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 Affairs (Berlin).
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.”
IPREX 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.