Bell Pottinger adds a new partner to its ranks

Bell Pottinger has appointed Clarence Fu as partner to strengthen the agency’s financial practice. Fy joins an experienced team which has this year advised on Singapore’s two highest-profile transactions, the privatisation of SMRT and the sale of Neptune Orient Lines.

Prior to joining Bell Pottinger, Fu was director at Tulchan Communications and executive director at Citigate Dewe Rogerson, i.MAGE.

Fu has over 18 years of financial communications experience which includes 13 years of in-house investor relations and corporate communications experience with companies listed on the NASDAQ, NYSE and Singapore Exchange; and six years of senior level corporate and financial communications consultancy experience.

He has worked on various IPOs and other capital markets transactions over the years, and provided strategic communication counsel to companies operating in a variety of sectors including real estate, education, hospitality, semiconductors, retail, plantations, pulp & paper, and asset management. He also comes with strong Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) knowledge and experience, having served as the head of investor relations and communications at two SGX-listed REITs.

Mark Worthington, managing director of Bell Pottinger Singapore said, “I am delighted to welcome Clarence on board, and he will be a great addition during an exciting phase of growth for our financial practice. He brings strong financial communications knowledge to a talented team which continues to shape investor and public perception around the most significant financial transactions in Singapore. ”

According to a release, Bell Pottinger so far has advised on transactions completed in 2016 with a combined value of over SG$9 billion. The global team of financial communications practitioners have worked on some of the world’s largest international listings, fundraisings and M&A transactions for a diverse range of clients.