Hering Schuppener extends its partnership with the University of Leipzig

Frankfurt/Düsseldorf, December 02, 2019 – Starting in January 2020, Hering Schuppener, Germany‘s leading strategy consultancy for communications, extends its commitment as sponsor of the Center for Research in Financial Communications at the University of Leipzig by an additional 3 years.

Hering Schuppener is a founding partner of this center, which is dedicated to the research and practical exchange in the field of financial communication. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Christian Hoffmann, it is the only academic research institution of its kind in Germany. Further partners include the Günter Thiele Foundation of Communications & Management, Deutsche Börse and BASF.

Dr. Phoebe Kebbel, Managing Partner at Hering Schuppener, says: “By founding the Financial Communications center 3 years ago, Professor Hoffmann has closed a gap in research and teaching at German universities. We greatly appreciate the exchange between research and practice and are pleased to continue this partnership. Additionally, we recruit graduates from the University of Leipzig, some of which have made remarkable careers in our company.”

Prof. Dr. Christian Hoffmann is pleased about the extension of the partnership and says:
“Hering Schuppener has been associated with our research institution from the very beginning – through the support of young scientists, joint research projects, engagement in lectures and the promotion of practical transfer events. Dr. Kebbel is a valued member of our Steering Committee. This close cooperation enables our research to stay at the pulse of time.”

The financing of the Hering Schuppener doctoral fellowship for financial communications is the core of the sponsorship. In addition to financial support, Hering Schuppener also supports the scholarship holders ideationally and with professional contacts. The current scholarship holder is Sandra Binder-Tietz, who is expected to complete her dissertation on the “Role of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Strategic Corporate Communications and Investor Relations” in 2020. She is already the fifth Hering Schuppener scholarship holder at the University of Leipzig.

Beyond the doctoral scholarship, Hering Schuppener is also involved in the organization of the Financial Communications Summit. In November 2019, the summit already took place for the third time. At this year’s event, investor relations, corporate communications professionals as well as representatives from academia exchanged views on current issues such as sustainability in capital market communications or “Say on pay”.

Another important component of the commitment is the involvement in teaching at the MA Communication Management program at the University of Leipzig. This includes annual seminars on topics such as “Communication in Mergers & Acquisitions” or “Board Member Social Media Communication” as well as the supervision of practice-oriented master’s theses.



Dirk von Manikowsky
Hering Schuppener Consulting
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About Hering Schuppener

Hering Schuppener Consulting is one of the leading communications consultancies in Continental Europe and the clear market leader in Germany, with offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt as well as an office in Brussels. Hering Schuppener has specialized in strategic communications solutions for companies in mission-critical situations such as M&A transactions, IPOs, restructuring and change processes as well as crises. Moreover, the company advises its clients on a continuous basis in reinforcing their reputation and managing their brand, in management and controlling of international communications activities, in issues related to corporate campaigning and corporate affairs, CEO positioning, digital corporate communication and transformation as well as in long-term press and investor relations activities.

Hering Schuppener Consulting, Finsbury und The Glover Park Group (GPG) together form a global strategic partnership. The combination of these three market leaders is one of the few global platforms advising clients across all communication issues leveraging over 500 consultants in 16 offices around the world. The strategic partnership provides combined global practice groups in Capital Markets, Crisis, Corporate Reputation and Public Affairs to give clients greater cross-market access and the best and most relevant strategic counsel. This strategic advice includes all available communication channels including an integrated digital offering. Finsbury, Hering Schuppener and The Glover Park Group are specialized operating companies of WPP, the world’s largest communications services group.

About the Center for Research in Financial Communication

The Center for Research in Financial Communication (CRiFC) was founded at the University of Leipzig in 2016. Its focus of activities is national and international research and teaching projects in the field of financial communication and investor relations. The aim is to incorporate the topic of financial communication into university research and teaching and to strengthen the exchange of knowledge between practice and science.

More information at: www.financialcommunication.org