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Capital markets

Whether your requirements are frequent or occasional, vanilla or exotic, we have the service to fit your needs.

Capital markets strategies can play an integral part in building your globally diversified core portfolio.

They enable you to access particular markets, sectors and currencies, while targeting specific outcomes such as increased participation, yield generation and capital protection.

Our Capital Markets team combines institutional-level access to Citi’s full range of markets products globally with the Private Bank’s personalized service, giving you the best of both worlds.

We offer you advice and cutting-edge institutional execution covering equities, commodities, fixed income, foreign exchange, rates and hybrids.

Our strategies help you populate your allocation with appropriate investments, implement long-term themes and pursue tactical opportunities.

To mitigate your core portfolio risks, we can identify uncorrelated assets and implement hedges on specific positions.

We also provide advice and execution if you need to acquire, finance, hedge or dispose of strategic assets – liquid or illiquid – in a wide variety of asset classes and locations.

Whether you seek long-term exposure for your core portfolio or wish to trade in your opportunistic portfolio, we can provide the access, advice and execution that you require.

We deliver institutional-quality investment products and market insights to private clients with sophisticated needs.

Iain Armitage
Global Head of Capital Markets

How we serve you

Global reach
The Private Bank’s Capital Markets team is part of Citi’s Institutional Markets platform, which is present in more than eighty countries.

Our eight Private Bank trading desks around four continents provide 24-hour-a-day coverage of global and local markets.

Our specialists offer deep local knowledge as well as execution.

Insights for you
In addition to our own thinking, we deliver you some of the best ideas from our institutional partners across Citi.

This includes tailored risk-management strategies and hedging and opportunistic trading ideas, as well as longer-term thematic investing.

For eligible clients with particularly complex needs, we can also draw on the portfolio analysis of our Global Investment Lab.

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Enhanced access
For eligible clients with particularly sophisticated needs, we can offer institutional levels of access to the markets.

This includes direct contact with our trading desks, electronic trading access and pricing from across the marketplace.

We can also give you access to trading opportunities in markets outside of your home region via a dedicated local investment specialist.

Meet our people

Global Head

Iain Armitage

Global Head of Capital Markets
We deliver institutional-quality investment products and market insights to private clients with sophisticated needs.

Iain Armitage has overall responsibility for our Capital Markets organization, whose asset class specialists provide investment advice and execution services across equity, fixed income, FX and commodity markets. He is based in London.

Iain has worked at Citi for over 25 years and prior to his current role was the Regional Head of Investments for the Private Bank in EMEA.

Before joining the Private Bank in 2012, Iain worked in Global Markets, including roles as Global Head of Commodity Investor Sales, Head of Fixed Income Derivatives Sales in Japan and as a fixed income derivative salesperson in Europe. 

Iain holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Durham University.

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OUTLOOK

Outlook 2021

In Outlook 2021, we put forward positive actions for your portfolio in this new economic cycle. We urge you to determine the amount of cash you really need to hold over the coming years and to put the rest to work.

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