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Emerging Markets

INVESTMENT BANKING - Wei to the top

Citigroup hired Wei Christianson in the midst of a red-hot market for top-tier investment banking talent in China. There's huge demand for executives who are western-educated PRC nationals with Wall St experience. Citigroup's new China banking head has it all to prove. Joanne Gray reports.

  • 01 Nov 2004
When Wei Christianson started talking to Citigroup, the world's biggest financial services company was in a spin. The cloak-and-dagger departure in June of Margaret Ren, Citigroup's China investment banking vice-chairman, allegedly for “presentation of false information to the company and its regulators” had the potential to ...