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Investment finance

We provide a broad range of financing for real estate, aircraft, and professional sports leagues and teams, as well as tailored loans using art and securities as collateral.

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A holistic and considered approach to borrowing is an essential part of your overall wealth management strategy.

With an understanding of your specific needs and circumstances, however complex or global, we can provide tailored advice and credit solutions.

We have in-house experience and specialist knowledge of the assets we finance, a distinguished reputation, and key industry relationships to help achieve your goals.

Among the hallmarks of our service are competitive interest rates, customized loan terms and structures, and a responsive loan approval process.

Our strategies range from traditional to innovative.

We work closely with colleagues across the Private Bank to integrate related services, such as structuring and wealth planning.

We also partner with other parts of Citi to deliver expertise relating to mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and more.

 

We are experienced in cross-border financing and lending to entities such as trusts, partnerships, and limited-liability companies.

Through our Global Client Service, we can provide financing in jurisdictions outside of your home region.

To help you determine how much leverage to use, our Global Investment Lab can provide scenario analyses and other insights to help inform your financing strategy.

The liquidity we help you realize can be deployed for business or personal purposes, making a new acquisition or pursuing opportunistic investments.

We provide customized financing for our clients, working closely with them to understand their needs and crafting loans that complement their overall wealth strategy.

Giuliano Malacarne
Global Head of Investment Finance and Banking

Our financing solutions

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Home financing

Customized financing to purchase a new residence, refinance an existing mortgage, or creating liquidity from your real estate holdings.

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Commercial real estate financing

A full range of loan structures, competitive rates and a long-term commitment to funding throughout the real-estate cycle.

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Margin & securities backed finance

Obtain liquidity using a broad range of financial assets as collateral, while maintaining your investment strategy.

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Art advisory & financing

Guiding you through the global art market, helping to build collections, and obtaining liquidity from artworks.

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Aircraft financing

Comprehensive service to help you identify, finance and acquire an executive aircraft.

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Sports financing

Specialist financing for professional sports leagues, teams, stadiums and related companies.

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Subscription credit finance
Tailored financing to private equity funds, supporting fund managers with needs in multiple countries and jurisdictions.
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Meet our people

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Giuliano Malacarne
Head of Investment Finance

Giuliano has overall responsibility for the investment finance and banking offerings of the Private Bank and of Citi Global Wealth worldwide.

Previously, he served as Citi Country Officer for Italy, Italian Global Consumer Bank Market Manager, and Head of the Financial Institutions Group for Italy. He began his career at Citi in 1986 as an executive trainee on the Italian corporate team, fulfilling various roles within the corporate bank in Italy and New York.

Giuliano has held several board positions including Citifinancial Italia SpA, Associazione Bancaria Italiana (Italian Banking Association) and Associazione Italiana Banche Estere (Association of Foreign Banks in Italy). He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bocconi University.

 

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Giuliano Malacarne caricature
Giuliano Malacarne
Head of Investment Finance

Giuliano has overall responsibility for the investment finance and banking offerings of the Private Bank and of Citi Global Wealth worldwide.

Previously, he served as Citi Country Officer for Italy, Italian Global Consumer Bank Market Manager, and Head of the Financial Institutions Group for Italy. He began his career at Citi in 1986 as an executive trainee on the Italian corporate team, fulfilling various roles within the corporate bank in Italy and New York.

Giuliano has held several board positions including Citifinancial Italia SpA, Associazione Bancaria Italiana (Italian Banking Association) and Associazione Italiana Banche Estere (Association of Foreign Banks in Italy). He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bocconi University.

 

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Jane Sedgwick
Head of Investment Finance
Europe, Middle East & Africa

Jane oversees the Citi Private Bank’s lending business across the region, leading a team of professionals who originate, structure and deliver credit solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of clients across the region.

Before taking up her current role in 2016, Jane was Global Chief Operating Officer of the Investment Finance team.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in French and politics from the University of Leicester.

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Gaston Echeverria
Head of Investment Finance and Banking
Asia Pacific

Gaston leads a team of dedicated transactors and specialists originating credit transactions from our offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Mumbai.

With over two decades of banking experience, Gaston previously served as the Global Head of Margin & Securities Backed Finance and Regional Head of Investment Finance for Latin America. Before that, he was an investment banker for Latin America and a relationship manager for Citi’s Corporate and Investment bank in Venezuela.

He holds an MBA with concentration in corporate finance from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and received his bachelor’s in management from the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, and a specialization in finance from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA) in Caracas.

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Rick Werner
Global Head of Commercial Real Estate Finance

Rick and his experienced team deliver competitive financing strategies to meet the unique needs of our global commercial real estate clients for their investments across North America, the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.

With a background in real estate finance, restructuring and loan workout and risk management, he has more than 25 years of experience at Citi.

His previous role was Global Risk Manager for the Private Bank’s commercial and residential real estate business.

Rick has a bachelor’s in economics from Lafayette College.

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Michael Robin
Global Head of Subscription Credit Finance

Since 1999, Michael has managed a team of specialists that provides committed subscription credit facilities to private equity funds across some 20 countries. The team provides financing solutions to private equity funds in the general buyout, real estate, power, energy, infrastructure, debt and fund of fund sectors.

From 1995 to 1999, Michael was a senior transactor in the Private Bank’s Structured Lending group, providing tailored financing solutions to and their businesses, including real estate, aircraft, securities and unsecured lending, with a focus on private equity firms and their sponsors.

Prior to joining Citi, Michael held various positions at NatWest Bank, Fleet Bank, and Barclays Bank in middle market lending.

Michael holds an MBA in finance and public accounting from the Simon School at the University of Rochester.

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Suzanne Gyorgy
Global Head of Art Advisory & Finance

Suzanne Gyorgy leads our Art Advisory & Finance team. She brings more than 25 years of curatorial and art market experience to our clients.

Previously, she served as director of exhibitions for the Morris Museum, New Jersey and the director of the PaineWebber (UBS) Art Gallery in New York. Suzanne began her career as a registrar at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Suzanne has lectured, served on panels, and been interviewed widely on issues relating to the art market and collecting. She holds a fine arts degree from the Pratt Institute.

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Ford von Weise
Global Head of Aircraft Finance

Ford has more than 25 years of aviation experience, flying both privately and in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and in the US Air Force Auxiliary’s Civil Air Patrol. He also has 30 years of banking and finance experience.

A licensed pilot with more than 2,500 hours of total time, Ford has flown a variety of different turbine and piston aircraft. Previously, he was Vice President of Business Aviation Finance for Merrill Lynch Capital and GMAC Commercial Finance. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Capital Transactions at Lend Lease Real Estate Investments.

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Jonathan Farley
Head of Sports Finance
North America

Jon oversees our offering of financing solutions to professional sports teams and leagues. 

Jon has over 19 years of experience in the sports finance business. He joined Citi Private Bank’s Sports Finance team in 2007.

Prior to Citi, Jon held roles at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in project finance and as the Head of the Government and Public/Private Infrastructure Finance group.

He began his career at White & Case as a corporate paralegal and later worked at Banc of America Securities in healthcare corporate finance.

Jon holds a bachelor’s in political science from Haverford College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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