LONDON — Aspectus Group has set up a dedicated capital markets division, after growth from the agency’s clients in this sector contributed to annual revenue of £1 million.

Aspectus started life as a technology agency 15 years ago, but has since branched out into the energy, engineering, financial services and oil and gas sectors, with nearly 70 employees across its London, New York, Singapore, Aberdeen and Luzern offices.

The agency’s capital markets team will be led out of London and New York by Tim Focas, who has been instrumental to the agency’s growth since joining from Weber Shandwick in 2013. The wider financial services practice, with a focus on retail banking, payments, fund services, wealth management, crypto, impact investment and pensions, is led by Emilie Rowe.

Aspectus already has a broad capital markets portfolio, with clients spanning market infrastructure, asset management and investment banking. The practice supports businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups and scale-ups through to mergers, acquisitions and IPOs.

CEO Alastair Turner told PRovoke Media the agency was currently in a strong position to weather the Covid-19 storm: “We’re trying to prepare for all eventualities, and the exchanges have seen strong volumes over the past couple of months.

“There’s a lot of business there, and there aren’t many people inside PR who understand the plumbing and mechanics of capital markets infrastructure. Tim does, and he is hugely respected by clients and has built a team that will run through brick walls for him.”

Focas added: “These are unprecedented times, but our solid commercial and cultural foundations means we head into the new financial year stronger than ever. Continuing to deliver considered and credible thinking to increasingly complex markets will be pivotal to ensuring the future growth and prosperity of the practice.”