Citigroup Inc. (branded Citi) (NYSE: C, TYO: 8710) is an American multinational financial services company based in New York City. Citigroup was formed from one of the world's largest mergers in history by combining the banking giant Citicorp and financial conglomerate Travelers Group on April 7, 1998.
Citigroup Inc. has the world's largest financial services network in the world, spanning 140 countries with approximately 16,000 offices worldwide. According to Forbes, Citigroup used to be the largest company and bank in the world by total assets until the global financial crisis of 2008. Today it is ranked 24th in size compared to HSBC which now ranks as the largest company and bank by assets in the world as of 2011.The company employs approximately 260,000 staff around the world, and holds over 200 million customer accounts in more than 140 countries. It is a primary dealer in US Treasury securities – less