New York – Citi's growing team of Financial Advisors garnered 35 positions on Bank Investment Consultant's annual Top 100 Bank Advisors list, with Citi Personal Wealth Management's Andrew Vahab ranked Number One among advisors in the industry.
Financial Advisors Josh Haber and Robert Hanes in New York City and Alex Marks in Chicago were also named to the Top 10.
"Over the last year, Citi's U.S. Consumer Bank has implemented a truly client-centric relationship model to seamlessly provide our Citigold clients with the best products, value and convenience across the spectrum of banking, mortgage, and wealth management," said John Cummings, Head of U.S. Consumer Wealth Management. "This industry recognition is a true testament to the outstanding work our team is doing every day."
Bank Investment Consultant, a leading online publication for bank-based wealth managers, based its ranking on a composite score that incorporates such measures as production, assets under management and percentage growth in AUM.
The following Citi Personal Wealth Management Financial Advisors were named to this year's BIC Top 100:
|Andrew Vahab (New York, N.Y.)||Alex Marks (Chicago, Ill.)|
|Josh Haber (New York, N.Y.)||Robert Hanes (New York, N.Y.)|
|Emile Abinader (Granada Hills, Calif.)||Peter Shieh (Rowland Heights, Calif.)|
|Diane Kessler (Bethesda, Md.)||Christopher Cralle (Oakbrook, Ill.)|
|Brad Goldberg (Chicago, Ill.)||David Guthrie (New York, N.Y.)|
|Helen Wong (New York, N.Y.)||Owen Watstein (New York, N.Y.)|
|Adam Wood (New York, N.Y.)||Robert Fallone (New York, N.Y.)|
|Jeffrey Lang (New York, N.Y.)||Christopher Barron (New York, N.Y.)|
|Kathy Feeney (Washington, D.C.)||David Darshan (New York)|
|Robert Miraglia (New York, N.Y.)||Anthony D'Aquila (Ridgefield, Conn.)|
|Christopher Simone (New York, N.Y.)||Robert Nicotra (Boca Raton, Fla.)|
|Yonaton Marom (New York, N.Y.)||Anne Kurzman (New York, N.Y.)|
|Eden Demar (New York, N.Y.)||Peter Darke (Washington, D.C.)|
|Gregory Manning (New York)||Edward Vizcaino (Coral Gables, Fla.)|
|Kevin Koch (New York)||Steven Taub (New York)|
|Judith Leahy (New York)||Sean Styron (New York)|
|Gonzalo Perez-Verdia (Weston, Fla.)||Bernard Reina (Los Angeles, Calif.)|
|Dariana Gordon (Potomac, Md.)|
Citi continues to invest in the professional development of its Financial Advisors and Citigold Relationship Managers. This year Citi and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania marked the fourth anniversary of the Citi Wharton Global Wealth Institute. Since its launch in October 2015, more than 1,000 Citigold Relationship Managers and Citi Personal Wealth Management Financial Advisors have participated in the program. Initially launched in Philadelphia and Beijing, the program has expanded to Mexico City, San Francisco and Cambridge.
This year, Citi also introduced enhanced client offerings and capabilities, including Citi Personal Wealth Management's commission-free trading for ETFs and new-issue U.S. Treasury purchases for Citigold clients, as well as the introduction of Citi Wealth Advisor, a digital wealth planning tool. Also this year, Citibank was named as the "Best Bank for High-Net-Worth Families" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance for the third consecutive year and was rated Number One in Customer Satisfaction across retail banking by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
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