Our Online Academy offers you the "anytime, anywhere" convenience of the Internet to access and participate in an array of educational webinars. These programs will help keep you up-to-date with both today's quickly-changing environment and our latest solutions and offerings. Online Academy sessions are led by Citi "professors" and industry experts and conducted in an intuitive, interactive format that encourages the exchange of information and ideas among participants.

Recent Programs

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect

The Game-Changing Breakthrough in Accessing China

Citi Online Academy hosted three sessions around this hot topic from Asia Pacific on May 28 and June 11. Our experts from Hong Kong and China examined the new Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect pilot program and discussed the impact this game-changing announcement will have on investors and market participants worldwide.



Cindy Chen, Country Head of Securities Services for Hong Kong

Alfonso Martin, Head of Asia Flows for Securities Services

Whikie Liu, Securities Services Product Specialist for China

New Capital Markets Regulations in Turkey

Citi jointly hosted a client webinar with Eryurekli Law Firm on the new capital markets regulations. During the first year of enactment of the new capital markets law in Turkey, the Capital Markets Board (CMB) has published a number of secondary regulations. While the CMB updated existing communiques with the new capital markets law, the CMB also introduced new concepts to Turkish capital markets. This webinar discusses the main changes brought by the new capital markets regulations and its impacts on foreign investors.



Gunsel Topbas, Head of Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey for Direct Custody and Clearing, Citi

Mustafa Unal, Eryurekli Law Firm

Serra Sadik Hiziroglu, Eryurekli Law Firm

Onur Sahbaz, Citi Turkey

Americas, LatAm, EMEA and Asia
Tuesday, 18th March 2014

The Impact of Changing Foreign Portfolio Investors Regulations in India

In a significant step by Indian regulators, the Securities and Exchange Board of India released a newly defined Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPI) framework in January 2014. In this session, Citi is pleased to bring together eminent speakers from the National Stock Exchange and Nishith Desai Associates to discuss the nuances of the FPI regulations, take a closer look at the Offshore Derivatives Instruments and tax related aspects of the FPI norms and analyze the impact these changes have on existing Foreign Institutional Investors and Qualified Foreign Investors.



Ravi Varanasi, Chief Business Development, National Stock Exchange

Nishith M. Desai, Founder and Managing Partner, Nishith Desai Associates

Aashish Mishra, Securities Country Manager, India, Citi

Sangeeta Uchil, Client Executive, Direct Custody and Clearing, India, Citi

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Settlement Finality (DTC Match-to-Settle) Webinar

Citi hosted a client webinar valued clients investing in the U.S. to learn about an imminent infrastructure change which will redefine the U.S. settlement model. The Match-to-Settle initiative, more commonly referred to as "Settlement Finality," is a market-wide initiative to eliminate DKs (reclaims) for delivery versus payment transactions that are settling via Depository Trust Company (DTC). Today, under certain circumstances, the buyer has the ability to revoke or reclaim deliveries even after the securities and cash have been transferred onto DTC's books. This can create problems for the seller, who may have already used proceeds from the sale to fund another activity.



Deborah Mercer-Miller, U.S. Securities Country Manager, Citi

Ahmad Naseer, Head of Settlement Operations, Citi

Americas, LatAm, EMEA and Asia
Tuesday, 25th February 2014

Hungary Financial Transaction Tax Update

Citi hosted a client webinar to provide an update on the Hungary Financial Transaction Tax. This is a proposal to introduce a financial transaction tax within some member states of the European Union by 1 January 2014. The tax would apply to financial institutions party to a wide-range of financial transactions where one party is established in the participating Member State or the instrument is issued in a participating member state. As such, the proposal in its current form has wide ranging impact on financial transactions and financial institutions globally, impacting banks, asset managers, funds, corporate treasuries and investors.



Hajnalka Bor – Hungary Securities Country Manager

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

Vietnam Market Update

Citi continuously aims to provide our valued clients with world class market information. This edition of our Online Academy offers investors a deeper understanding of the macro-economic, foreign exchange and securities markets trends affecting investment in the Vietnam market, as well as provides a detailed update on key regulatory changes to consider.



Ha-Thu Nguyen: Country Manager, Vietnam for Citi Securities and Fund Services

Anh-Tuan Nguyen: Corporate Sales and Structuring Country Head for Citi Vietnam

Monday, September 16th 2013

China's Door Swings Open

All eyes are on China, as the country continues to liberalize its capital markets by further expanding the QFII and RQFII scheme. In this session, we offer a deeper understanding of the key challenges and opportunities the route back to China may hold for foreign investors. From updates on QFII and RQFII to mutual recognition of funds and tax regimes, we provide a detailed update on macro-economic trends in China and examine the implications of recent changes made by policymakers.



Kevin Wong: Country Head of Citi Securities and Fund Services in China

Johnny Foun: Tax Partner, Deloitte Shanghai

Mathew Kathayanat: Head of Asian Flows for EMEA, Citi Securities and Fund Services

Tuesday, September 10th 2013

Indonesia Foreign Exchange Update

Due to the unbalanced current account deficit and rising inflation levels, Indonesia has experienced a USD tight liquidity issue in the market over the past three months. The USD against IDR is trading at a much higher rate than the rates published on market data screens and the unavailability of a reliable source of FX pricing has raised some concerns. In this brief session, Citi Indonesia provides our clients with some color around  foreign exchange transactions in this current environment.


Daniel Wijono: Head of Citi Securities and Fund Services in Indonesia

Koko Charles Widjatmiko: Head of Trading, Citi Indonesia

Suhadi Mustopo: Head of Corporate Sales and Structuring, Citi Indonesia

Tuesday, September 10th 2013

Italy – Italian Financial Transaction Tax

Citi Milan hosted a client webinar providing an update on the Italian Financial Transaction Tax.

The Italian Financial Transaction Tax is applied on purchases of eligible Italian Shares and Derivatives contracts regardless of where they are traded, settled and held. As such the introduction of this tax impacts all clients (both buy and sell side) globally trading in eligible Italian securities.

Listen to the update from our experts or download a copy of the presentation.


Massimo Scordino: Italy Senior Product Manager, Securities and Fund Services, Citi

Emilia Di Giovanni: Market Specialist, Securities and Fund Services, Citi

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

Recommendations of the SEBI Foreign Investment Commitee

Citi India hosted a webinar to explore the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) approved recommendations on the integration of the foreign investment framework.

The recommendations were submitted by an appointed committee comprising of representatives from SEBI, the Government of India, the Reserve Bank of India and various other key market participants, including Citi.


Aashish Mishra: Country Head of Securities and Fund Services, India, Citi

Sangeeta Uchil: Client Executive, Securities and Fund Services, India, Citi

Gautam Mehra: Executive Director, Tax and Regulatory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Wednesday, July 31st 2013