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What's New for Investors?

May 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

Fast Track: Foreign Investor Approval Process Speeds Up in China

Good news for would-be investors in China: The licensing and quota approval process has been drastically shortened. This is a new window of opportunity for firms considering applying for qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) status.

Regulatory and Legislative Update – 1st Quarter 2012

The first quarter of 2012 was marked by substantial rulemaking by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) and further administrative action settlements by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Furthermore, several SEC rules are primed for upcoming compliance dates with significant reporting and operational implications, including filing requirements for new Form PF and changes to thresholds for investment advisory performance fees.

Private Fund Advisers: Compliance Oversight of Third-Party Administrators

Learn how and why the SEC registered investment adviser should include and test their fund administrator's processes and controls as part of the adviser's compliance program.

Leading Solutions

Free Client Webinar re: Registered Hedge Funds

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

Don't miss Citi's webinar on Registered Hedge Funds. Our industry professionals will provide their insights related to the emerging marketplace for registered hedge funds, including operational and distribution considerations.

Custody for Alternative Managers

New regulations, investor demands for transparency and a focus on managing counterparty risk mean that alternative managers need to reevaluate custody arrangements. Learn about Citi's integrated custody solutions for alternative managers.

Citi's Integrated Fund Services

As you continually look for more efficient ways to grow your assets under management and improve your fund's performance, you can turn to Citi for your fund-servicing needs. We develop integrated, flexible and controlled end-to-end processing solutions – enabling you to concentrate on the critical components of investment management.

Industry Recognition

Citi Ranked #1 in Global Custody Services in Survey of the World's Leading Investors Compiled by Global Investor Magazine

Citi has been ranked #1 in global custody services by the world's leading asset managers, asset owners and banks in the 2012 Global Custody Survey compiled by Global Investor. Citi was also Top Rated in a similar survey conducted by Global Custodian with the highest score from investors and managers with assets in excess of $10 billion. In addition, Citi was recently rated Most Innovative Custodian by aiCIO.

Citi Recognized for Superior Mutual Fund Services by National Quality Review

For the ninth consecutive year, Citi has achieved a 5-Star performance rating from National Quality Review (NQR) for its transfer agent services. During the 12 months ending December 2011, the independent quality assessment firm monitored the service quality provided by Citi's call center representatives.

Citi Named Latin America Fund Administrator of the Year

Citi has been named Latin America Fund Administrator of the Year by Custody Risk magazine. Celebrating outstanding achievements across the Americas, Custody Risk’s Americas Awards recognized Citi's extensive experience to address the specific challenges of global investors and its ability to tap the intellectual capital of Citi's local network, to help clients deepen their insight, extend their reach and expand their business.

Did You Know?

On June 16, 2012 Citi turns 200

Commemorating the past 200 years; innovating for the next 200. Discover two centuries of Citi's history and the history we're working to make right now.

Citi's Regulatory Compliance QuarterCAST

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Noon – 1 p.m. (ET)

Please join us online for the Summer QuarterCAST from the Regulatory Administration and Compliance Support Services team. Along with our regular “Quarterly Updates” our focus of discussion will be on Investment Advisers, with an emphasis on:

  • New and proposed CFTC rules and their challenges
  • The USA Jobs Act and its implications
  • Compliance with FATCA

Expect Miracles Foundation Hosts East Coast Golf Classic

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Waverly Oaks and Pinehills Golf Club
Plymouth, MA

As a proud sponsor of the Expect Miracles Foundation, Citi invites you to learn more about the good works of the foundation and the industry's charitable event of the year. The outing attracts over 100 financial firms and over 400 senior business and financial executives.