Citi Wins Mandate to Provide Administration Services for $28 Billion of US-based Alternative Investment Assets for Credit Suisse’s Asset Management Division
Specialized Operational Support for Premier Alternatives Manager
New York, NY - February 15, 2012 – Citi today announced an agreement with Credit Suisse’s Asset Management division to provide a comprehensive suite of middle office, custody and hedge fund administration services to support a portion of its U.S.-based Alternative Investments business.
As part of the mandate, a portion of the middle office operations within Credit Suisse’s Asset Management division will be fully transitioned onto Citi’s service platform, which includes operations, technology and data management capabilities. "We are pleased to demonstrate the value of our expert staff and leading technology to Credit Suisse’s Asset Management division," said Mike Sleightholme, Head of Global Hedge Fund Services, with Citi’s Global Transaction Services.
Nigel Hill, Global Head of Liquid Investments Operations in Credit Suisse’s Asset Management division, said, "Our relationship with Citi gives us the opportunity to enhance our daily operations and the services we provide to our clients in a highly scalable manner."
In addition to middle office solutions, Citi will provide custody and back office support for Credit Suisse Asset Management’s proprietary hedge funds.
As investment managers worldwide respond to increased regulation and a changing competitive environment, Citi can assist managers in extending and enhancing their operational capabilities so they can refocus resources on core asset management functions.
Citi provides complete investment services for institutional and alternative asset managers, delivering middle office, fund administration, global custody, and investing and financing solutions that are focused on its clients’ specific challenges and customized to their individual needs.
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 $12.5 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 95 countries, Citi’s Global Transaction Services supports over 65,000 clients. As of the fourth quarter of 2011, it held on average $368 billion in liability balances and $12.5 trillion in assets under custody.
Citi, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
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Credit Suisse AG
Credit Suisse AG is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as ‘Credit Suisse’). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 49,700 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse’s parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.
In its Asset Management business, Credit Suisse offers products across a broad spectrum of investment classes, including hedge funds, credit, index, real estate, commodities and private equity products, as well as multi-asset class solutions, which include equities and fixed income products. Credit Suisse’s Asset Management business manages portfolios, mutual funds and other investment vehicles for a broad spectrum of clients ranging from governments, institutions and corporations to private individuals. With offices focused on asset management in 19 countries, Credit Suisse’s Asset Management business is operated as a globally integrated network to deliver the bank’s best investment ideas and capabilities to clients around the world.
All businesses of Credit Suisse are subject to distinct regulatory requirements; certain products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types.