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What's New for Investors?

April 2012

Citi OpenInvestorSM combines our specialized industry expertise and capabilities with the power of Citi's global network to help you meet your performance objectives across asset classes, strategies and geographies.

We are excited to share with you recent highlights in our investor-servicing business solutions, including innovations, client partnerships, industry recognition and market trends.

Market Trends

New Ranking Reveals U.S. and European Cities Are World's Most Competitive; Asian Cities Strongest Economically

A new Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research report, commissioned by Citi, reveals that New York, London and Singapore rank first, second and third in competitiveness, out of 120 of the world's major cities. The report, entitled Hot Spots, ranks the most competitive cities in the world for their demonstrated ability to attract capital, business, talent and tourists.

Citis Private Equity Whitepaper Explores Need for Increased Investor Reporting and Disclosure

Private Equity investors are requesting increasingly granular information from managers and are requiring a more stringent and transparent regulatory environment. Evolving Investor Relations: Alignment of Interests and the Impact of Regulation explores the main factors behind the need for increased reporting and disclosure.

Leading Solutions

Are You Optimizing Collateral Efficiently?

Since September 2008 there has been a significant decrease in the availability of collateral, largely driven by market-wide deleveraging in the wake of the global credit crisis. As with all instances of decreasing supply and rising demand, the net result is an increase in the cost of collateral and a drive toward its efficient use. At Citi, weve developed our OpenCollateralSM service to meet the increasingly complex requirements of your collateral program and to help you succeed in an ever-changing marketplace.

Citis Alternative Investor Solution

Today, investors in alternative products face new challenges that increase pressures on already stretched resources. Citis Alternative Investor Solution is designed to support your investment process and assist you in enhancing the performance of your portfolio. Our commitment to serving institutional investors in Alternatives is demonstrated through our solutions, each of which is designed from an alternative investors point of view and customized to meet your individual needs.

Client Spotlight

Citi to Provide Hedge Fund Middle- and Back-Office Services for Guggenheim Investment Advisory

Citi has recently been awarded a mandate from Guggenheim Investment Advisory, a division of Guggenheim Partners, to provide a complete suite of services including middle office, fund administration and custody for Guggenheims hedge fund investment platform.

Citi Awarded Middle-Office Services Contract by Spartus Capital Management LP

Citi has been awarded a contract to deliver hedge fund middle-office services to Spartus Capital Management LP - a new divergent volatility strategies hedge fund. The award followed a competitive process and Citi was chosen from multiple providers. Citi services hedge fund clients by supporting them through all phases of their growth and maturity, from start-ups to institutional-size funds.

Industry Recognition

Citis OpenLendSM Earns the Most "Best-in-Class" Awards in Global Custodians 2012 Securities Lending Survey

Global Custodians Securities Lending Survey measures the services provided by agent lenders. This year, 190 responses were received on behalf of 18 providers. In addition to receiving the most Best-in-Class awards won by any provider, Citi was rated #1 in North America and #2 globally.

Did You Know?

Citi Announced First Quarter 2012 Results

Citi reported net income of $2.9 billion for this first quarter of 2012. Excluding credit valuation adjustments and a net gain from minority stakes in international financial institutions, Citi earned $3.4 billion, a significant increase from both the first and fourth quarters of 2011.

Visit Citi at the ICI General Membership Meeting: Booth 207

May 9-11, 2012
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

Citi Associates Slated to Speak at Private Equity Latin America Forum

May 17-18
Harmonie Club – NYC

Lead sponsor for the upcoming Private Equity Latin America Forum in New York City, Citi thought leaders will participate throughout the two-day event in various speaking capacities:

Thursday, May 17
8:30 a.m.: Patrick Curtin, North America Head, Client Management – Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.: Carlos Gutierrez, Managing Director – Keynote Presentation, Investment Opportunities in Latin America
11:40 a.m.: Joe Patellaro, Global Head, Private Equity Services – Panel Moderator, Latin American GP Executive Forum

Friday, May 18
10:00 a.m.: Marcia Rothschild, Managing Director, Citi Latin America – Panel Moderator, Global Investments for South American LPs

Citi is a Proud Sponsor of Hedge Funds Care

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
5:30 pm.
10th Annual Chicago Open Your Heart to the Childrens Benefit
Venue One, 1044 West Randolph, Chicago, IL

Citis Abbas Mohib to Speak at Liquidity Management Optimization Conference

Thursday, May 31, 2012
5:00 pm.
New York, NY (venue tbd)

Citis Abbas Mohib, Director and Americas Head of Investment and Funding Solutions, joins a panel of industry experts to discuss Liquidity Management Under Times of Stress at the upcoming Liquidity Management Optimization conference in New York.