FTI Consulting Group has inked a global communications and media relations agreement with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. The monthly retainer is $48,950.

The agreement, which runs from June 21 to March 3, 2019, calls for FTI to “proactively manage external interest in relevant ADIA transactions to protect ADIA’s reputation as a responsible, long-term investor.”

The client requires 24/7 communications and representation in major financial markets, as well as a large number of developing and emerging markets.

FTI’s services include issue management, feature support, digital/social media, meeting program development, media networking trips and intelligence gathering.

The ADIA work comes out of FTI’s London office. Andrew Walton, senior managing director/global head of financial services, and Jon Earl, managing director and head of Middle East strategic communications, handle the account.