City & Corporate: The Week in City & Corporate

Penrose wins AllianceBernstein, Partnership recruits Boyd

AllianceBernstein, a leading global investment management firm with $496bn under management, has appointed Penrose Financial as PR consultant. Penrose has been briefed to launch and position the company's bespoke range of funds for defined contribution pension schemes and to help position a range of its investment funds in the UK and Europe. Sally Todd, managing partner, will lead the Penrose team.

Partnership, the UK-based provider of financial products to those in need of long-term care, has appointed Jim Boyd as its first director of corporate affairs. He joins from Go-Ahead Group, the public transport company.

Hoare Capital Markets has selected Bishopsgate Communications as its retained corporate communications adviser. The firm is a leading international agency broker, specialising in corporate bonds, asset-backed securities and OTC derivatives. The Bishopsgate team will be led by chairman Maxine Barnes.

DLA Piper has started a search for retained PR agencies to handle two of its seven EMEA practice groups. The law firm is putting out to pitch PR briefs for its real estate practice and its intellectual property and technology practice. Firefly is the incumbent agency for the latter area and has been invited to repitch.

FD's Moscow office has been providing comms support to investment bank Troika Dialog around its annual economic event, The Russia Forum 2010.

The Life & Longevity Markets Association has brought in FWD to help manage PR around its launch. The win is the first client for FWD's recently launched financial services division.

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