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What's New for Investors?

September 2011

Our modular approach, robust operational support and unmatched global presence distinguish Citi in servicing the needs of our investor clients. This rare combination provides you with the flexibility and scale to meet the demands of the market and deliver higher levels of service across expanding products and geographies.

We are excited to share with you recent highlights in our investor-servicing business solutions, including innovations, client partnerships, industry recognition and market trends.

Market Trends

Securities Lending Mid-Year Resurgence

David Martocci, Global Sales & Third Party Manager, Securities Finance, Citi Transaction Services explains the factors leading to the mid-year resurgence in securities lending.

Global Custody Services in a Changing Market

Gurmeet Ahluwalia, Head of Citi's Securities and Fund Services Business in Canada, underscores the importance of the Global Custodian’s on-the-ground sub-custodian network for institutional asset managers venturing into new geographic locations and market segments.

Citi's Hedge Fund Industry Snapshot

Citi Prime Finance provides a market commentary on the hedge fund industry, including performance statistics, industry flows, risk versus return metrics, asset under administration, and more.

Client Spotlight

Citi Awarded Mandate to Deliver a Comprehensive Suite of Fund of Hedge Funds Administration and Custody Services to Sandalwood Securities

Citi’s comprehensive integrated fund of fund solution provides direct web-based access to portfolios providing investor reporting and transparency.

Leading Solutions

Citi Launches ETF Services in Asia Pacific

Citi has set up a new business to service the fast-developing Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) market in Asia. The new business, Citi ETF Services, will cover the Asia Pacific region – the fastest growing region for ETFs - and will provide a single channel for clients looking to launch ETFs within the region.

Did You Know?

Citi's Fall Regulatory Compliance QuarterCAST

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Noon - 1 pm EDT

Don't miss Citi's Fall QuarterCAST: from the Regulatory Administration and Compliance Support Services team. Along with our quarterly "Regulatory Updates," our focus of discussion will be on Disclosure, emphasizing:

  • Issues Impacting the Managed Fund Industry
  • Financial Reporting Considerations
  • Matters Relating to ETFs and Derivatives

Paul Butcher
Director, Global Corporate Social Media

Martin Dean
Senior Vice President, Fund Services

Citi to Speak at NICSA General Membership and Best Practices Symposium

October 5-6, 2011
Metro Meeting Centers
Boston, MA

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
In a Regulatory Session entitled "Social Media in the Workplace," Citi"s Paul Butcher, Director of Global Corporate Social Media, will join a panel of experts to discuss the implications of the relationship between social media applications and the workplace

Thursday, October 6, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
An Operations Workshop on "Expense Budgeting/Management and NAV Errors" will be facilitated by Citi's Martin Dean, Senior Vice President, Fund Services. His panel will explore and share leading practices for completing the budgeting of expenses and the monitoring and investigation of expense variances.

Barry Winter
North America Head of Fixed Income Trading, Cash
Investments and Trading Strategies & Analysis
Citi Citi Transaction Services

Citi to Sponsor ETF Tutorial and Speak at the RMA Annual Conference on Securities Lending

October 10-13, 2011
The Ritz-Carlton Naples
Naples, Florida

Tuesday, October 11, 1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m
Citi's sponsored ETF tutorial will cover the nuances and issues of ETF lending and borrowing. The tutorial will include a background on ETFs and the processes of ETF creation and redemption. In addition, panelists will discuss securities lending supply and demand issues.

Thursday, October 13, 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Citi's Barry Winter, North America Head of Fixed Income Trading, Cash, will serve as guest panelist for the "Collateral Management Discussion" session exploring the issues on the horizon for cash managers anticipating tri-party reform and further regulatory changes.

Chandresh Iyer Managing Director, Head of Global Custody & Investment
Citi Citi Transaction Services

Citi to Speak at MMI Fall Solutions Conference

October 19-20 , 2011
Crowne Plaza Times Square
New York, NY

Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Citi's, Chandresh Iyer, Managing Director, Head of Global Custody & Investment, will be participating on the panel "Operational Hurdles in Advisory Solutions", at the 2011 MMI Fall Solutions Conference.