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Seth Adler

Cannabis Economy

Vivien Azer

Managing Director
Cowen and Company

Vivien Azer is a managing director and senior research analyst specializing in beverages, tobacco, and cannabis sectors. Vivien is the first senior Wall Street analyst to cover the emerging cannabis sector, resulting in notable global press coverage across media outlets such as CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Barron’s and Forbes.  Vivien’s coverage of the tobacco and cannabis sectors earned her industry accolades including a spot on Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team on several occasions. She was also named to MJBiz Daily’s list of “20 Women to Watch in 2019” and selected by Business Insider as a “Rising Star of Marijuana Investing.” Viv ... (view full description)

Alain Bankier

New York Angels

Alain is an active investor, entrepreneur and advisor to a variety of companies in the legal cannabis, technology and food/tech industries. He is Chief Strategy Officer for Intiva BioPharma, Inc., a public R&D company focused on cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical formulations for medical conditions and disorders (NTVA-OTC). He is also a Partner in Ceylon Solutions, LLC, a leading enterprise software development company focused on the cannabis and ag-tech industries.   Alain has been instrumental in helping companies achieve their business milestones and exits/liquidity events. He is the co-founder of the New York Angels, one of the leading investment groups in the US. He is als ... (view full description)

Adam Bierman

Co-Founder & CEO

Adam Bierman is chief executive officer and co-founder of MedMen, a leading cannabis management and investment firm based in Los Angeles with operations and exposure across North America. Mr. Bierman is a leading voice for institutional practices, and for clear and reasonable regulations in the burgeoning legal marijuana industry. He brings years of experience in strategic business development to the complex cannabis industry, and is at the forefront of its capital formation. He is co-chair of the Policy Council at the National Cannabis Industry Association, the industry’s leading trade organization. He has been featured on various news outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg News, For ... (view full description)

Roy Bingham

BDS Analytics

Roy Bingham is a Harvard MBA and former McKinsey consultant, a serial entrepreneur and founder of BDS Analytics. He grew up in the UK, was a banker/financier in London, then moved to the USA in 1993. He has spoken at numerous events, appeared on national TV, authored many articles and been a partner in Nutrition Business Journal – the leading business intelligence service for the natural products industry. Bingham started BDS Analytics after recognizing that the emerging cannabis industry lacked the kind of sophisticated, sales-based data that is both commonplace and essential in other, more established industries. In those industries, market research – and consumer behavior – drive ev ... (view full description)

Debra Borchardt

CEO & Editor-in-Chief
Green Market Report

Debra Borchardt is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the cannabis financial news website Green Market Report. She began her career in the securities industry where she held several securities licenses. Debra left her last position as a Vice President at Bear Stearns to earn her Masters Degree in Business and Economic Reporting from New York University. At that point she embarked on a career as a financial journalist and spent eight years at working daily with Jim Cramer. As a senior producer and reporter at, Debra honed her skills as a journalist earning an award from (American Society of Business Publication Editors)  in 2014 for Best Video - News, “Guess ... (view full description)

Nate Bradley

Executive Director
California Cannabis Industry Association

Alan Brochstein

Founding Partner
New Cannabis Ventures

Based in Houston, Alan leverages his experience as founder of online community 420 Investor, the first and still largest due diligence platform focused on the publicly-traded stocks in the cannabis industry. With his extensive network in the cannabis community, Alan continues to find new ways to connect the industry and facilitate its sustainable growth. At New Cannabis Ventures, he is responsible for content development and strategic alliances. 

Scott Brody

Director of Education & Conferences

Scot Crow

Member & Practice Department Manager
Dickinson Wright PLLC

Scot has extensive experience in corporate, mergers and acquisitions and tax law. His clients rely on him to advise them with respect to their complex financial transactions as well as serving as their outside general counsel. Scot provides proactive advice with respect to sensitive management matters, litigation management, day to day transactional needs and objective assessments for the development of successful business strategies. Scot has served as lead counsel in numerous mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, private offerings, venture capital financings, mezzanine debt offerings, divestures and other related transactions, with an emphasis in the following business sect ... (view full description)

Troy Dayton

The Arcview Group

Andrew DeAngelo

Director of Operations
Harborside Health Center

As Director of Operations for Harborside Health Center, Andrew DeAngelo oversees the daily functions of the nation’s model medical cannabis dispensary. As part of his duties, Andrew manages the financial, inventory, purchasing, marketing, facilities, events and clones departments. He also leads the general management of Harborside’s business development and its San Jose location. In addition, Andrew works directly with parents of seriously ill or afflicted children, in an effort to help alleviate their suffering. Andrew has been an activist in the medical cannabis reform movement for over 25 years.   In 1992 Andrew helped collect signatures for Measure P, which legalized medical ... (view full description)

Harry DeMott

Founder & CEO
Upstate Supply and Logistics

DeMott attended Trinity School in New York City before majoring in Economics at Princeton University - graduating in 1988. He received an MBA in international finance from NYU Stern School of Business in 1991. Harry became an equity research analyst at First Boston (now Credit Suisse) focused on media in general and broadcasting more specifically. He was ranked by Institutional Investor as one of the top analysts in his sector, as well as being named a top stock picker in media by The Wall Street Journal. During this period, DeMott helped to raise more than $1B in capital, helped take over 20 companies public, and advised numerous public and private boards of directors. In ... (view full description)

Jerome Dewald

Managing Member at Two Worlds Consulting
JWD&A Holdings

Jerome W. Dewald has been investing himself and his capital in emerging markets for more than 40 years, beginning with the microcomputer market in 1975.  He started Cybernetics, an East Lansing computer systems design and engineering firm, in 1978 and later founded Midwestern Technical Products, a computer systems retailer.  In 1990, Mr. Dewald moved to Moscow, Russia, where he continued to sell computer systems to expat companies and later founded an office furniture sales operation there.  During his 25 years in Russia, Mr. Dewald invested also heavily in real estate in Moscow.  As the medical cannabis industry began to emerge in the US, Mr. Dewald began investing ... (view full description)

Isaac Dietrich

MassRoots Inc.

Isaac Dietrich is the founder, largest shareholder, Chief Executive Officer of MassRoots, each since our inception, and is responsible for executing our strategic business development. Mr. Dietrich was the co-founder and majority shareholder of from June 2012 until his buyout in December 2016, scaling the business to millions in revenue. He also founded Tidewater Campaign Solutions, LLC, a Virginia Beach-based political strategy firm that was retained by 30 political campaigns and political action committees from January 2010 to December 2012. From February to December 2010, Mr. Dietrich served as Field Director for former Congressman E. Scott Rigell’s campaign. In A ... (view full description)

Nic Easley

CEO & Managing Director
Multiverse Capital

Nic Easley is a globally recognized cannabis industry expert and a sought-after writer, panelist, and keynote speaker for many top conferences and publications. He is the CEO and Managing Director of Multiverse Capital™, a cannabis venture firm, and the founder and CEO of 3C Consulting, LLC, the leading global strategic cannabis consulting firm. Nic and his team have worked in 16 countries, 34 U.S. States, and two territories assisting nearly 500 cannabis companies across all sectors of the industry. He is known for his passionate commitment to introducing demonstrated best practices from other industries into the cannabis space. His industry-leading track record of building stro ... (view full description)

Evan Eneman

Managing Director
Casa Verde Capital

Evan is an experienced professional with expertise in operations, risk management, compliance and business development, previously serving as a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jim Flanigan

Managing Director
Granite Hall

Pimm Fox

Television Anchor and Radio Host
Bloomberg, Taking Stock with Pimm Fox

Pimm Fox is co-host of "Taking Stock" on Bloomberg Radio weekdays from 2:00-4:30pm ET. During his career at Bloomberg, Fox has interviewed numerous business chiefs and investment gurus including Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett. Fox joined Bloomberg in 2006, after overseeing financial services coverage for the Dow Jones News Service in London. He also served as a guest commentator for CNBC and the BBC and has written for Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor, Newsweek and The New York Times. Prior to joining Dow Jones, Fox held roles as the director of the Charles Schwab 'Smart Investor' Web site, West C ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Friedland

Managing Director
Friedland Capital

Jeffrey Friedland is an emerging market pioneer -- his firm, Friedland Capital, was one of the first American investment banks to establish a presence in China -- and he is now on the front lines of the global cannabis industry.   Jeffrey Friedland was an owner of two retail cannabis stores located in the Colorado mountain resort towns of Breckenridge and Crested Butte, and a cannabis cultivation facility located south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. These businesses were featured in an eight-part CNN reality series, High Profits. His interest in these businesses was sold in January, 2016.   Mr. Friedland is the author of “Marijuana: The World’s Most Misunder ... (view full description)

James Fuller

Founder & Managing Partner
The Cure Group LLC

Chris Ganan

Treehouse REIT

Chris Ganan is chief strategy officer of MedMen, a leading cannabis management and investment firm based in Los Angeles, and a general partner of the Firm’s investment fund. MedMen has operations and exposure across North America. Mr. Ganan brings vast institutional experience in business operations, private equity, investment banking, real estate and FinTech. Mr. Ganan was instrumental in the launch of MedMen’s capital arm and guides the Firm’s investment strategy. Previously, Mr. Ganan was managing member of Cratus Equity, a private investment firm. He has also worked for Alvarez & Marsal, CohnReznick, and Investment Limited. Through hedge funds, private equity, foreign and ... (view full description)

Rachel Gillette

Greenspoon Marder LLP

Rachel Gillette is a shareholder at Greenspoon Marder. She focuses her practice on marijuana/cannabis business licensing and regulatory compliance, business law and transactions, contract drafting and review, civil litigation, corporate formation, and tax matters, including audit representation. She has vast experience in representation of cannabis and hemp businesses, having represented state and locally licensed marijuana and hemp businesses in Colorado since 2010.

Scott Hammon


Scott Hammon is a partner in MGO’s assurance practice where he provides audit and consulting services to growth companies in various industries, including:  cannabis, technology, real estate, private equity and manufacturing.  In addition he has assisted his clients with multiple M&A transactions and debt & equity financings, including IPOs.  His cannabis clients include public and private companies involved in all aspects of the industry including cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and retail.    MGO is one of the largest professional services firms in the U.S. working with the cannabis industry.  MGO has developed a suite of proven solutions to assist with navigat ... (view full description)

Matt Hawkins

Managing Partner
Entourage Effect Capital

Matt Hawkins is the founder and managing principal of Cresco Capital Partners, LLC (“CCP”), a private equity firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry.  Since its inception in the summer of 2014, CCP has deployed close to $100 million into over 40 companies out of its two dedicated funds and co-investment vehicles.  Matt brings an extensive background in building large alternative investment firms and scaling the companies he invests in.. Prior work highlights:  Partner and President, Tucson Capital Partners - Private equity firm focused on multifamily residential and self-storage assets. Between 2008 and 2013, the company completed more than 55 bank-direct ac ... (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)

Matt Karnes

Founder & Managing Partner
GreenWave Advisors

Matthew (Matt) Karnes has over 20 years of diverse finance and accounting experience. Prior to founding GreenWave Advisors LLC in 2014, Matt worked in equity research focusing on the Radio Broadcasting and Cable Television industries for First Union Securities. Matt also covered Satellite Communication at SG Cowen and in addition, worked with the top ranked Consumer Internet analyst at Bear Stearns & Co – this team was consistently recognized by the Institutional Investor’s “All America Research Team”.  As a sellside equity analyst, Matt authored and co-authored numerous emerging industry research reports including such names as Google, Sirius, XM Satellite Radio, DIRECTV and EchoStar Co ... (view full description)

David Kasirer

Western Avenue Capital

David is a founding partner at Western Avenue Capital. At WAC, David focuses on new acquisitions, financing, property management, development and leasing of Western Avenue’s portfolio. Prior to founding WAC, David worked at Federal Realty Investment Trust, focusing on asset management and development of Federal’s Mid-Atlantic portfolio. David also previously worked at Arbor Realty Trust originating and underwriting commercial real estate loans. David received his MBA in Real Estate and Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BA in History and Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania. David is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers ... (view full description)

Jmichaele Keller

President & CEO
Steep Hill Labs, Inc

Brendan Kennedy

Chief Executive Officer
Privateer Holdings

Brendan Kennedy is co-founder and CEO of Privateer Holdings, the first private equity firm to invest exclusively in legal cannabis. Since 2010, Privateer has raised more than $120 million to launch, develop, and grow a portfolio of global cannabis brands, including Leafly (the world’s cannabis information resource), Tilray (a global leader in medical cannabis research and production), and Marley Natural (the official Bob Marley cannabis brand). Today Privateer Holdings and its portfolio companies employ more than 300 professionals on-the-ground in 7 U.S. states and 5 countries who are passionate about ending cannabis prohibition and the social harms it causes.

Nick Kovacevich

Kush Bottles, Inc.

Nick Kovacevich is a seasoned entrepreneur who has built several successful businesses, including Kush Bottles, a leading compliant packaging solutions provider for the legal cannabis industry.  Mr. Kovacevich was a captain for the NCAA Division II men’s basketball team at Southwest Baptist University, where he graduated in 2009 with summa cum laude honors.  Mr. Kovacevich started Kush Bottles in 2010, with a goal to provide pharmaceutical grade, child-safe packaging to the emerging medical cannabis industry.  Kush Bottles now has facilities in three states with over 45 employees.  In addition, the company is fully compliant with the SEC and publicly traded on the OTC exchange under the symb ... (view full description)

Chris Leavy

Shire Capital Advisors

Chris Leavy is a partner with Shire Capital Advisors, where he leads an investment group that has deployed over $100 million into private transactions in the cannabis industry. Chris is currently on the board of Ascend Wellness Holdings and the advisory board of Norcal Cannabis Company. He was named 20 People to Watch by Marijuana Business Magazine and was formerly the Co-Chairman of the Investment Committee for MedMen Opportunity Fund II.   Chris brings over two decades of experience in asset management with senior roles at Morgan Stanley, OppenheimerFunds and BlackRock. As a Managing Director at BlackRock, Chris oversaw $115 billion of fundamental equities and was a member of t ... (view full description)

Jonathan Littrell

Raines Feldman

Mr. Littrell is a founding partner of Raines Feldman LLP, a general business firm with offices in Beverly Hills and Irvine, California. He is a published writer and public speaker on investments and real estate.

Mr. Littrell has extensive transactional experience from real estate, corporate, private equity and securities fields. He has represented companies in all aspects of corporate governance and finance, including entity selection and formation, corporate structuring and restructuring, fund formation and joint ventures, private placement of debt and equity and securities filings.

Keith McCarty

CEO & Founder

Kevin McGovern

Chairman and CEO
McGovern Capital

Kellen O'Keefe

Chief Strategy Officer
Flower One

Leveraging over a decade of cannabis industry experience and a demonstrated history of success in the realms of strategic partnerships and brand development, Flower One’s Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. O’Keefe, is responsible for the oversight and execution of Flower One’s market strategies, including ongoing investor relations and the growth and development of the Company’s Brand Partner portfolio. Prior to joining Flower One, Mr. O’Keefe was an early partner and the Senior Vice President of Business Development at MedMen – one of America’s leading cannabis retailers and premium brands. While there he played an instrumental role in growing the business, securing over $250 million d ... (view full description)

Brett Roper

Founder and COO
Medicine Man Technologies

Mr. Roper has an extensive background in public company related business development, having successfully ‘shepherded’ several public company endeavors, most recently co-founding Medicine Man Technologies, a unique Cannabis business consultant and advisory service provider.  He also has a substantial amount of RE based experience, managing acquisition, interim holding, and disposition of substantial industrial properties in the 50,000 to 400,000 SF range and is active in providing design insights for Cannabis related property deployment.    Mr. Roper has served in a number of advisory capacities to other pre-public and public companies including corporate development, strategic i ... (view full description)

Aaron Salz

Stoic Advisory

Aaron is the founder and CEO of Stoic Advisory Inc. Stoic is a Toronto-based consulting firm focused on providing corporate finance expertise to clients in the global Cannabis industry. Prior to founding Stoic, Aaron was an Investment Analyst at Interward Asset Management, a specialist investment firm based in Toronto. While there he played an active role in capital allocation, including investments in the Cannabis sector.   Prior to Interward, Aaron spent over four years at Dundee Capital Markets, starting as a Research Associate before moving on as an Analyst covering Medical & Recreational Cannabis companies. Aaron pioneered research coverage of the Medical Cannabis sector ... (view full description)

Adrian Sedlin


A lifelong entrepreneur, Adrian Sedlin builds brands and cash flow businesses from $0-$150MM in sales.Over his 25 year career, Mr. Sedlin has raised over $100MM in capital, created 5 successful exits, and thrived in diverse industries including B2B ecommerce, B2G SaaS, direct response, and consumer packaged goods.   Co-founding his first company at age 21, Mr. Sedlin served as its CEO and sold the business to Student Advantage (NASDAQ; STAD).Following this early career success, Mr. Sedlin served as a C-Suite executive in companies such as Credit2B (EVP; sold to S&P in 2001), Bargain Network (COO; Sold to Vertrue in 2004) and CrimeReports (Acting CEO; sold to Motorola in 2014) ... (view full description)

Matt Shalhoub

Managing Director
Green Acre Capital

Matt is co-founder and Managing Director of Green Acre Capital, a Toronto-based private investment fund focussed on the Canadian cannabis industry. Green Acre's main focus is on private investments in the picks and shovels of the industry in Canada, but is open to public market investments.
Prior to co-founding Green Acre, Matt invested in and helped run ORCA, a VC backed clean technology business, and led operations and business development for a large Canadian home services business.
Matt graduated early, with an Honours in Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Aaron Smith

Executive Director

Chuck Smith

Dixie Brands

Chuck Smith is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Dixie Brands Inc, the parents company of Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, Therabis, and Aceso, and is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of company operations, production, sales, finance and long-term strategic planning. As one of two original founders of Dixie, along with Tripp Keber, Chuck has architected many of Dixie’s critical operational developments, helping the company grow from a “garage operation” through the completion of a 27,000 square foot state-of-the-art, vertically integrated production facility that will be a first-of-its-kind Corporate Headquarters for the marijuana industry.  Prior to turning mar ... (view full description)

Luke Stanton

Executive Director of U.S. Operations

Luke K. Stanton is an attorney, advisor and entrepreneur whose work over the past decade has entrenched him in the American cannabis industry.   Mr. Stanton is the Founder and Managing Partner of Frontera Law Group, one of the nation’s leading cannabis business specialty law firms.  Frontera has quickly developed an array of best-in-class cannabis companies, brands, producers and ancillary service providers all working to define standards for an emerging industry.  Mr. Stanton has also expanded the Frontera network to include accounting, business advisory, entertainment and government affairs entities.  Through these entities, Frontera has worked on projects in more than a dozen ... (view full description)

George Stone

Kalyx Development Inc

Mr. Stone has been the Chief Executive Officer since Kalyx's inception in 2014 and brings to our company more than 30 years of real estate industry experience. From 2006 to 2014, George was a founding and managing principal of SKL Partners, a real estate and restaurant management company that owns and/or operates retail, restaurant, office and hotel properties. Prior to SKL Partners, from 2002 to 2006 Mr. Stone owned and operated Julia B. Fee Real Estate, a residential brokerage firm in Westchester County, NY during which time he tripled the firm’s revenue before selling the company to Sotheby’s International Realty. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Stone was a founding partner and interim Chief Finan ... (view full description)

Jeremy Unruh

Director, Public and Regulatory Affairs
PharmaCann LLC

Jeremy Unruh brings a fifteen-year track record as a government prosecutor and big firm lawyer to the nascent medical cannabis industry.   Beginning his career as a prosecutor, Mr. Unruh distinguished himself as a solid courtroom advocate with a highly developed common sense approach to the justice system respected by his colleagues, judges, and defense lawyers alike. Before his eventual appointment as the first-chair prosecutor in the courtroom of the Chief Judge of the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court, Mr. Unruh was trained in trial advocacy by the United States Department of Justice at the National College of District Attorneys. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. ... (view full description)

Erik Vaughan

Cannasure Insurance Services

Erik Vaughan joined the Board of Cannasure Insurance Services in 2014, and has served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer since February 2017. Prior to joining Cannasure, Erik was the Head of Macroeconomic Research at Cleveland Research Company.  Erik previously worked at KeyBank and on the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and also served as Treasurer for the local Rebuilding Together chapter. Erik graduated from Miami University in 2000, earned the right to use the CFA designation in 2007, and graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2014.  Erik lives in Hudson, OH with his wife Stacey and their three children. ... (view full description)
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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 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.

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