Citi Private Bank's approach to ESG investing
We understand that sustainability means different things to different people. At Citi Private Bank, we call our approach to sustainability “Investing with Purpose.” A common misconception is that investing with purpose requires sacrificing some financial return. However, our research shows that may not be the case. Harlin Singh, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, explains our Investing with Purpose platform, and how we are helping clients meet their ambitions.
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Investing with purpose
Listen to colleagues from across the organization share their observations on Citi’s ESG efforts, recognizing that what we’ve achieved is significant, and is just one step in our relentless pursuit to be the best for our clients by providing sustainable investment solutions.
Citi as One for Sustainability
Listen to colleagues from across the organization share their observations on Citi’s ESG efforts, recognizing that what we’ve achieved is significant, and is just one step in our relentless pursuit to be the best for our clients by providing responsible, sustainable solutions.
Read some of our sustainable investing insights into the key issues for you and your wealth.
Meet our people
Harlin Singh Urofsky
Meet our wealth expert
Harlin works across Citi’s investment divisions to develop and embed a global framework along the full spectrum of sustainability to ensure its alignment with Citi’s best thinking on portfolio management, research and asset allocation. This includes environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration, socially responsible, thematic and impact investments.
Harlin is an observing member of the Global Investment Committee and oversees Investing with Purpose, our sustainable investing platform. She is also a representative on Citi’s Net Zero Task Force, entrusted with the group’s goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.
Prior to joining Citi in 2017, she served as Associate Director of innovative finance at the Milken Institute. Before that, Harlin spent over a decade as a capital markets and foreign exchange specialist, advising ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices at Deutsche Bank and Citi, having begun her career at Lehman Brothers. She also served as an adjunct professor of impact investing at USC’s Marshall School of Business.
Harlin holds an undergraduate degree in finance from Rutgers University and a master’s in public administration from New York University.
Meet our wealth expert
David has overall responsibility for Citi Global Wealth Investments, which unifies the Investments teams of the Private Bank and the Consumer Bank worldwide.
As Chief Investment Officer, David ensures the integration of our asset allocation, manager research and portfolio management teams, and offers his perspectives on the markets.
David joined the Private Bank in 2009 as the Global Head of Managed Investments. He designed the architecture of our global managed investments platform, including its Citi Investment Management unit, and our distinctive private equity, real estate, hedge fund and traditional investment teams. He became Global Head of Investments in October of 2017.
Prior to joining Citi, David was Head of Alternative Investment Asset Management for Bank of America Global Wealth and Investment Management, where he was responsible for client alternative investments across private equity, real estate, venture capital and hedge funds. He has been a co-founder of a hedge fund of funds, Martello Investment Management, and a senior executive at two leading hedge funds, John W. Henry and Company and Ellington Management Group.
David holds a BA with honors from Amherst College and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.