CitySavvy is recognized for their PR services by the Hedge Fund community.

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Henrietta Hirst, Managing Director of CitySavvy, has been working with hedge fund clients for 15 years. During this time, she has seen a clear change in mindset as it relates to PR.

“I find alternative asset managers have become a lot more conscious of the need to take on board professional communications expertise. The requirement may not be to splash their name everywhere – indeed very often the opposite – but they now understand they need to work with someone who can help them navigate the marketplace and more effectively communicate with their many stakeholder groups including influential third party observers” says Hirst.

Performance is still the key metric to be judged on, but beyond that managers need to build their reputation and credibility. “We understand the dynamic of the marketplace to ensure the right balance is struck in terms of how prominently they position themselves. “They appreciate working with a PR agency that they can rely on as a top table advisor, much as they rely on legal advisors,” says Hirst.

Going forward, CitySavvy wants to ensure that it continues to attract and work with well-established fund management groups, especially mid-sized billion dollar firms, to support their strategic communication needs.

“We want to be recognised as an agency that understands its clients and delivers the right solutions for those clients individually, whatever their size,” adds Hirst.

On winning this year’s award, she comments: “It’s the total passion that we bring to our work that I believe helps us to win awards like this. Our network is broad and diverse within the industry so to have that validation from our peers is hugely rewarding.”

View the article published by Hedgeweek here.

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