October 27, 2014

Dukas Public Relations Named “Best PR Firm” of 2014 by Leading Hedge Fund Publication

HFMWeek Recognizes Firm’s Excellence in Building and Enhancing Brands of Top Funds, Asset Managers, and Service Providers 

NEW YORK; October 27, 2014 – Dukas Public Relations (DPR), a financial public relations firm, is pleased to announce it has been named “Best PR Firm” of the year 2014 by HFMWeek, a leading hedge fund and asset management trade publication. DPR won the award based on several factors, such as the firm’s proactive, thoughtful, and transparent approach to brand building; its ability to generate high-quality media results; and overall stewardship of client reputations.

DPR has extensive experience representing a wide variety of hedge funds and asset management firms across nearly every major asset class and strategy, including long-short equity, credit, high-yield/distress, multi-strategy, market neutral, fund of funds, activist, and managed futures. DPR also represents long-only institutional managers, mutual funds, exchange-traded sponsors, large wealth advisory firms, private equity firms, and investment banks, as well as a range of service providers to the alternative and asset management industry.

“We want to thank HFMWeek for recognizing DPR’s unique approach to financial public relations. All of our team members have worked incredibly hard over the past year as our firm has grown and the media landscape has continued to evolve. This achievement underscores DPR’s proven approach to hedge fund public relations and brand building,” said Richard Dukas, chairman & CEO of DPR.

“Increased competition from low-cost index funds and ETFs, combined with a challenging investing environment and greater skepticism on the part of large investors about the value of hedge funds, necessitates that managers re-think their approach to public communications,” Mr. Dukas added. “Most hedge fund managers are interested in building long-term successful businesses that can attract and retain talented individuals, as well as capital. Having a recognizable brand and a positive public reputation is one of the key elements of building a strong asset management organization, no matter what the size.”

About Dukas Public Relations

Founded in 2002, DPR is a specialty financial public relations firm with 20 employees. Its services include media relations, message development, media and presentation coaching, ongoing reputation and crisis management, social media, content creation, and speaking and award placements.