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Keith Allman

Managing Director
MUFG

Keith Allman is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company, co-portfolio manager of the Aviation Opportunities Fund, and senior securitized asset analyst for the Mortgage and Structured Finance Team. He is the primary aviation specialist at Loomis managing aircraft ABS debt and equity investments and working with the corporate teams on other forms of aviation related investments including EETCs, unsecured airline and lessor debt, and airports. Keith joined Loomis Sayles in 2016 and has 16 years of investment industry experience. Previously, he was a director at Deutsche Bank, where he was the lead aviation banker on multiple aircraft ABS transactions. He also covered bankin ... (view full description)

Charles Anderson

Chief Executive Officer
Currency Capital

Charles Anderson is the Executive Director of the CEMC. He also is the CEO of Currency, where he has developed the leading technology platform to help make equipment financing simple and easy. Charles is an industry thought leader in online equipment financing who has helped hundreds of organizations move from theory to practice both from within the industry and as an external advisor. Charles was previously involved in mortgage banking and specialty finance at the nation’s largest mortgage banks. Before entering the equipment financing industry, Charles started his own mortgage banking firm and attended Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Matthew Brand

Director
ITE Management

Matthew Brand has over 11 years of fixed income & credit products experience. Most recently, Matt was a Director within Credit Suisse’s Securitized Products Finance Group, providing securitization solutions to clients with esoteric and non-traditional asset portfolios. Over his career, Matt has structured and executed non-recourse financings from various industries, including renewable & sustainable energy, hotel/lodging, insurance-related, franchise restaurants and rental car. Matt has been responsible for over $20B of financings, through short- and long-term debt offerings.

Joe Catarina

Chief Credit Officer
Global Jet Capital, Inc.

Joseph D. Catarina (“Joe”) serves as Chief Credit Officer . In this role, Joe leads the Underwriting, Portfolio and Valuations functions at GJC. Joe also works closely on the company’s funding initiatives, including the issuance of three ABS transactions and refinance of Warehouse lines.
Prior to joining GJC in December 2015, Joe was a Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager for GE Capital’s Corporate Aircraft division, which was purchased by GJC in December 2015. Joe’s other GE Capital senior roles included SVP-Team Leader of Corporate Lending’s Loss Mitigation/Restructuring division.
Joe received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hobart College.

Loritta Cheng

Director
MetLife

Loritta Cheng is a Director, ABS Credit Research. Loritta joined MetLife, Inc. in 2002. Over the course of her career at MetLife Investments, Loritta has held roles in ABS, Strategy, and CLOs. She is currently the team leader for ABS Credit Research. Previously, Loritta worked at Deutsche Bank and KPMG. She holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science from Columbia University.
 

Joe Collins

Senior Vice President, Business Development
Orion First Financial, LLC

Quentin Cote

President
Mintaka Financial

Mr. Quentin Cote is the President of Mintaka Financial LLC. His primary responsibilities include driving Mintaka revenue growth through its multi-channeled funding programs, growing and strengthening its myriad partnerships, and bringing new products to market. Quentin’s 26 years in the finance industry and proven track record in private investing, specialty finance, structured finance and capital markets make him a valuable resource to both borrowers and finance partners. In his past roles, Quentin has served as Vice President at State Street Bank, Director at Sherman Financial Group, Principal at Colonnade Advisors, Managing Director at Babson Capital Management, and Head of Private ... (view full description)

Anthony Cracchiolo

President & Chief Executive Officer
U.S. Bank Equipment Finance

Mr. Cracchiolo is President and CEO of U.S. Bank Equipment Finance.  He is a 35-year veteran of the financial industry. In his current position, he leads and oversees all operations of U.S. Bank Equipment Finance, which is composed of nine business units, delivering products and services through both direct and vendor channels. The direct businesses include capital equipment, small business, technology finance, government leasing and finance. The vendor channel businesses include office equipment vendor services, healthcare vendor services, manufacturing vendor services and technology vendor services, as well as the division’s syndications group. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Cracchiolo held t ... (view full description)

David D'Antonio

Managing Director & Division Head
TIAA Bank

David D’Antonio joined TIAA BANK in February 2011 to build and lead the company’s Lender Finance business. Prior to joining TIAA, Dave was the Managing Director and founder of Diversity Capital LLC where he was in charge of marketing and the overall corporate strategy of Diversity. Prior to forming Diversity, Dave was a Director at First Union Capital Markets and a Senior Vice President at CoreStates Bank N.A., where he was responsible for the management and development of the Lease Finance Group. This group was the leading national lender to leasing companies with a variety of products including asset securitization, credit facilities, subordinated debt and other treasury management tools. ... (view full description)

Joanne DeSimone

Director
S&P Global Ratings

Joanne DeSimone is a director in S&P Global Ratings' Structured Finance ABS Group in which she focuses primarily on transactions involving equipment leases.  She's been an analyst at S&P for more than 20 years.

Dave Fate

President & Chief Executive Officer
Stonebriar Commercial Finance

Dave Fate is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Stonebriar Commercial Finance and provides leadership and oversight over all aspects of the business. With over 30 years of experience, Dave created and launched Stonebriar with capital backing from Security Benefit Corporation. He was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for AIG Commercial Asset Finance. Dave had been the de-facto Chief Executive Officer for three years, and was responsible for leading all investment activities for Direct Originations, Specialty Finance, Corporate Real Property Finance, Canada and select International markets as well as the day-to-day operations. Dave had previously played a ... (view full description)

Andy Fishburn

Vice President, Federal Government Regulations
Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA)

Andy Fishburn is the Vice President of Federal Government Relations for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), the premier trade association representing 575+ member organizations in the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Mr. Fishburn joined ELFA in September 2012. He directs and operates all aspects of the associations federal relations strategy and the engagement of members in political programs. Fishburn has focused on legislative, financial and tax policy matters throughout his distinguished career within the Department of Treasury and the U.S. Congress. He served in legislative affairs positions and as senior advisor to four Secretaries of ... (view full description)

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)

Christopher Gillock

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Colonnade Securities LLC

Chris Gillock joined Colonnade Advisors as a Managing Director in 2004. Previously, Chris was Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, Marketing and Communications for Transamerica Finance Corporation, the financial services and information services subsidiary of AEGON, N.V. Chris is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Health Charge Corporation, a provider of information technology services, consulting services and financial services to health care providers. Chris also spent several years with Heller Financial, Inc. serving as Executive Vice President - Healthcare Financial Services and Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Investments. Chris has worked o ... (view full description)

Melanie Gnazzo

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Melanie Gnazzo is a partner in Chapman's Asset Securitization Department and Tax Department and is also a member of the Lease Finance and Project Finance practice groups. She serves on the firm’s management committee and as the San Francisco Office Leader. Melanie represents a wide range of finance companies and funding sources engaged in structured finance and securitization transactions, as well as in portfolio acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings and joint ventures involving financial assets. She also provides advice with respect to tax advantaged financial and renewable energy products and investment vehicles. She has considerable experience providing both commercial an ... (view full description)

Matthew Goldenberg

Vice President, Capital Markets & Treasury
De Lage Landen

Mr. Matthew Goldenberg is a Vice President, Capital Markets at DLL (De Lage Landen) and has been responsible for Structured Finance, Syndications and Treasury since September 2017.   Starting in 2019, Mr. Goldenberg has been more focused on Capital Markets for DLL. 
Prior to that, he was a Treasurer and Senior Vice President of LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc., from 2003 through 2017.
Mr. Goldenberg started his career with CoreStates Financial Corporation and held various Treasury, Accounting and Finance positions between 1991 and 2003.
He holds a BS in Mathematics and MS in Finance from Drexel University, and is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

Barbara Goodstein

Partner
Mayer Brown LLP

Barbara M. Goodstein is a partner in the Global Finance practice of Mayer Brown's New York office. Barbara's experience consists of commercial and structured financing as well as restructuring of transactions for a wide range of asset types, including auto, trade, health care, timeshare and lease receivables, CDO's and CLO's, sports franchises, intellectual property, transportation equipment (including aircraft, aircraft engines, railcars and vessels), technology, medical, communications, office and construction equipment, and marine and inter-modal containers. Barbara is recognized in Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Legal 500 and SuperLawyers as a leading lawyer. Chambers USA notes that she ... (view full description)

Christian Haesslein

Director
DZ Bank AG

Christian A. Haesslein, joined DZ BANK in Structured Finance Asset Securitization in February of 2003. Christian’s responsibilities include originating, structuring and managing securitization transactions through DZ BANK’s ABCP conduit, Autobahn Funding. He has completed revolving warehouse and term securitizations transactions in a variety of different asset classes, including equipment leasing, asset-based lending, trade receivables, and Thoroughbred stud fees, among others. Christian holds an MBA from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and a graduate degree in business (“Diplomkaufmann”) from the Friedrich-Alexander Universit&aum ... (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)

John Hitt

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

John Hitt is a partner in the Asset Securitization Department of Chapman and Cutler LLP. Since joining the firm, John’s work has involved the structuring and negotiation of a variety of securitization transactions, including transactions backed by student loans, timeshare interests, trade receivables, credit card receivables, equipment notes and leases, automobile loans, commercial loans, high yield debt, residential and commercial mortgage loans and various other types of contract rights.   John’s work also includes the representation investors in alternative investments. His corporate finance experience also includes representation of issuers and investors in debt and equity of ... (view full description)

Marc Iarchy

Director
World Star Aviation

An investment banker by training, Marc focuses on capital raising, transaction execution and portfolio management.  Prior to joining World Star, Marc served years with firms such as Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse and Bear Stearns, where he executed over $10 billion worth of buy-side and sell-side M&A assignments, as well as public and private equity and debt offerings.  Marc holds a Masters Degree in Finance from the Manchester Business School and a BA in Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Jared Keating

Managing Director
Napier Park Global Capital

Jared Keating is a Managing Director based in London at Napier Park Global Capital and helps lead the firm’s investments in real assets across the transportation and equipment sectors, including responsibility for Napier Park’s aircraft and railcar leasing programs. Prior to this, Jared focused on mergers & acquisitions and restructuring assignments at Lazard Frères & Co in New York, principally in the financial services sector. Jared also worked at Eurazeo in Paris and at Camulos Capital in London, where he was responsible for investments in private equity and distressed opportunities. Jared received an AB from Princeton University and a Masters in International Affairs, cum laude, ... (view full description)

Lauren Lannefeld

Vice President
BMO Capital Markets

Mrs. Lannefeld joined BMO Capital Markets’ U.S. Securitization Group in August 2009. Prior to joining the Securitization Group, she started her career with the BMO Capital Markets’ Financial Sponsors Investment Banking Group in July 2007. Mrs. Lannefeld’s responsibilities include originating, structuring and managing securitization transactions with a focus on auto, equipment and corporate loan asset classes both in the conduit and term markets.  Mrs. Lannefeld holds a BBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

David Lee

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
North Mill Equipment Finance

Mr. Lee has over 30 years of financial services experience.  He is the CEO of Colford Capital Holdings, the parent company of NMEF and has served as its Chairman since its formation in 2012.  Previously, Mr. Lee served as President of D.B. Zwirn & Co., a $6.5 billion AUM alternative asset manager and successfully navigated that firm through the 2008 financial crisis and merger integration into Fortress.  He was the Founding Managing Partner of Saturn Venture Partners and a Partner with the private equity firm of Sandler Capital.  For the first half of his career, Mr. Lee was an investment banker, most recently serving as a Managing Director at Lazard, where he advised on M&am ... (view full description)

Lewis Manson

Associate Conference Producer
IMN

Lewis started his Euromoney career with Information Management Network (IMN) as a Mountbatten Graduate Intern in the role of Conference Coordinator within the Structured Finance Division. After a successful first year he was retained in the role of Associate Conference Producer and Speaker Coordinator working on 18 international events per year including 3 of his own programs. Lewis holds a first class degree in Events Management from the UK Center for Events Management at Leeds Beckett University, has studied as a Business Major at Griffith University in Australia and has a Postgraduate Degree in International Business from the University of Chester.
 

Rana Mitra

Managing Director
Atalaya Capital Management LP

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)

Tony Nocera

Senior Managing Director, ABS Commercial
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Tony Nocera is a Managing Director covering commercial and non-traditional ABS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc. At KBRA, Tony covers transactions in various asset classes including small to mid ticket leasing, operating assets (marine container, railcars, trucks and aircraft),  whole business securitizations, as well as the more esoteric, non-traditional deals.
Prior to joining KBRA, Tony was with Ambac Assurance, where he managed a portfolio of in excess of $12 billion, and Standard & Poors, where he rated commercial asset ABS. Prior to that, he was a relationship manager at Fleet Bank (now B of A) covering specialty finance companies.

David Normandin

President & Chief Executive Officer
Wintrust Specialty Finance

Mr. David A. Normandin, CLFP is the President & CEO at Wintrust Specialty Finance. Mr. Normandin’s career in commercial finance spans almost 25 years and has included experience in sales, marketing and operations. At Wintrust, Mr. Normandin is responsible for a finance division specializing in commercial leases and loans to businesses. He earned his Certified Leasing Professional (CLFP) designation in 2010 and has served on its board for several years as well as president of the CLFP Foundation. Mr. Normandin also serves on the Board of Directors and as the past chair of the Small Ticket Steering Counsel for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. He also speaks regularly at confe ... (view full description)

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)

Deborah Reuben

ELFA Board Member & Workgroup Chair
ELFA Technology Innovation Workgroup

Deborah Reuben is President of Reuben Creative, LLC a consulting firm specializing in strategic process and technology consulting.  She has a broad professional background in both financial services and the corporate software industry and was a strategic technology leader in a financial service start up in 1999. Known for connecting the dots in unconventional ways, her unique experience, creative approach, and a keen eye for future trends enables her to bring forward-thinking insights and original ideas to developing roadmaps for the future. A trusted advisor for leaders who want to leverage cutting-edge technology to achieve their business goals, she helps teams to see the bigger pict ... (view full description)

Scott Riehl

Vice President, State Government Relations
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)

Scott Riehl serves as Vice President of State Government Relations for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), the premier trade association representing 575+ member organizations in the $1 trillion equipment finance sector.  Mr. Riehl joined ELFA in June 2016. He directs and executes all aspects of the association’s state government relations strategy, monitoring and engaging legislation and regulation impacting the industry in all 50 states.  Mr. Riehl brings 24 years of direct issue advocacy, legal and legislative staff experience to ELFA. For 13 years he represented the consumer products industry, including serving as Vice President of State Governme ... (view full description)

Barry Ripes

Managing Director
PayNet, Inc.

Matt Tallo

Managing Director, Asset-Backed Finance
Capital One

Matt Tallo is a Managing Director in the Asset-Backed Finance Group at Capital One where he is responsible for originating and structuring senior debt transactions for specialty finance companies as well as relationship management.    Matt joined Capital One in 2013 after serving for nine years as Executive Director, Structured Finance at WestLB AG’s New York office, where he managed a $2.3 billion portfolio of structured finance transactions.  Matt sourced and structured senior secured debt facilities for a variety of clients including asset-based lenders and factors as well as equipment finance, consumer finance, and student loan finance companies.  Prior to this, he worked in ... (view full description)

Bill Verhelle

Chief Executive Officer
Innovation Finance USA LLC

Bill is the founder of Innovation Finance USA LLC, Harvard Partners LLC and First American Equipment Finance. Innovation Finance USA LLC serves the commercial equipment financing needs of mid-size and large US businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the US through an innovative, new distribution model. Before founding Innovation Finance in 2018, Bill served for nearly 20 years as the CEO and co-founder of First American Equipment Finance. Bill is a recognized expert on the subject of hiring and retaining Millennials and building an innovative business. Bill’s former company, First American, was recognized eight times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, and was named by Fortune magazi ... (view full description)

Dr. Robert Wescott

Founder and President
Keybridge Research LLC

Robert F. Wescott is Founder and President of Keybridge Research LLC, an economic consulting firm in Washington, DC, that has served major financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and leading business associations since 2001. Dr. Wescott concentrates on global macroeconomics, financial risks, and public policy research. He provides global asset allocation advice to high-profile international financial firms and is a frequent speaker to business and financial audiences around the world. Dr. Wescott also testifies as an expert before U.S. Congressional committees on economic, financial, and energy policy matters. From 1999 until 2001, Wescott served as Special Assistant to the U.S. ... (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.  He also represents o ... (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.

Ed Wu

Managing Director
VION Investments

Ed serves as Managing Director at VION Investments, with responsibility for deal origination and strategic initiatives.  VION deploys structured mezz/equity investments (broadly in the range of $20M-$200M) to businesses, turnaround managers, or lending institutions facing issues such as growth constraints, liquidity, covenant restrictions, and/or compliance, among others.  VION is able to purchase, administer, and collect all receivables, including those that are performing, nonperforming, reperforming, delinquent, and charged-off.  VION is well-capitalized, with access to over $5B in long duration, institutional committed capital through our PE backer (MHR Fund). Previously ... (view full description)

Jing Xie

Director, Public Fixed Income
Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company, LLC

Jing Xie is a director at Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company. In her current role, Jing is focused on managing the non-traditional ABS portfolio. Before joining Northwestern Mutual in Aug. 2018, Jing spent 13 years at S&P Global Ratings where she was a director and lead analyst covering non-traditional ABS ratings. She has extensive experience in aircraft, container, railcar, small business, triple net lease, tobacco settlement, and other non-traditional assets. Jing also covered derivative and structured operating companies ratings. Jing received her master’s degree in economics from Tufts University and dual bachelor’s degrees in international finance and com ... (view full description)

Andrea Zana

Co-President & Chief Risk Officer
Amur Equipment Finance

Andrea is AmurEF’s Co-President and Chief Risk Officer and is also directly responsible for overseeing all financing in the transportation, logistics, energy and industrial verticals, as well as in the mid-ticket space. He was most recently a Director at CIT Maritime Finance, a group he helped develop within CIT Group dedicated to lending and leasing in the maritime sector. Previously he was a Vice President of CIT Transportation Lending with coverage responsibilities in the aerospace, defense, rail and domestic shipping sectors. He was formerly a Research Associate at UBS covering U.S. domestic airlines and held numerous roles in transportation investment banking and structured fin ... (view full description)

Kevin Zeigler

Director, Capital Strategies - Syndication
Volvo Financial Services

Kevin Zeigler is the Director of Capital Strategies, Syndication for Volvo Financial Services Global Head Quarters. For the past 9 years his responsibilities have focused on portfolio distribution strategies and partner development for VFS Region Americas.  Prior to joining VFS, Kevin spent 12 years with Key Equipment Finance as VP of Capital Markets for retail and vendor program syndications.
 
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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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