City & Corporate: The week in the city

LMAX, the newly launched platform for trading contracts for difference, has called in MHP Communications as media adviser. Betfair, the sports betting exchange, established LMAX and is the majority shareholder. The agency will promote LMAX to retail investors in the UK and internationally as the business expands.

Invesco Continental Europe, the international asset manager, has retained CitySavvy following a five-way pitch. The agency will advise and manage PR across key pan-European financial media and in key local markets. Invesco Continental Europe is part of global asset manager Invesco, which manages more than $557.7bn in assets.

Unicorn Asset Management, the specialist UK equity fund manager, has brought in Quill PR as its retained media relations consultancy with immediate effect. As part of its brief, Quill PR will devise and manage an ongoing PR programme targeting the financial and investment press in the UK.

FD has cemented its place as the top adviser to AIMlisted firms, according to the latest Hemscott AIM Advisers Rankings Guide. The agency has increased its lead since July to 18 clients. FD advises 81 AIM-listed firms, while second-placed Pelham Bell Pottinger has 63 and Buchanan Communications 59.

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