Citi Institutional Clients Group at a Glance


  • “International mobility opportunities and working on impactful deals”
  • “Compensation—good pay”
  • “Culture of collaboration”


  • “Hours can get long and it is tough to maintain work/life balance as a junior employee”
  • “Rigid hierarchical structure”
  • “Older institution that sometimes moves slowly”

The Buzz

  • “Solid U.S. bulge bracket”
  • “Middle of the road”
  • “Improving”
  • “Pretty close to being the most corporate bank”

About Citi Institutional Clients Group

Citi's Institutional Clients Group, the investment banking arm of global financial services company Citigroup Inc., offers a full range of strategic advisory and financing products, services and solutions to multinational and local corporations, financial institutions, governments, privately held businesses, and many of the world's most influential individuals and families. It is divided into five main groups: Capital Markets Origination, Corporate and Investment Banking, Markets and Securities Services, Treasury and Trade Solutions, and the Citi Private Bank.

With a history dating back to 1812, parent Citigroup Inc. (since rebranded "Citi") had been revered as the world's largest banking and financial services group. The financial crisis created challenges for Citi, as it did for many companies, but the firm has emerged a simpler, safer, smaller, and stronger bank. Citi has bolstered its capital ratios and is now one of the best capitalized banks in the world. It completed more than 60 divestitures of non-core businesses and today employs approximately 225,000 people. It is led by Michael Corbat, a 30-plus-year veteran of the firm, who prior to becoming CEO in 2012 was chief executive of Citi's Europe, Middle East, and Africa operations. For the first half of 2016, Citi ranked No. 2 in global debt underwriting, No. 3 in global IPO underwriting, and No. 7 in worldwide announced M&A deals.

Citi Institutional Clients Group

388 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013


  • Employer Type: Business Segment
  • President of Citigroup and Head of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group: James Forese
  • 2016 Employees: 49,500

Major Office Locations

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Boston, MA
  • New York, NY
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
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