This is a past event. To see the list of our current events, please click  HERE

Robert Ahn

Los Angeles Cannabis Regulation Commission

Robert Ahn is an attorney at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, with an emphasis on land use, real estate and corporate transactions, and cannabis law.  He currently serves as the inaugural President of the Los Angeles Cannabis Regulation Commission, having been appointed to the role in 2017 by Mayor Eric Garcetti.  The Commission is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all licensing and plays a key role in influencing cannabis policy by making recommendations to the Mayor and City Council for cannabis regulations in the City of Los Angeles.  Previously, Mr. Ahn also served as a Planning Commissioner (2013-2017) and Redistricting Commissioner (2011-2012) for the Cit ... (view full description)

Jon Avidor

Executive Chairman
Shryne Group

Jon is an M&A professional with extensive experience in corporate transactions, including sales of companies to Bayer, LinkedIn, PayPal and Intel. He co-founded World Trade Ventures, an early-stage VC fund in New York, and The Urban Resource Project, a non-profit tackling poverty through technology. Jon is a licensed attorney in New York and California, and worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Goodwin in Silicon Valley. He holds a JD-MBA cum laude from Northwestern University.

Kerry Blasdel

Juda Properties

Kerry is a Colorado based business consultant specializing in pre-qualifying and stabilizing Real Estate for the Cannabis Industry. He also provides end to end solutions for startup and expansion businesses. In 2009, watching the 'green rush' in Dispensary growth in Colorado , Kerry, as a then Real Estate Investor and Entrepreneur, purchased a commercial property to convert to a dispensary and cultivation facility. Continuing to develop his own business, Kerry fully comprehended the dynamic shifts in the laws, politics, and regulations, being created in Colorado. They are now acknowledged as ‘ first in the world’, and a successful model for other governments. ... (view full description)

Don Brain

Executive Chairman & CEO
Freehold Properties, Inc.

  • 40+ total years of corporate experience
  • Last 15+ years as investor, partner and entrepreneur in diverse set of companies in the wine & spirits, distribution, technology and energy industries with firms such as Global Wine Partners, Handcrafted Wines, and Enfinite Capital
  • 25 years of risk management and advisory services experience including leadership roles as CEO and National Practice Leader with firms such as Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Corporate Benefits Consulting Group, and Lockton Companies

Ryan Brandt

Director, Commercial Acquisitions
Blake-Wilder Strategies

Jared Cohen

Glass House Group

Jared is a private investor and entrepreneur. He is currently active in the cannabis space with a number of private investments as well as operating roles. Jared has focused on providing capital and expertise to assist early stage companies in accelerating growth and navigating the dynamic regulatory landscape. Mr. Cohen brings over 15 years of public and private investing experience across multiple industries and throughout the capital structure. Mr. Cohen spent 10 years at Fortress Investment Group as a Partner in the Credit Funds. Before joining Fortress, Mr. Cohen was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch in a principal investing role and began his career as an investment banking analy ... (view full description)

Anthony Coniglio

NewLake Capital Partners, Inc.

Anthony Coniglio is CEO of NewLake Capital Partners, a newly formed company focused on acquiring specialized industrial and retail properties to be leased to state-licensed cannabis operators.  With one of the largest, non-captive, initial capital raises in the cannabis real estate industry, NewLake is focused on serving a diverse group of high-quality cannabis companies.  Our Board and Management team bring over 150 years of experience from highly successful companies such as GTI, Pearlmark, Innovative Industrial Properties, CBRE, Equity Group Investments, Prologis, Meridian Capital, JPMorgan, The Carlyle Group and Goldman Sachs.  Additionally, our Board has significant public company exper ... (view full description)

Jessica Cure

Cure Designs

Jessica Cure is a seasoned entrepreneur, creative consultant, and wellness advocate.
Jessica is the founder of Cure Designs. Leveraging her degrees in both Marketing and Interior Design, and as a cannabis industry operator for ten years, Cure Designs provides sought-after creative business strategy consulting services to top tier cannabis companies. Clients include all parts of the cannabis supply chain.

Jay Czarkowski

CEO & Co-Founder
Canna Advisors

Jay Czarkowski is an influential cannabis entrepreneur, investor, and advocate. A well-connected and respected industry insider, Jay and his team have helped build cannabis businesses in 29 states and internationally. As Founding Partner at Canna Advisors, Jay forges new avenues in the legal cannabis market with informed agility and strategic sophistication. A foremost authority on real estate development and cultivation design, Jay has held a commercial general contractor license since 2002. Working on multiple cannabis design projects throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, Jay focuses on highly automated, sustainable facilities with a niche in the greenhouse sector. Know ... (view full description)

Brandon David

Investing in Cannabis Podcast

Since 2015, Brandon has been the host of 'Investing in Cannabis'. A weekly podcast featuring the founders and investors in the legal cannabis industry. He is also a cofounder of the consulting firm Balanced Advisor which has helped 20+ early stage cannabis companies, with strategy, finance, capital preparation, and marketing content. Prior to 2015, Brandon was immersed in the early stage technology ecosystem serving in key marketing, sales, and product strategy roles. Brandon first fell in love with the startup funding process during his time curating the LAUNCH festival and acting as first filter for angel investor, Jason Calacanis. 

Troy Dayton

The Arcview Group

Johnny Deim

Humboldt Brothers

Jeff Forsythe

VP CRE Loan Officer
Torrey Pines Bank

Alexander Freedman

Managing Director
Americanna, LLC

Alex is a Managing Director of Americanna, LLC, a cannabis investment fund focused on opportunities in California. Prior to Americanna, Alex  served for two years as the General Counsel to the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation and the Los Angeles Cannabis Regulation Commission. In that role, Alex was responsible for drafting all of the city's cannabis ordinances and regulations, advising DCR on the design and implementation of all facets of its cannabis licensing and regulatory program, and advising the Commission on all of its licensing activities. 


Seth Freeman

Senior Managing Director
GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group

Seth R. Freeman, Senior Managing Director of GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC, a B. Riley Financial Company (NASDAQ: RILY) leads the firm's San Francisco office. [].  He is a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor and Certified Turnaround Professional.  Seth is leading GlassRatner's National Cannabis Business Advisory & Restructuring practice.  He recently spoke on cannabis restructuring at the Loyola Law School Cannabis Business Program, the Oregon State Bar Association Cannabis Seminar and the the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Annual Conference.  He is speaking at the Loyola VII, California Receivers Forum on January 23-24 2020  https ... (view full description)

Jade Green


After starting college at just sixteen years old, Jade graduated with an honors degree in Biochemistry from the University of Florida at the age of twenty. Jade started her first company in the medical sector at age twenty-one when she was approached by a company in Florida applying for a medical marijuana license. Jade helped write the application and became a partner and investor in the company, which was awarded one of the first five vertically integrated licenses to produce medical marijuana products in the state. After seeing the success from her first cannabis initiative, Jade sold her medical company at the end of 2015 and moved to Los Angeles to focus on cannabis full-time. There, sh ... (view full description)

Ken Greer

Green Sage

I am the founder & managing director of Green Sage, a cannabis real estate investment and development firm with property in California & Colorado.  

Wesley Hein

Head of Government Affairs, Legal and Compliance
Mammoth Distribution

Wesley manages legal, compliance and public affairs for Mammoth Distribution, one of California’s largest cannabis manufacturing and distribution companies and which has top brands such as “Heavy Hitters” and “Farm”. Wesley helps Mammoth navigate state and local licensing processes, interactions with regulators, licensing, and lobbying state agencies and lawmakers. Wesley’s previous experience includes founding and operating several high-growth, venture-backed media and technology companies. He was also an executive vice president at the Walt Disney Company and earned his MBA from Pepperdine University.

Oliver Higgins

Founder & CEO

Oliver’s background is in film and advertising. He started his own production company after graduating from the University of Miami, producing and directing commercials and music videos. He then went on to work for acclaimed writer/producer David Milch, involved in the creative and also overseeing production on multiple HBO series. He also has deep roots in the cannabis industry and was a part owner of a now closed medical marijuana dispensary.  He’s been a hobby grower for over a decade and launched his own brand, Higgs, in 2016. 

Laurie Holcomb

Gold Flora

Laurie has over 20 years’ experience in start-ups, turn-arounds, executive management, business development and financing.  She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gold Flora, LLC, a fully compliant, vertically integrated Cannabis Company located in California with licenses in cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and retail sales.  Gold Flora owns King’s Crew, a retail store located on Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach and Shelf Life Distribution with multiple distribution facilities located throughout California.  Laurie is also the founder of BlackStar Industrial Properties, LLC, which owns 28 acres of land and at completion of construction will consist of 620,000 SF of ind ... (view full description)

Ruben Honig

Executive Director
United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA)

Ruben Honig, Executive Director of the United Cannabis Business Association, the largest licensed retail cannabis trade association in California, is a business owner and advocate working to ensure the state of California and the City and County of Los Angeles create fair and equitable cannabis licensing systems. Ruben co-founded Ceres Strategies consultancy, an LA based government affairs and communications firm. At Ceres, Ruben specialized in local and state policy and licensing and is a recognized leader in the California cannabis industry. Ruben formerly co-founded and served as executive director of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force, where he led a trade association repres ... (view full description)

Rob Kampia

Executive Director
Marijuana Leadership Campaign

Rob previously co-founded the Marijuana Policy Project in 1995 and served as its executive director for 23 years, leaving MPP in 2017 to found the Marijuana Leadership Campaign, which is based in Austin and Washington, D.C. Rob grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia in Harleysville, Pennsylvania. In 1986, he graduated as valedictorian of his class at Souderton Area High School, and in 1993 he graduated with honors from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science and a minor in English. In the middle of his seven-year tenure at Penn State where he had a full scholarship, he served three months in a county prison near State College after being ... (view full description)

Steve Kaplan

Head of Capital Markets
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc

Steve Kaplan serves as Head of Capital Markets for Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.  He has worked in the financial community for over 25 years and has substantial experience advising companies in a wide variety of industries. He joined Ladenburg in 2004 and Co- Founded its Yield Oriented Equity Group  in 2008. This group focuses on publicly traded REITs, BDCs and MLPs and has completed nearly 400 debt and equity offerings.    Prior to Co-Founding this group, Mr. Kaplan Co-Founded Ladenburg’s SPAC practice.  That practice grew to be one of the largest SPAC practices on Wall Street and completed over 40 SPAC IPOS.  Prior to joining Ladenburg, Mr. Kaplan was a co-founder of River Capital Part ... (view full description)

Eugene Kim

Shareholder & VP
Stream Kim Hicks Wrage & Alfaro, PC

Eugene Kim is a real estate and business litigation attorney at Stream Kim Hicks Wrage & Alfaro, PC.  He has tried numerous complex business, real estate, and intellectual property cases to verdict.  Mr. Kim has been recognized as a “Rising Star Super Lawyer” by Thompson Reuters, rated “A/V Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell, recognized as a Top Lawyer in Inland Empire Magazine, and received the NAPABA Best Under 40 Award.  In addition to his accolades, he currently serves on Governor Gavin Newsom’s Judicial Section Advisory Committee, is the President for the San Bernardino County Bar Association, and serves on the board for Altura Credit Union and Big Brothers Big Sisters.   Previously, ... (view full description)

Caesar Layton

Founder & Partner
Cultivate Ventures

An experienced executive and leader with an 18-year track record of investing in, managing, and advising a wide-variety of businesses globally. Currently Caesar runs Cultivate Ventures, a boutique investment and advisory firm he co-founded in 2012 to build domain-centric investment products for private companies and real estate. Primarily focused on cutting edge opportunities in food and agriculture, Cultivate designs investments to specifically optimize opportunity and compounding value through an alternative investment thesis that targets yields derived from inefficient markets, small investment windows and favorable risk deltas. Prior to his recent focus on investment and real estate, Cae ... (view full description)

David Lesser

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Power REIT

Raymond Lewis

Treehouse REIT

Allison Margolin

Founding Partner
Margolin & Lawrence

John Massocca

VP Equity Research
Ladenburg Thalmann

Bryan McLaren

Chairman & CEO
Zoned Properties, Inc.

Mr. McLaren is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zoned Properties, a strategic real estate development firm whose primary mission is to provide real estate and sustainability services for the regulated cannabis industry. McLaren has a strong professional background in the social, economic, and environmental development of complex business organizations. For more than a decade he has successfully implemented programs and projects for corporate and community organizations. Mr. McLaren holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and Ethics Studies from the University of San Diego, a Masters of Sustainable Development from Northern Arizona University, an Executive Masters ... (view full description)

Brian Mitchell

Co-Founder & CEO
Shryne Group

Brian is an accomplished entrepreneur with a successful track record in the construction and cannabis industries. His businesses currently employ hundreds of people in communities across California. Most recently, Brian led the vertical integration of the Shryne Group, a cannabis holding company with roots in the Golden State, and licenses and operations that cover the full span of the largest legal cannabis market in the world. Today, the Shryne Group is a profitable enterprise with unlimited upside.

Paul Murad

Metroplex Realty

Paul Murad is a President of METROPLEX Group, consisting of a commercial real estate development company and a brokerage company in Las Vegas. The company focuses on the Downtown Las Vegas redevelopment projects, especially in the Arts District. Paul recently served as Nevada Real Estate Commissioner. He has 17 years of marketing, international business and business development experience. He speaks English. Russian and Spanish. At IMN conferences, he is looking to connect with bridge and mezz lenders for their new Downtown Las Vegas/Arts District projects and perm lenders for refinancing of recently completed projects.

Erik Murray

Managing Partner
Oak Investment Funds LLC

Oak Investment Funds, Oak Industrial Funds and related ventures acquire, develop, and manage private equity commercial real estate investments across the San Francisco Bay Area.   We strategically deploy our own and investor capital across a diverse range of opportunistic real estate investments.  Our combination of time-tested investment strategies and a veteran leadership team delivers superior returns while minimizing risks. A significant portion of our business is focused on the California legal cannabis industry, where we have an early mover advantage having deployed over $50MM in capital over the last two years in acquiring cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and dispensary prope ... (view full description)

Richard Ormond

Founder & CEO
Stone Blossom Capital

Rick Payne

Co-Founder & Director of Portfolio
Cannabis Real Estate Consultants

Rick Payne is a San Diego native with almost a decade in real estate experience. He has also been in the cannabis industry since 2011 and has been able to gain an in-depth understanding of the complexities associated with finding legally compliant locations and getting them entitled for the intended cannabis use. After realizing that there was a void in the industry for knowledgeable commercial real estate professionals, he started Cannabis Real Estate Consultants and quickly became the leader in cannabis real estate. To date, Rick has worked with some of the most experienced and well-capitalized operators and investors in the cannabis industry throughout California and the United States. Ri ... (view full description)

Jamie Pearson

Chief Operating Officer
Bhang Corporation

Jamie is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the company on a global scale and its entrée into international distribution and capital markets. The daughter of a cannabis cultivator, she literally grew up in the industry and has watched it evolve from Reagan’s war on drugs to where it is now. Professionally before Bhang, Jamie founded and oversaw the day-to-day leadership, management and operations of a successful real estate investment, finance, and management firm. She currently owns a real estate portfolio that spans three countries. In 2015, she co-founded a celebrity cannabis agency, working with iconic artists such as Cypress Hill and Die Antwoord. She has personally own ... (view full description)

Kyle Ryan

Co-Owner / Operator
LA Kush

Rob Sechrist

Pelorus Equity Group

Rob is the Co-Founding President of Pelorus Equity Group and Co-Manager of the Pelorus Fund, a cannabis-focused private mortgage  REIT. He has more than 23 years of experience in the real estate finance industry. Since the formation of Pelorus in 2010, he has raised more than $500,000,000 in secured real estate transactions and deployed more than $360M into the cannabis sector. Rob’s primary role at Pelorus Equity Group is raising capital for the Pelorus Fund and the development of strategic alliances with both private and institutional investors, formation of equity partnerships, coordinating the company’s growth into new markets and as an underwriter of transactions. Rob also oversees the ... (view full description)

Bill Stark

Co-Founder & CBDO
The Peak Beyond

Bill Stark, co-founder of The Peak Beyond, leads business development and strategies for growth. A Bay Area entrepreneur, Bill's private ventures have included retail health and wellness product manufacturing, interior design and building, and a martial arts studio in San Francisco.  Previously, he acted as CEO of Nectar Ventures, where he consulted with businesses to establish brand identity, designed and developed products, and formulated go to market strategy.

Keith Stephenson

Purple Heart Patient Center

Keith Stephenson is a member of the California Cannabis Advisory Commission serving under the Bureau of Cannabis Control having been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown and is statewide resource on cannabis, recognized by the California State Legislature as a subject matter expert. Mr. Stephenson is the first African American in America, to operate a legally licensed cannabis business and is the Founder/CEO of PURPLE HEART PATIENT CENTER, the longest operating cannabis retailer in Oakland, CA – founded in September 2006. After experiencing the health benefits of using the cannabis plant for injuries and complications from arthritis, Mr. Stephenson was fascinated by the multiple ben ... (view full description)

Noah Streit

Streit Lending

Paula Turner

Desert Pacific Properties, Inc.

Paula Turner is the broker and co-founder of Desert Pacific Properties, a commercial real estate company founded in 1993. In 2015, she established the Cannabis Division which focuses on cannabis real estate throughout the Coachella Valley.  Paula has marketed several large cannabis business parks including Coachillin’, the largest cannabis park in the US and Coachella Cann Park II, a new cannabis greenhouse park in the city of Coachella. Paula has been a resident of the Coachella Valley since 1987 and is blessed with a loving husband David, 4 children and 5 grandchildren.  

Jeff Walraven

Chief Operating Officer
Freehold Properties, Inc.

Director & COO of Freehold Properties, Inc. Co-Founder of Freehold Properties, Inc. a newly formed, internally managed real estate investment company that invests in specialized agricultural, industrial and cannabis properties leased to experienced, multi-state-licensed operators.  Freehold’s investment strategy includes a focus on best-in-class and well-capitalized multi-state operators (MSOs) with vertically integrated property types from cultivation to production to retail dispensary. 27+ total years public accounting and public company corporate executive experience Last 5 years as EVP and Chief Financial Officer of NYSE: MRT taking company from ... (view full description)

Nathan Whigham

EN Capital

Nathan Whigham is the Founder and President of EN Capital. He has been placing debt and equity across all types of commercial real estate since 2006 and has been involved in the origination of over $800MM of commercial real estate finance. Prior to founding EN Capital he was the Senior Director of Business Development for CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital for Southern California. Before his tenure as a commercial PACE lender he was Senior Vice President at Nebo Capital, a boutique commercial real estate capital advisory firm. Nathan has also developed over six megawatts of large commercial renewable energy projects and has been involved in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures. He holds an M ... (view full description)

Tom Zuber

Managing Partner
Zuber Lawler

Tom Zuber is a founder and the Managing Partner of Zuber Lawler.  Zuber Lawler represents clients throughout the world from offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Silicon Valley.  Zuber Lawler represents clients most often on the areas of M&A and other deals; IPOs; intellectual property; regulatory work; and litigation and investigations.  Zuber Lawler’s attorneys work in languages covering 90% of the world’s population.   Mr. Zuber is the relationship partner for some 10 Fortune 500 Company clients of the firm, as well as funds and government entities. He has advised some of the most iconic companies in the world on their patent and trademark disputes, deals and globa ... (view full description)
Sign In
Sign in with LinkedIn
Contact Information
1120 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036 USA

Phone: +1 (212) 901-0506
(8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time / Monday-Friday)


Event Contacts for IC3 Real Estate


Below are the terms and conditions governing your use of Euromoney USA LLC ("IMN") this website and any products or services connected therewith. By using the website or services connected with the website, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

*Your Obligations. You represent and warrant that you have the capacity to agree to these Terms and you are at least eighteen (18) years of age. To the extent any individual accesses a Site or uses a Service as an employee, partner, director, agent or representative ("Agent") of any legal entity which is a Subscriber, the Agent warrants that he or she has authority to agree to these Terms on behalf of the relevant legal entity.

You will procure that you and any licensed user under your subscription will: (a) comply with all applicable laws in relation to the site and services, including without limitation, laws relating to the use of Intellectual Property; (b) not use the site or the content outside the scope of permitted use and will not infringe any Intellectual Property or other rights in or relating to the site or the services or of any third party; (c) not copy, reproduce, recompile, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, upload, download, transmit, create derivative works from or otherwise exploit or tamper with the site or any software embodied in any site or service; (d) not prevent or restrict the use of any site or service by other authorized users nor hack into or cause damage to any server or other equipment operated by us; and (e) comply fully with these Terms.

*No IMN Warranties or Representations. IMN makes no warranty, express or implied, concerning any use of this website or any service or product provided in connection with this website. The services and products provided by IMN are provided on an "AS IS" basis. IMN disclaims any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, including any warranty for the use or the results of the use of the products or services. IMN is not responsible for correcting, maintaining or updating the data and services made available on this website.

Any material and analysis provided by or through IMN or this website is not a recommendation that must be followed or an offer, or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any financial product; IMN does not recommend that you enter into a particular transaction or represent that any product or service described on this website is suitable for you or your company. Nor is any information displayed here promoting any particular financial product, service or trading strategy in any jurisdiction where such an offer or solicitation, or trading strategy may be prohibited. As all prudent investors know, some transactions, including but without limitation, those involving high-yield securities, give rise to substantial risk and any investment decision you may make is your own. You should not enter into any transactions unless you have fully understood all such risks and have independently determined that such transactions are appropriate for you. Any discussion of the risks contained herein with respect to any product should not be considered to be a disclosure of all risks or complete discussion of the risks mentioned.

*Restricted Use. As a user of this website, you are not permitted to display, modify, copy, print or otherwise use the information made available to you here only for your own use. You are not permitted to publish, transmit, or otherwise make this information available in any format to any third party without the prior express written consent of IMN. You also are not permitted to change or remove any copyright (©), trademark (®, SM, TM) any other notices displayed with the information. IMN can modify the information at any time and for any reason at its sole discretion. Unless expressly stated otherwise herein, no rights are granted to you regarding the information on this website from IMN or any other source, including third party providers of information for this website, which shall under no circumstances be liable to you in any way.

*IMN Monitoring. Your use of the products and services on this Web site may be monitored by IMN in any lawful manner, and that the resulting information may be used by IMN for its internal business purposes or in accordance with the rules of any applicable regulatory or self-regulatory organization.

*Website or Internet failure. IMN shall have no liability, contingent or otherwise, to you or to third parties, or any responsibility whatsoever, for the failure of any connection or communication service to provide or maintain your access to this service, or for any interruption or disruption of such access or any erroneous communication between IMN and you. IMN also does not warrant or represent that the website shall be completely secure, specifically including without limitation, that no unauthorized person shall intercept or access information transmitted by you.

*Website Access. Access to this website is restricted by password and only authorized IMN registrants may use the website. Any unauthorized access shall be the responsibility of the Registrant and his or her company and IMN shall not be liable for any damages arising out of such unauthorized access. You agree to: (1) Keep your password confidential; (2) prohibit others from using your account; (3) refrain from using other Users’ accounts; (4) refrain from selling, trading, or otherwise transferring your account to another party; and (5) refrain from charging anyone for access to any portion of DirectConnect, or any information arising therefrom. You are also responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you can demonstrate that your account was accessed without your knowledge or fault.

*User Communication. To the extent permitted while using DirectConnect, you can use and participate in groups, free to post and delete comment on the website. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users. IMN may limit the number of connections you may have to other users and may at its sole discretion prohibit you from contacting other users through use of the Services or otherwise limit your use of the Services.

If you violate this Agreement while posting, that content may be removed without further notice or the rights of others posting here. Nothing you post here is confidential or proprietary and you are cautioned that other posters or viewers may use any information posted here. By posting here you agree that IMN is not responsible for the misappropriation or misuse of any information posted on this website.

*Privacy. Any submissions, including private personal information, like names, addresses and so on, are voluntary and you waive any and all rights you have to the protection of that information. By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents or other matter ("Submissions"), you agree that: (a) the Submissions are not confidential or proprietary information; (b) IMN has no obligation to keep the submissions confidential; (c) IMN can use or disclose the Submissions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (d) if asked, you will irrevocably assign to IMN all rights to your Submissions; and (f) you are not entitled to any compensation of any kind from IMN under any circumstances.

*Content by Becoming a User of DirectConnect: As part of obtaining registration access to DirectConnect, unless you opt out, you may receive invitations to network from other conference attendees. We may also send you emails to keep you updated on developments in the site and services. Your registration for and/or subscription to such an email service and your use of the content received through these email services will be subject to these terms. You can unsubscribe to our email service by changing your email preferences on the website.

*License. If you comply with all your obligations under this Agreement, IMN grants you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive license and right to access the Services, through a generally available web browser, mobile device or application view information and use the web pages and in accordance with this Agreement for your use only. Any other use of DirectConnect is strictly prohibited. All rights not expressly granted in this Agreement, including, without limitation, title, ownership, intellectual property rights, and all other rights are retained by IMN.

*Anti-Hacking. You expressly agree not to use or attempt to use any "virus," "spyware," "malware," "adware," "Trojan horse" "deep-link," "scraper," "bot," "spider," "data-mining," "computer code" or any other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, process, or methodology or manual process having similar processes or functionality, to access, acquire, copy, or monitor any portion of this website or content. You also agree not to obtain or attempt to obtain through any means any materials or information on the website that have not been intentionally made available either by their public display on the Web Site or through their accessibility by a visible link or portal. You further agree not to violate the security of the website or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the website, data, materials, information, computer systems or networks connected to any server, through hacking, password mining or any other method.

*No Linkage. You expressly agree not to link or attempt to link to this website or the web pages contained herein.

*Third Party Information. Some of the information you access here is the property of third parties, made available here with the express permission of those third parties. IMN is not responsible for the content of any third party information provided on this website. You are cautioned that any further use of that information by you may be subject to the rights of those third parties and you may be required to obtain a license to use any such information. Failure to obtain third party permission may be a violation of federal law. You should contact the third party provider of the information to ascertain the requirements for using the information.

*Copyright and Trademarks. The layout of the website pages, graphics and pictures used and the collection of individual contributions are protected by copyright. All copyrights belong either to IMN, the third-party content providers or both. Either IMN or the third-party content providers own all trademarks and service marks depicted here.

*Indemnification. You agree to indemnify hold harmless and defend IMN, including our employees, officers, agents and contractors and our related entities and their employees, officers, partners, agents and contractors ("Indemnified") and continue to keep the Indemnified indemnified from and against any actions, proceedings, claims, demands, costs (on a full indemnity basis including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees) brought or made against the Indemnified by any person arising in connection with your use of the Website or content, or a breach of your representations and warranties in the Terms and Conditions of Use or this Agreement, or your violation of any of the Terms and Conditions of Use or this Agreement or any other activity in which you engage on or through, and from and against any damage, loss(whether personal or property, and whether direct or consequential, including without limitation consequential financial loss), cost or expense suffered or incurred by any Indemnified as a direct or indirect consequence thereof.

*Changes in Terms and Conditions. IMN may at any time revise the terms and conditions by which you may access the website or use IMN products or services. By using this website and IMN products and services, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then current version of this document.

*Limitation of Liability. Neither we, nor any of our suppliers, officers, employees, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns, agents or representatives (our "Representatives") will be liable to you for:

(a) any incidental, punitive, indirect, special or consequential damage, loss or expenses, including but not limited to any loss of business, contracts, revenue, or profits, any business interruption, security breach, loss of data, loss of goodwill or reputation or other pecuniary loss suffered by you, even if we or any of our Representatives have been advised of their possible existence; nor? (b) any direct damage loss or expenses arising from loss of customers, loss of profits, loss of anticipated profits or loss of savings.

*Termination. You may terminate this Agreement, for any or no reason, at any time, when IMN receives notice from you. IMN may terminate the Agreement and your account for any reason or no reason, at any time, with or without notice. This cancellation shall be effective immediately or as may be specified in the notice and may include disabling your current and future access to DirectConnect. IMN may also suspend or terminate this Agreement if you invite other users with whom you do not know to connect; abuse the any DirectConnect messaging services; creating multiple or false profiles; infringe on any intellectual property rights, violating any provisions in this Agreement, disparage IMN or its executives, Board members, affiliates, staff or other related entities or persons, or exhibit any other behavior that IMN, in its sole discretion, deems contrary to the purpose of the website.

*No Waiver. Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under these Terms does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.

*Entire Agreement. These terms (including any terms incorporated by reference in these terms), constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to your access to and use of the website or receipt of any service and supersede all prior agreements, negotiations and discussions between you and us relating to the same.

*Law and Jurisdiction. Where you visit, register and/or subscribe to a this site or related service (as indicated on this website or otherwise notified to you), these terms (and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these terms, including non-contractual disputes or claims), to the maximum extent permissible under the law of the territory that you are located in, will be governed by the laws of the State of New York. Any action to enforce these terms shall be brought in a federal court or a state court located in the state of New York, county of New York, and you agree to submit yourself to the personal jurisdiction of those courts in any such action.

*Force Majeure. We shall not be deemed to be in breach of these Terms by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform any service or our obligations in relation to these Terms, if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, explosions, floods, fire or accident, war or threat of war, terrorism or threat of terrorism, sabotage, civil disturbance, epidemics, prohibitions or measures of any kind on the part of any governmental, parliamentary or local authority, import or export regulations or embargoes, or industrial actions or trade disputes (whether involving our employees or of third parties).

*Severability. If any provision of these Terms is found to be wholly or partially invalid, void or unenforceable by any court having competent jurisdiction or by virtue of any legislation or any other reason, that provision shall be invalid, void or unenforceable to that extent only and no further and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms shall not be affected.

*Notices. Any notice given pursuant to these Terms shall be made by email or first class post, in the case of you, to the address provided on your registration form and, in the case of us, to the address posted on the website or otherwise notified to you in relation to any relevant service. Any such notice shall be deemed to have arrived if sent by post within three (3) days of posting and if sent by email at the time of transmission.
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 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


    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.

email already exists, please use "Forgot Password" page to reset a password for an existing account.
(Click "Reset Password" button below and email with password reset instruction will be emailed to you.)

Reset Password