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Mitali Sohoni

Chair

Citigroup

Mitali Sohoni is a Managing Director at Citi within Structured Credit, a group that resides within Credit Markets. She manages a global group of traders and structurers that provide financing solutions to a variety of different investors and managers, ranging from private equity and asset managers to pension funds and separate accounts across a multi-billion dollar book. She also oversees the CLO Warehousing effort at Citi, where Citi has maintained a #1 CLO ranking for a number of years.

Her expertise lies in transaction types including middle market lending facilities, total return swaps on broadly syndicated loan portfolios and short and long term warehouses for the accumulation of collateral prior to securitization take-outs.

Ms. Sohoni has been at Citi since 2004 and previous to that held similar roles at Scotia Bank, TD Bank, and Bank of America. She is currently on the board of directors for the LSTA (The Loan Syndications and Trading Association). She graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a dual degree in Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) and Economics.

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