Citi Launches a New Suite of Services for Wealth Managers

Citi OpenWealthsm Now Offers Trust Accounting, Reporting and Custody Services

New York - March 1, 2011 – Citi today announced that it has expanded its OpenWealth platform to include a complete package of trust accounting, operations outsourcing and custody services. Investors are increasingly demanding new products, more detailed reporting and a higher level of service from their wealth managers. OpenWealth trust solution offers managers a complete suite of modular services incorporating modern technology, extensive flexibility and the experience of a leader with a proven track record of building client-focused solutions.

OpenWealth’s new offering delivers trust accounting on a highly scalable, customizable web-based platform with real-time processing and reporting that supports all phases of the account administration lifecycle. OpenWealth seamlessly aggregates household level data across wealth management platforms, investment managers and third-party custodians, and offers award-winning unified household capabilities – a front-to-back solution that eases key operational and administrative burdens and lets managers focus on building relationships and growing their business.

With the breadth and depth of Citi’s experience servicing institutional and wealth assets, OpenWealth offers an exceptional custody service with access to a global network covering over 92 markets and full operations outsourcing.

"OpenWealth delivers a complete solution that enables our clients to focus on their core activities of managing assets and serving their clients," said Chandresh Iyer, Head of Custody and Investment Services, Securities and Fund Services, Citi. "Switching over to a new platform is an important decision for our clients, and we are committed to delivering best-in-class solutions based on leading edge technology to help grow their business."

Through its Securities and Fund Services business, Citi’s industry-focused experts provide institutional investors worldwide with tailored solutions delivered through proven global platforms that feature modular, open architecture. With over $12 trillion of assets under custody and the industry’s largest proprietary network, clients can leverage Citi’s local market expertise and global reach to extract value across the entire investment value chain.

Global Transaction Services, a division of Citi’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 fourth quarter of 2010, it held on average $353 billion in liability balances and $12.6 trillion in assets under custody.

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