Middle East – Investor Services
Incorporating Global Custody, Fund Services, and Middle-Office Solutions services, we cover the widest array of the investment value chain. Citi provides a full range of investor services ranging from middle-office services through to custody, fiduciary, accounting and ancillary offerings.
Investor clients come to Citi for:
As a leading provider of global custody we enable investors to manage securities portfolios, financial positions and investments through a single access point, in over 93 markets with 9 regional service centers – having recently established the Middle East regional centre out of the United Arab Emirates. Citi is the only service provider with a global custody capability tailored to and delivered locally from the Middle East, offering its clients regional focus on the Middle East hinterland with access to its global network of 93 markets worldwide.
Through the new centre, we are able to service our clients local cut-off times, local treasury capabilities supporting all regional currencies, a service offering in line with regional holidays and Islamic working week, access to local personnel with operations in the UAE and Bahrain, delivering on-the-ground knowledge and expertise.
We operate a scalable operating model, enabling local market expertise, operational excellence and global consistency. The value of our model lies in our on-the-ground presence to provide local market expertise, our ability to launch products and access distribution, our operational flexibility and streamlining via Citi proprietary network and our enhanced cut-off and processing times leading to better investment decisions for our clients.
Execution to Custody
We now offer an end-to-end, integrated electronic trading, settlement and custody solution delivering execution on any venue through either our brokerage operation, Citi Global Markets, or a third-party broker.
Execution to Custody provides direct access to markets where clients may not be able to justify the costs of establishing their own links, or as a bundled service spanning all major execution venues.
We offer you access to our complete range of fund services via our local fund administration services and our global hubs. This is delivered through our flexible approach and global service model to give you the solution you need.
Our fund services cover both traditional funds and private equity funds, in over 40 domiciles, including Cayman, Luxembourg, Dublin, and Bahrain. We also support Shari'a compliant funds.
Some of our services include:
- Accounting, including NAV preparation on a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly frequency
- Financial statement preparation
- Shareholder record keeping
- Corporate secretarial services
For private equity funds, we also offer extensive capital calls management.
Alternative Investment Administration Services
Citi provides a complete set of global solutions to the alternative investment industries – hedge fund, private equity and venture capital – delivered through a robust client service model and dedicated support teams in each region.
Our leading securities lending services include agency and principal programs, in either a custody or non-custody capacity as well as prime brokerage and financing solutions. We offer a coordinated global approach via our direct presence in almost 40 markets and 24 hour service.
For more information, please contact Tom Sams, Client and Sales Management Middle East, Citi Transaction Services, Citi, on +971 4 604 4793.