Slaughter to the lambs: Citi man joins Brexit trade team

UK Department of International Trade hires former Asia-based banker Mark Slaughter to entice investors. He'll help Britain with the challenges of being a small player on the world stage.
Mark Slaughter (second left) with new colleagues at Britain's trade ministry
Mark Slaughter (second left) with new colleagues at Britain's trade ministry

It's a time of unprecedented challenges for Britain. The nation of 65 million people is 10 months away from exiting the European Union, and claims by supporters of the so-called 'Brexit' that the island state can stand as a major player on the international trade stage will soon be put to the test.

The British government is building a team to take on that monumental challenge, and announced on Thursday that high-profile Citi banker Mark Slaughter would be taking on a key role bringing foreign investment to Britain. 

Slaughter is a well-known name in Asia's financial industry. The American spent four years as head of corporate...

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