Capital markets

Whether your requirements are frequent or occasional, vanilla or exotic, we have the service to fit your needs and can offer a wide variety of structured products and market-linked investments to support your investment goals.

Capital markets strategies can be integral to building your globally diversified core portfolio.

They enable you to access particular markets, sectors and currencies, while targeting specific outcomes such as increased participation, yield generation and capital protection.

Our Capital Markets team combines institutional-level access to Citi’s full range of markets products globally with the Private Bank’s personalized service, giving you the best of both worlds.

We offer you advice and cutting-edge institutional execution covering equities, commodities, fixed income, foreign exchange, rates and hybrids, covering your needs related to market-linked products.

Our strategies help you populate your allocation with appropriate investments, implement long-term themes and pursue tactical opportunities.

To mitigate your core portfolio risks, we can identify uncorrelated assets and implement hedges on specific positions.

We also provide advice and execution if you need to acquire, finance, hedge or dispose of strategic assets – liquid or illiquid – in a wide variety of asset classes and locations.

Whether you seek long-term exposure for your core portfolio or wish to trade in your opportunistic portfolio, we can provide the access, advice and execution that you require.

We deliver institutional-quality investment products and market insights to private clients with sophisticated needs.

Iain Armitage
Global Head of Capital Markets

How we serve you

Global reach
The Private Bank’s Capital Markets team is part of Citi’s Institutional Markets platform, which is present in more than eighty countries.

Our eight Private Bank trading desks around four continents provide 24-hour-a-day coverage of global and local markets.

Our specialists offer deep local knowledge as well as execution.

Insights for you
In addition to our thinking, we deliver you some of the best ideas from our institutional partners across Citi.

This includes tailored risk-management strategies and hedging and opportunistic trading ideas, as well as longer-term thematic investing.

For eligible clients with particularly complex needs, we can also draw on the portfolio analysis of our Global Investment Lab.

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Enhanced access
For eligible clients with particularly sophisticated needs, we can offer institutional levels of market access.

This includes direct contact with our trading desks, electronic trading access and pricing from across the marketplace.

We can also give you access to trading opportunities in markets outside of your home region via a dedicated local investment specialist.

Meet our people

Global Head

Iain Armitage

Global Head of Capital Markets
Citi Global Wealth Investments
We deliver institutional-quality investment products and market insights to private clients with sophisticated needs.

Iain Armitage is Global Head of Markets for Citi Global Wealth. Iain’s team provide investment advice and execution services across all traded markets including equity, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodity markets. He is based in London.

Iain has worked at Citi for over 28 years and prior to his current role was the Regional Head of Investments for the Private Bank in EMEA.

Prior to this, Iain worked for Global Markets in Citi’s Institutional Clients Group including roles as Global Head of Commodity Investor Sales, Head of Fixed Income Derivatives Sales in Japan and as a fixed income derivative salesperson in Europe.

Iain holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Durham University.


Mid-Year Wealth Outlook 2023

While our asset allocation strategy remains defensive, investors should consider staying invested and modify portfolios over time.

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