CITI LAUNCHES NEW RELEASE OF CITIBANK ONLINE INVESTMENTS IN SUPPORT OF TREASURERS DRIVE FOR CENTRALIZATION AND RISK CONTROL
Enhancements Facilitate Management of Investment Policy Compliance and Integration with Treasury Systems and Analytics Tools
Amsterdam, New York - October 26, 2010 – Citi today announced its Global Transaction Services has launched new enhancements of its award-winning Citibank® Online Investments (OLI). With the widest global coverage of any investments portal, OLI enables clients to centralize and control their short-term investment activity. This new version introduces several new features - including Money Market Fund Investment Policy Management - to assist treasury organizations in minimizing operational risk, complying with investment policy, and integrating investment data into treasury management systems.
With this version, clients can enhance management of their global short-term investment activity on a pre- and post-trade basis:
- Pre-trade - clients can set money market fund ownership limits, receive online or email alerts if preset policies are being breached, and retain flexibility for authorized users to override limits and complete trades, if required. Verification of policy compliance, identification of available capacity, and trade execution can all be managed from one online screen.
- Post-trade - investment trade details can be seamlessly integrated with clients’ treasury workstations or portfolio analytics tools such as Citi® TreasuryAnalytics, eliminating the need for manual entries. The release also introduces enhanced reporting features to provide clients greater visibility into their investments, including account positions, fund balances and dividend activity.
Clients can access OLI through Citi’s global portals: CitiDirect® Online Banking, CitiDirect® for Securities and TreasuryVision®. OLI investment capabilities are available in 27 countries and 18 currencies as well as for over 150 domestic and offshore money funds from 15 of the largest institutional money fund providers. Coupled with Citi’s unparalleled worldwide scope, these tools provide treasury managers with powerful solutions for end-to-end global cash management.
Tracey Park, Treasury Manager with Inmet Mining Corporation said: "OLI is an integral tool in managing Inmet’s liquidity. It offers us a multitude of investment options on a platform that easy to use and customize. The team behind OLI is entirely responsive to our needs, ensuring our due diligence requirements are met and administrative needs of the system are taken into account."
Elyse Weiner, Global Head of Liquidity and Investments with Citi’s Global Transaction Services said: "Risk management continues to be a top priority for our clients. This new version helps treasury organizations to balance efficient local or regional investment trade execution with centralized monitoring and control."
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Global Transaction Services, a division of Citigroup’s Institutional Clients Group, offers integrated cash management, trade, and securities and fund services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations around the world. With a network that spans more than 100 countries, Citigroup’s Global Transaction Services supports over 65,000 clients. As of the third quarter of 2010, it held on average $340 billion in liability balances and $12.4 trillion in assets under custody.
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