Global investment manager Standard Life Investments has appointed its first press officer in Asia
Alvena So will manage Asia communications, based in Hong Kong, one of the firm's global hubs.
SO has a strong background in business and asset management communications, having previously worked for Thomson Reuters financial and risk team, FTI Consulting, MSL Group and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
Sara Reed, press manager, Standard Life Investments said: "Standard Life Investments now has a global PR team of nine people, building our brand and managing strategic communications in the US, across Europe, Asia, Australasia and of course the UK – working in partnership with eleven PR agencies worldwide."
There are no plans at present to appoint any new agencies.