Citi gets huge boost by bringing in lucrative deal

The mandate 'is believed to be one of the largest of its kind in the industry'.

Citigroup won a contract to deliver custody and securities-lending services to Norway’s $866bn sovereign wealth fund, the world’s biggest, displacing previous provider JPMorgan.

Bloomberg News reports that the mandate from the fund 'is believed to be one of the largest of its kind in the industry', Citi said in a statement.

The third-largest bank in the U.S. and Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages Norway’s fund, didn’t provide a value or duration for the contract. 

For Citigroup, the custodian for about $12.8tril in assets, the win comes just months after it created a new unit that combines custody with financing and fund services. In January, Citigroup named Nick Roe to run the business in Europe, Middle East and Africa after Okan Pekin became global head of the group in November.

'Citi has demonstrated a commitment to the custody business through their proprietary sub-custodian network and investment in technology, enabling them to deliver custody services in an integrated, efficient and transparent manner', Age Bakker, chief operating officer at NBIM, said in a statement released by Citigroup.

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Citigroup Wins Custody From Biggest Sovereign Fund

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