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CitiÆs Asia-Pacific markets chiefs bullish on 2010

Citi's Rodrigo Zorrilla and David Ratliff talk to FinanceAsia about their outlook for debt and equity issuance in 2010 and Citi's plans for its Asian markets business.
 Rodrigo Zorrilla
Rodrigo Zorrilla

Ahead of the opening of Citi's seventh annual Asia Pacific Investor Conference in Hong Kong today, FinanceAsia spoke with the bank's co-heads of markets for Asia, Rodrigo Zorrilla and David Ratliff. They discussed their outlook for capital markets and the bank's plans for its Asian markets business.

What is your outlook for capital markets issuance in 2010
Ratliff We've already seen a significant pick up in issuance of equity and bonds, with over $53 billion raised in just the first month of the year from Asia-Pacific issuers, up more than 50% from last year, making it the second biggest January for issuance on record. Transaction volumes have also doubled to over 200 issues in...

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