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Opinion

Citi keeps eye on the Balls

Kim Stolz, who finished fifth in season five of Tyra Bank’s uniquely annoying television show America’s next top model

Citi has been busy rebuilding in recent years. Its latest attempt to put the crisis behind it came last month, when it settled with investors for $590 million over claims it failed to disclose the full extent of its dealings in the sub-prime market.

Now it is moving on to the next chapter, and helping it along the way is a secret weapon in the form of Kim Stolz, who finished fifth in season five of Tyra Bank’s uniquely annoying television show America’s next top model.

Stolz is clearly more than a pretty face, even if she did only come fifth, and is joining Citi in the complex world of equity derivatives sales.

Citi has been known to think outside the box when it comes to recruiting. Josh Lewsey, the England rugby world cup winner, swapped his mouth guard for a sharp suit when he joined the bank in London as an equity salesman.

And with models and sports stars seemingly the order of the day for Citi, it can surely only be a matter of time before the best crossover sports-star-cum-model of them all makes an appearance on Citi’s trading floor and perhaps even in its boardroom.

Watch out Vikram, he’s not called Golden Balls for nothing, you know.

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