Citi Adds Brazil to US Total Touch Platform

  Citi Adds Brazil to US Total Touch Platform

          Unique Hybrid Offering Combines High and Low Touch Trading

    Over 3bn shares in US single stocks and ETFs executed since inception,
                  representing over $100bn in notional terms

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- July 10, 2013

Citi has launched Total Touch, a block electronic execution platform, in
Brazil expanding the product suite for the Americas. Linking the value-added
offerings associated with high touch trading and the productivity and ease of
low touch execution, the platform demonstrates efficient access to block

Citi Total Touch offers clients the ability to access Citi’s liquidity
electronically, including US stocks, ETFs and now equities in Brazil. The
integration of trader experience with systematic quantitative technology
improves accuracy, convenience, scale and economics of overall liquidity and
risk capital.

“The progress of the market structure in Brazil creates an opportunity to add
more sophisticated trading practices to the region,” said Fabio Gheilerman,
Head of Latam Trading. “Leveraging Citi’s global presence and local footprint,
we are able to respond to client demands for electronic execution with price
protection and ultimately help prevent slippage in fast moving situations.”

As pioneers in the space, Citi maintains a leading position of the hybrid
execution platform. Total Touch in the US was launched in 2010 and was one of
the first electronic services of its kind to blend high and low touch
capabilities. Since its inception, it has executed over 3bn shares in US
single stocks and ETFs representing over $100bn in notional terms.

“The global equities market is at a crucial and unique phase in its
evolution,” said Kevin Russell, Global Head of Cash Equities Trading. “The
intersection of experienced human trader knowledge and robust electronic
capabilities creates an opportunity for market participants to take advantage
of a hybrid approach to investing.”

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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