City & Corporate: The week in the city

JM Finn & Co, the London-based investment management firm, has appointed Hill & Knowlton as its retained PR adviser. The H&K team will be led by MD and head of financial and professional services, Ben Curson.

Shanks Group, Europe's largest listed independent waste management business, has appointed Austen Lees as its first in-house head of corporate comms. Lees has been promoted from the group's UK division, where he was marketing and comms manager for four years.

Pelham Bell Pottinger has recruited Danny Phan as executive director of its Asia Pacific operations, based in Singapore. Previously, Phan was the regional director of Ogilvy PR's global sustainability practice for Asia Pacific.

HSMAI Europe (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association INTERNATIONAL), a body for the hospitality and travel industry, has handed a retained brief to Kreab Gavin Anderson. The initial focus is on promoting the HSMAI Revenue Management and Internet Marketing Strategy Conference on 7 February at the Hilton London Metropole.

FD has maintained its lead as the top adviser to AIM listed companies, according to the Q1 2011 quarterly Hemscott AIM Advisers Rankings Guide.

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