Citigroup has chosen two executives - one internal and one external - to co-head its investment banking operations in Australia and New Zealand. The move comes six months after Alan James left the post.
David Hatt is being brought back from Japan where he is co-CEO of the joint venture Nikko Citigroup, while Chris Knoblanche has been poached from boutique advisory firm Caliburn Partnership.
The two will report to Stephen Roberts, CEO of corporate and investment banking in Australia and New Zealand and Mark Renton, head of investment banking for the Asia region.
Knoblanche is an interesting hire for the full-service firm given...