio Manager of Prime Meridian Capital Management, an investment management firm specializing in online P2P/marketplace lending strategies. As a seasoned industry veteran and skilled portfolio manager, Mr. Davis applies his knowledge, conservative management principles, and hands on expertise to the day-to-day management of  Prime Meridian Income Fund, LP investing in the peer-to-peer consumer lending market, Prime Meridian Small Business Lending Fund, LP investing in the small business lending market, Prime Meridian Real Estate Lending Fund, LP investing in the real estate lending market, and Poise Lending Fund, LP which is a leveraged peer-to-peer lending ... (view full description)

Michel Del Buono

Global Investment Strategist
Makena Capital Management

No biography specified

Lawrence Delevingne

Journalist
Reuters

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

Marty Dirks

Board Member & Trustee
San José Federated Pension Plan

Marty Dirks has more than twenty years of experience as an institutional investor, including five years as the technology stock analyst/portfolio manager for Harvard University's endowment. He was the sole manager for a long/short technology portfolio which grew from $110 million to $870 million. Additionally, Mr. Dirks worked as a stock analyst at OdysseyPartners, a large multi-strategy hedge fund, and Feshbach Brothers, a large short only hedge fund. Mr. Dirks is a Board Member for the City of San Jose Retirement System, an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and testifies as an expert witness in complex financial litigation. He holds an MBA from Harvard ... (view full description)

Mark Doherty

Managing Principal
PivotalPath

Mr. Doherty is a managing principal at PivotalPath, overseeing the integration process of qualitative and quantitative analysis.   Prior to joining PivotalPath, Mr. Doherty concluded over 15 years of experience in the hedge fund industry including sourcing, evaluation and allocation to hedge funds.   From 2007-2012, Mr. Doherty served within the management team for Citadel, LLC’s equity platform business. During his tenure, in addition to sourcing managers, he acted as an advisor to the existing portfolio managers. Prior to Citadel, Mr. Doherty worked as a hedge fund allocator at Deutsche Bank from 2004-2007, UBS Financial Services from 2002-2004 and JP Morgan from 19 ... (view full description)

Kathleen Dunlap

CEO
Girls Who Invest, Inc.

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

Burland East

PM
Altegris

30 years of experience on Wall Street as a Managing Director and as a NASD Broker-Dealer member-owner. Raised approximately $15 billion in capital (mostly equity) from sophisticated investors globally in 142 large-scale real estate transactions including 26 IPOs, 40 follow-on offerings, 19 private equity transactions as well as numerous converts, preferred stocks, bond offerings, tenders, mergers, strategic advisory assignments and mezzanine debt placements. Burl serves on the Board of Advisors of Cominudad Realty Partners. Comunidad Realty Partners is a dynamic real estate investment firm specializing in multifamily apartment communities in densely-populated Hispanic neighborhoods. ... (view full description)

Christopher Emby

Partner
EisnerAmper, LLP

Chris Emby is an Audit Partner in the Financial Services Group. With nearly 30 years of experience, his areas of expertise focus on asset management, including audits of domestic and offshore hedge funds, private equity firms, venture capital companies, commodity pools and investment advisors. Chris also has considerable knowledge of SEC and FINRA regulations, as well as verification of performance presentations pursuant to Global Investment Performance Standards. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was with Ernst & Young. His career also includes assignments with Arthur Young, Spicer & Oppenheim and Coopers & Lybrand. Chris graduated magna cum laude with a B ... (view full description)

Robert Ferguson

CIO
Benchmark Plus

Robert has over 30 years of experience in investment management and trading financial futures. In 1993 he co-founded Ferguson Bakken Strategies, Inc. an investment advisory firm. Before that, he was Director, Pension Fund Investments at Weyerhaeuser Company. While there, he shared responsibility for the investment management of their $1 billion pension fund. His responsibilities included investment architecture, manager selection and performance measurement. He also managed the pension fund's derivative portfolio that had a market exposure in excess of $100 million. Prior to joining Weyerhaeuser in 1986, Mr. Ferguson managed all futures and options applications for First Chicago Investment A ... (view full description)

Stuart Fiertz

Co-Founder and President
Cheyne Capital Management

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

Nathan Ford

Director
Eze Castle Integration

Nathan Ford is a director at Eze Castle Integration, a premier provider of managed technology solutions to over 650 alternative investment firms around the world. In this role, he is focused on delivering exceptional client service and technology guidance to the company’s clients. Previously Nathan spent five years in Eze Castle’s Midwest region, where he was instrumental in building the company’s client base.  Before joining Eze Castle Integration, he held positions at Global Futures & Forex and Wells Fargo. Nathan is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.
 

David Francl

Managing Director, Absolute Return
San Francisco Employees Retirement System

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

Jason Ganz

SVP
U.S. Bancorp Fund Services

Jason Ganz serves as a business development officer in the Alternative
Investment Solutions division of U.S. Bancorp Fund Services. Jason
joined U.S. Bank in March 2017 and has more than 15 years of industry
experience. Prior to this role, he worked as a director at SS&C GlobeOp.
He has a comprehensive understanding of hedge fund and private equity
operations.

Adam Geiger

Chief Investment Officer
New Legacy Group

Adam Geiger is President and Chief Investment Officer of the New Legacy Group, a multi-disciplinary Registered Investment Advisor.  The Group includes a hedge fund allocation business, an advisory firm serving families of significant net worth, and a private investment business which includes holdings in the technology, media, real estate and asset-based lending sectors.  Prior to co-founding New Legacy with Joseph Weilgus, Mr. Geiger was Chief Investment Officer of Ivy Asset Management, a leading provider of hedge fund allocation and advisory products and services.  Prior to Ivy, Mr. Geiger spent seven years in a senior position on the trading desk at Twenty-First Securities Corp. in New Yo ... (view full description)

Babak Hodjat

CEO and Co-Founder
Sentient

A serial entrepreneur, Babak has started numerous Silicon Valley companies as main inventor and technologist. Prior to co-founding Sentient, he was senior director of engineering at Sybase iAnywhere, where he led mobile solutions engineering. Babak was also a co-founder, CTO and board member of Dejima Inc., which was acquired by Sybase in April 2004. He is the primary inventor of Dejima’s patented, agent-oriented technology applied to intelligent interfaces for mobile and enterprise computing – the technology behind Apple’s Siri. Babak is a published scholar in various fields, including Artificial Life, Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, and Distributed Artificial Intelligence. He has 31 g ... (view full description)

Damir Hot

CEO/Founder
Canalyst

No biography specified

Chris Huggins

Head of Multi-Strategy Credit
Man GLG

 Chris Huggins is the head of Man GLG’s multi-strategy credit business and portfolio manager of Man GLG’s CRAVE and Market Neutral strategies. He also runs the European capital structure arbitrage and European convertibles books within the Market Neutral strategy. Chris joined the Man GLG credit team from Deutsche Bank in 2006. At Deutsche Bank, he was a Director within the Global Credit Trading team and focused on convertible bond trading and structuring. Chris graduated from the University of Warwick in 2000 with a BSc Hons in Pure Mathematics and Business.
 

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Managing Director
The Rock Creek Group

Ms. Townsend has a long history of accomplishment in the public arena, and for the last decade has in the private sector. Ms. Townsend founded the Center for Retirement Initiatives at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, where she is a Research Professor. The Center helps states implement policies and programs to make advance retirement security.  She is Chair of the Governor’s Retirement Security Task Force for the State of Maryland. She is a Managing Director at the Rock Creek Group, an investment management company She was Maryland’s first woman Lieutenant Governor where she was in charge of a multimillion dollar budget and had oversight of major cabin ... (view full description)

Valery Komissarova

Principal
Grishin Robotics

Valery Komissarova is a Principal at Grishin Robotics, first hardware-only VC firm, now investing $100M fund. She sourced multiple investments in firm's portfolio, including Spire, littleBits, Zipline, Sphero and others. Prior to Grishin Robotics, Valery worked in engineering, marketing & business development roles at multiple startups, most recently - Mail.Ru Group, now the largest internet-company in Eastern Europe that went public on LSE in 2010. 
 

Brian Lahart

Managing Director, Asset Management
Abbot Downing

Mr. Lahart is a Managing Director of Asset Management for Abbot Downing - a Wells Fargo Business. He leads a team which is responsible for sourcing and vetting external fund managers across both traditional and alternative strategies. Since joining the firm in 2007, Mr. Lahart has been a leader in the design and construction of the Abbot Downing investment platform which includes a proprietary risk assessment model designed to quantify the unique risk factors typically associated with alternative strategies. He is a senior member of the Abbot Downing Asset Allocation, Due Diligence, and Risk Optics committees. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Mr. Lahart was a Partner and Head of Risk Managem ... (view full description)

Derrick Land

Head
Man GPM Aalto US

Derrick leads Man GPM Aalto’s US activities with a focus on originating and structuring US debt investments. Prior to Aalto, Derrick was the lead banker at Wells Fargo Securities responsible for lending and securitization programs in the single family rental, non-performing and re-performing residential loan and residential bridge lending asset classes. He previously worked as an attorney at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Derrick graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans.
 

Bill Luby

Chief Investment Officer
Luby Asset Management

Bill is Chief Investment Officer of Luby Asset Management LLC, an investment management firm that specializes in VIX products, volatility derivatives and liquid alternative investments. Bill’s research and trading interests focus on volatility, market sentiment, technical analysis, options and exchange-traded products.  His work has been has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron’s and other publications.  A frequent contributor to Barron’s, Bill also co-founded Expiring Monthly: The Options Traders Journal and publishes the VIX and More blog as well as a weekly investment newsletter from just north of San Francisco.  Prior to becoming a full- ... (view full description)

Farouki Majeed

Chief Investment Officer
Ohio School Employees Retirement System

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

Bill Malloy

GP
Sway Ventures

Bill Malloy is a founding General Partner at Sway Ventures, where he is focused on IT software investing, hands-on operational support, and building the strategic ecosystem between the US and EMEA. His responsibilities focused on strategy and go-to-market plans for new product development. Bill Malloy is an innovative financier and technologist with a record of successfully investing in inefficient markets. He currently holds board positions in a number of Sway Ventures portfolio companies including Locoroll, EVRYTHNG, Tally, Penrose Studios, Le Tote, Zanbato, Mocana,  ... (view full description)

Chad Martinson

Managing Director
Efficient Capital Management

Mr. Martinson is the Managing Director, Investments at Efficient Capital Management, LLC where he serves as the portfolio manager for Efficient’s flagship managed futures fund.  In addition, Mr. Martinson leads the Investment Team and is a member of the Senior Executive Committee.   Mr. Martinson joined Efficient Capital Management in 2002 and has served as the Portfolio Manager since the beginning of 2008.  He currently directs the investment of more than $2.5 billion in nominal assets.    Mr. Martinson graduated from Taylor University in 1994 with a BA in Chemistry/Pre-med.  He holds a Series 3 license and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Designee (CAIASM)
 

Bradshaw McKee

Managing Director
Gramercy Funds Management

Bradshaw McKee, Managing DirectorCapital Solutions and Distressed Portfolio Manager Mr. McKee has over 24 years of distressed and structured credit experience in emerging markets. He is part of Gramercy’s Alternatives Portfolio Management team and Capital Solutions effort. Specifically, he is responsible for recommending, sourcing and managing distressed and high yield corporate bonds, capital solutions transactions and direct lending opportunities across the platform. He is a member of the Investment Committee and reports directly to Robert Koenigsberger, CIO.   Prior to joining Gramercy in 2017, Mr. McKee spent 11 years as Managing ... (view full description)

Andy Melvin

Managing Director
Information Management Network

No biography specified

Ryan Morris

President
Meson Capital Partners LLC

Ryan Morris is an entrepreneur and investor, he founded Meson Capital in February 2009 and has insider experience at 5 public companies including 3 as Chairman of the Board. In July 2008, after finishing his B.S. and M.Eng. from Cornell University in Operations Research & Information Engineering, Mr. Morris was Co-Founder and CEO of VideoNote LLC, a software company dedicated to capturing and indexing the videos of college lectures. Ryan is passionate about using technology and software to solve hard problems that allow man to play to his/her strengths.  He was formerly a champion rower and road cyclist so is particularly passionate about ending the use of fossil ... (view full description)

Brian Nugent

GP
Sway Ventures

Brian Nugent is a founding General Partner of Sway Ventures, as well as a seasoned technology industry executive, entrepreneur and board director. As an investor, entrepreneur, operator and strategic advisor in over 150 technology ventures, Brian has built domain expertise and deep connections across the IT industry on five continents. Brian has a proven record of driving software, SaaS, hardware and IT Services companies to market leadership positions. As an entrepreneur and operating executive he ran both public and privately-held enterprise software companies. Previously, Brian was a senior executive at Teros (acquired by Citrix), Atrica (acquired by Nokia-Siemens) and LuxN ( ... (view full description)

Scott O'Callaghan

Partner
Rotation Capital

Mr. O'Callaghan joined Rotation Capital at inception and is responsible for all business development activities for the Company.  In addition, he is also a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Rotation, Mr. O'Callaghan spent five years at MidOcean Credit Partners, where he was one of the founders, a member of the Investment Committee and Head of the Valuation Committee. Previously, Mr. O'Callaghan spent over 20 years in the leveraged credit markets in distribution and management roles.   At Bank of America, he was Global Head of Leveraged Finance Distribution and also served on the Global Credit Products management operating committee. Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. O' ... (view full description)

Mark Okada

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

Mark Okada is Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Highland Capital Management, L.P., a Dallas-based investment advisor with $17 billion in assets under management. With more than 30 years of credit and alternatives experience, Mark is widely regarded as a pioneer in the development of the bank loan market. He is responsible for structuring one of the industry’s first arbitrage Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs) and was actively involved in the development of Highland’s bank loan separate account and mutual fund platforms. In addition to overseeing the firm’s investment activities for its various strategies, Mark is portfolio manager of the Highland Floating Rate Opport ... (view full description)

Sean Olesen

Director, Investments
Dignity Health

Sean Olesen joined Dignity Health as Director, Investments in 2015. At Dignity Health, he helps manage approximately $9.5 billion in assets across all asset classes. He joined Dignity Health from Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank where he was Director, Private Capital and Impact Investing. At Ascent, he helped manage the private capital investment platform for the Ascent client base and the all asset class impact investment platform for all clients of U.S. Bank wealth management. Earlier in his career, he consulted to Anfield Group, LLC and was Director, Alternative Investments at a multi-billion dollar single family office.   Sean holds an MBA from the Yale School o ... (view full description)

Yaad Oren

Technical Advisor
SAP.io

No biography specified

Seth Page

EVP Strategic Partnerships
DataRPM

Seth Page is a long-recovered programmer, hacker & phreaker turned cross-border deal-maker, i-banker, financier and serial entrepreneur with 7 start-ups and 6 exits as Founder and/or Executive. Diversified tech background with focus in the areas of Industrial IOT, Machine Learning, AI, Cognitive Predictive Maintenance, Data Science, Big Data, Security & Telecommunications with over 20 years of experience in Strategic Partnering, Business Development, Corporate Development & Operations. Eats learning curves for lunch. Founded, funded, scaled and/or exited multiple start-ups including DataRPM (Progress), UniKey, PV Media Group ... (view full description)

Mark Perry

Managing Director
Wilshire Private Markets

Mr. Perry serves on WPM’s Business Committee and its Investment Committee. He is responsible for sourcing, performing due diligence on and monitoring investments across private markets sectors within the U.S. and Canada.  Prior to joining Wilshire, Mr. Perry was a Vice President at Centinela Capital Partners.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Perry joined Wilshire in 2012.

J. Daniel Plants

Managing Partner
Voce Capital Management LLC

J. Daniel Plants founded Voce Capital Management LLC, a value-oriented, employee-owned investment advisor, in 2011. His two decades of experience prior to Voce featured leadership roles from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road, including executive positions in the mergers and acquisitions groups at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and JPMorgan. Leveraging this unique professional background, Voce selectively uses public activism to enhance its returns and mitigate its risks. Voce’s efforts have resulted in numerous successes for its investors as well as other public shareholders at many companies, including Obagi Medical Products; Harmonic; Solta Medical; Oplink Communications; Intevac; ITG; a ... (view full description)

Stephen Prince

Co-Head of Asset Management
TFG Asset Management

No biography specified

Scott Ray

Director of Sales
Canalyst

No biography specified

Tim Recker

CIO & Treasurer
James Irvine Foundation

No biography specified

Bruce Richards

Chairman & CEO
Marathon Asset Management

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

Cara Roche

Managing Director
Zais Group

Ms. Roche serves as a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at ZAIS and is responsible for securitized corporate credit.  Since joining ZAIS, Ms. Roche has had significant involvement in the investment analysis of corporate backed CDO tranches, credit derivatives and synthetic securitizations and the management of the funds holding these securities.  She also contributed to the development of analytical systems and the group’s quantitative modeling capabilities.  Before joining ZAIS in September of 2004, Ms. Roche attended New York University and Trinity College Dublin.  She received a B.S. in Chemistry from NYU in 2004 and an M.A. in Mathematics of Finance from Col ... (view full description)

Eric Rubenfeld

Partner
Fragner Seifert Pace & Winograd, LLP

Eric Rubenfeld is in his third decade of helping clients solve challenging legal and regulatory problems. He is a business focused lawyer with experience in executive in-house positions and at large private law firms   Before returning to private law practice in 2017, Mr. Rubenfeld spent 12 years as in-house counsel, including 10 years with institutional investment advisors specializing in private and public equity investments in real estate, infrastructure and corporate debt and equity, including as general counsel and chief legal officer and chief compliance officer. In those roles, Mr. Rubenfeld helped to organize and advise numerous private and public funds, including public ... (view full description)

Ed Rzeszowski

Portfolio Manager
BlackRock Alternative Advisors

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

Peter Sanchez

CEO
Northern Trust

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

Thomas Schumann

Manager
Thomas Schumann Capital LLC

​​Thomas Schumann Capital invests in water equities which ensure water security. These water assets offer predictable, consistent, long-term returns which are driven by the fast growing demand for clean water. Because of mismanagement and population growth, demand for clean, fresh water continues to increase - unaffected by economic conditions, political developments or ever-changing consumer preferences. Thomas Schumann views the global water sector as the most impactful, yet undervalued asset class that has historically offered attractive returns.

Neil Sheth

Director of Alternative Assets Research
NEPC

No biography specified

Scott Smith

President
Aquarius Equipment Finance, Inc.

Scott Smith is the President and Founder of Aquarius Equipment Finance, a leading investor in maritime containers that are leased on a long-term basis to container shipping lines, with over $1.1 billion invested in the last 20 years. He earned a BA degree from Hartwick College and a MBA degree from Harvard University.   

Arvin Soh

Portfolio Manager & Invest. Committee Member
GAM Alternative Investments

Arvin Soh is a Portfolio Manager in GAM's Global Investment Solutions team, responsible for their global macro and systematic investments. In addition, as an Investment Committee member, he is also involved in broader hedge fund strategies and portfolios. Prior to joining GAM in 2005, Arvin was a manager within the pension group at Pfizer, with primary responsibility for manager selection in international equity, global macro and currency funds. Before that, he was an assistant portfolio manager, where he managed capital with a focus on technology and media companies at a quantitatively based fundamental hedge fund. Arvin began his career at Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank, where he was a vice p ... (view full description)

Natalia Sokolova

Managing Partner
SGG World

Ms. Sokolova, is a global Family Office professional as well as an active investor and strategic advisor for a number of startups with paradigm shifting technologies. She has deep relationships with HNW and UHNW, and single/multifamily offices globally. Ms. Sokolova, is the Founder and Managing Member of SGG World LLC, a strategic consulting firm established in 2006 to utilize her and her family’s (Sokol Family Office-SFO) relationships to build a strategic consulting firm.  Ms. Sokolova is also a member of the Sharenett.com Family Office platform.  Our firm focuses on investments and operations in the natural resource sector as well as in Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Big ... (view full description)

Ray Sturm

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
AlphaFlow

Ray Sturm is the Founder and CEO of AlphaFlow, an investment management company that specializes in alternative fixed-income real estate investments. AlphaFlow empowers real estate investors with the data, transparency, and tracking that used to be accessed only by investment professionals.   Ray is a leading entrepreneur in financial technology (FinTech). Prior to launching AlphaFlow, he founded RealtyShares, one of the industry's top platforms for real estate investing. His early career in finance included investment banking at Bear Stearns, Lazard Frères and CCMP Capital and serving as Director of Business Development for SmartDrive Systems. Ray ... (view full description)

Dennis Sugino

Founder
Kansa Advisory LLC

Dennis Sugino is the Founder of Kansa Advisory LLC.  Kansa assists institutional investors with fiduciary oversight and evaluation of their Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) relationship.    Dennis has over 30 years of senior level experience in the investment management industry.  He was the president and co-founder of Cliffwater LLC, an alternatives investment consulting firm focused on institutional investors.  Dennis was an executive committee member and partner at Aristotle Capital LLC, an asset manager focused on equity and credit strategies.  Prior to that, Dennis was a managing director and principal at Wilshire Associates where he focused on the firm’s larger an ... (view full description)

Jeff Tarrant

CEO & CIO
MOV37

Jeffrey is CEO and CIO of MOV37, a new business he founded to seek out and invest in emerging talent in the intersecting fields of machine learning, data science, and investment management. Jeffrey has more than three decades of experience picking emerging talent. He co-founded Protégé Partners in 2002 to focus exclusively on investing in established smaller hedge funds and select emerging managers. Prior to Protégé, Jeffrey managed institutional size alternative investments for private family fortunes and was a member of the board of the Investment Fund for Foundations. Jeffrey is known for investing in and seeding emerging managers, many of whom have bec ... (view full description)

Christopher Teets

Partner
Red Mountain Capital Partners LLC

Prior to joining Red Mountain in 2005, Mr. Teets was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs where he worked in the investment banking division on mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, debt and equity offerings, corporate restructurings and raid defense. Mr. Teets has experience in a number of industries, including industrials, transportation, consumer retail, business services and financial institutions. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked in the investment banking division of Citigroup. He received his B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Occidental College in 1996, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received his M.Sc. in the Faculty of Economics from the London Schoo ... (view full description)

Amit Thanki

Investment Officer
San Bernardino County Employees' Retirement Association

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

Adam Wagner

Chief Operating Officer
Blue Jay Capital Management LLC

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

Steve Walker

Founder
Cobaltix Compliance

Steve earned a Bachelor's degree in history from University of California, Berkeley and studied international economics at American University. He began his career in technology in 1990, working in networking and security for companies including Bechtel, Cohesive, 3Com, Good, and Exodus.   In 2003, Steve started Cobaltix. Since then, many of Steve’s clients started asking for not just security services, but also for compliance work, so in 2015, he decided to branch out with Cameron Bellamy's help, creating Cobaltix Compliance to address these financial compliance and regulatory needs.  In addition to running Cobaltix and working with Cameron on Cobaltix Compliance, St ... (view full description)

James Walsh

Head of Portfolio Advisory
Albourne America LLC

James Walsh  James is Global Head of the Portfolio Advisory team at Albourne, where he joined in 2012. Albourne is an all alternatives consultant with over 265 clients globally, and founded in 1994.   Previously, James was CIO at Cornell University’s endowment fund for four years, and spent 11 years at Hermes Pensions Management (the executive arm of the UK’s BT Pension Scheme), where he was Executive Director, Strategy and Alternatives from 2001-2006. While at Hermes, James was responsible for providing strategic advice to the Trustees, managing the Scheme-wide tactical asset allocation program, as well as the risk and performance functions. He also ... (view full description)

Casey Wamsley

Director
Collins Capital Investments

Mr. Wamsley has over 20 years of experience spanning the full spectrum of financial markets. Prior to joining Collins Capital, Mr. Wamsley was the founder and President of Phoenician Capital, LLC, where he specialized in alternative investment consulting to registered investment advisory firms and institutional clients. He has held leading roles at prominent investment consulting and advisory firms including Schwab Institutional. He began his career at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade trading interest rate futures and options and earned his floor membership while working for BNP Paribas. Mr. Wamsley received his BBA in Finance from the Cox School of ... (view full description)

Michael Weinberg

Chief Investment Officer
MOV37 and Protégé Partners

For more than two decades Michael has invested directly at the security level and indirectly as an asset allocator in traditional and alternative asset classes.    He is the Chief Investment Officer at MOV37 and Protege Partners, where he is a Senior Managing Director, and on the investment, management and risk committees.  Michael is also an adjunct Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia Business School, where he teaches Pension, Sovereign and Institutional Investing, an advanced MBA course that he created.    He was a portfolio manager and global head of equities at FRM, a multi-strategy investment solutions provider.  Prior to that, Michael was a ... (view full description)

James White

Portfolio Manager
Tugar Capital Management, LLC

James A. White is currently a managing director of Tugar Capital Mgt.,LLC a relative value fixed income manager. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1986. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force and became a fighter pilot employing the F-16 Fighting Falcon. After his active duty obligation to the military was fulfilled, he moved to Chicago and became a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as an option market maker. In 2001, Mr. White joined Excelsior Capital Management,LLC as a Principal where he co-managed Excelsior Partners, LP, a relative value/volatility arbitrage fund. The Fund annualized double digits from 2000 through 2008 and was profitable during ... (view full description)

Bradford E Willmore

Executive Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Sarus Capital Management LLC

Mr. Willmore has over twenty-five years experience in investment banking and asset management in the U.S., Asia, and Europe and is the Executive Managing Director of Sarus Capital Management, LLC.  Mr. Willmore has been working in Vietnam since 2007 and has been active in the valuation of companies in Indochina as well as writing on the economic and market environments in Vietnam.  He leads Sarus Capital’s due diligence team in company evaluations and in research analysis covering over 400 companies on the local exchanges.  Mr. Willmore has been active in advising Ministries in Vietnam on valuation and privatization strategies, as well as State Owned Entities in Vietnam since 2007.    ... (view full description)

Sara Yamotahari

Global Sovereign Wealth & Pension Fund Leader, Tax
Ernst & Young LLP

▶SY is EY Global  Sovereign Wealth and Pension Funds Leader, Tax. She works closely with tax, transaction and advisory teams across all markets globally to provide EY’s integrated global service offering with a key focus on the institutional investor market and their specific needs. ▶Prior to joining EY, SY  performed a dual role at OMERS, one of the largest Canadian pension funds,  as Head of Tax as well as senior managing director for OMERS strategic  airports platform  Airports Worldwide  with airports in Europe, US and South America  but also actively pursued airport opportunities in the Philippines, South Korea, India, Turkey, Brazil and Japan as both an equity investor and qualifying ... (view full description)
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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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