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- Understanding the benefit of securitisation to the real economy
- Identifying the key players and understanding the structure of an ABS deal
- The role of securitisation as a capital management and funding tool
- How can securitisation deliver relative value?
- With yields in traditional ABS classes diminishing, where can investors go?
- Handset, Marketplace, US Solar and PACE, US Transportation Assets, UK student loans, insurance securitisation
- Challenges? What is the impact of funding and regulatory constraints?
- Diversity: is the overall diversity of collateral improving?
- Is LIBOR really going to disappear? Why and when?
- Is EURIBOR going the same way, or will it be reformed?
- What are SONIA, €STR, and SOFR? What are the challenges for using them in ABS?
- What is “synthetic LIBOR” and will it become a reality?
- Compounding conventions and term rates: how to use an overnight rate for a 3 month interest period
- Fall back rates and management of legacy contracts
- Identifying the key players and understanding the structure of an RMBS deal
- The role of securitisation in mortgage finance
- How can securitisation deliver relative value for real estate investors? Mortgage lenders?
- Comparing and contrasting as a funding tool and investment opportunity with covered bonds, loans, and other forms of finance
- Comparing and contrasting with covered bonds
- Implementation and interpretation of technical standards and guidelines on STS
- Data reporting standards
- Role of the verification agent
- How will the requirement apply to private deals?
- What benefits have issuers realized to date by obtaining the STS label?
- Case studies to date including trials and tribulations, registration for new asset vs. legacy deals
- Implications for non EU issuers on compliance with deal transparency and reporting standards
- Risk weighting; test for getting assets off balance sheet
- HQLA and STS ABS: worth obtaining STS label so bank can invest in ABS as a liquid asset
Papa Saliou Diop
- How does the trustee function fit in going forward?
- Do trustees exercise their discretion frequently enough?
- What are the key considerations in respect of indemnities for trustees and litigation funding?
- What is the role of the trustee in dispute resolution?
- Are there additional protections that need to be built into documents?
- Defining the various types of non-performing loans: recoverable vs. unlikely to be repaid
- Overview of the key markets and asset types: Greece, Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Spain
- Lender strategies for disposing of NPLs; cash vs. synthetic
- The case for internal management
- Understanding the role of the servicer /special servicer in getting assets re-performing
- Timeline for conversion to an RPL
- Overview of the key (non-STS related) requirements in the new EU securitisation regulation
- Credit granting standard obligations
- Risk retention requirements
- Transparency and Disclosure Standards
- Key compliance considerations for public and private transactions
- Where do the remaining issues lie?
- What will the requirements mean for non-EU deals?
- Implications for the UK post-Brexit: third party country status and impact on UK issuer access to various currencies
- EU and U.S. compare and contrast; impact on cross-border issuance and investment
- Divergent risk retention schemes, alternative reference rates, European STS requirements, risk-free rates: will we ever find common ground or is this the death knell of a truly global and liquid ABS market?
- How ready are the capital markets for the new risk-free rates? What are the key deadlines?
- How have issuers and investors reacted to the proposed changes? Are they embracing change or dragging their feet?
- What unique and special challenges do securitisations face?
- SOFR is a secured rate while SONIA and ESTER are or will be unsecured rates. How much co-ordination is there between policymakers in the US, EU and UK?
- What are the challenges for legacy deals based on Ibors? What are the possible solutions?
- What about the underlying assets: how should they be transitioned off Ibors? What are the special challenges in dealing with retail customers?
- What practice points have you seen emerge that you support?
- What should the industry’s priorities be going forward?
Edwin Schooling Latter
- Brexit: How will it impact on the UK and the EU’s economies and capital markets?
- Is Europe trapped between growing global populist movements and “the same old politics”?
- What is the impact of slowing Eurozone growth? How sustainable is European debt? How big is the risk of further turbulence in the Eurozone?
- Will we see a complete Banking Union, Capital Markets Union and common European treasury in the next five years?
- We will see a central bank reversal on the end of Quantitative Easing?
- Outlook for the Southern European economies and impact on overall Eurozone financial markets
- What does a slowdown in China mean for commodity-based economies such as Australia?
- How might global trade wars impact on EU economies and financial markets?
Simon Lewis OBE
- As we near the end of the credit cycle, is European securitisation better prepared than 2008? Are the new structures built to withstand strong economic headwinds?
- Where will we see growth in 2019? NPLs? Risk transfer trades? STS securitization?
- Will the eventual unwind of the ABS Purchase Programme be reversed? Under what conditions? In a weakened economy, who will replace the central bank investor? What could be the impact on pricing in the primary market?
- Where do you invest in a weakening credit cycle?
- What should keep us awake at night? Brexit? Sino-US tensions? The loss of the political mainstream?
- Are investors investing in products they do not fully understand?
- Has the new framework helped or hindered the market so far in 2019?
- Are all the new disclosure requirements really required by investors? Are the costs and effort going to be worth it?
- Where will Bank originators turn to for liquidity?
Simon Lewis OBE
- How have regulations affected primary issuance volumes in both the public and private placement markets so far?
- What does this mean for overseas issuers, particularly for Australian ABS and possibly the UK Post Brexit?
- Timeline for clarity on STS especially data reporting standards, conduit regulations, and STS for synthetic risk transfer
- IFRS, leverage ratios
- The regulators’ view of securitisation: Has the stigma gone away? Are the risk weights of the new capital hierarchy correctly calibrated?
- Scorecard on STS take-up: How does the new joint ESAs committee work? How smoothly is the approval process for SRT transactions working?
- What is the real scope for diversifying the consumer lending and SME Finance landscape?
- Why has this form of lending not evolved as it has in the US?
- How might it evolve in Europe post crisis?
- Policy maker versus supervisory views on synthetic structures for achieving risk transfer
- Regulatory attitudes to SRT and new issues? When will the EBA issue further consultations?
- STS status for Synthetics: timeline and likelihood
- What are biggest drivers for future issuance (BASEL 4 floors, leverage ratio)
- What’s the issue with excess spread?
- Due diligence requirements for investors in ABS: and reporting requirements for issuers of ABS: Are they overly burdensome?
- Navigating the website
- What will the self-attestation model of STS notification mean for investors? What will investors need to do in addition?
- Are the benefits of STS enough to encourage investment? Might they hinder issuance?
- What should the capital? treatment of STS positions be?
- Cross border investing and issuing: Will USD and other cross border ABS become off limits without the STS label?
- Overview of investor supervision and enforcement process
- Overview of issuer compliance and logistics process
- Investor pullback amid poor underlying asset performance
- Slowing refinancing volumes
- Economic slowdown and the corporate sector reaction
- With economic growth slowing, default rates remain extremely low, but will they hold?
- Counting the 2008 financial crisis as a lesson learner, how are we better off in another downturn this time?
- Why has the market grown so much? Will the reduced arbitrage and spread widening in the US and Europe hamper significant new issuance? Where is growth likely to come from? Will it continue growing as it has?
- Should investors share central bankers’ concerns about the growth in corporate leverage and weakening covenants?
- Will shorter-dated consumer ABS benefit from Libor transition worries?
- Impact of the end of QE
- Issuance bright spots: autos, consumer credit, RMBS
- ABS versus corporate bonds, equities, emerging markets
- Is there appeal for unsecured consumer loans given low yields
- Credit Card ABS volume predictions
- Outlook for Southern European consumer lending and performance
Jesus Rio Cortes
David Sanchez Rodríguez
- Overview of the European banking landscape, in particular consolidation trends
- Bank funding strategy amid central bank funding tapering
- Update on volume of bank asset portfolios for sale
- What are the chief concerns of Conduit managers with the new STS regime?
- Conduit versus term on balance sheet strategy for receivables finance
- Investor views on weakening covenants: are the loans riskier than before given consistent high demand for CLO collateral?
- Are some of the loan underwriting standards too aggressive? Are they sure to meet EBITDA triggers? How will they perform under even the slightest of economic downturns?
- Do you expect CLO managers to alter their investment styles given possible tougher economic times ahead? How might they achieve this?
- With the challenger bank model survive? What is their funding strategy going forward?
- Dependence on warehouse lines of credit given no customer deposits
- Is this a sustainable model? Which business model will survive the test of time?
- Role of traditional banks as warehouse lenders
- Role of Private Equity as lenders and equity investors
- How do they build scale without customer deposits to lend against? What is their unique lending strategy in terms of niche customer base? Outlook for securitization issuance by challenger banks
- How are newer lending platforms funding themselves? What challenges have they been facing as they try to establish themselves?
- Investor appetite for these assets given the lack of performance history and unproven credit assessment capabilities, especially as we enter a tougher credit cycle
Reinald de Monchy
- Review of underlying macro-factors including commercial property occupancy rates, foreclosure rates, price trends and demand for commercial e-lending
- Assessing the impact of online shopping on pricing, rent, valuation of retail properties; how has this affected the security and stability of the loans? Are loans underpinning CMBS backed by retail more likely to underperform?
- Are loan structures are becoming too borrower friendly? Is this a case of too many lenders chasing too few borrowers? Emergence of covenant-light CMBS transactions in Europe
- Are fears that CMBS will be the star underperformer again merited? How will regulators react?
- Other bond markets have embraced SONIA and SOFR – is the ABS market ready?
- Investor views: are they ready to buy bonds referencing new rates? Are they still willing to buy LIBOR?
- Is this an issue for the Euro market or only for USD and GBP?
- Practical issues of structuring a SONIA ABS
- How to manage the back book when LIBOR disappears? Is there a way for the industry to cooperate on this?
- Review of the various NPL jurisdictions and total NPL volumes yet to be resolved; which countries have made significant progress and which have a long way to go?
- Overall market for distressed assets being sold
- Compare and contrast progress to date in Italy, Greece, CEE versus Spain and Ireland
- Key differentials for investing in NPLs versus in other products
- Strategies for NPL management: cash vs. synthetic transfer transaction vs. internal management
- Strategies for getting NPLs re-performing: timeline, likelihood and how long must the loans be seasoned for investors to feel secure?
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- Securitisation 2.0: market health report, primary and secondary
- Market conditions: Spread impact of ECB tapering, broader credit market conditions and areas of vulnerability
- Which sector offers best relative value at present, and which is likely to be the best performer into Q3/Q4?
- Role of Financing: Current status of the collateralized financing market, types of trades that take place and products that are preferred by market participants
- SRT market – growing asset class
- Direct Lending & Whole loan trading: How does the ABS market compare with direct lending on the underlying collateral? Which asset types, jurisdictions and products are attractive and for which types of investors?
- Trader and Syndicate Banker View: Things to watch for, market outlook for the rest of 2019 and closing remarks
- Many of the large private equity backed deals are reaching their call dates in 2019 & 2020; what will the refinance volume total?
- With the term funding scheme ending, what does this mean for the refinancing needs of those assets and for the UK financial sector overall?
- Return of the master trust bank issuer
- Will the tightened requirements for CBPP be a net positive for funding via the ABS market instead?
- Technical details of compliance: (lawyer and arranger)
- Accounting viewpoint on fair valuation
- The issuer perspective: how they got comfortable with the number and how they chose their method of RR
- Ideas going forward
- Implications for European transactions
- Impact of new GACS on Italian NPL market
- UTP Multi-originator deal as alternative approach for deconsolidation
- How Calendar provisioning and new regulatory changes may affect NPL market
- How lack of economic growth may affect NPL market in Italy
- Is political uncertainty scaring foreign investors?
- Economic uncertainty and declining new car sales: will the volume of Auto ABS decline as a result?
- Issuance plans in 2019 given new STS compliance requirements
- Will the tighter rules on diesel cars hit residual values?
- Retreading the tire: trends in used car sales finance: the same asset financed three times, residual value concerns
- Autonomous vehicles and what that will do for the Auto sector? Who will buy a car in ten years’ time? What will happen to residual value?
- Market dynamics changing due to ECB involvement
Pedro Paulo Castro
Dr. Volker Laeger
- Given all the hype surrounding blockchain, AI, and big data, where will the ABS market likely be disrupted and how, particularly in deal structures and investor reporting
- More importantly, what processes are likely to remain the same? i.e. will the origination to ABS execution process be entirely digitized? What are the real world barriers to this model? What about securities settlement processes?
- How should the various stakeholders to a transaction prepare for securitisation 3.0?
- What types of fintech partnerships are arising and how are banks implementing new tech in the ABS transaction?
Dr. Lewis Z. Liu
- Where are most attractive pockets of value for investors across ABS & CLO?
- Should investors have concerns about future performance in case of economic malaise? Any sectors in particular?
- Are new reporting templates useful / fit for purpose? Do you see much benefit in using the detailed loan level data?
Ruben van Leeuwen
- Forecasting the political climate in Greece post-election and its anticipated impact on NPL resolution efforts
- Will the anemic growth in Greece’s GDP over the next three years be a substantial obstacle in improving the NPL ratio?
- How are the Greek banks fairing one year on from the revised NPL ratio targets set by the European Central Bank? Are they on track to meet the new reduction target of €65bil by 2020?
- Update on the newest developments in the Greek judicial framework: Out of Court Workouts and the Insolvency law
- Major impediments remaining in the current legal framework
- What are structured finance investors keen to buy in the current environment?
- Does ABS still hold relative value?
- Investor Views on STS: Assessing the Importance and Utility of the Label
- What are the expected due diligence requirements for investors under STS?
Ana Cortes Gonzalez
An interview with the AFME Chairman on his personal experiences working with diverse bosses and teams, why/how diversity matters (impact on performance), and how men can be helpful in changing the demographics in the finance industry.
- Spain and Italy’s revitalization
- Dutch Private Equity issuers filling the pipeline
- Fintech and RMBS: moving mortgage lending online and the role of new technology in reshaping the mortgage funding market in Europe
- New asset classes and emerging geographies: Mexico, expansion outside of Europe.
- New structures: Cash securitizations
- Supervisor’s views on what they like and do not like
- Excess spread
- Opportunity for career development
- Who can serve as role models
- Achieving a work life balance
- What are the inherent obstacles to promotion?
- What networking is required to succeed?
- How is ABS as an industry faring promoting diversity and inclusion? What more needs to be done?
- Have managers now come to terms with risk retention and implemented their solutions?
- How CLO 2.0 structures have impacted managers
- Is the change in manager landscape a good development for investors or not?
- Are PE firms better placed to be CLO managers?
- Assessing different types of managers
- Challenges in launching a new fund
- Is Australia managing a housing-market soft landing? How will this impact RMBS performance?
- Issuance volume outlook for 2019
- Prime vs. non-prime: investor considerations
- Emergence of green RMBS
- What are the global standards emerging for the green status of a deal: Capital markets union scheme for disclosure of the green label
- Why is there an increased focus on green in the banking sector overall?
- Which sectors are most benefitted by obtaining the green label? Autos, Residential mortgages
- Do the benefits conferred by the green label outweigh the cost to obtain it? Is the deal more liquid as a result? Are there clear pricing benefits?
- Will see a large increase in securitisation deals with the green label?
- Is the classification/definition of “green” bonds / finance appropriate?
- Have covered bonds cannibalized RMBS?
- Have they made it too easy / cheap for issuers and driven down yields for investors?
- Can we expect a more level playing field in regulatory treatment of RMBS versus CBs?
- When the CBPP ends, can the covered bonds market stand on its own?
- Are there natural limits (e.g. encumbrance) to covered bond issuance?
- Are the covered bonds and RMBS markets decoupled? If covered bonds shrink, will RMBS fill the funding gap?
- How feasible are the proposals for European Secured Notes?
- What is the impact of Risk Retention repeal in the US on European investor participation in USD deals
- Continued regulatory divergence impact on relative value of investing in the US versus Europe
- What are the main structural and collateral differences between US and European CLOs
- Relative value: investing in US vs European CLO across the capital structure
- Has there been any impact from the new Japanese FSA rules on “risk retention” and risk weights for ABS investments?
- Since the re-emergence in 2012, issuance expanded 65% YOY in 2017 to total $200bil rivaling some of the largest asset classes in the U.S. in terms of volume. What is the forecast for 2019? Will the rapid pace continue? What are the major headwinds? Tailwinds?
- Impact of an economy transitioning from export –led to consumption-led model on demand for ABS financing
- What is being funded and why securitisation as a funding choice? Residential housing, infrastructure, commercial property, consumer loans, online lending, factoring and leasing companies, SMEs and large corporates, Non-performing loans
- Moving beyond the Interbank market; how can China attract more foreign participation in its domestic issuance
- Will the recent uptick in trade receivable finance deals be halted by STS implementation?
- What will this mean for large corporates who rely on securitisation as a key funding mechanism?
- Digitalisation: use cases for blockchain and digital invoicing; what are some of the legal concerns emerging with digitalisation?
Alexia de Montessus
- Estimated issuance volume of NPL and Performing Loan ABS in 2018
- What about risk retention requirements in the EU and U.S.? How will issuers finance this requirement and will it hinder further securitisations?
- Are there sensible adjustments that can be made to regulation to make NPL securitisation easier?
- Attracting investor interest for the junior tranches of NPL and Performing Loan securitisations
- General economic situation in Russia and its effect on securitization market: current trends, developments and outlook
- The Russian securitization: yesterday and tomorrow. DOM.RF MBS initiative as a key new development
- Legal framework for Russian securitization, new developments and initiatives
- Securitisation Market developments, opportunities and performance in Eastern Europe
- Legal developments and framework for Securitisations in Russia and Poland
- Market attractiveness for the investors and market participants in Russia and Eastern
- Not all tokens are crypto, and not all crypto is bitcoin. What is a digitized asset and how can it open up new sectors for securitisation?
- Democratization of assets: Turning previously illiquid assets into tradeable securities: just how weird will the assets get? Exotic cars, real estate, anything but the plain vanilla loan
- ABC’s of Private Debt: Key factors to consider, risks and avoiding trouble
- Overview of recent transactions and deal structures
- Pricing considerations for determining whether public versus private issuance
- Impact of STS disclosure requirements for private issuance
- Finding relative value in private secured debt
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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