Dukas Public Relations Nominated by HFMWeek as one of Five Leading PR Firms in Hedge Fund Industry

Highlights DPR's Effectiveness in Generating Media Exposure which Enhances Hedge Funds' Branding, Communications and Investor Relations Strategies

Oct 12, 2010, 14:14 ET from Dukas Public Relations

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Dukas Public Relations (DPR) has been nominated as a finalist for "Best Specialist PR Firm" in the 2010 HFMWeek U.S. Hedge Fund Services Awards. The selection underscores DPR's success in generating high-end coverage in broadcast, online and print media for its hedge fund clients.  HFMWeek is of the leading trade publications within the hedge fund and asset management industries.

"Many hedge funds are often reluctant to appear in the media. At DPR, our approach is to build brand awareness-and help funds with their investor relations and AUM-gathering efforts-by proactively securing positive, top-tier press for our hedge fund clients while adhering to strict regulatory guidelines. This approach has become a key differentiator for us and a strong driver of our overall growth," said Richard Dukas, president & CEO. "DPR develops its campaigns with a focus on message development and transparency.  Consequently, we keep our clients visible in the media by leveraging their expertise and building strong relationships with key reporters."

Some of DPR's best known hedge fund, asset management and related clients include $4- billion hedge fund BlueMountain Capital Management; hedge fund administrator and prime broker The Conifer Group; alternative investment firm Equinox Fund Management; leading independent clearinghouse LCH.Clearnet Group; quantitative hedge fund NuWave Investment Management; and hedge fund pioneer Michael Steinhart. In addition to hedge funds, DPR also counts among its clients some of the top names in the financial services industry, including GAMCO Investors Inc., the $30B asset management firm led by the legendary Mario Gabelli; as well as Raymond James.

About Dukas Public Relations

Dukas Public Relations is an award-winning public relations agency that excels at developing and implementing high-impact media coverage for financial and professional services firms, as well as a variety of technology companies. DPR has earned a variety of awards, including being nominated by PRWeek and HFMWeek as best agency of 2010; winning consecutive Bulldog Awards gold medals for best investment banking and financial services campaigns; and consecutively being ranked as one of Inc. Magazine's 5,000 fastest growing, privately owned companies in 2008, 2009 and 2010.  


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