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IMN & FIIN Welcoming Remarks

Jade Friedensohn

Managing Director

Alessandro Pagani

‎Vice President Portfolio Manager
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.
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9:10 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Red v. Blue (or some shade of Purple): Reviewing the Outcome of the Presidential and Congressional Election and Anticipating the Impact on Capital Markets
  • Comparing and contrasting majority Republican vs. Democrat control of the Executive Office, House and Senate on:
    • Approach to the consumer:
      • Distressed consumer credit collections;
      • Student loan forgiveness;
      • Assertiveness of servicing efforts;
    • The housing market:
      • Issuance of affordable housing loans
      • GSE reform
    • Regulatory environment:
      • Dodd Frank, Volcker Rule, Risk retention, Capital Reserve requirements
    • Bank propietary lending volume and appetite
    • Inflation and the impact on credit
    • Corporate and real estate tax implications and sectors most impacted (CMBS)
    • Impact on the value of the US Dollar vs. other currencies
    • Infrastructure spending
    • ESG as a priority
  • How might a stalemate in the Presidential election, i.e. no clear winner, affect our markets?

Reed Auerbach

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Manish Kapoor

Managing Principal, Vice Chairman
West Wheelock Capital, Fixed Income Inv.

Lee Shaiman

Executive Director

Amy Sze

Managing Director
JP Morgan Securities LLC

Kristi Leo

Structured Finance Association

Richard Hopkin

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Eastern Time
Tracking the State of the ABS Market throughout the Stages of COVID -19
  • After a slump in March and April, June through July was a period of stabilization trending towards improvement in issuance volume and asset performance. How will the year wrap up, and predictions for H1 2021?
  • Which sectors were hardest hit (retail, commercial real estate, corporate loans)? Which saw growth? (Certain restaurant sectors/ franchises)
  • Spotlight on: US housing and consumer trends; airline defaults; commercial real estate and special servicing; CRT

Jim Ahern

Managing Director - Global Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service

Cory Wishengrad

Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income
Guggenheim Securities

Winston Chang

Managing Director
S&P Global Ratings

Mary Kane

Head of Securitized Products Research
Citi Global Markets, Inc.

Joy Zhang

Executive Director

Somdutta Basu

Morgan Stanley
10:50 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
Keynote Session Emerging Global Megatrends: 2020 Investment Themes and Preparing for the Next Decade
  • From demographic shifts to tech innovation and climate change, the coming decade promises to transform the world. What might we expect and how should investors adapt their long term investment strategy?
  • Reversal of globalization trends to a more regional/local collaboration
  • An end to decades long economic expansion
  • The weakening of monetary policy tools as a stimulant to the global economy
  • An aging global population and a growing middle class in developing countries
  • Climate change: extreme weather, rising sea levels and economic and political dislocations
  • Technology: Automation and impact on jobs; automated homes, cars and cities
  • Increased focus on ESG investment themes
  • Expanding global internet connectivity through space satellites

Sponsored by:

Erikan Obotetukudo

Paper Trail Media

Rupal J. Bhansali

Chief Investment Officer, Global Equities
Ariel Investments, New York
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Exhibit Hall Networking Break
Commence Tracks A-D

*A note on timings: we want you to stay engaged with the fantastic content we have on offer today from our superb speaker faculty.  Recognizing that a virtual conference is consumed differently, we want to enable you all to grab coffees, snacks, check emails and, dare we say, tend to children (!), therefore each panel includes a 15 minute buffer at its conclusion to allow you to take those breathers, stay charged and ready to go.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Track A
Trends in the Leveraged Loan Sector: The Rise of Chapter 11 Filings in the High Yield and Leveraged Loan Market
  • Review of the recent bankruptcies (Hertz, Serta, Revlon) and lessons learned; how will these scenarios unfold?
  • Loosening documentation standards combined with aggressive companies and sponsors: are we paying for our sins from 2018?
  • Will the high yield bond market continue to dominate as the favored funding tool of choice for corporates in 2021?

Meet the CLO Task Force at FIIN. Live Office Hours from 3:15pm - 4:15pm today.  Drop in and share your thoughts with the buy side and learn about recent FIIN initiatives focused on the CLO and Leveraged Loan market. 

Frank Top

Chapman and Cutler LLP

Dr. Lewis Z. Liu

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Eigen Technologies

Chris Padgett

Associate Managing Director
Moody's Investors Service

Lauren Macksoud

Senior Managing Associate

Michelle McGreal

Clifford Chance

Michael Chaisanguanthum

Managing Director
Credit Suisse Asset Management
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Track B
The Center of the Storm: Commercial Real Estate Market Trends
  • Future of office reopening and implications for CRE values
  • Retail/hotel and leisure sector slump; how bad is it for the CRE market?
  • How will office space be re-imagined amid the move to remote work?
  • How much will be permanent and how much is changing?

Jonathan Arkins

King & Spalding LLP

David Salz

Director - Data Strategist
Moody’s Analytics

Michael Flood

Senior Vice President, Commercial/Multifamily Policy and Member Engagement
Mortgage Bankers Association

Jane Lam

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

Natalka Chevance

S&P Global Ratings

Christopher Crovatto

Chief Executive Officer
Foundation CREF
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Track C
Are Free Markets Still Free? Exploring the Impact of Government Intervention
  • What is the government view on the process they went through and how did they come up with the solutions at the speed that they did?
  • What were some of the overlooked sectors? CLOs for TALF, Online lenders, Aviation, SME lenders, and other assets that are still distressed.
  • The government has publicly stated that it will do whatever it takes to support the market, what are the plans to support the market in the event of another major wave?
  • Has the government reaction to COVID socialized capital markets? Are free markets are not free anymore?
  • TALF uptake was so low, yet senior ABS spreads are back to what they were before. Does the market pricing match the real risk?
  • Which government programs were most effective? TALF, primary dealer credit facility, money market facility.

Lara Daly-Sims

Chapman & Cutler

John Lynch

PCMA Private Client Lending

Ann Rutledge

Chief Executive Officer, Board Member
Creditspectrum Corp; FIIN

Dan Wohlberg

Eagle Point Credit Management

Laila Kollmorgen

Managing Director
PineBridge Investments
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Track D
ESG Principles in ABS Investing
  • As passive investing is crushing manager fees, can ESG be a potential growth area for asset manager AUM?
  • 2018 -2019 ESG issuance volume trends in equities, sovereign and corporate debt hit all-time highs: when we will see an uptick in ESG ABS volume? Where do obstacles remain? How do you evaluate a huge and heterogenous pool of collateral?
  • Is it possible to integrate ESG factors into legacy deals, such as legacy RMBS?
  • Understand the E characteristics for ABS:
    • Factoring in % exposure to areas affected most by climate change and natural disasters (hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes in Florida and California)
  • Understanding the S and G characteristics for ABS:
    • Non usurious lending rates, conscientious underwriting and borrower selection criteria, good investor protections; underwriting documentation to protect borrower (Dodd Frank ATR), adequate servicing (backup servicer naming), affordable housing
  • Are investors requiring additional risk premium on deals that are non-ESG? If so, how much and how widespread is the practice?

Meet the ESG ABS Task Force at FIIN. Live Office Hours from 3:00pm - 4:00pm tomorrow (December 2).  Drop in and share your thoughts with the buy side, and learn about recent FIIN initiatives focused on ESG for ABS.

Nathan Gabig


Kruti Muni

Managing Director - Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service

Kathryn Weiss

Associate - Corporate, Finance and Investments
King & Spalding LLP

Aoiffe McGarry

Managing Director

Manish Kapoor

Managing Principal, Vice Chairman
West Wheelock Capital, Fixed Income Inv.

Robert McDonough

Assistant Treasurer
Angel Oak Capital; Fixed Income Investor Network
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
Log-in Luncheon, Networking at the Sponsor Booths, and Investor Issuer Speed Dating

Use this time to visit with our sponsors in the Exhibit Hall and enter to win raffle prizes, download great sponsor thought leadership resources, or watch any earlier panels you missed. 

Investors and Issuers, Let's Get Dating!

Connect with your fellow investor and issuer community  through a series of spontaneous one-on-one video meetings. Over one hour, participants will join approximately 6 unique, intelligently matched 9-minute video calls.

Using an AI-powered algorithm, meetings are created on the fly, based on profile and interests. No advanced prep required.

Registration for this event will be available on the virtual conference platform, and is limited to those on the buy side or issuers of ABS only.


12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
FIIN Office Hours: Meet Women@FIIN

12:45PM - 2:00PM EST

During open office hours, you can drop in and meet the various committees and task forces of the Fixed Income Investor Network. 

1. Discover what FIIN is working on

2. Suggest areas of focus and events 

3. Learn how you can join FIIN and get involved

About the Women@FIIN Committee:

Jade Friedensohn

Managing Director

Molly Whitehouse

Managing ‎Director
Newmarket Capital

Laila Kollmorgen

Managing Director
PineBridge Investments

Kyra Fecteau

Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Amy Hauter

Portfolio Mgr. & Head of Sustainable F.I.
Brown Advisory
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Track A
The Little Engine that Could: The Role of CLOs in Pulling Along an Economic Recovery
  • Defining the role of CLOs as an important aid in COVID recovery
  • Outlook for bank lending and how CLOs can help fund the gap
  • How have CLOs performed during this crisis? Did the rated notes perform as they were supposed to?

Meet the CLO Task Force at FIIN. Live Office Hours from 3:15pm - 4:15pm today.  Drop in and share your thoughts with the buy side and learn about recent FIIN initiatives focused on the CLO and Leveraged Loan market. 

Amit Roy

Head, US CLO New Issue
Goldman Sachs

Ryan Suda

Mayer Brown LLP

Sonal Patel

Managing Director

Amir Vardi

Managing Director, Head Structured Credit
Credit Suisse Asset Management

Shan Lai

Vice President and Senior Analyst

Michelle Manuel

Structured Credit | Portfolio Manager
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Track B
Housing Market Trends
  • Mortgage origination volume outlook amid unprecedented rates and surging demand
  • Shifting demographics from cities to suburbs and impact on real estate value in cities vs. suburbs
  • COVID delays and other challenges for new construction supply and pipeline
  • Impact of the Congressional and Presidential election on GSE reform, lender regulation and affordable housing initiatives

Meet the RMBS Task Force at FIIN. Live Office Hours from 4:15pm -5:15pm today.  Drop on and share your thoughts with the buy side and learn about recent FIIN initiatives focused on the MBS market. 

Amy Williams

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Mark Fontanilla

Mark Fontanilla & Company, LLC

Luisa De Gaetano

Associate Managing Director
Moody's Investors Service

David Zhang

Managing Director

Jeffrey Johnson

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Track C
Small & Medium Sized Business Financing: Providing a Lifeline to Those Hardest Hit

*Please note this session and all speaker comments are to be treat as 'Off the Record'.

  • The role of private lending filling the gap from bank financing to SMEs
  • What are the biggest lifelines to those hardest hit? 
  • What are the effects of those lifelines during the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • Are there gaps in lifelines from government programs?
  • Where does lending to SMEs go from here? 

Jerry van Koolbergen

Managing Director
DBRS Morningstar

James Intermont

Managing Director
Atalaya Capital Management

Colin Behar

Portfolio Manager

Arlene Shaw

Managing Director, Treasury
Brightwood Capital Advisors, LLC

Greg Branch

Partner, Chief Investment Officer
SCIO Capital LLP
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Track D
Let the Sunshine In: Solar Lease and Loan ABS
  • Solar Securitization - Review of recent transactions (Sunnova, Mosaic, Loanpal), and expectation for issuance going forward. Trends and challenges, deal structures, innovative features, investor appetite etc.
  • Reviewing the solar investment tax credit (ITC) and the step-down of the solar ITC. What impact will this have on solar project development and the solar industry overall?
  • Residential Solar – with recent Solar ABS transactions, institutional investors are getting more comfortable with this class of ABS.  How has the investor profile evolved and what appetite has there been for recent transactions?  Is Solar ABS becoming more mainstream?
  • Community Solar makes solar accessible to a larger segment of the population – so what is holding back the exponential growth?  How has solar storage capabilities improved?  What sources of financing is available?
  • How does Solar compare to other Green Assets? What obstacles are issuers facing coming to market post-Covid?
  • Outlook for Distributed Solar: How are utilities responding?
  • Technological advancements helping boost the solar industry and Investor confidence.


Meet the ESG ABS Task Force at FIIN. Live Office Hours from 3:00pm - 4:00pm tomorrow (December 2).  Drop in and share your thoughts with the buy side, and learn about recent FIIN initiatives focused on ESG for ABS.

Cecil Smart

Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Katrina Niehaus

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Jan Stewart

Mayer Brown LLP

Alex Kaplan

Senior Director, Head of Capital Markets

Beth Starr

Managing Director
Credit Agricole
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
Exhibit Hall Networking Break*

Sponsor Meet and Greet:  Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall to chat with company experts at their booths, download resources, and schedule 1:1 meetings.

Live Issuer Presentation:  Join Goal Solutions’ Chairman and CEO, Ken Ruggiero, to hear the latest about student loans and the issuance plans for their Ascent Funding platform. Link to join on the Hubb agenda.

Ken Ruggiero

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Goal Structured Solutions
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Track A
Trends in the CLO Sector: CLO Manager Consolidation
  • As we have entered a recession, will some managers be able to print again?
  • What are the common characteristics of those that will survive?
  • What is their strategy going forward to survive? Merger, new sources of funding?
  • Of the platforms that issued, what did their deal really consist of? Were they just warehouses where investors were already on the hook? What opportunistic deals might we see?

Meet the CLO Task Force at FIIN. Live Office Hours from 3:15pm - 4:15pm today.  Drop in and share your thoughts with the buy side and learn about recent FIIN initiatives focused on the CLO and Leveraged Loan market. 

Rebecca O'Brien

Clifford Chance US LLP

Richard Gordon

Managing Director

Jonathan Kitei

Senior Managing Director
Nearwater Capital

Andrew Ross

Senior Director, Head of CLO Structuring & Risk Management
Pacific Asset Management

Chris Saltaformaggio

Senior Director
New York Life Investors

Oliver Wriedt

Strategic Advisor
SCIO Captial
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Track B
Private Label RMBS including Non QM
  • Why did government support programs leave out PLS RMBS securities and servicer advances?
  • How servicers handled payment deferrals
  • Update on payment deferrals vs. true defaults
  • Comparing the risk profile of non QM vs. CRT given different duration of the forbearance programs for private issuers vs the GSEs

Meet the RMBS Task Force at FIIN. Live Office Hours from 4:15pm -5:15pm today.  Drop in and share your thoughts with the buy side and learn about recent FIIN initiatives focused on the MBS market. 

Eric Kaplan

Chair, RMBS Task Force
Milken Institute - Center for Financial Markets

Lee Askenazi

Clifford Chance US LLP

Susan Hosterman

Senior Director, North American RMBS and Covered Bonds
Fitch Ratings

Kaustub Samant

Vice President
JP Morgan Securities LLC

Diane Moormann

Vice President, Master Servicing
Nationstar Mortgage
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Track C
The BioHealth Boom: An Emerging Asset Class
  • What is biohealth? 
  • Where are the investment opportunities if you are new to this sector? 
  • Equity and non-equity cashflows: Where is the source? How to improve investor confidence
  • Intellectual Property: Convertible bonds and licensing/royalty transactions

Faye Sahai

Partner; Managing Director
Mirai Global; Vinaj Telosity

Andrea Alms

Fund Manager
BioHealth Capital Fund

Dima Mostovoy


Hans Thomas

Founder / Executive Director
10X Capital & 1/0 Capital
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Track D
How Green is C-PACE?
  • How green is the C-PACE market? Do products fit the green requirements, and how do data and analytics support the thesis? Do investors buy the ‘green’ story?  What more can be done to safeguard the future of this industry?
  • Regarding product origination, what factors have both driven volume and given market participants pause? How does local government involvement help or hurt the industry?
  • Origination of PACE Assets and Securitization: Where is asset volume coming from and what’s really happening with securitization issuance? 
  • Investor Considerations: How does the ABS market view collateral and economic developments?
  • C-PACE – Covid-19 proofing commercial property is essential with businesses returning to work. Is this part of C-PACE?  What factors come into play for non-energy-related factors?

Joseph Lau

President/CIO; Chair
LordCap Green; FIIN

Alexandra Cooley

Chief Investment Officer
Nuveen Green Capital

Susan Morth

Chief Executive Officer
Energy Improvement Corporation NY PACE

Jamie Kocis

Partner, Deputy Chair, Corporate
Kramer Levin

Stephanie Mah

Vice President, Structured Finance Research
DBRS Morningstar

Tom Denkler

Managing Director, Head of Structured Privates
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
Exhibit Hall Networking Break*

Raffle Time! Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall to enter to win great prizes.

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Eastern Time
FIIN Office Hours: CLO Task Force

3:15pm - 4:15pm EST

During open office hours, you can drop in and meet the various committees and task forces of the Fixed Income Investor Network. 

1. Discover what FIIN is working on

2. Suggest areas of focus and events 

3. Learn how you can join FIIN and get involved

About the CLO Task Force: 

CLO investors and managers currently make up the largest cohort of the FIIN membership. The Task Force works to address the unique challenges facing this asset class since it is still largely misunderstood by regulators, policy makers, and even many allocators. Dan Wohlberg, Director, Eagle Point Credit Management serves as Chair.

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Track A
LIBOR Cessation: Is the Loan Market Ready?
  • How much work remains to be done on replacement rate adoption in the loan market?
  • Given the size, heterogeneity and complicated nature of the credit agreement amendment process, is it feasible to expect this will get done by the looming deadline?
  • Term rate mechanics on fallback rate; what more needs to be done?

Stephen Kudenholdt

Partner and Head of Structured Finance

Mary Beth Fisher

Managing Director, Senior Investment Strategist
Amherst Pierpont

Dr. Simone Bohnenberger-Rich

VP of Product
Eigen Technologies

Eileen Hughes

Vice President, Transaction Management
Wilmington Trust

Meredith Coffey

Executive VP of Research & Analysis
Loan Syndications Trading Association

Nitish Idnani

Advisory Principal
Deloitte & Touche LLP
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Track B
The CRT Market
  • How are the GSE CRT programs faring?
  • Factors contributing to slowing issuance volumes
  • How does recent CRT sector performance compare to all other sectors?
  • Does the future of GSE CRT programs look promising or are there major clouds on the near horizon?
  • Is the dealer community incentivized to provide liquidity support for lower tranches?
  • What opportunity does CRT present against a booming housing market with high demand?

Meet the RMBS Task Force at FIIN. Live Office Hours from 4:15pm -5:15pm today.  Drop in and share your thoughts with the buy side and learn about recent FIIN initiatives focused on the MBS market. 

Andy Davidson

Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc.

Roger Ashworth

Director, Research Strategist

Charlotte Gladwin

Director, Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer
Freddie Mac

Janet McCrae

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Rachel Noonan

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings

Nicholas Sapirie

VP, Capital Markets
Fannie Mae
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Track C
BioHealth Crystal Ball: Securitization, Covid-19 and Political Analysis
  • Securitization as a tool to scale up business models
  • Economic impact of an election year and the pricing of pharma on this asset class
  • Growth of bioscience CMBS/real estate for long-term healthcare research needs and medical facilities
  • Social aspects of hospital finance: The new normal living with Covid-19

Rich Bendis

President & CEO
BioHealth Innovation, Inc.

Pete Briskman

Executive Managing Director

Ann Rutledge

Chief Executive Officer, Board Member
Creditspectrum Corp; FIIN
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Track D
Aircraft ABS
  • Status check on airline performance amid decreased leisure and business travel
  • How the future of work travel will impact airlines

Meet the Private & Commerical ABS Task Force at FIIN. Live Office Hours from 2:00pm - 3:00pm tomorrow (December 2).  Drop in and share your thoughts with the buy side, and learn about recent FIIN initiatives focused on Private & Commerical ABS.

Keith Allman

Managing Director

Robert Sheldon

Managing Director
Deutsche Bank

Radha Tilton

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Bharat Chandrasekaran

ABS Trading
Morgan Stanley

Cathy Oh

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Eastern Time
FIIN Office Hours: RMBS Task Force

4:15pm - 5:15pm EST

During open office hours, you can drop in and meet the various committees and task forces of the Fixed Income Investor Network. 

1. Discover what FIIN is working on

2. Suggest areas of focus and events 

3. Learn how you can join FIIN and get involved

About the RMBS Task Force: 

RMBS investors represent a large percentage of FIIN's membership. The group considers GSE reform, private label issuance, QM patch, and other regulatory and policy issues that impact investors. Eric Kaplan, Director, Housing Finance Program, Milken Institute - Center for Financial Markets  Chairs the RMBS Task Force.

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Eastern Time
Round Robin Happy Hour: Meet 1 on 1 with Your ABS Peers

Connect with your fellow ABS East attendees through a series of spontaneous one-on-one video meetings. Over one hour, participants will join approximately 6 unique, intelligently matched 9-minute video calls.

Registration to this event will be made available on the virtual conferenece platform during the live event.

How it Works:


Make new and interesting connections!


Our AI-powered algorithm creates meetings for you on the fly, based on your profile and interests. No advanced prep required.


We make it easy to meet new people quickly, exchange ideas and circle back when the match is a great one.


Note: Attendees of this session must join the event on a laptop or desktop with Chrome or Firefox. No phones or tablets. 

This event is for registered attendees of ABS East Virtual 2020 only. 


Note: Attendees of all specialty networking sessions must join on a laptop or desktop with Chrome or Firefox. No phones or tablets.

5:15 PM Eastern Time
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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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