FTI and Asia Group Advisors strike affiliate deal bolstering South East Asia presence


Affiliate deal gives FTI Consulting access to AGA’s strong presence in ASEAN region

FTI Consulting has announced that its Strategic Communications segment has further extended its Gold Affiliate Network with the addition of Asia Group Advisors.

The FTI Consulting and AGA affiliation offers clients comprehensive public affairs and strategic communications advice across the Asia Pacific region’s complex regulatory and political landscapes.

“We are delighted to welcome Asia Group Advisors to our global community of strategic communications experts,” said Edward J. Reilly, Global Chief Executive Officer of the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting.

“We continue to work with clients on integrated cross-border assignments, where it is essential that we can offer expertise wherever there is a need to manage change or mitigate a reputation risk.”

The announcement marks an important step in the collaborative relationship between the two firms, expanding FTI Consulting’s footprint in Southeast Asia and providing AGA with opportunities beyond its existing client base.

“AGA and FTI Consulting teams seamlessly work together and service clients across multiple countries, leveraging not only local market expertise and local language capabilities, but also knowledge-sharing among our respective offices to provide insight into region-wide dynamics,” said Adam Schwarz, CEO and Founder of Asia Group Advisors.

Paul Downie, Chairman of Southeast Asia and Australia, FTI Consulting Strategic Communications, said, “This announcement is the formalisation of an existing close working relationship between our two firms. As a joint service offering, we can now deliver to our clients even greater local market insights and execution capabilities throughout the Southeast Asia region.”

Within the Affiliate Network established by FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications segment, the Gold Affiliates are FTI Consulting-endorsed and publicly profiled and contactable through the FTI Consulting website. These firms have been admitted to the network based on their market-leading expertise and experience. Gold Affiliates are also able to access FTI Consulting’s comprehensive online Learning and Development curriculum, in addition to the active support of a dedicated business development helpdesk.

“We intend to continue developing our relationships with best-of-breed strategic communications firms in all parts of the world, wherever our clients are operating and calling for expert advice,” added Reilly.