Citi names new APAC DCM syndicate head

The bank will further expand its debt franchise in Asia Pacific with a new head of the syndication team.

James Arnold has been promoted to head of the Asia Pacific debt capital markets syndication team at Citi.

Arnold has been with Citi for more than six years. He first joined the bank’s Australian debt capital markets team in 2010 responsible for the Australian dollar and New Zealand dollar syndicate function. In January this year, he also took up the local currency business in the region. Before joining Citi, Arnold held senior roles in Royal Bank of Canada and ANZ for over 10 years.

“Citi’s priority is to connect Asia Pacific debt issuers with both the regional and global investor base and global issuers with the increasing demand from Asia Pacific investors for global debt investments. James is ideally placed for this role given his experience in Australia and New Zealand in ensuring Citi is in the middle of these flows,” said Benjamin Ng, head of Asia Pacific syndicate and acquisition financing.

In his new role, Arnold will lead the syndication team and work closely with the bank’s origination and sales teams to support the execution of debt capital markets transactions. He will be based in Hong Kong and report to Ng.

Eeswary Krishnam and Rishi Jalan from the bank’s Asia debt syndicate team will report to Arnold as well as Nik Balashov from the Australia DCM syndicate team.

Citi, the international bank, conducts business in more than 160 countries globally. The bank has raised over $50 billion for Asian debt issuers and has over 25 facilities in the region.