People moves: JPMorgan and Citi vie for top banking talent

Both JPMorgan and Citi have announced new hires as the leading investment banks seek to gain advantage

 

Company from: Goldman Sachs

Company to: JPMorgan

Job from: CFO of Marcus

Job to: CFO, business banking

Having worked at Goldman Sachs for almost 15 years - starting as an Associate in 2006 before being promoted to her first executive position in 2011 - Mohan’s exit marks another significant departure for the company.

Sarah Youngwood, to whom Mohan will officially report at JPMorgan, called her “an exceptional leader whose talents I’ve long admired, and I’m thrilled to have her join our company.”

Although the exact motivations of Mohan’s departure are unknown, there is some speculation that Marcus’ high-pressure culture is causing employee burnout. Regardless, Mohan’s transferral is certainly Goldman’s loss and JPMorgan’s gain.

 

Ignacio Gutiérrez-Orrantia

 

Company: Citi

Job from: Head of Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory Unit for Iberia, the Netherlands, the Nordics and Switzerland

Job to: Head of European Investment Banking

Replacing equity capital markets banker Phil Drury, Gutiérrez-Orrantia will relocate from Madrid to London as part of his new role.

According to the Financial Times, Citi’s decision is underpinned by a desire to wrest regional supremacy from its competitors, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan: 

“We are neck and neck with Goldman in second this year, then obviously the leader for a while has been JPMorgan,” said Manolo Falcó, Co-Head of Investment Banking, regarding Citi’s standing in Europe.

“Our objective now [...] is to go for the gold. We’ve had the bronze four times and we finished second once.”

Image of Mohan sourced from LinkedIn

Image of Gutiérrez-Orrantia sourced from FT

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