TSI Partners

Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG

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60323 Frankfurt

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Sebastian Walf
Managing Director
Citibank N.A., London Branch
Sebastian heads up Citi’s Asset Backed Securitisation team in EMEA. He joint Citi in 2002 and his team’s focus is on arranging financing for alternative financing providers including private equity, specialty lenders and fintech lending platforms. He arranged structured finance transactions with a total volume of over USD 50 billion covering all major asset classes including residential and commercial mortgages, SMEs, mid market loans, trade receivables, leases, consumer loans, solar loans, auto loans and credit cards. Sebastian is on the forefront of securitising new asset classes like residential solar loans, BNPL assets and loans for heat pumps.

Sebastian holds a BA degree in business administration (specialized in finance) from University of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart and an MBA with distinction from City University’s Bayes Business School in London.

About Citi

With approx. 400 employees in Germany Citi is servicing corporates, institutional investors and sovereign entities. Citi is a leading advisers for M&A, ECM and DCM and provider of syndicated loans and other institutional credit products. Citi is partnering with all leading institutional asset managers in equities and fixed income as well as currencies and commodities including derivatives. In addition to that Citi is a leading issuer of warrants, certificates other structured products globally. Citi also is a market leader in Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) and provides state-of-the-art solutions for payments, liquidity and treasury managements, corporate credit cards and trade finance.

In Germany Citi is part of the Institutional Clients Group, Citi’s global wholesale business. Citi runs long term relationships to approx. 150 core clients in Germany, including all 30 DAX members. Beyond this deep and stable relationship Citi offers its clients in Germany  access to the global Citi network.

Citi – Securitisation business

Citi is a market leader in the EMEA securitisation market based on its extensive and long standing experience in structuring, trading and selling asset backed securities. Traditionally, Citi has been at the forefront of innovation and has recently built a track record in engaging with specialty finance providers.

Citi has an unparalleled track record in all major ABS asset classes for both public transactions and warehouse facilities in most European ABS-active jurisdictions, offering the entire range of securitisation services with extensive expertise in the following areas:

  • "True Sale" and "synthetic securitisations"
    • Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (securitisation of residential property loans)
    • Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (securitisation of loans used for financing commercial properties)
    • Car loans and dealer floor plan (securitisation of car financings)
    • SME Securitisation (securitisation of loans to small and medium companies)
    • Credit Card Receivables
    • Trade Receivables
    • Consumer Loans
    • Leasing Agreements (e.g. car leasing and property leasing)
  • Advisory in the purchase and sale of asset portfolios
  • Bridge and intermediate financing transactions

A German speaking team of securitisation professionals focuses on the German securitisation market where Citi has been involved in various securitisation transactions.