Mathew Adamo

Vice President Capital Markets
Jackson Square Aviation

Mathew Adamo joined the Capital Markets team at Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) in 2011 where he sources debt capital for aircraft acquisitions, structures lease transactions, and sells aircraft asset portfolios.  JSA is a major commercial aircraft leasing company headquartered in San Francisco, CA.  In 2013, JSA was acquired by Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of that firm. 

Mr. Adamo has more than 7 years of structured finance and leasing experience, a B.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut and a M.S. in Financial Economics from the University of San Francisco.

W Bradford Armstrong

Principal
Lovell Minnick Partners

W. Bradford Armstrong joined the Philadelphia office of LMP in 2009. Prior to joining LMP, Brad was part of the Financial Institutions Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he focused on M&A and capital raising transactions for the firm’s investment banking clients. Previously, Brad was an Assistant Vice President in Bank of America’s Finance Group. Brad began his career in a strategic advisory group within Wachovia Corporation. Brad is currently a member of the boards of directors at Commercial Credit Inc. and LSQ Group Holding LLC, and previously served on the board of First Allied Holdings Inc. Brad received an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and Accounting ... (view full description)

Rohit Arora

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Biz2Credit

Rohit Arora, CEO and co-founder of Biz2Credit, is one of the country’s top experts in small business finance.  He has extensive experience in global financial services and issues facing startups and growing companies.  In 2011, he was named New York City's “Top Entrepreneur” by Crain’s New York Business, which named Biz2Credit among NYC’s “Fast 50” of 2014.  Rohit meets regularly with top executives from the Federal Reserve, SBA, and the White House on subjects related to small business finance.    Rohit is frequently quoted about small business lending topics in media such as The Wall St. Journal, CNBC.com, Fox Business, Washington Post, New York Times, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbe ... (view full description)

Teresa Davidson

Special Legal Counsel
Volvo Financial Services

Teresa Davidson served as the Vice President - Legal and General Counsel for Volvo Financial Services Region the Americas with responsibility for legal, capital markets, regulatory, general corpporate and compliance matters in North and South America through December 2017.  With  experience in public and Rule 144A ABS transactions in the United States she  was responsible for legal support for ABS and structured finance transactions in Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.     A former member of the Board of Directors of  SFIG, Teresa was  co-Chair of SFIG’s Equipment Issuer Committee and a member of SFIG’s Issuer Cabinet and the Steering Committee of SFIG's Women in Securitization initiative. T ... (view full description)

Mark DeBacker

Chief Executive Officer
Blue Bridge Financial, LLC

Mark is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Blue Bridge Financial, LLC.  Founded in 2009, Blue Bridge Financial is a specialty finance company serving the borrowing needs of businesses throughout the U.S., with products ranging from equipment and inventory financing to working capital solutions. Prior to Blue Bridge Financial, Mark held executive management positions with two financial institutions, Evans National Bank and Security Savings Bank, where he was responsible at various times for all functional areas of bank operations, with a focus on financial management and regulatory oversight. Mark started his career at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, specializing in financial institution ... (view full description)

Sharon Desfor

President
Helivalue$, Inc

Sharon Desfor, ASA, is president of HeliValue$, Inc., the world’s most trusted helicopter appraisal firm, and publisher of The Official Helicopter Blue Book®, the accepted standard for helicopter resale pricing information.  Sharon is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the ASA, currently serving as ASA’s International Secretary/Treasurer.  She previously served on ASA’s Board of Governors and multiple committees, and edited their M&TS Journal and Valuing Machinery and Equipment, Third Edition.  Sharon is past Chair of the Helicopter Foundation International and of the HAI’s Finance & Leasing Committee, and edited HAI’s finance handbook, Helicopt ... (view full description)

John Enyart

President
Portfolio Financial Servicing Company

John Enyart is President of Portfolio Financial Servicing Company, one of the largest independent lease, loan, and structured settlement servicers in the U.S. During the past 29 years, Mr. Enyart has worked for such companies as Textron Financial Corporation (President of the asset-based lending and receivable factoring division located in Portland, Oregon); PriceWaterhouse Coopers (senior audit staff); Hewlett-Packard Credit (Credit and Operations Officer); and First Interstate Bank (Corporate Banking Officer). Mr. Enyart received a B.S. in Marketing and Management from the University of Oregon. Mr. Enyart is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a licensed CPA in the State of Oregon (currently ... (view full description)

Michael Fanger

President
Eastern Funding LLC

Michael’s banking career began in 1981 at Shawmut Bank (Boston, MA) where he worked until 1986 and ultimately served as Vice President. Michael worked for Medallion Financial Corp. (New York, NY) from 1987 to 1997 as Executive Vice President and President of Transportation Capital Corp., a subsidiary of Medallion. With extensive commercial financing expertise, Michael founded Eastern Funding in 1997 and serves as its Managing Member and President.
 
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Caitlin Fitzpatrick

Vice President, Investor & Issuer Relations
Information Management Network

No biography specified

Marc Franson

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Marc Franson is a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Department and Practice Group Leader of the Bank Corporate Group. He represents financial institutions, finance companies, retailers, other creditors and brokers on an array of financial services matters including regulatory applications, consumer credit transactions, deposit products, bank mergers and acquisitions, licensing, regulatory issues and compliance, sale of non-deposit products, technology contracting, payment processing, portfolio acquisitions/divestitures, fair lending and privacy matters, Internet banking, stored value products and marketplace (P2P) lending. He also represents clients in conjunction with legislativ ... (view full description)

John Fruehwirth

Managing Partner
Rotunda Capital

No biography specified

Albert Givray

Partner
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Al Givray is a partner in the Denver law firm of Davis Graham & Stubbs.  He is also General Counsel of The NORDAM Group, Inc., headquartered in Tulsa.  For 35 years, Mr. Givray has devoted his legal work to aviation:  the leasing and financing of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; the acquisition and divestiture of aviation businesses and assets; the formation of aviation joint ventures; the development, certification, manufacture, sale, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aviation products; and aviation litigation – all inside and outside the United States.  As Mr. Givray likes to say, "If it flies and it's not a bird, we can do the legal work."
 

Mark Golombeck

Managing Director
20 Gates Management, LLC

Mark Golombeck, a co-founder and Managing Director of 20 Gates Management, has over 20 years experience originating, structuring and syndicating asset-backed transactions across a broad spectrum of asset types and structures. Prior to this role, Mark was a Director in the Conduit and Credit Products Group at Credit Suisse where he headed the origination, structuring, and placement effort within the Conduit Group. In this position, Mark supervised a $20+ billion ABS investment portfolio. Mark joined Credit Suisse in March 2001. Previously, Mark was part of the Asset Finance team at JP Morgan where he focused on term asset-backed transactions. Mark was also a Principal in the Structured Financ ... (view full description)

Miles Herman

President
LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc.

Miles Herman joined LEAF Financial Corporation in 2001 as President and COO. In late 2010, he became President and COO of LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc., a recapitalization of LEAF Financial Corporation's lease origination and servicing platform. Prior to LEAF Mr. Herman held various senior operational offices with Fidelity Leasing, Inc. and its successor, from 1998 to 2001, ending as Senior Vice President. From 1990 to 1998, he held various operational, marketing, program management, business development and sales positions with Tokai Financial, most recently as Director of Capital Markets. Before that, he served as Vice President, Operations and Sales at LSI Leasing Services, Inc. from 1989 ... (view full description)

Mark Hirshorn

Senior Vice President, US ABS
DBRS

Mr. Hirshorn is currently a Senior Vice President on the US ABS Team at DBRS, Inc. in New York. He is focused on the analysis of esoteric assets, predominately aircraft. He spearheaded the development of a rating methodology for aircraft lease ABS. Before joining DBRS in December 2016, he was an independent contractor, providing advisory, risk assessment and transaction execution services to a variety of institutions.   Prior to his most recent roles, Mr. Hirshorn spent more than 20 years covering aviation, structured finance and asset financing with a variety of global financial institutions. From 2011-2015, he was responsible for origination of aircraft financings supported by ... (view full description)

Tom Howard

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Tom Howard is a partner in the Asset Securitization Department of Chapman and Cutler LLP. Since joining the firm, his work has focused on the representation of issuers, underwriters, investors and trustees in securitization transactions, including transactions backed by equipment leases, automobile loans, tax lien certificates, student loans, commercial loans, and residential and commercial mortgage loans.  Tom’s experience also includes work in the corporate and securities area, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities as issuer's and underwriter's counsel. REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS ... (view full description)

Theodore Koenig

President & Chief Executive Officer
Monroe Capital LLC

Theodore L. Koenig, President, CEO and founder of Monroe Capital LLC, has over 30 years of experience in structuring and investing in debt and equity transactions.  Monroe Capital LLC is a leading provider of senior and junior debt and equity co-investments to middle-market companies in the U.S. and Canada.  Investment types include unitranche financings, cash flow and enterprise value based loans, acquisition facilities, mezzanine debt, second lien or last-out loans and equity co-investments.  Monroe has been recognized by Global M&A Network as the 2013 and 2014 Small Mid Market Lender of the Year; by Private Debt Investor as the 2013 Unitranche Lender of the Year and 2 ... (view full description)

Michael Levin

Managing Director - Credit
Apollo Global Management

Mr. Michael Levin joined Apollo in 2015 in Credit and is responsible for providing senior financing to specialty finance companies.  Prior to that time, Michael was Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director at MidCap Financial from October 2008 to January 2015. Prior to that, Michael was a Vice President in the Healthcare Group at Merrill Lynch Capital from October 2002 to February 2008.

Michael graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a BS degree in Economics.

Eric McGriff

Chief Credit Officer
Everbank

Eric McGriff is the Chief Credit Officer at Everbank Commercial Finance. He has 30 years of experience principally in the vendor finance, equipment finance, asset based lending, distribution finance and inventory finance industries. His experience has been primarily credit focused, although his leadership roles have included responsibility for collections, asset management, operations, customer service and legal operations function. Eric has been employed by EverBank and its predecessors since 2006 and has held senior risk and operations roles at  American Express Business Finance where he served as COO, CIT, Newcourt Financial, and AT&T Capital where he was Chief Credit, Portfolio Manag ... (view full description)

Patrick McShane

Senior Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Patrick McShane is a Senior Director at Kroll Bond Rating Agency and covers commercial and esoteric ABS. Previously, Mr. McShane was a Senior Associate within DZ Bank’s Asset Securitization Group and specialized in the financing of equipment leases, lottery receivables, structured settlements and tax liens. Prior to DZ Bank, Mr. McShane worked within the Structured Securities origination and structuring group at Bank of America and as an analyst within ING's Asset Securitization Group. Mr. McShane holds a bachelor of science degree in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University.

Jeff Merchant

Director
BMO Capital Markets

Mr. Merchant joined BMO Capital Markets' U.S. Securitization Group in September of 2005 and has focused on the securitization of auto loans, equipment loans and leases, and commercial loans in both the conduit and term markets. Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets, he was with Wachovia Securities as an analyst between June 2003 and August 2005, working on consumer ABS term and conduit transactions, primarily involving auto loans, residential mortgages, and distressed consumer debt. Mr. Merchant holds a BBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and an MBA with a concentration in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth Schoo ... (view full description)

Rana Mitra

Managing Director
Atalaya Capital Management

Mr. Mitra is responsible for sourcing and executing investments across the investment platform, with a focus on equipment leasing and corporate investments. Prior to joining Atalaya, Mr. Mitra was a Vice President at Del Mar Asset Management, L.P. a multi-strategy hedge fund. At Del Mar, Mr. Mitra primarily focused on private credit and distressed investments and also reviewed relative value investments across bank debt, bonds, CDS and equities. Prior to Del Mar, Mr. Mitra was a Director at Marc Bell Capital Partners, LLC a special situations investment firm involved in private equity, credit and public equity investments. At Marc Bell, Mr. Mitra was responsible for sourcing, screening, fina ... (view full description)

Albert Periu

CEO
Neptune Financial Inc

No biography specified

Andrea Petro

Executive Vice President
Wells Fargo

A 21-year veteran of the asset-based lending industry, Andrea Petro established the Lender Finance Division of Wells Fargo Foothill in 2000 with the exclusive mission of providing financing for specialty finance companies. Prior to joining Foothill, Petro was Senior Vice President, National Marketing Manager of the Financial Services Funding Division of Transamerica Business Credit. Petro earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University and her Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Commercial Finance Association.

Ralph Petta

President and Chief Executive Officer
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)

Ralph Petta is the President and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), the premier trade association representing 550+ member organizations in the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Mr. Petta leads the organization in executing its mission to foster business development, deliver industry information and analysis, provide educational opportunities and advocate for the industry. He is also President of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, which is dedicated to inspiring thoughtful innovation and contributing to the betterment of the equipment leasing and finance industry. Mr. Petta, an authority in the business of equipment finance, has been wit ... (view full description)

Alexander Ploch

Senior Vice President
DZ BANK AG

Alexander Ploch, Senior Vice President, joined DZ BANK’s Asset Securitization team in 2009. Alex’s responsibilities include originating, structuring and managing securitization transactions through DZ BANK’s ABCP conduit, Autobahn Funding. He has completed revolving warehouse securitization transactions in a variety of different asset classes, including equipment leasing, asset-based lending, health care receivables, auto loans and structured settlements, among others. Alex holds a Master degree in Finance and Banking from the European Business School in Germany and is a CFA charter holder.
 

Todd Plotner

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Todd R. Plotner is a partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP focused on structured finance, securitization, and the restructuring of troubled transactions. Todd is passionately committed to achieving collaborative solutions for clients' growth and long-term success. He is an effective strategist who solves complex financing challenges while efficiently coordinating teams to success in innovative financial transactions.   Todd's clients are operating companies, finance companies, commercial and investment banks, and a wide variety of other financial institutions. Financed assets include peer-to-peer loans, railcars, intermodal shipping containers and chassis, aircraft, auto loans and le ... (view full description)

Pete Rogers

Managing Director
Wells Fargo Securities

Pete joined the Asset-Backed Finance Group of Wells Fargo Securities in 2005 and has over 18 years of structured finance experience. Currently, he originates and structures warehouse and term ABS transactions. His experience spans multiple asset classes including equipment, cell towers, billboards, whole business securitizations, ratepayer bonds, marine containers, railcars, and other operating and financial assets. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Pete was a Principal for RBC Capital Markets where he was responsible for structuring a commercial paper conduit to warehouse student loan assets. Prior to that, Pete was a Director for National City’s (PNC) North Coast Funding ... (view full description)

Scott Rosen

Partner, Specialty Finance Portfolio Manager
Solar Capital

From 2001-2003, Mr. Rosen was an analyst in CIBC World Market's New York Sponsor Coverage/Leveraged Finance Group. During this period, Mr. Rosen facilitated numerous private equity related transactions including levered loans, high yield bonds, equity co-investments and Private Equity LP investments. Following CIBC, Mr. Rosen joined Wellspring Capital Management, a private equity firm focused on middle market value investments, as a senior associate, where he was involved with over $225 million of equity investments by the firm including working on the firm's successful acquisition and public listing of Susser Holdings and acting as a temporary CFO for a distressed portfolio company. In Sept ... (view full description)

Josh Rothman

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
North Mill Equipment Finance

Josh Rothman joined Equilease in 2003. Mr. Rothman currently manages the continued development of North Mill’s credit model, front-end and back-end systems as well as the Second-Look Programs and operational reporting to senior lending sources. During his tenure, Mr. Rothman has held various positions, including management of third-party portfolio acquisitions, with a focus on pricing, diligence, closing and operational transitioning of 30 portfolios totaling over $1 billion of original equipment cost. Prior to joining Equilease, he was a financial analyst at a publishing company. Mr. Rothman received his B.S. in Mathematics from St. Lawrence University.

Alex Saporito

Managing Director
Flexpoint Ford

Alex Saporito joined Flexpoint Ford, LLC in 2015 as a Managing Director to oversee investments in Flexpoint Special Assets Fund, L.P. and to expand the firm’s credit investment capabilities.  Flexpoint Ford is a private equity investment firm specializing in the financial services and healthcare industries.  Alex Saporito was previously a Managing Director and Global Head of Structuring for Securitized Products at Morgan Stanley, where he designed and executed asset-backed financing transactions for the firm and its clients in both the primary and secondary market.  His experience covers a broad range of consumer, commercial and real estate assets in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  H ... (view full description)

Barry Shafran

Chief Executive Officer
Chesswood Group Limited

Mr. Shafran is Chesswood Group Limited’s President and Chief Executive Officer, having built the company over the last 17 years from its original roots as a small independent vehicle leasing business in 1999, to today’s North American equipment finance business.  Mr. Shafran’s previous positions include roles as President of several national service businesses.  He has spearheaded many successful acquisitions and divestitures, fundraising in private and capital markets and driving strategy and implementation for the company.  With extensive experience in operations, change management and mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Shafran has a diverse background that has consistently included the develop ... (view full description)

Charles Stackhouse

Vice President
Wafra Capital Partners

Mr. Stackhouse is a Vice President of Wafra Capital Partners.  Prior to joining Wafra, he was head of capital markets for HVB Capital, a subsidiary of Hudson Valley Bank, and held similar positions with Mazuma Capital, ICON Capital and Bank of America.  Mr. Stackhouse earned his BA from Connecticut College and received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.
 

William Stephenson

Chief Executive Officer / Chairman
DLL International

Since June 2014 Bill Stephenson has served as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board at DLL. The global financial solutions provider delivers integrated solutions to manage the entire asset life cycle and operates in more than 35 countries and nine industries.    With over 25 years of vendor finance experience, Stephenson is a recognized industry expert.  He is a strong advocate of corporate social responsibility and a frequent speaker at industry assemblies throughout the world.   Since joining DLL in 1987, Stephenson has served in several leadership positions and played an integral role in the emergence of DLL as a global market leader within the vendor finance and ... (view full description)

Du Trieu

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings

Du Trieu is a senior director in Fitch Rating’s asset-backed securities group. He primarily focuses on rating commercial and consumer loan-backed securities, specifically transactions backed by assets including equipment lease and loan, timeshare loans, dealer floorplan, and utility tariff/stranded cost ABS. He also has been involved in transactions backed by prime auto loans and auto leases. Du is also responsible for research, and develops and publishes criteria and research reports on commercial and auto-related consumer assets. Du has been employed at Fitch for 17 years and earned a BBA in finance and minor in communication studies from The University of Iowa.

Chuck Weilamann

Managing Director
DBRS

Chuck Weilamann is currently a Managing Director with DBRS, Inc. providing credit ratings for U.S. and international structured finance transactions in the consumer, commercial and esoteric asset-backed sectors.  Prior to his position at DBRS, Chuck was a Partner at WoodLake Advisors, LLC, an independent financial advisor focused on providing advisory services to clients in energy infrastructure, securitization, leasing and project finance.  Prior to founding WoodLake Advisors, Chuck was a Vice President at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, where he was been responsible for the underwriting of products collateralized by esoteric assets valued at over $10 billion, in ... (view full description)

Stephen Whelan

Partner
Blank Rome LLP

Stephen T. Whelan is a partner in the New York office of law firm Blank Rome LLP, where he concentrates his practice on lease financings, securitization, energy finance and secured lending.  Mr. Whelan is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, has been a member of the ELFA Board of Directors and Legal Committee, Chair of the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Leasing, and a Visiting Lecturer on constitutional law at Princeton University. Steve represents lenders, lessors, trustees, credit enhancers and arrangers in lease financings for aircraft, railcar, vehicle, maritime, medical, business, energy, and telecommunications equipment, as well as industrial ... (view full description)

Evan Wilkoff

Executive Vice President, Capital Markets
Ascentium Capital LLC

Evan is Executive Vice President and Head of Capital Markets, overseeing all aspects of funding for Ascentium Capital. Evan has over 20 years of capital markets and equipment finance experience, previously working as a director in the asset-backed finance group of Wells Fargo Securities where he oversaw financing and securitizing for equipment lessors.

Evan also started-up and ran his own small-ticket equipment leasing company and, subsequent to the sale of that company, was Treasurer for a private-label, financial services company specializing in equipment finance.

Evan earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia.

Michael Ziegelmann

Chief Financial Officer
Innovation Finance USA LLC

Mike spent the first part of his career in public accounting.  Following that, Mike joined First American in 2001 initially in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer and then serving as Chief Credit Officer following the acquistion of First American by City National Bank in 2012.  Mike is actively involved in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association including previously serving on the Accounting Committee and also is a member of the AICPA.  Mike resides near Rochester, New York.
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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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