Nick Barbaria

President
Arriba Capital

Christopher Beavor

CEO
CAI Investments

Michael Blank

Principal
Woodmont Lodging, LLC

Michael L. Blank is a Principal at Woodmont Lodging. Mr. Blank has over 20 years of lodging industry experience including real estate investments, capital markets, hospitality and tourism consulting and hotel operations. Prior to co-founding Woodmont Lodging in 2015, Mr. Blank was an executive at RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE: RLJ) where he had portfolio analysis, transaction, and corporate finance responsibilities. Most recently, Mr. Blank managed the company's Business Intelligence function, which was responsible for portfolio data analysis. During his tenure at RLJ, Mr. Blank formalized and expanded RLJ’s business analytic function, enhancing the data collection and reporting processes of over ... (view full description)

David Butler

Managing Partner
Argosy Real Estate Partners

David is Managing Partner of Argosy Real Estate Partners, a real estate fund management firm.   Mr. Butler, based in San Francisco, is responsible for the management and oversight of Argosy Real Estate Partners including investment strategy, fundraising, asset management, and operations.  He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Management Committee.. Argosy specializes in opportunistic, value-add and core-plus real estate investments. Through joint venture structures, Argosy partners with operating partners possessing significant local market knowledge and a demonstrated track record of success. Argosy Real Estate Partners currently has over $1 billion of gross real ... (view full description)

Aileen Canta

CEO
AF Canta Inc

Aileen Canta, founder of A F Canta Inc started in 2005, is a hospitality development firm having offices in Newport Beach California and Denver Colorado.  Aileen brings nearly 20 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry, Mixed Use and Commercial Building.  She has been immersed in the Development & Construction of various hotel projects from boutique, select service, full service and resorts.  Ms. Canta began with the Kor Group and having the opportunity to work for a smaller firm gave her the chance to flourish and become educated in learning to develop hotels from A to Z.  Aileen became versed in “Complete” Project Development.  This led to her becoming a developer of Hosp ... (view full description)

Penn Collins

CEO
Gatehouse Capital

Penn Collins oversees the strategic operations of the firm after having spent more than a decade managing the underwriting, financial, and legal processes, as well as overseeing the hotel brand and third-party operator development efforts. Penn has worked on the development teams of the W Hollywood Hotel and Residences, W Dallas Hotel and Residences, and overseen conceptual, pre-development, and underwriting efforts out of the firm’s Dallas office. Prior to his work at Gatehouse, Penn served as an estimator for Webcor Builders, setting budgets for hospitality-focused mixed-use projects in the southern California marketplace. He received an undergraduate degree in Finance from Southern Method ... (view full description)

Tiffany Cooper

SVP, Development - Americas
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group

Tiffany Cooper is the Senior Vice President, Development for the Americas for The Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group. Tiffany is responsible for delivering growth to The Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group by expanding the development pipeline and footprint for the Americas via quality hotel projects to include conversions, adaptive reuse and new build opportunities. Tiffany is a hospitality professional with over 20 years of experience, having begun her career working in sales & marketing/hotel operations for The Kimpton Group in early 1995. Tiffany joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 1999 and continued working in operations, leading sales teams for various Starwood properties un ... (view full description)

Malcolm Davies

Principal
George Smith Partners

Malcolm has over 20 years of experience as an award-winning capital advisor and developer, having advised and been involved with over $4B worth of financings, both in the equity and debt markets. Over the past decade, Malcolm has brought his extensive industry knowledge as a developer to the capital markets, serving as a capital advisor – an aspect of the industry in which he has always excelled. Malcolm has thrived in this position, leading developers and investors to structure and capitalize billions of dollars worth of commercial real estate ventures. As Principal/Managing Director, Malcolm has vast experience in structuring various scenarios within the capital stack including non-r ... (view full description)

Richard Davis

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Richard F. Davis focuses his practice on U.S. and international real estate, business and finance law. He has represented many nationally and internationally known owners, developers, investors, and lenders in all aspects of real estate acquisition, development, operation and finance. He has been involved in international transactions involving more than seventeen countries with particular emphasis on Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, Japan, the People's Republic of China and Europe.

Amy E. King

VP of Luxury Lifestyle & Corporate Development
Hilton Hotels

Amy King is Vice President is Vice President, Luxury, Lifestyle and Corporate Development in McLean, Virginia.  She is responsible for the growth of the Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, LXR, Signia Hilton, and other luxury, lifestyle and convention hotel oriented brands in the Hilton portfolio in North America.  Her team seeks and evaluates opportunities for new construction or conversion of luxury and convention hotels under Hilton’s esteemed brand portfolio.  She actively works with owners through the development process, including identifying opportunities, sourcing capital partners, underwriting proposed hotel performance, negotiating franchise, management and related agreements, and supporting ... (view full description)

Javier Egipciaco

Managing Director
Arlo Hotels

Javier Egipciaco brings more than 20 years of New York hospitality experience to his position as Managing Director of Arlo Hotels, an independent collection of four-star lifestyle hotels. Egipciaco manages the operations of all Arlo properties, and is overseeing the development of the brand into additional markets. Prior to joining Arlo, Egipciaco was with Hersha Hospitality, a management, investment and development firm in the hospitality sector, where he served as the Corporate Director of Operations for the Independent Collection Hotels. In this role, Egipciaco specialized in the development and implementation of brand-wide initiatives for HHM's curated portfolio of independent properties ... (view full description)

Krystal England

Senior Director
Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC

Jonathan Epstein

Partner & Head, West Coast
GreenOak US

Jonathan Epstein is a Managing Director of GreenOak Real Estate Advisors LP and a member of the firm’s management committee. Mr. Epstein leads the firm’s investment efforts in the Western U.S. and is responsible for the firm’s investment strategy, sourcing, structuring and asset management for the Western region. Mr. Epstein has 24 years of experience in a broad range of real estate activities, including principal investing , finance and investment banking. During his career Mr. Epstein has been responsible for the acquisition, development, financing and management of over $50 billion of commercial real estate assets and companies, representing all asset classes, in the ... (view full description)

Chris Flick

SVP Portfolio Management
PIMCO

Mr. Flick is a senior vice president in the portfolio management group in the Newport Beach office, focusing on commercial real estate investments. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2011, he structured real estate transactions throughout the U.S. as a vice president for acquisitions/originations and portfolio management at Lowe Enterprises. He has seven years of investment experience and holds an MBA and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Rani Gharbie

Head of Acquisitions & Development,
The Pod Hotels

Rani Gharbie is currently the Head of Acquisitions & Development for The Pod Hotels, a BD Hotels company, where he is responsible for identifying potential investment opportunities and working closely with capital partners and strategic investors to increase equity positions and funding for future projects for the brand. Formerly, he oversaw development and acquisitions for North America at Virgin Hotels. Prior to that, Gharbie was the Managing Director and Founder at Cedar Funds, a New York City based development and investment firm with a focus on progressive hotel and real estate assets, as well as regional Director of Development with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where he was ... (view full description)

Andrew Gindy

Principal
Walton Street Capital LLC

Andrew Gindy is a Principal in the acquisitions group at Walton Street Capital. He is primarily responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing new equity investments on behalf of the firm’s flagship series of value-add opportunistic funds. He has been involved in direct real estate investments, portfolio transactions, joint-ventures, and developments across North America and Western Europe. Mr. Gindy earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. He is a member of ULI and the AHLA Investment Roundtable.
 

Scott Hall

Managing Director
Capital Markets, JLL

Jason Hsiang

SVP of Development
Yotel

Jason Hsiang is responsible for overseeing the development efforts for all YOTEL brands across North America. Jason most recently served as Senior Vice President of Hospitality at Thor Equities where he was responsible for all hospitality activities. Prior to that, he held senior development roles at SIXTY/ Commune Hotels and Morgans Hotel Group along with real estate acquisition positions at Northstar Capital and Lazard Freres Real Estate Investors. Over his career, Jason has acquired and invested over USD1.5Bn of hotel assets throughout North America and Europe and was responsible for successfully growing several hotel companies into full scale internationally recognized brands. 

Leon Hurley

Managing Partner
Cypress 16 LLC

Leon Hurley is a Licensed Architect and recently partnered in the forming of development and consulting firm Cypress 16,  where he is currently developing a Residence Inn in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Leon spent the previous 10 years as the Senior Vice President of Development at Miller Global Properties where he lead design and construction on such projects as the JW Marriott San Antonio Resort and Spa; Embassy Suites Springfield, VA; Residence Inn Bellevue, WA; Residence Inn Alexandria, VA; and Arrow Electronics Headquarters Denver, CO.  Prior to that Leon was founder and principal of Rhadius Architects in Denver, CO where he focused on Multi-Family Residential, Mixed-Use, Industrial, a ... (view full description)

Adrienne Jubb

Vice President, Development
Marriott International

Adrienne Jubb is Vice President of Development within the western region for Marriott International’s Select Brands.  She is responsible for franchise and managed growth of Courtyard, Sheraton Four Points, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn and Suites, AC by Marriott, Aloft, Moxy, Residence Inn, Element by Westin, and TownePlace Suites within southern California and southern Nevada. Adrienne joined Marriott from Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where she previously focused on managed development on the west coast and Hawaii.  Her experience includes iconic hotels such as the Kyo-ya Portfolio in Hawaii and the under-development W’s in Bellevue, Downtown Los Angeles and Aspen. Prior to j ... (view full description)

Afshin Kateb

CFO
Nimes Real Estate

As Chief Financial Officer, Afshin Kateb brings over 25 years of hospitality and real estate industry experience to Nimes Real Estate. Mr. Kateb manages the finance department, including: accounting, tax, internal & external reporting, treasury/cash management, risk management, asset management, and financial planning & analysis. He also plays a very active role in the company’s acquisitions and project management areas. Prior to joining Nimes, Mr. Kateb served as the CFO of SBE where he provided strategic financial, information technology, capital markets and structured finance, lender relations,  tax and accounting, project accounting and finance for ground up and renovation ... (view full description)

Ramin Kolahi

Principal
Lighthouse Investments, LLC

  Coming from a family real estate and banking office, Ramin grew up in and around real estate.  After a few years in consulting and developing brownfields, Ramin returned to the family real estate office to lead developing underutilized and new assets including growing the company’s hotels portfolio and serving as Assistant VP of Construction Loans.   Seeking to pave his own path, Ramin joined a privately held national development company to eventually become COO.  Ramin helped grow the firm to over $400M of development, including ground up condominium, conversions of boutique hotels and land development.    Lighthouse Investments is a result of Ramin’s many ye ... (view full description)

David Kuperberg

Chief Development Officer
Dream Hotel Group

David Kuperberg is the Chief Development Officer of Dream Hotel Group. In this role, Kuperberg is responsible for the continued growth and success of Dream Hotel Group’s portfolio of lifestyle brands, which includes Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels, in emerging and established markets worldwide. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Development for Virgin Hotels prior to joining Dream Hotel Group in 2013.   Kuperberg started his hospitality career in 2004 as Senior Director of Mergers and Acquisitions with Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, where he oversaw the acquisition of Ramada International from Marriott, which included more than 200 ho ... (view full description)

Sanyu Kyeyune

Program Manager
IMN

Cameron Lamming

President, COO
RAR Hospitality

Damon Lawrence

Co-Founder & CEO
Homage Hospitality

Originally from Pasadena, CA, Damon has always had a passion for entrepreneurship. In high school Damon was voted most likely to become a CEO and his classmates proved to be prophetic as the currently helms as Chief Executive Officer of Homage Hospitality. Like many hoteliers, he grew to love hospitality as he rose through the ranks. Damon began his hospitality journey as a front desk agent at the Donovan House Hotel in Washington, DC while attending Howard University. He then moved into management at companies such as The Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Dusit International. After noticing a lack of African American brand ownership and leadership in higher management r ... (view full description)

Vanessa Mange

Development Director
Virgin Hotels

Director of Development Vanessa Mange brings years of global experience to the role. Prior to joining Virgin Hotels, Vanessa worked for Kimpton Hotels where she oversaw global brand assessment and development initiatives, as well as held roles in corporate finance and asset management. During her time with Kimpton, Vanessa established a brand footprint in Mexico and supported growth across Europe, Greater China, and AMEA. In addition to bringing a keen eye to the Latin American market in her role at Virgin Hotels, Mange will work closely with the greater development team on all future Virgin Hotels development plans across the Americas. A graduate of Cornell University, Vanessa holds a Bache ... (view full description)

Mark McGregor

Managing Director
Relevant Group

Mark has over 15 years of Financial Services experience ranging from M&A Advisory to Equity Capital Markets. Most recently as Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets in New York, he founded the European Equity group in North America. Mark was a member of the European Management committee and lead the sales, trading, and ECM efforts with institutional investors. Prior to RBC, Mark was at Macquarie Capital in New York where he was SVP on the International Equity team and supported institutional funds on their investment process and corporate issuers on their equity issuances. Prior to Macquarie, Mark was at Ernst & Young in New York on their Transaction Advisory Services team. Mark is ... (view full description)

Toby Moskovits

Founder & CEO
Heritage Equity Partners

Toby Moskovits is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Equity Partners, a woman-owned real estate and development firm specializing in mixed-use development in the New York metro region. The company’s fast-growing portfolio is comprised of unique, contextualized buildings in some of New York’s outer borough neighborhoods.In addition to the two-million square feet of commercial and residential properties the firm and its partners already completed. Heritage currently has a number of major projects in various stages of development: 25 Kent Avenue, an innovativelight industrial and office development in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, ... (view full description)

Sid Narang

CDO
SBE

With over 20 years as a senior business executive in hospitality real estate and brand development, Sid Narang is currently the global Chief Development Officer for sbe. Sbe is a prominent player within the luxury and lifestyle segment of the business with over 25 brands in 180 locations around the world (SLS, Delano, Mondrian, Katsuya, to name a few). As CDO, Sid plays a strategic role driving sbe’s global development pipeline, real estate investment, feasibility, brand ROI and asset management for sbe’s lifestyle hotels, residential, restaurants and nightclubs. Before sbe, Sid was Managing Principal at Crescent Capital Ventures and Vice president at Starwood Hotels ... (view full description)

Jonathan Newbury

SVP, Strategic Development
Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Jonathan NewburySenior Vice President, Strategic Development   Jonathan Newbury serves as Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for Preferred Hotels & Resorts, responsible for driving global development marketing initiatives and fostering hotel development and retention for the company in North America.  Jonathan joined Preferred Hotels & Resorts in 2008 as Vice President of Brand Development. After one year in that position, his strategic expertise and expert planning skills were called upon to oversee the company’s newly created e-commerce department as Vice President of E-Commerce & Technology. ... (view full description)

Greg O'Stean

Chief Development Officer
Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Neal Patel

Secretary
AAHOA

Neal Patel serves as the Secretary of AAHOA, the voice of America’s hotel owners. He became an AAHOA member in 2012 and soon volunteered as an ambassador. Neal joined AAHOA’s board of directors in 2016 after being elected as the Young Professional Director Western Division, a position he held for three years.   Patel is a second-generation hotelier who grew up in the industry wearing many hats as he helped his family run their first twenty-room independent property. He began his hospitality career in Texas and is the managing partner of Blue Chip Hotels, a company specializing in hotel management and consultation. Blue Chip Hotels has over 1,200 rooms in several states among both ... (view full description)

Sarang Peruri

Principal
Oxford Capital Group, LLC

While at Oxford Capital Group, LLC, Mr. Peruri has been involved in approximately $1 billion of new investments. Mr. Peruri is involved in multiple facets of the business including investor relations, deal origination, acquisitions underwriting, due diligence coordination, project financing, project design, construction, and property operations. He is responsible for investment opportunities across the real estate spectrum and also in the corporate private equity area. Prior to joining Oxford Capital Group, LLC, Mr. Peruri worked in acquisitions and asset management at Equity International focused primarily on real estate related platform investments in South America and Asia. Mr ... (view full description)

Thomas Prins

Principal
TQP Capital Partners LLC

Thomas is a principal in TQP Capital Partners, LLC which invests in various sectors of hospitality real estate. He currently owns several hotels and restaurants across the United States including the Ames Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.        Thomas was a partner in the newly merged entity, Benchmark, A Global Hospitality Company after the merger between Gemstone Hotels and Resorts and Benchmark Resorts and Hotels.  Additionally, he served as the Managing Director of a Special Investment Vehicle, a GP fund set up to acquire hotel and resort assets for both the Benchmark and Gencom platforms. Thomas co-founded Gemstone Hotel & Resorts in 1994 making the company on ... (view full description)

Eric Rowen

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Eric Rowen focuses his practice on litigation and pre-litigation counseling involving real estate, real estate financing, real estate bankruptcies, and trusts with vast real estate assets. He specializes in litigating issues involving fiduciary duties, securitized loan portfolios, bond financings, loan and loan portfolio workouts and restructurings, construction financing, partnership and joint venture disputes, title issues, title insurance, and environmental matters. From 1999-2003, Mr. Rowen was President of ParkMedia LLC, a real estate aggregation and media subsidiary of Apollo Management, L.P., and Apollo Real Estate Advisors, L.P. He currently serves as ... (view full description)

Todd Ruff

Vice President of Development, The Americas
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

  Todd Ruff is Vice President of Development, The Americas, for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is an international hotel investment and management group with deluxe and first class hotels, resorts and residences in sought-after destinations around the world. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 32 hotels and six residences in 23 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place.   Prior to joining the Group, Todd was Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for Trinity Hotel Investors L.L.C., a private equity hotel real estate investment fir ... (view full description)

T. Dupree Scovell

Managing Partner & CIO
Woodbine Investment Corporation

Dupree joined Woodbine in 2011 to lead the company’s West Coast operations. Based in Los Angeles, Dupree oversees the company’s capital markets efforts and is responsible for Woodbine’s Hospitality Development and Investment fund, a $100M separate account, focused on upscale select-service and lifestyle development and acquisition opportunities throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Woodbine, he worked for Trammell Crow Company in Dallas for five years, where he focused on retail and mixed use development. Mr. Scovell was recognized by Dallas CEO magazine as one of the "Top 30 Real Estate Professionals Under 30." He was honored by the National Real Estate Forum as one of "Tomorrow's Newsmakers ... (view full description)

Bob Sonnenblick

Chairman
Sonnenblick Development, LLC

Mr. Robert Sonnenblick, Principal of Sonnenblick Development, LLC, is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania with more than 30 years of experience in various aspects of real estate development and real estate finance. From 1981 to 1991 Mr. Sonnenblick was the driving force and power behind Sonnenblick-Goldman Corporation of California. Mr. Sonnenblick completed over $1.5 Billion of commercial real estate transactions on the West Coast, and as a result is regarded as one of the West Coast's leaders in the field of commercial real estate finance. Among the more notable projects for which Mr. Sonnenblick personally structured the financing for are The Beau ... (view full description)

Brian Waldman

Executive Vice President, Investments
Peachtree Hotel Group

Brian is the Senior Vice President of Investments of Peachtree Hotel Group and brings more than 15 years of hospitality experience. Brian leads the company’s hotel real estate investment and asset management programs.   Prior to joining Peachtree, Brian was formerly Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets for Beacon Hospitality Partners where he was responsible for executing capital markets assignments and other advisory assignments with an aggregate asset value exceeding $8 billion. Prior to Beacon, Brian served as Senior Vice President of DTZ Hospitality Group, Vice President ... (view full description)

Matthew Walker

Executive VP
Lowe

Mr. Walker is Executive Vice President of Lowe and is responsible for overseeing the Company’s hotel and resort development and value add investment.  In addition to providing general strategic direction for Lowe and implementation on key projects, Mr. Walker is responsible for the company’s hospitality business development efforts as well as oversight of its real estate sales and marketing activities.  Mr. Walker joined Lowe in 2000 and is a shareholder with the firm.    Mr. Walker currently oversees several hospitality projects for Lowe: Ivy Station – 148 room ground-up lifestyle hotel as part of a $300 million mixed-use hotel/office/residential/retail ... (view full description)

Thomas Whitesell

EVP, Group Head, Real Estate
Pacific Western Bank

As National Head of the Pacific Western Bank's Nation Lending Platform, Mr. Whitesell is responsible for expanding the firm’s work with established commercial real estate developers and investors seeking real estate bridge and construction loans nationwide. An industry veteran of 30 years, Mr. Whitesell's experience includes bridge and construction financing as a senior and also mezzanine lender.  He has deep experience in preferred equity transactions as well as debt restructurings as a lender and attorney. Prior to joining Pacific Western Bank, Mr. Whitesell held senior positions at banks and debt funds, originating and directing regional and national platforms for construction, brid ... (view full description)

Mark Younadam

Regional Vice President, Development
Hyatt

Mark Younadam has been with Hyatt since 2010 and currently serves as Regional Vice President of Development for Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels. Mark brings 20 years of industry experience to his current position where he focuses on expansion of Select Service brands in the Southwest Region of the U.S.
 
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Information Management Network - Privacy Notice

Introduction - Who we are

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

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

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

This Privacy Notice was updated on 23 May 2018

Our Approach to Your Privacy

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

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

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

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

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

What Personal Data We Collect & Why

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

  • Registration, Free Trials & Subscriptions

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

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

  • Events & Conferences

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

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

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

  • Advertising & Marketing

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

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

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

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

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

  • Online Targeted Advertising

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

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

  • Lead Generation and Scoring

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

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

  • Surveys, Market Research & Customer Feedback

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

  • Public forums, message boards and blogs

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

  • Business or Asset Sale

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

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

  • Additional Third Party Disclosures

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

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

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

International Transfers

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

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

Retention Periods

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

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

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

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

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

Your Rights

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

  • Access & Portability

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

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

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

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

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

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

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

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

    Email: dataprotectionofficer@euromoneyplc.com

    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

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

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

Protecting Your Data

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

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

Third Party Sites

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

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