MEDIA RELEASE Highly regarded Australian communications consultancy Pritchitt Partners has joined forces with financial services public relations specialists in the UK and the US to create a global financial communications network, International Financial Communications Group (IFCG).
IFCG initially brings together Steele Knopp Associates in London, DAI Partners in New York and Los Angeles and Pritchitt Partners in Sydney to provide international support to their financial services, fintech and market infrastructure clients.
Pritchitt Partners’ director and partner Leeanne Bland said: “As we are increasingly advising clients offering international services and operations, we need to be able to add value by having resources in place through other communication consultancies in other jurisdictions.
“We therefore looked for specialist financial services consultancies similar to Pritchitt Partners who have the same operating philosophy backed with local knowledge.
“In DAI Partners and Steele Knopp Associates we will be working with agencies that share our standards of specialist service delivery including a high level of principal involvement, using only senior staff for client interface and advice, and maintaining special relationships within the financial services industry.
“Each firm has a similar client base. Indeed, DAI Partners already works with Payden & Rygel in the US, as does Pritchitt Partners in Australia through its client Grant Samuel Funds Management. We have also had a shared client relationship with Steele Knopp Associates, which assisted Pritchitt Partners’ client Bennelong Funds Management with the launch of its UK subsidiary BennBridge.
“We are excited that we have already benefited from ideas exchange adding to our own knowledge and techniques.”
Ms Bland said that the three consultancies are currently involved in seeking other, similar, specialist organisations in other financial centres to join IFCG.
“We are already in discussions with Asia-based agencies with a similar service proposition to the three founding members. Consultancies in other jurisdictions that will further strengthen the network to the benefit of clients will also be considered,” Ms Bland said.
International Financial Communications Group (IFCG) is a global network of experienced public relations and communications professionals, providing bespoke local expertise and support to financial services, fintech and market infrastructure organisations. The founding members are Pritchitt Partners in Australia, DAI Partners in the USA, and Steele Knopp Associates in the UK. For more information visit www.ifcghub.com
Pritchitt Partners is a specialist financial services communications consultancy owned by Leeanne Bland and Claudia Pritchitt. Both principals have extensive experience with understanding of, and relationships in, the Australian financial service industry. It is regarded as one of the foremost financial communications consultancies, working with leading asset managers, fintech companies, and financial advisers. It has a reputation for strategy implementation, communication channel targeting, media relations, and content development. For more information go to www.pritchittpartners.com.au
DAI Partners is a privately-owned public relations firm founded in 1989 that offers strategic public relations and communications exclusively for the financial services industry. Partners at DAI have spent their entire careers working in financial services marketing and communications. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC, DAI helps companies achieve their business and marketing goals and deliver measurable results. For more information, visit www.daipartnerspr.com
Steele Knopp Associates is a United Kingdom based boutique financial services communications consultancy providing strategic communications, media planning and engagement, content creation, and reputation management services to buy-side and sell-side firms, fintechs and market infrastructure providers. For more information, visit www.skassociates.eu