The Week in The City

FD has appointed Andrew Walton as global head of financial services. He will handle strategic comms operations worldwide.

Powerscourt has signed up John Elliott, a former social affairs and consumer affairs correspondent at The Sunday Times and HarperCollins editor, to work on media strategy, special situations and digital.

Broker Assistance, the insurance business, has called in RTS Media to implement a comprehensive PR and social media strategy.

SAS, the Publicis-owned corporate and employee comms agency, has hired Louisa Moreton as a client partner focusing on employee engagement. Previously, she was at the COI.

Chagala, a London-listed services and facilities provider to the oil and gas industries in Kazakhstan, has brought in Merlin to handle financial and corporate comms.

Great Eastern Energy, the London-listed, India-focused coal bed methane company, has handed its retained financial comms account to M:Communications.

Laxey Partners, the activist investor lobbying Alliance Trust, the UK's largest Investment trust, is using Temple Bar Advisory to support its comms.

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