Keith Gertsen Joins Citi Private Bank to Focus on the East Coast Hedge Fund Community

peopleNew York (HedgeCo.Net) – Keith Gertsen has joined Citi Private Bank as a Managing Director and the Team Leader in Greenwich, Connecticut. Gertsen with have responsibility for new client acquisition, managing key client relationships, and shaping a hedge fund and alternative investments strategy.

In his new role, Gertsen will leverage his 22 years of capital markets experience where he has held management and production roles on both the Sell side and Buy side of the business. He most recently served as the Head of Sales and Distribution for the Americas in Prime Finance at Citi.

Gertsen joined Citi in 2010 as a Managing Director and Global Markets Relationship Manager from Viking Global Investors in Greenwich, where he was the Global Head of Trading, and prior to that he had the same role at Alliance Bernstein in New York. He began his career in 1991 at Alex Brown and Sons in Equities and later became Managing Director and Head of Equity Trading at Bankers Trust. He was then Co-Head of Equity Trading at Deutsche Bank in New York post-merger, where he was also a member of the North American Equity Management Team. Gertsen’s other roles at Deutsche Bank were in Equity Capital Markets, where he was the Head of U.S. Equity Syndicate and Global Head of Risk Block Deals for the Global Investment Bank.

“I am looking forward to working with Paul and the team in Greenwich,” said Gertsen. “Having worked in the hedge fund and alternative investments community and understanding the complex solutions required for our clients in that space, I am excited to combine our clients’ needs and Citi’s depth and breadth of products to provide fresh ideas and a focus on execution and superior service.”

Gertsen has a B.A., an M.S. in Finance, and an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.

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