Citi's Global Transaction Services Latin America & Mexico Holds Americas Securities Services Forum in Tampa, Florida With Top Financial Services Professionals

Top financial professionals to participate in this year's Americas Securities Services Forum to discuss the latest securities services trends, regulatory changes and best practices in the region

Tampa, Florida - March 16, 2011 – Citi announced today that over 150 financial services professionals and decision-makers from the Americas gathered at Citi's Global Transaction Services Latin America & Mexico Annual Americas Securities Services Forum to discuss best practices and latest trends affecting their securities operations. This year's three-day Citi hosted event is taking place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, in Tampa Bay, Florida, from March 14th -16th.

"This year's forum, includes panels of discussion on topics such as Latin American trends, the Latin America integrated market (MILA), regulatory trends and global securities reviews. The goal of the conference is to share the latest developments of the Latin American capital markets by our on the ground country experts," said Francisco Aristeguieta, Global Transaction Services, Latin America & Mexico Region Head.

"The Americas Securities Services Forum 2011 is the largest financial securities event attracting top decision-makers representing the financial sector of the Americas. Our aim is to create a unique platform where participants from the region meet with global industry experts to exchange information and points of views on industry trends, innovation and best practices," said Alejandro Berney, Securities and Funds Services Head for Latin America and Mexico, Global Transaction Services, Citi.

This year speakers include Neeraj Sahai, Citi Global Head of Securities and Fund Services; Lee Waite, Citi Global Head Direct Custody and Clearing; Ricardo Hesse, Direct Custody and Clearing Head for Citi Latin America and Mexico Stephen Leach, Emerging Markets Economist in Citi's Foreign Exchange Department; Antonio Riera, Exchanges and Securities Processing Services Boston Consulting Group; Juan Pablo Cordoba Garces, President of Bolsa de Valores Colombia and Alejandro Berney, Citi Latin America & Mexico SFS Head, among others.

Through its Securities and Fund Services business, Citi's industry-focused experts provide investors worldwide with tailored solutions delivered through proven global platforms that feature modular, open architecture. With $12.6 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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