End of a Sarcastic Era

With Citigroup''s Rupert Mitchell, departing for London the Asian ECM markets will be a little duller.

Known for his biting one liners and a recent interest in purchasing expensive dining tables carved from single blocks of wood, Rupert Mitchell has established himself among the ranks of the Asian equity capital market's more colourful characters. Indeed when Paul Kelly departed from ING, he took over the unrivaled mantle of being the most witty and sarcastic man in the ECM business.

He leaves for London, where he will move into one of Citigroup's fastest growing businesses in Europe, that being corporate equity derivatives. This business has thrived thanks to MA in particular.

Mitchell leaves Asia after four and a half years, and says the speed of the...

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