Fleishman-Hillard Launches Capital Markets Practice in Asia

International communications consultancy Fleishman-Hillard has expanded its Global Capital Markets Services capability for companies based in Asia.

To meet the growing need for more active investor relations and financial communications programs for companies based in Asia Fleishman-Hillard has launched a new department. To reach this goal the firm has added a dedicated team of Asia-based investor relations veterans and research specialists to its existing financial communications and financial services operations. This updated structure will be led by Ruby Yim, who was recently a managing partner at Taylor Rafferty, and prior to that the General Manager and head of Thomson Financial Investor Relations in Asia Pacific.

«The new department will help companies to succeed on the capital markets, becoming more transparent and available to investors.  In the context of economic uncertainty, heightened scrutiny of all listed companies and other investment vehicles is driven by pressure from global investors, lenders and foreign regulators for better risk management. This generates a higher demand for transparency in financial information, corporate governance, and sustainable business performance», Ruby Yim commented.

Ruby Yim is joined by three senior team leaders who are all investor relations and financial communications professionals. The group plans to develop four specialized client service teams based on client situation and industry. The group will be supported by the firm’s regional research and analysis team and will coordinate closely with experts in corporate media relations, crisis communications, marketing communications and internal communications, with counterparts in Fleishman-Hillard offices around the world.

Elena Fadeeva, General Director of Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard said: «We are glad to see the opening of a new global department for our colleagues which expands network activity in Asia.  This will allow them to more effectively provide services to implement strategies and meet client needs in such an important region».