MiB: Kristen Bitterly Michell, Citi Global Wealth


This week, we speak with Kristen Bitterly Michell, Head of North American Investments for Citi Global Wealth, which manages $800 billion in client assets. Previously, she was Head of Structured Solutions at Citi. Prior to joining Citi, she led structured product sales to Latin American investors at Credit Suisse and provided structured derivative solutions to private investor clients at JPMorgan.

She leads the investments organization for Citi Global Wealth in North America. Her focus includes investments as well as the technology and platform as digitalization takes over. She believes that financial advice needs to be frictionless — investors should be able to access everything where ever they are.

She discusses that when something looks too good to be true, it probably is. She explains why when credit spreads between quality and high yield widen, investors need to pay attention.

A list of her favorite books is here; A transcript of our conversation is available here later this week.

You can stream and download our full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, Bloomberg, and Acast. All of our earlier podcasts on your favorite pod hosts can be found here.

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business next week with Albert Wenger, Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures. He co-founded 5 companies; was President of del.icio.us thru the company’s sale to Yahoo; angel investor Etsy + Tumblr. Wenger is the author of World After Capital, describing the shift to a Knowledge Age + its implications for businesses & society.





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