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Ruder Finn selected for 66th CFA Institute Annual Conference


This is the first time the flagship event is held in Asia Pacific

CFA Institute, the renowned and highly reputable global association of investment professionals, has chosen Ruder Finn for their 66th CFA Institute Annual Conference. This is the first time CFA institute is holding their annual conference in Asia Pacific and Singapore. Ruder Finn is charged with all media relations during the run-up to and throughout the four-day event from 19-22 May 2013.

The CFA Institute Annual Conference is one of the investment industry’s largest and longest running educational gatherings of investment professionals. The flagship event in Asia Pacific will include top economists, legendary investors, well-known investment authors, governmental leaders and other experts, who will share insights on today’s most critical investment issues, examine market trends and deliver practical investment advice.

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance will grace the event as Guest of Honor and deliver the opening address. Notable speakers include Nobel Laureate Thomas Sargent discussing policy implications for the global economy and National University of Singapore Dean and Professor Kishore Mahbubani examining the ways that Asia and the West are heading toward a "great convergence" (View the full list of speakershere).

Ruder Finn has worked with CFA Institute since 2010 and is selected for this project because of their extensive experience and familiarity with the financial services sector.

"This is such a great win and a validation of Ruder Finn’s expertise in the corporate and financial services sector. At Ruder Finn, we focus on delivering excellent results in the changing market environment. We are confident of supporting CFA Institute to ensure that the Conference is a success and look forward to a long partnership," Yu Poh Leng, Vice President & General Manager, Ruder Finn Singapore, said.

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment .where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 114,000 members in 137 countries and territories, including 106,000 CFA charterholders, and 138 member societies.

Ruder Finn, Inc. is one of the largest independent integrated communication firms in the world, with offices in the United States and Europe, as well as in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi in Asia. Through these offices and our affiliates worldwide, the agency serves the global and local communication needs of over 250 corporations, governments and non-profit organizations. For more than 60 years, the Ruder Finn name has been synonymous with excellence in communications. Ruder Finn’s global strategic focus is on four operational pillars which constitute the core of our growth – Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity and Life+Style.

In Asia, Health & Wellness includes GE Healthcare, Mead Johnson, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi and Weight Watchers. Corporate & Public Trust includes L’Oreal, Founder Group, Michelin, Boeing, Bosch, Volkswagen, Citic Bank, Singapore EDB, Visa, LANXESS, Amazon, Omron and Carlsberg.. Life+Style includes luxury brands like Cartier from the Richemont Group, Givenchy from the LVMH Group, as well as Hermes, Bang & Olufsen, Lamborghini, Lexus, Tod’s Group, Breitling and the Jumeirah Group. Global Connectivity includes DHL, Emirates, Hawker Beechcraft, IEEE and Contact Singapore. Those four pillars are supported by award-winning divisions such as RFI, focusing on Interactive, Social Media and ePR and INSIGHT which focuses on research and trends, producing the China Luxury Forecast and the CSR Index with Tsinghua University. For more information on Ruder Finn, please visitwww.ruderfinn.com or www.ruderfinnasia.com, or Chinese websitehttp://cn.ruderfinnasia.com