Citi transaction services head sees ample opportunities

Citi's global transaction services head, Francesco Vanni dÆArchirafi, is optimistic about the global economy û not to mention the resiliency of his business.

Times have been tough for Citi since Sibos last convened in Vienna in September 2008. The institution failed in its takeover bid for US regional bank Wachovia, accepted the most funds from the troubled asset relief programme Tarp and eventually had the US government take a 36% stake in its equity. But despite the tough times, the bank continues to soldier on with that seemingly endless American brand of optimism.

Few places is this optimism more evident than...

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