KUALA LUMPUR—Ruder Finn, has expanded its Asian coverage with the opening of an office in Malaysia, headed by Archana Menon, with a direct report to Ruder Finn Asia Pacific chairman Jean-Michel Dumont. The office will provide a range of services including branding, creative development, integrated communications and event management. The team has secured new clients including Prudential, Systane, Food Industry Asia and Little Lives. 

HONG KONG—Swire Properties has appointed Sinclair for its critically acclaimed, multi-city exhibition “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain,” presented in partnership with Victoria & Albert Museum. Sinclair will take PR lead for the year-long, travelling exhibition, which has opened in Shanghai recently. Sinclair will devise and implement a fully integrated communications strategy to drive traffic to all five Swire Properties locations for the exhibition. 

SYDNEY—Financial & Corporate Relations has appointed Jeremy Kirk as a director of the company. Kirk leads FCR's financial services practice and has worked for the firm for the past 18 months. Prior to this he held a range of senior communication roles in communication consultancies and large financial services companies in Australia, Asia and the Middle East.