The world's best asset-backed house
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The world's best asset-backed house

Awards for Excellence 2002

Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney

In the international asset-backed markets, Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney has emerged as the clear leader over the past two years. In the breadth of its business, its track record of innovative deals, its structuring, distribution and trading strengths, and its global franchise, Citi is the firm to beat.

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"Compared with our competitors, this was one of the first product areas where we started to think about the business globally," says Jeffrey Perlowitz, who co-heads the firm's global securitized markets business alongside Mark Tsesarsky. "We have a world-class multi-seller conduit business and a very strong term business, both of which have had an active global presence over the years. That has allowed us to offer products and ideas to clients that our competitors cannot match."

Europe has been a key driver of growth and will continue to be.

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