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Citi hires Goldman banker to share leadership of global infrastructure


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By Pamela Barbaglia

LONDON, (Reuters) – Citigroup Luisa Leyenaar Huntford, a Goldman Sachs (NYSE) employee has been hired by (NYSE:). She will be co-heading its global infrastructure franchise. This is as the company seeks more deals from high-calibre investment companies that focus on infrastructure.

According to Reuters memo, Leyenaar Hutingford will have his London office and share responsibility with Todd Guenther.

Given the vast infrastructure investment opportunities, this pair will be working closely with other industry teams, including those in healthcare, technology, and natural resources (NRCET), and others.

Leyenaar-Huntingford, who helped establish Goldman’s infrastructure franchise in her time at the Wall Street bank, will team up with Citi’s Iberia co-head of banking, capital markets and advisory (BCMA) Jorge Ramos, who will continue to be a senior member of the global infrastructure franchise.

The memo stated that “the infrastructure sector is poised to further grow.” It was issued Tuesday by Citi’s global coheads for alternative assets group Anthony Diamandakis, John Eydenberg and BCMA Nacho Gutierrez–Orrantia, its EMEA head.

It was stated that there was a significant private demand for investment to address environmental, social, mobility, waste and communication issues.

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