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Alexander Batchvarov

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Alexander Batchvarov currently heads International Structured Finance Research at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, encompassing securitisation, residential and commercial real estate financing, property derivatives, covered bonds, CDOs and consumer credit in EMEA, APAC and Lat Am. He has held this position since Oct 1998, and has also served as a Head and a Co-Head of Global Mortgages and other Structured Finance between 2007 and 2010.    Mr. Batchvarov joined Merrill Lynch in 1998, he initiated and built up the research coverage for mortgages and other structured finance consecutively in Europe, Australia, Japan and the emerging markets in Asia, Middle East and Latin America. ... (view full description)

Ted Breck

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

TedBreck is a managing director and head of ABS Banking at Bank of America MerrillLynch, a position he has held since 2001. In this role, Mr. Breck and his team areresponsible for originating term securitization and secured lendingtransactions across a number of asset classes, including auto loans and leases,credit cards, student loans and equipment leases. He joined Merrill Lynch & Co. in 1996.Mr. Breckpreviously worked at J.P. Morgan for 11 years where he was one of the firstmembers of that firms securitization business. Heholds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Geo ... (view full description)

Paul Browne

Partner
Simmons & Simmons

Paul's experience is principally on advising major investment banks, in Europe and in Asia, on a wide variety of debt capital markets transactions, complex and innovative structured debt products, and all aspects of derivatives transactions (and in particular, credit and equity derivatives). Paul has been recognised as a "Leading Individual" for Structured Finance & Securitisation in Asia Pacific Legal 500 for the last six years, and the 2014 Edition states that “Paul Browne’s deep knowledge of the Asian market is hard to find”. He has also been recognised as a "Leading Individual" for Derivatives and Structured Products in Chambers Asia Pacific also for the last six years, and is describ ... (view full description)

Sairah Burki

Senior Director
SFIG

Sairah Burki is the Senior Director of ABS policy at the Structured Finance Industry Group. Ms. Burki focuses on proposed and anticipated rules that have broad impact across all ABS asset classes. Her agenda includes such areas as Basel III, Risk Retention, Volcker, Money Market Reform, Reg AB II and Credit Rating Agency Reform. Prior to joining SFIG, Ms. Burki was the Director of Treasury Policy Affairs at Capital One, leading the company's response to policy initiatives with significant capital markets and corporate finance implications. She previously held positions with Xerox, UBS and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ms. Burki holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pri ... (view full description)

Elen Callahan

Director
Deutsche Bank

Elen Callahan is a Director at Deutsche Bank and heads the bank’s U.S. Consumer ABS Research effort. Elen joined DB in 2003 from the fixed income research group of Credit Suisse First Boston. Prior to that, she was a buy-side ABS analyst active in the credit card, auto and home equity markets. Elen is a steering committee member of DB’s Women’s Network and SFIG’s Women in Securitization initiative. She received her undergraduate degree from New York University.

Chunyan Chen

Deputy Secretary General
Asset Management Association of China

Steven Chen

Executive Director, Capital Market Solutions China
Standard Chartered Bank

Weili Chen

Director
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Weili Chen is a Senior Director in Structured Finance Ratings at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. He is currently the Analytical Manager for new issuance in U.S. non-traditional securitizations. Asset classes covered include transportation equipment leases, timeshare loans, intellectual properties, and insurance-related receivables.Weili joined Structured Finance Ratings in 1999 and spent the next three years rating collateralized debt obligations before he focused on non-traditional securitizations.Before joining Standard & Poors, Weili was an analyst at Cambridge Systematics, a consulting and econometric modeling firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Du ... (view full description)

Jerome Cheng

Associate Managing Director, Structured Finance Group
Moody's Investors Service

Jerome Cheng has worked at Moody’s for more than 20 years. Based in Hong Kong, Jerome is an Associate Managing Director in the Structured Finance Group.  

Jerome is responsible for covered bonds and structured finance transactions in Asia (ex-Japan). His analysis of structured finance deals includes CDOs, CMBS, RMBS, consumer loans and equipment leases. He has worked on a number of first-time landmark securitization transactions across Asia.  

Jerome holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Hong Kong, and Bachelor of Law degree from Manchester Metropolitan University. 

Haiqing Deng

Research Department
CITIC Securities

Hao Deng

Vice President
Hengtai Securities

Cheng Du

Director of Securitization
Industrial Bank

Addison Everett

Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP

Addison has led a number of large-scale accounting consulting and financial statement conversion projects, related to primarily to capital markets activity and accounting standards change.  In successfully completing these projects, he has demonstrated the ability to marshal and coordinate the appropriate mix of professionals to provide our services as efficiently as possible. Addison has been based in Hong Kong and Mainland China for over 13 years and previously served as the Engagement Leader on the BOC Group financial statement audit.   Addison has previously served as the Leader of the PwC HK/China Accounting Consulting Services (“ACS”) group, which provides t ... (view full description)

Alinda Fu

Treasury Manager
GMAC SAIC

I took part in the preparation of GMAC-SAIC’s Incorporation in 2003 and was responsible for organization of Accounting and Treasury Departments. After set up of the company, I am in charge of the Accounting and Treasury Departments successively, as Accounting Manager and Treasury Manager. In January 2008, I as coordinator working with product agencies have successfully managed the deal of the First RT Asset Based Securitization of GMAC-SAIC to completion and reached RMB 2 billion in cash. As the Department Head, I have led the team to achieve the innovation by auto financing market in China and extend other funding channels such as Interbank Borrowing and Trust Projects.

Ankit Garg

Executive Director, Credit Trading - Asset Backed Solutions, Financial Markets
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

Ankit is an Executive Director in Standard Chartered Bank, responsible for managing the securitised products balance sheet for Asia-Pacific. He has over 10 years of experience in trading and portfolio management. Based out of Hong Kong, Ankit’s focus is on trading and investments in the Asia-Pacific structured finance markets in cash and derivative products, including specialised financings. He has experience in a diverse mix of assets including RMBS, Consumer ABS, CLOs, CMBS and bespoke structures, in senior and mezzanine parts of the capital structure. Geographically he has overseen securitised exposures from US, Europe, Asia and Australia. Ankit has a Bachelor of Engineering from National ... (view full description)

Dajiang Guo

President
CITIC Securities USA

Jian Han

Senior Manager
Deloitte

Dengji He

Executive General Manager
CITI-Orient Securities

Haifeng He

Director General
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences – Structured Finance

Kyson Ho

Managing Director, Head Structured Finance ASP
HSBC

Kyson joined HSBC in 2003 and is Managing Director and Head of Structured Finance Asia Pacific, responsible for arranging securitisations and other structured capital markets transactions for HSBCs clients in the region. Kyson has been involved in securitisations in China since 2005 and has arranged CLOs and auto ABS for ICBC, Bank of China, Bank of Communications, Volkswagen, Ford and HSBC in China. In 2014, Kyson helped establish the template for structuring and distributing onshore RMB denominated Chinese securitisations to global investors via the award winning Driver China one transaction. Prior to joining HSBC, Kyson worked at Stand ... (view full description)

Yan Hu

Partner
PwC

Bisheng Huang

CFO
Huitong Xincheng Leasing

Changqing Huang

Director of Capital Markets
Hengtai Securities

Reggie Imamura


Independent

Mr. Imamura leads Financial Services Advisory & Banking (FSAB) at PNC. FSAB provides advisory and banking services to U.S. financial services companies through an integrated platform combining industry-specialist corporate finance bankers and the Asset-Backed Securities Group at PNC. FSAB advises clients on complex strategic decisions and transactions in the financial services industry.Mr. Imamura has extensive experience providing corporate finance advisory services for global financial services companies. He joined PNC in 2004 and has been head of the Asset-Backed Finance Group since 2007. In 2009, Mr. Imamura led the formation of Financial Services Advisory & Banking t ... (view full description)

Richard Johns

Executive Director
SFIG

Richard Johns is the Executive Director for the Structured Finance Industry Group, a member-based trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market. A longtime leader in the securitization industry, Mr. Johns, 46, has more than 17 years of experience, having previously served as Head of Global Funding and Liquidity at Ally Financial Inc. Earlier in his career Mr. Johns also had roles as Head of Global Capital Markets at Capital One Financial Corp and as a transaction lead at MBNA (now Bank of America). Throughout his career, Mr. Johns has issued securitized products across a variety of pl ... (view full description)

Jie Kang

Partner
PWC

Howard Kaplan

Senior Partner
Deloitte

Howard A. Kaplan is a senior partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has more than 30 years of deep financial services industry experience, with a specialization in securitization, valuation and the capital markets. Howard is currently the global lead client service partner for a top tier global investment bank and asset management firm and the advisory partner for a top 3 global payments company. Howard is an active contributor to securitization industry advocacy efforts through the Structured Finance Association, where he serves as the chair of the board of directors and the executive committee.  Previous to these roles, Howard spent over 20 years building and managing the Deloitt ... (view full description)

Jason Kravitt

Chairman
Cameron Kravitt Foundation

Jason is the founder of Mayer Brown’s securitization practice and was co-chair of the firm from 1998-2001. He has helped the firm's clients create some of the most significant securitization products used in the capital markets today and is well known for being a Co-Founder of the Securitization Industry’s original trade association;  leading industry groups in connection with new legislation or regulation; helping to lead large securitization transactions such as MLEC ($100 billion) and Straight A funding ($60 billion) and large RMBS mortgage litigation settlements such as the BofA/BNY Mellon $8.5 billion settlement.  He is consistently rated in the highest category by lawyer ratings ... (view full description)

Kenneth Kwan

Head of Primary ABS Asia
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

Mr. Kenneth Kwan is currently the Head of Primary ABS Asia , Capital Markets Solutions Group at Standard Chartered. Prior to rejoining Standard Chartered in March 2015, Kenneth spent his earlier career in Morgan Stanley, BNP and Standard Chartered Bank’s securitisation teams in Hong Kong and Singapore respectively.   Kenneth has extensive structured finance and capital markets experience in various Asian securitisation markets with a track record in leading award-winning transactions in China, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia. His experience spans across a broad spectrum of asset classes, including RMBS, CMBS, Auto ABS, Credit Card ABS, CLOs, Covere ... (view full description)

Jialing Lai

Director of Treasury
Pingan Trust

Aaron Lei

Director of Structured Finance and Funds Ratings
Taiwan Ratings

Borong Liu

Chairman and Partner
China Securitization Forum / Beijing Zhonglun Law Firm

The Chairman of the Executive Committee of the China Securitization Forum www.chinasecuritization.org, Head of the Financial Department of the Zhong Lun Law Firm (www.zhonglun.com), Deputy Chairman of the Zhong Lun Charity Foundation, Commissioner of the Asset Securitization and Structured Finance Committee of the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (www.nafmii.org.cn), Special-term Professor at the China Capital Markets Institution (www.ccmi.edu.cn), External Appraisal Expert for Asset Securitization Projects at Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Commissioner of the Expert Committee of the China Development Bank, formerly the 7th Chairman of ... (view full description)

Henry Liu

Director of Structured Finance
GF Securities Asset Management

Liqin Liu

Deputy General Manager of Investment Banking, Head of Beijing Center
Pingan Bank

Peng Liu

Associate Professor
Cornell University

Wenwen Liu

Head of Securitization
Bank of Communication International Trust

Xiaoli Liu

Associate
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Xiaoli Liu

General Manager, Treasury Department
Toyota Motor Finance (China) Co., Ltd

Yan Liu


China banking industry credit assets registration center

Jingyi Lu

Partner
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Lawrence Lu

Senior Partner
SG & CO PRC Lawyers

Jing Lv

Partner. Head of Securitization North China
Deloitte,

Catherine McCarihan

Assistant General Counsel, Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Ben McCarthy

Head of Asia Pacific, Structured Finance & Covered Bonds
Fitch Ratings

Ben is the Managing Director and Head of Structured Finance for Fitch Ratings in Asia-Pacific. Ben joined Fitch in March 1998 as a founding member of Fitch’s Australian structured finance team and moved to Hong Kong in October 2001 as Head of the non-Japan Asia Structured Finance team. While in Hong Kong Ben rated structured finance transactions in Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and China and was one of the founding members of the Asian Securitisation Forum. Ben returned to Australia in mid-2005 as Head of Asia Pacific REIT coverage and quickly took on the responsibility as Head of Australia Structured Finance for Fitch. In 2009 Ben took on the ... (view full description)

Warren McLeland

CEO
RESIMAC

Richard Mertl

New York Liaison
China Securitization Forum

Richard Mertl is the chief liaison for the China Securitization Forum in New York City (http://www.chinasecuritization.org/en/Institution.aspx?classCode=440).  Rich is an associate in the New York office of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where his practice principally involves assisting investment bank and asset manager clients in CLO securitizations and other structured finance transactions. He also supports clients in matters relating to formation and regulatory requirements of private equity, hedge and hybrid investment funds. ... (view full description)

Shaofeng Niu

Assistant Director General
Tianjin Free Trade Zone

Yun Ouyang

Executive General Manager
ICBC Leasing

Russ Parentela

Global Head of Structured Products
Bloomberg

Russel Parentela is responsible for managing Bloomberg’s core terminal analytics and surveillance of Cash Structured Product securities. His focus is on large scale solutions and product development linked to current market and stimulus initiatives. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Mr. Parentela was a Managing Director, Head of Structured Credit Analytics at BNY Mellon.   Before BNY Mellon, Mr. Parentela was a Managing Director at ZAIS Group, LLC where he managed the Structured Credit Advisory Services Group which performed portfolio diagnostics, model valuation/validation and asset monitoring.  Mr. Parentela was also the Chief Operating Officer of ZAIS Solutions, LLC, responsible for ZAIS Group' ... (view full description)

Zhaowen Peng

Director-General of Market & Investment Bureau
China Development Bank

Sam Pilcer

Managing Director
Credit Agricole CIB

Sam Pilcer is a Managing Director at Credit Agricole CIB’s Securitization Group in New York, where he has worked for the last 10 years. He has worked on asset backed transactions in numerous different asset classes funded through both ABCP conduits as well as the term ABS markets. Sam has worked in the ABS and ABCP fields for over 20 years.

Prior to that he spent many years as a banker to highly leveraged companies specializing in acquisition finance, secured debt and financing to bankrupt companies.

He is a CPA and has a MBA from NYU Stern School.

Li Ren

General Manager
Orient Securities Asset Management

Ann Rutledge

Chief Executive Officer
Creditspectrum Corp

Ann Rutledge is a founding principal of the 20-year-old credit ratings/advisory firm CreditSpectrum Corp. and noted subject-matter expert in these topics: capital market developments of the late 20th Century, financial system development in China since the Third Plenum/11th Central Committee (1978), and ABS structuring, credit and damages analysis, valuation and revaluation.   Widely recognized for her ability to explain complex concepts simply, Rutledge testified before the U.S. Senate on The State of the Securitization Markets and was quoted in the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Financial Cri ... (view full description)

Mark Scherer

Principal
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Li She

Deputy Director of Bond Department
Shanghai Stock Exchange

Ying Shen

Co-Head of RMBS Research & Head of Mortgage Modeling
Deutsche Bank

Ying Shen is a director and co-head of RMBS research at Deutsche Bank whose research focuses on non-agency MBS strategy, the U.S. housing market and mortgage modeling. Before joining DB in 2007, Mr. Shen led quantitative trading strategy efforts for securitization business at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. Mr. Shen received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Stanford University and his BS from University of Science & Technology of China.

Liya Shi

Cross- Border RMB Dept
PBOC Shanghai Headquarter(Pending)

Nian Shi

General Manager of Securitization
Desheng Capital

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China Securities Regulatory Commission

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Hilary Tan

Head of Greater China, Structured Finance
Fitch Ratings

Hilary Tan is a Senior Director and Head of Greater China Structured Finance of Fitch Ratings. Her responsibility is focused primarily on ratings on China securitisation transactions. She joined Fitch in 2011 and was responsible for the surveillance of structured finance transactions in the APAC region and asset classes included ABS, RMBS, CMBS and CLOs. Hilary first joined Fitch in 2003 also responsible for rating structured finance transactions in the Non-Japan Asian region. Subsequently, Hilary joined Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Limited (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) responsible for the monitoring and surveillance of the bank’s exposure in USD3 billion of investments in ... (view full description)

Jun Tang

Managing Director, Debt Capital Market
CITIC Securities

Jeff Tao

Partner
Deloitte

Thanh Thai

Director
Standard Chartered Bank

Albert Tsang

Executive Director
Standard Chartered Bank

Jian Wang

Deputy General Manager of Southwest China
HNG Trust

Maggie Wang

Managing Director
Citi Global Markets, Inc.

Maggie Wang is a Managing Director and the Head of US CLO & CDO Strategy at Citigroup. She advises over 200 global intuitional investors on their CLO investment. With over a decade of research experience in the CLO market, Maggie aims to put out thoughtful and insightful research that focuses on relative value and fundamentals. Maggie and her team have been ranked among the top in the All-America Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey since 2007. She is also ranked as the second most helpful CLO analyst in Greenwich Survey in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Prior to joining Citi in 2014, Maggie headed the US CLO & CDO research at JPMorgan. Maggie has a ... (view full description)

Weidong Wang

Portfolio Manager
Bank of China Hong Kong Ltd.

Yanxiu Wang

Director-General of the Innovation Regulatory Department
CBRC

Helen Wong

Head of Asia Pacific Investor Development
Fitch Ratings

Di Wu


Zhongan Insurance

Lingxiang Wu

Deputy General Manager
Qilu, Securities

Yinglan Wu

Partner
Deloitte

Zhuang Wu

Director of Investment
Lufax

Wei Xu

Associate
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Yan Yan

Associtae
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Alec Yang

Executive Director, Capital Market Solutions
Standard Chartered Bank

Jichuan Yang

Deputy General Manager
Lufax

Tiecheng Yang

Partner
Clifford Chance

TieCheng has over 20 years' experience advising on matters relating to China's financial services industry, including the Shanghai Hong Kong Stock Connect, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, RMB internationalization, banking, derivatives, structured products, funds (QFII, QDII and RMB funds), securities and insurance. He has a particular focus on China's financial regulatory environment, and has made significant contribution over the years to its development. His clients range from foreign multinationals and financial institutions to domestic players. TieCheng is a member of NAFMII’s Legal Committee, and specially invited professor of the LLM program of Tsinghua University School of law. He w ... (view full description)

Na Yu

Tax Partner
Deloitte

Qiang Yu

Director
CITIC Securities

Yu Qiang, titled Director, is the lead of the securitization team at Debt Capital Market Department of CITIC Securities. Mr. Yu joined CITIC Securities in 2008 and has been focusing on the securitization business ever since. Taking the role of project leader/co-leader, he participated in over 30 CLO and other ABS transactions covering all types of originators and underlying assets that have emerged in the Chinese Inter-bank Market so far. Mr. Yu also led exchange listed deals such as the securitization of accounts receivable for Minmetals Development and the securitization of Happy Valley admission vouchers. He was a core member of the CITIC Sailing Program, which is the first REITs proj ... (view full description)

Hao Zeng

Programmer
Intex Solutions

Hao Zhang

Deputy General Manager, Debt Financing Department, Investment Banking Division
China Merchants Securities Co., Ltd.

Mr. Hao Zhang has more than 10 years of experience in fixed income work. Mr. Zhang has extensive experience in domestic and foreign bond projects, and has completed more than 70 bond projects with a financing scale of nearly 350 billion yuan. Mr. Zhang has long served in large-scale central enterprises such as CSR, China Metallurgical Group, Chinalco, China Merchants Group, etc., and has completed many bond financing projects such as perpetual tickets, MTNs and corporate bonds, and participated in the CNPC corporate bonds, Huaneng International Corporate bonds, Guigao Investment Company bond and CFLD Company Bond and other projects. In addition, Mr. Zhang is experience in credit ABS projects ... (view full description)

Vivian Zhang

Managing Director, Head of Securitisation, China
HSBC

Vivian Zhang has 12 years structured finance industry experience. She joined HSBC in 2006. Vivian has great experience in securitisation and structured transactions across Asia, and is one of the most experienced and highly-trusted execution bankers for Chinese ABS. Vivian is responsible for controlling the overall execution timeline, negotiating with rating agencies, working with lawyers on transaction documents drafting, regulatory package compilation, etc. Since joining HSBC, Vivian has participated in a handful of milestone transactions successfully launched across the region: domestic Auto ABS for BMW, Ford and Volkswagen in China, domestic CLOs for HSBC (China), BoComn, BOC and ICBC in ... (view full description)

Maggie Zhao

Partner
Clifford Chance LLP

Maggie is a partner in the London Global Financial Markets Group. She is experienced in advising originators, arrangers and lenders on all forms of structured debt and financing transactions with particular focus on residential and commercial real estate financing both public and in connection with portfolio disposals, structured SME financing, all forms of public or private receivables financing, whole business, credit cards, conduits and restructuring. She worked in the Beijing office of Clifford Chance between 1999 and 2001 and is one of the very few European securitisation lawyers who are also conversant with the Chinese securitisation regime and structure. She speaks regularly at ... (view full description)

Daixi Zhou

Executive Manager of Fixed Income Group
Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Yangchun Zhou

General Manager of Production Center Investment Dept
Lufax

Lili Zhu

Senior Investment Director
Warburg Pincus

Yueming Zhuang

Deputy General Manager
Minsheng Tonghui Asset Management

Lesi Zuo

Acting Global Head of Capital Markets Solutions
Standard Chartered Bank

Mr Lesi ZUO Managing Director Standard Chartered Bank Mr. Lesi Zuo is currently a managing director and the regional head responsible for asset-backed securitisation business in North East Asia at Standard Chartered. Prior to joining Standard Chartered in 2002, Mr. Zuo was with the securitisation group of Bank of America and ABN AMRO respectively. Over the past decade, Mr. Zuo successfully completed securitisation transactions involving most asset classes in the public, private and asset-backed commercial paper markets. In China, Mr. Zuo arranged cross-border transactions for companies such as CIMC and COSCO as well as advised major bank originators including CCB, ICBC, CDB, China Me ... (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 dataprotectionofficer@euromoneyplc.com or writing to the Data Protection Officer at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 8 Bouverie Street, London EC4Y 8AX, United Kingdom.

This Privacy Notice was updated on 23 May 2018

Our Approach to Your Privacy

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

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

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

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

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

What Personal Data We Collect & Why

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

  • Registration, Free Trials & Subscriptions

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

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

  • Events & Conferences

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

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

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

  • Advertising & Marketing

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

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

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

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

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

  • Online Targeted Advertising

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

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

  • Lead Generation and Scoring

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

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

  • Surveys, Market Research & Customer Feedback

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

  • Public forums, message boards and blogs

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

  • Business or Asset Sale

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

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

  • Additional Third Party Disclosures

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

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

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

International Transfers

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

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

Retention Periods

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

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

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

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

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

Your Rights

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

  • Access & Portability

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

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

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

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

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

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

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

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

    Email: dataprotectionofficer@euromoneyplc.com

    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

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

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

Protecting Your Data

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

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

Third Party Sites

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

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