Terms and conditions

This website (the "Website") is operated by the organisers of the Public Investors Conference on Portfolio and Risk Management (the "Conference"), i.e. the Bank for International Settlements, the World Bank, the Bank of Canada and the Banca d'Italia (the "Website Operators").

Use of this Website constitutes agreement by users of this Website ("Users") with the following terms and conditions.

Copyright and permissions

  1. Except where expressly stated to the contrary, all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the information, data and publications available on this Website (together "Website Material"), in the names, acronyms and logos of the Conference and of the Website Operators, and with respect to the "look and feel" of this Website, are owned by the Website Operators. Except as outlined below, all rights are reserved.
  2. Users may download, display, print out, photocopy or redistribute any Website Material for non-commercial purposes. Users may otherwise use Website Material only with the prior written permission from the Website Operators.
  3. Users who maintain an external website may include electronic links to this Website, as long as this:
    1. does not infringe the intellectual property rights of the Website Operators, in particular with respect to names, acronyms and logos; and
    2. is not misleading, for instance by implying endorsement by or affiliation with the Website Operators.


  1. The Website Operators do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of any information or material on this Website. Under no circumstances shall the Website Operators be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered in connection with reliance by any person on any such information or material.
  2. Nothing on this Website shall be construed as containing any investment recommendation or advice, or as constituting an offer or invitation by or on behalf of the Website Operators to subscribe for, purchase or sell any shares, securities or other financial instruments.
  3. Except where expressly stated to the contrary, the views stated in any material on this Website are those of the named authors thereof and are not necessarily those of the Website Operators.
  4. References in any material on this Website to specific companies, products or services do not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the Website Operators in preference to similar companies, products or services that are not mentioned.
  5. The designations used and the presentation of material on this Website do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Website Operators concerning the legal status of any country, area or territory or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
  6. This Website may contain electronic links to other websites. This does not imply any endorsement or responsibility on the part of the Website Operators with respect to the opinions, ideas, data or products presented on other websites.
  7. Under no circumstances shall the Website Operators be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered in connection with the use of this Website, including (but not limited to) any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay.

Privacy policy

  1. Through the use of various technological tools - including, but not limited to, cookies, tags, beacons and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses - the Website Operators may collect information about Users' browsing history as well as certain other information related to Users' use of and visits to the Website.
  2. The Website Operators may also collect information that personally identifies Users ("Personally Identifiable Information") when Users provide such information to the Website Operators, including Users' user ID, name and e-mail address. Furthermore, in administering an e-mail or newsletter service, the Website Operators may use Personally Identifiable Information for the purpose of personalising and improving the usability of the Website and associated services. By continuing to use this Website, Users consent to the use of their information, including their Personally Identifiable Information, as outlined herein.
  3. The Website Operators will treat such Personally Identifiable Information as confidential.


  1. The Website Operators may at any time without notice:
    1. add to, update or modify material on this Website; or
    2. limit access to or discontinue the whole or any part of this Website.
  2. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall constitute a waiver of any of the privileges or immunities of any one of the Website Operators in any jurisdiction.
  3. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Switzerland.