NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citigroup announced today that Peter Charrington has been named Global Head of Citi Private Bank. Mr. Charrington succeeds Mark Mason who was recently named Chief Financial Officer for Citi's Institutional Clients Group.
"In his 20 years at Citi, Peter has helped build the Citi Private Bank brand, significantly increasing assets under management by working to strengthen client relationships and enhance our product offering and servicing capabilities. The Private Bank is an integral part of Citi and we are committed to continue investing in and growing the business," said Jamie Forese, Co-President of Citi and Head of the Institutional Clients Group. "The complementary relationship between the Private Bank and other businesses within the Institutional Clients Group allows us to deliver the same sophisticated advice and product to our private bank clients that is normally reserved for the world's largest companies and investors. This creates an extraordinary advantage for our clients," he continued.
Citi Private Bank advises the world's wealthiest, most influential individuals and families. With $310 billion in global assets under management, the franchise includes 50 offices in 15 countries, serving clients across 139 countries. The firm offers clients products and services covering capital markets, managed investments, portfolio management, trust and estate planning, investment finance, banking and art, aircraft and sports advisory and finance.
Mr. Charrington began his career at Citi Private Bank in 1994. He was a private banker in the United Kingdom and also held roles in structured lending and real estate. He later ran the Private Bank in the UK, Greece, Israel and Monaco. Following Citi's sale of the Smith Barney brokerage business in 2009, the Private Bank shifted its focus to ultra high net worth clients with at least $25 million in net worth, and Mr. Charrington was named CEO for North America, the largest region by revenues and assets under management.
"Having spent my entire career in the Private Bank, working across Europe and most recently as CEO in North America, I am honored and humbled to accept the role of Global Head of Citi Private Bank," said Charrington. "We have an incredible group of talented individuals around the world delivering the highest quality wealth management services for the worlds most sophisticated ultra high net worth and law firm group clients. Our ability to seamlessly deploy the global resources of the Citi franchise, with a presence in 160 countries spanning every asset class market and product, brings unparalleled value to families with complex investment, estate and succession planning needs."
In 2013 Citi Private Bank received awards for Best Private Bank for Customer Service from The Financial Times, The Banker and Professional Wealth Management Global Private Banking Awards for the second year in a row, and Outstanding Private Bank for UHNW Individuals from Private Banker International’s Global Wealth Awards, among numerous other awards.
Citi, the leading global bank, 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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