"Our expertise covers corporate communications, financial and capital markets communications, and public affairs, with many of our client mandates cutting across one or more of these practice areas."


01 / Asset Management, Hedge Funds and Private Equity

Notwithstanding turbulent financial markets, Asia is experiencing massive growth in the asset and wealth management space, generated not only by global firms keen to take a slice of the Asian pie, but also by an emerging breed of fast-growing local firms.

The Newgate team in Asia is one of the region’s best-regarded in advising clients across the traditional and alternative asset management space. Our clients include a broad range of global, regional and single country asset management firms covering traditional long-only mutual funds, distressed credit funds, multi-strategy hedge funds, activist investors and private equity firms.

We have worked on a variety of brand and product launches for both global and local firms, on major activist battles and on significant M&A, divestment, profile-raising and issues management projects for private equity and investment holding firms.

02 / Banking & Finance

Specialist knowledge combining a deep understanding of the issues, the media and the audiences is of paramount importance in the financial services sector.

At Newgate, our team includes consultants with backgrounds in investment and commercial banking, as well as financial journalism, so we understand the space, have the network and know the issues.

We have advised clients across the breadth of the industry, including retail and investment banking, private banking, treasury, options and futures exchanges, investment holding companies, government investment funds, index providers, ratings agencies, equity and credit brokerages, post-trade specialists, insurance companies, and consumer finance.

03 / Consumer

We recognise that organisations in the consumer sector face an ongoing challenge to stand out in an ever more global and digitalised market, and to drive revenue in an era of economic uncertainty.

Our client experience is extensive, and covers the food and beverage, hotel, retail and leisure industries. In the sector we have worked on major product, flagship store and corporate launches, on brand repositioning, M&A, divestments and IPOs, as well as on corporate and consumer crises.

04 / Education

Asia is an increasingly fast-growing and highly competitive market for education dollars.

From newly-launched international schools and tertiary training colleges to overseas universities and globally-recognised graduate programmes, as well as private equity and investment firms with education interests in the region, the Newgate team in Asia has advised institutions on a variety of brand promotion, investor relations and reputation management issues.

05 / Energy & Resources

The conversation around energy is one of the most pressing of the moment.

Newgate helps clients to engage in the debate over a secure, sustainable and affordable energy supply, and to lead the conversations in this emotive and constantly evolving sector.

We have advised upstream, wholesale and retail companies and organisations specialising in fossil fuels, wind energy, solar energy and shale gas, as well as utilities companies.

We support our clients in overcoming the complex environmental, societal and economic challenges that the industry faces, and building communications programmes that resonate with the wide range of stakeholders.

06 / Health & Biotechnology

Newgate has helped leading organisations and brands to tell their stories, advocate their healthcare priorities, and build trusted relationships in the public and private sectors.

We have worked for a broad array of clients, including hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, insurers, wholesalers, retailers, device manufacturers, research and biotech companies.

We have also worked for private equity and investment firms with healthcare interests in Asia. Our wide-ranging experience includes reputation management, health product marketing, digital engagement, government relations and crisis communications.

07 / Law

Increased deregulation of domestic markets in Asia over the past decade has spawned a huge influx of highly-competitive western law firms, vying for a share of the lucrative Asian corporate market.

The Newgate team in Asia has a track record going back more than a decade of advising international law firms seeking to build their profile in the region, working for some of the best-known names across the US and UK magic circle firms.

08 / Real Estate

The number of real estate transactions in Asia is expected to grow substantially, and investors globally are re-examining their allocations to devote more capital to gateway cities in the region.

Urban and housing development activities are also projected to rise rapidly, particularly in emerging Asian markets experiencing strong economic growth.

The Newgate team in Asia is equipped with unparalleled experience in the real estate sector, having helped clients navigate issues concerning the ever-changing landscape, including government policies, industry trends, and socio-economic sensitivities.

09 / REITs & Business Trusts

Since their emergence in Asia in the past ten to fifteen years, real estate investment trusts (REITs) have grown significantly as a new and popular investment class, and global market capitalisation of REITs in the region currently outranks Europe.

We have deep expertise in these unique asset classes, with our consultants in Singapore having advised almost half of all REITs and business trusts listed on the Singapore Exchange.

Tapping on our understanding and knowledge of the capital markets, investors and the ever-changing regulatory environment, we help our clients communicate effectively to achieve their business goals.

10 / Transportation

Organisations across the transportation sector continue to face pressure to be more sustainable, and to increase operational efficiency while minimizing costs.

Our transportation experience ranges from public transport and freight transport, through to shipping and aviation, each with their own specific issues and priorities.

We have advised transportation clients on financial communications, investor relations, reputation management, market entry, profile-raising, stakeholder engagement, public affairs, CSR programmes, and crisis communications.