Can This 'Genius' Save Citi?

On a conference call with analysts, new CEO Vikram Pandit leaves the door open for asset sales at the beleaguered bank

Just over a month ago, when Citigroup (C) began its search for a new chief executive, even Robert Rubin, the former Treasury Secretary and Citi board member, struggled a bit to explain (BusinessWeek.com, 11/6/07) what characteristics the next leader should possess. "It's a bit intangible," he said at the time. "It has to be somebody who can drive the vision, drive the execution."

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