German financial communication agency GFD Gesellschaft für
Finanzkommunikation mbH (GFD)
has joined IPREX,
the global network of communication agencies.
Joachim Althof, a managing director at GFD (Photo: Business Wire)
Founded in Frankfurt in 1995, GFD works exclusively in investor
relations (IR) and financial public relations and joins two other German
agencies in IPREX: m/e
brand communication (Düsseldorf) and ORCA
In financial public relations the agency works especially for financial
institutions such as asset managers and offers experience in
transactions (M&A and IPO). Clients in this field include Deutsche Asset
& Wealth Management, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Generali
Investments Europe, Henderson Global Investors, ODDO Asset Management,
Aquila Capital Institutional and Alceda Fund Management.
In Investor Relations the agency concentrates on strategic advice,
roadshows, media events, annual reports, issue-driven IR and back office
functions for mid-cap and small-cap companies. It underpins its work
with strategic consultancy, and delivers a full range of media relations
services including measurement. Clients include SGL Carbon SE,
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Clariant International Ltd, Highlight
Communications AG, Osram Licht AG, SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG and
Wash Tec AG.
"We are delighted to join IPREX and are looking forward to bring in our
expertise" commented GFD Managing Director Joachim Althof.
IPREX EMEA President Michael Schröder (ORCA Affairs) said "GFD is a
highly-respected financial communication agency, and brings valuable
skills and experience to IPREX clients. The owners and staff, with
backgrounds in IR, banking, asset management and financial journalism,
have a deep understanding of the German market.
"In addition they are used to working for companies with an
international footprint, and will fit well into our growing portfolio of
agencies worldwide specializing in the financial sector."
is a $200 million network of communication agencies, with more than
1,500 staff and over 100 offices worldwide working across the spectrum
of industry sectors and practice disciplines.
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