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Participants
Jen Landis Investor Relations
Jane Fraser Chief Executive Officer
Mark Mason Chief Financial Officer
Glenn Schorr Evercore
Betsy Graseck Morgan Stanley
Jim Mitchell Seaport Research
Ken Usdin Jefferies
Mike Mayo Wells Fargo Securities
Ebrahim Poonawala Bank of America
Matt O'Connor Deutsche Bank
Vivek Juneja the JP Morgan
Gerard Cassidy RBC
Steven Chubak Wolfe Research
Erika Najarian UBS
John McDonald Autonomous Research
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Operator

Hello, and welcome to Citi's Fourth Quarter 2021 Earnings Review with the Chief Executive Officer, Jane Fraser; and Chief Financial Officer, Mark Mason. Today's call will be hosted by Jen Landis, Head of Citi Investor Relations. [Operator Instructions] Also, as a reminder, this conference is being recorded today. [Operator Instructions] Ms. Landis, you may begin.

Jen Landis

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Jane Fraser

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Mark Mason

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Operator

from with Instructions] [Operator Research. of Your McDonald the question first is Autonomous John line

JohnMcDonald

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MarkMason

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JohnMcDonald

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MarkMason

Yes.

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Operator

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MikeMayo

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JaneFraser

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JaneFraser

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Operator

from next of Your Glenn is Schorr with the line question Evercore.

GlennSchorr

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MarkMason

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GlennSchorr

thing. Sure

Operator

next Graseck the is Morgan Your line from Betsy Stanley. with of question

BetsyGraseck

be through in from when you ending you year CETX mentioned at So you'd walk of a where the year the One, couple end just thinking until XX%. today the questions. are of

I the down was expect your RWAs You [SACR] have light. the should RWAs? were well was want got maybe why would think. same are then I QX that And grow and time, reason as some businesses to coming through. probably I X% that at know But a of the you've reduce you'd exiting, which RWAs, buybacks that would part little your

on business. how about in change, understand markets should me help the have CETX how impact think just will growth of we that you about the thinking it the trajectory drivers could and some that because we're So rev

MarkMason

Good Yes. question.

the So invest shareholders. share how where time, ensure there or obviously, that we growth. we we're to are the are at, continue in areas delivering looking particularly -- franchise, to return At of same buybacks

at As CETX XX.X%. year at I the look ratio, the ending we're about

that income also the course a divestitures both of in but from while of or and X. in that January is ourselves over the do as As the We're capital businesses And throughout to need is. those at ridding SACR the kicked -- the X as well ending has able roughly growth and around be to continuing to where on on identify to kicks year, we will SACR target to of our you absorb there the be low-returning January we assets the generating therefore, where in able know, offsets that have course close year. may we'll

to there's look relief we build order year, to in start up XX% about as close of so beginning that And target, provided the kicks in that, no back to then is the the plan, headwind, absorb to of will our which of the to that we XXXX GCIB at at end the XXXX. which assuming towards have

at shareholders. the the to return we'll through so towards course on of of end year, we'll kind end But more free the the the We'll or And XX%. capital of capital end to up through and higher utilize earnings. we'll year, RWA, generate that need

BetsyGraseck

and when benefit one that the exit to consumer is I the should since the maybe think. to that saw you I to -- get was put to have you as from like doing? it Mexico the pickup much be you're sense decided Mexico week this or GCIB news how makes a simpler all was Do I CB, you why the business you would mentioned that SCB divestitures potentially a actually should thinking that . you into reasons feed the company of

MarkMason

out. of It's has Jane kind -- into the does to raised. But decision, major a not the framed factor as it you've it driver but that is as points

basis $XX were about deposits a divestitures XX I from don't consumer our business. point total should earmarked, GCIB of there's, about so say, That for The deposits. or or that billion So would on -- are billion know, I we've the in that that drive of the XX points tied or it's view, to points GCIB $XX score. so, Mexico

the do math that that. we'd can from benefit you so And get some

but buffer, their right, there's but think You're this and you losses But run will and numbers CCAR in has share don't well. I stress -- that when stress I more Fed at an because about to from importantly, a analysis. have point, impact you're to right, to point that as part capital PPNR, the play of the would through view,

on Investor As into it about is we capital how to these Day you I'm at X. deposit think impact until on But it certainly come is factor to talk that won't as longer-term well transactions. planning. play the a really something as we've March about know, certainly more And that the closed going impact

BetsyGraseck

basically business exiting, Okay. . just expect X% rates you is and we light fixed the Or the fixed this a And about that like again, income And were some RWAs talking quarter. in the income business? something in there? tie low-returning trying assets I'm that that little should the to comment like together was decline that's impact

MarkMason

are at those don't link the well There's Yes. where out, certainly getting see single necessarily on our and but where we're low-returning product across to see relationships franchise. Yes. looking as markets as specific assets be low-returning to the I'm their that where assets not looking we're exist, franchise -- client to

sure it we're with and And in the growth the in Jane in keenly along of so to make that growth markets that sheet, we've are and has realized We this come I, is that capital. FIC, use optimizing seen on. with balance and we something want Paco while focused the

Operator

is question the of Erika next Your with UBS. from Najarian line

ErikaNajarian

the would much by I as Mark, thank this you sensitivity NII that to way, base And way know in for new think My please. March. lot and I will of very going be so as But we're for helpful, expense post think more be we financials, remediation-related well. XXXX? remaining disclosing get -- get first this about the how detail enough the expenses, could question to is within a And terms be growth would exits expenses identified, inefficient of much you've do both you think you be the investment spend identified some there you more left in in to help aggressive us fund in sense help a of how the franchise those of plan do you've initiatives? the

MarkMason

think and I we've a XXXX, static how give it not going but lot of because thinking me. I'm and that I important. it about we're is guidance frame question. great we're excuse got out try me recognize -- getting, let on Both to Yes, Jane

expense and we I this exactly So to base, we terms a play expenses, obviously time growth over We've that's intend some attack to do. there's the But year. base. opportunities real large the out what in of expense have think seen

you $X.X divestitures, a second. think I'll So for if expenses divestitures. about There's tied some the to billion stop of here

to attacking place to focus tends of The stranded away. already divestitures get driving as which those in closed a of are out, team and out balance As some that to naturally that cost, we on stranded that, cost. putting will go referred be

The the points that straight-through year. The associated that the bring down. required. of the that, points, manual I'll final touch to the transformation with hiring. more growth up I'll will processing more There's will is expect this reduce will efficiencies, strategy. us time expenses be second do over will allow more there's piece for still But mention doing around point I drive transformation deliver And is growth therefore, percentage particularly that tech bring the our will X transformation. and driven has this since spend we're that

savings going in of identify on Day. think those it's Investor a more that. on us investment in of next to this the the quarter. to And allow for And more for that about and look We going some focus That's organizational fund $XXX way down in so productivity core in million million that spend efficiencies More do than chase we expect the and we're couple to opportunity not our We $XXX a of opportunities structure enough. that mentioned opportunities strategy, at the order there's years. we Jane businesses. run to to at manage And simplification firm. that's

ErikaNajarian

beginning what you. question corporate does Thank of led retail When of particularly base your in franchise? a funding the that. conversation, interest higher include evolving deposit to over rate have any Jane, your you rate how in so terms in base? right? And of framing with of have vision funding that of How your could deposits, it Citi, responded this for rephrase. you to with And has you you of if next gap the world's environment Citi about time? out largest Citi a natural -- U.S. rising your vision your to naturally about question bank, your I lot the do There's vision do for U.S. peers is regard as your you Mike's building significantly envision your you

JaneFraser

that at position -- funding has our material And franchise base. there. got in side, institutional we a management the from management #X our got the cash we've cash it our globally. from Erika, -- diverse TTS for and from pretty When dominant So look we've funding

in and wealth ultra are clients front. us. a And worth for international very of material to the high and attractive both Obviously, we've also affluent we the the the is banking Our funding exits franchise, source on consumer in net down from deposits making and here firm been going growing the for business the in that, driving U.S. to sure expect that bank continuing retail stable, continue growth make And the funding forward. low-cost focused generates that a to the digital we'll deposit U.S. in

Operator

line Fargo from of is Securities. Mike next Your Mayo question the with Wells

MikeMayo

than It I sooner was expected.

the had financial stock bonus stock. arrangement. that Just the But that cash I you changes. a instead Yes, bonus news the X-year new stock? that that arrangement people all next new is the good on did cash on was But and of based still just part targets, Or of that think stock? finalized. not cash? are Or paying follow-up in as compensation is is and that's

JaneFraser

referring that Is I the correct, to award. assume you're Mike? transformation

MikeMayo

Yes.

JaneFraser

Yes.

while So we X-year our X that the XX% performance. cash that one, pieces, stock balance the first it's it's is here. that, was paid last appropriate -- in to felt pegged And the for

our need said, transformation We to priority. highest successfully XXX% concerns in is raised, we As shareholders' that's address the our interest. and

collective One accountability to award -- of is individual these our versus is upon concerns. and shift culture this incentives to the pieces addressing that therefore that The one need dependent important succeed that's in success have shared in is that we in here.

outcomes important the fail of So part delivering. and the the successful to if course, award. And no an of execution, of not in we deliver, will transformation it's they're there be

MikeMayo

question. I that -- find those about out Investor we will targets when Day, we'll And answering so guess at

cash before? given in people stock many was much versus to it where how PSUs, how to relates will it And was before? apply As this

JaneFraser

you'll when we and delivered are The the see extending includes And leaders the broader the given we're proxy that that team, businesses. that operating management of PSUs the in which executive in to now major to March. our issue information team,

all get you'll information time. at same So of the that at roughly

Operator

Your Jefferies. from Usdin line the with is Ken next question of

KenUsdin

bit little little just number to business could you normalization? number bit to losses anticipate Mark, if then you in you're three, in amazingly the of And aggregate, much a balance. you're obviously touch card seeing the I could on, spend versus just trajectory low, I just card definitely go; how expecting one, two, that are balance But lend wonder starting talk that? was how would like about wondering see if a you that and and how just

MarkMason

Yes, sure.

I mean seeing volume. the spend -- I've on in before, look going are So as cards you across board, with when mentioned at we what's increases

spend XX%. is Retail card is up volume spend branded XX%. services So up volume

good So a very our People healthy volume. using cards, is are spend thing. which

that's up international to started And the the of there and rates businesses in have still market, And in in well. showing that of some subsided. there significant still liquidity retail out a has branded though even rates services in market. there's terms that's normalize, out the liquidity cards payment the amount and, of savings both in not card as that's frankly, In

you branded a loans did a so up this how end-of-period What branded see come you up is were matters out of lot reinvest. And loans. in The cards. growth are we start cards like X%, loans to Average when X%. crisis

account spent targeting acquisitions. we've time and so customers focused And a on new driving of new lot

board XX% Our in been cards. new also account as acquisitions just are in driving generally that up we've the services And well. branded retail across

been targeted we're doing So how we coming and the good them of products good a onto on significant a with terms Flex this growth accounts activity, customer really seen transactors in Pay lending and to installment who Flex also our drive -- focused response we've historically customers to new very getting just in base, on that We've been broaden as of board. that kind product. Loan move we've lending have

good growth very So there.

in look of growth of is kind we've only installment lending, the low-cost installment But In not are another we've we've gotten in taken. of sales acquisition approach if fact, sales, kind aggregate. that I in total which got just digital at the XX% XXXX,

So rates expect, back half the XXXX. up good underlying until would payment to start indicators that hope of start there. that, towards But subside show we to again, it's not would

very loss your low In the of terms was question, levels. which of other the losses, part

normalize payment -- see would to I would nothing imagine I start to I quite areas I there's delinquency the X say. mention on to signs those remain rates When They me earlier, at any trends, of focus come as loss rates concern, heard But any at really start earlier. You when or look low. And delinquency well, the rates we there. don't down. would look

KenUsdin

follow-up. And then Mark. just Great, a

the or across in wondering strongest broadly on a while. banking the could if comment advisory investment quarter just groups. You mentioned product just pipelines was the -- in record you I

MarkMason

growth SPAC about was pipeline fees activity. really We've year-over-year, ECM wallet. year wallet. banking again XXX% well reflecting We some very the And significant there. in grown strong. Yes. looks The the that, advisory, up ended XX%, share the up the from coming investment with above of above

good to and year-over-year are momentum EMEA M&A. growth. in up America both very North due continued So

investments very sectors beef that very it. we've strong. pay feel sectors investments as we think the good health needed looks of technology, We bankers bringing such on and pipeline still to in to certainly some So are think off. starting the made we sponsors care, We about group, the those up,

about it. So we feel good

Operator

with from Evercore. the Glenn Schorr of is Your line next question

GlennSchorr

first in then the rise then continuing it denominator, and in partially go the returns the the more some normal? do capital markets up? is what think think to partially process normalizing the our up, capital peers. you buffer to it So expenses like overall have to gap stranded gets and execute before on good GCIB models down franchises that on year. feels motion freed have goal know of we go the down okay I than these that sole of measured up. the have long-term go to we transformations, it in and and X a is -- you they close But think between I But sort and I it's

MarkMason

Yes.

So Glenn. thank you,

if get Because at right? look RoTCE reserve to reserve XX.X% a releases have $X that amount those to I'd with yes, look, that. close you So say releases billion, of and XXXX considerable a drive

look, Now detail, for returns to that be to that's energies focused, think for we'll on that core we And franchise focused which growth opposite we as it's opportunity the -- because to help what's had to where we're important and building we'll improved at drive more and returns. show time. effect we going the you through in take the parts compare mentioned higher Jane forward But are as to reserves. XXXX, -- the I as promise look of were our going we meaningful that's over where the

GlennSchorr

Fair a least enough, the at impact. big have reserve

and Okay, I early how and growth, will danced doing your the balance should to you or drive in invest has it then right term, as How -- that what future? versus so recent premier money stock answer as do Each of as invest the those questions in what's term? return all of those the one is lines, versus for -- But that be wants ton for of each long competitive. those in you of terms terms today improve franchise making and of competitors spending short. business do in be or Citi sure you is the stockholders term, think Because stock around spaces. I near them compete one a industries super this, as a balance couple of to short say, given the to today, for be great

MarkMason

Yes.

then and So in if let free me start to like. feel Jane add you'd

the we're is that put these focus over thing think's to I important remember So on drive core that the trying to returns first that time. franchises

the prioritizing activity. our investments how allocate we're we're part and our resources through in divestiture to So going

is the say The for are metric. short-term term, to the some second hit in thing franchise long right, as to we I'd investing trying opposed that

is the And so developed. we it does and that that leverages have involve us there where competitive to demand money advantages where client work putting that

the not is and expect way just transparent that ensuring approach us. to again, our excess, returns of eye and our towards would this with, not that is And And that there's that we're clear so if that generating that we on the an we're sitting with sidelines shareholders, investors. they returning that so

JaneFraser

investing just they're we in returning jump look when as you businesses at high also are Mark that said, I'd in, ones. different the

businesses return. same. management, much services high Wealth our the lighter, So are capital

continually in opportunities increase high to returning investment the another banking, share we've that think I business. been seeing

things business you're that putting will needs wealth, be already that everything So on from proposition, at look we've starting we're an example, pieces you that put talking time not got, that investment. single certainly helping them not us that I together the If scratch. about. and and enormous it's we're different into integrated over mix And a for

So a lot of incremental. this is

Operator

of Juneja is next Your the Vivek question Instructions] from [Operator line with JPMorgan.

VivekJuneja

quick Jane, one Mark, a firstly.

traditional stay not consumer you're you the announced the years? or consumer is that business Are from and to were that XX a in part Now business. you exit as the going to going had markets, for Mexico, Or in the markets of with exiting the Kong business change? you've Hong those Singapore exits consumer meaning when on

JaneFraser

the find tight our nature that and franchise strong in you as have Hong just naturally say. them, to investing given franchises existing are Singapore are building and in the we of of platform, really we Kong, very the there we No, wealth

are we world. capabilities wealth support continue the of business the provide X because have help to complementary our range and that different in to services they wealth most so So we hubs the major expect of and in

VivekJuneja

from currencies? question, rest And the a NII assuming of change what have. Okay, the change, how much follow-up great. income of The the are interest deposit if may coming is that made, U.S. versus And you I there? net you beta Mark,

MarkMason

Yes.

So you betas the deposit be side. would we side institutional haven't the tend higher our as shared But imagine, to betas. than retail on on the

And your and sorry, so that piece what? Vivek? question I'm was of second the -- part

VivekJuneja

second The net interest the interest from income income versus it the net of much rate making? Mark, in how rest much part the change the was of sensitivity change, How that you're is U.S. interest currencies?

MarkMason

skewed roughly is increase -- towards the roughly The international.

say, So about I'd X/X, billion X/X international. say of a increase, I'd $X

VivekJuneja

And Okay. were runoff? assuming where that that's that's because you

MarkMason

Sorry?

VivekJuneja

That's assuming the more were where balance of you sheet runoff.

MarkMason

Yes.

Operator

Your is Charles line the next of question with Peabody from Portales.

CharlesPeabody

week a to regarding and listened earlier hearings, I risk this because share question of the he Sherrod out then buybacks. buybacks. political asked in X in X year, rail last industry. Biden that the against testimony. which spoke in last had to went think you that buybacks the on President Brown And And the A Powell speeches minutes I renomination Yes. regulatory against banking

tax buybacks? discussed to I'm to guys -- to isn't I you out suasion there doing trying being things other So is buybacks. there than discourage going a stop there just understand, from other are mean moral But transaction

JaneFraser

thing We're very, us buybacks very a trading, right where for action stock particularly the important going are now, stack our that do given for the to And shareholders. of we take. right is top probably and the

no, our terms of shareholders of importance we're our capital. the back in very clear giving So excess

CharlesPeabody

from the your risk what trying political No, understand understand to are just I'm the or to that want side? regulatory you to. I desires

JaneFraser

I believe extremely one. don't is capitalized. well there We're

coming and I on confidence think of into pandemic, and overly front. from heard of consistently we're Washington, coming in both the capitalization not banks it out concerned the we've that the the

MarkMason

as to however they or that's they guidelines but evolve, adhere obviously exactly exist regulatory right. We'll

CharlesPeabody

then And that a just subject. right. follow-up, on as All

year I'm probably just Assuming to be do on buying but into backs going year. something try this these getting they're are their and able next regulators anything seat, they'll do not to on buybacks, assuming that

want as sustainable that in is you back first as to to about the billion quarter. billion you and buyback you've do can, $X here much like $X How talked term pace? short a getting So pace

MarkMason

Yes.

will all the look, run all, capital it's of stack. actions first play. of then So -- And part determine take quarter-by-quarter another there's there's that least go GCIB a framework, that's will through, that SCB coming the at the capital with we CCAR into Obviously, I decisions mean, the on on basis. obviously,

In There need it's to factored go be that in. those temporary factor divestitures in. all may as of in. to also But we entire In So of will part to will in some develop a we TCE we instances, nature divestitures. the generate be capital that of shareholders. things all are an the case, other that those annual for process return at plan, factors our planning take capital we that from the impacts us divestitures look through things

Operator

Gerard RBC. the Your Cassidy of question from next is line with

GerardCassidy

businesses with Can complete, we that can that have about maybe refresh Mark, And is be we return you Investor the you there? where strategy be the that XX% could as you not area. you complete? the think you will to share the underway, by are want. guys Day, XX% It when us, But are of completed? assume some markets some may alluded

JaneFraser

a the the a in close of step I to is In particular terms new call back exercise this big time CEO. drawing as what this of terms line for one,

in the the on for we're new focused said I a also Day. foundation this structural everything that's last Investor together important structure, And we've pulling that. we're today, taking that think, decision announced we from and Mexico, is is now So major very reporting that where

the made So Day, plan that that we've big the forward strategies looking the Investor forward. confident to and out we're I'm and going vision, structural the for right decisions laying

MarkMason

we'll it we suggesting and we with or of I and Gerard, not that, what in like at I'm clear, balance that's not sense. those if RWA, have some assets that makes need do always do, we is Markets we identify suggesting capital, of would what the have, right? will to our way sheet, That use suggesting rid just I'm we let changes to of hard constantly ourselves et assets like, our either case me I so cetera, SACR as to is were all. take low-returning suggesting And for a And opportunities than pricing at of looking where still business. we rule we're the exiting parts that business. the meant adjust we're and to of the I'm wasn't. look And see more part Markets What exiting be optimize ever

GerardCassidy

businesses from No, at very of it as follow-up. just the lifting in, they're other the get obvious? you're players TSS similar committed clearly really to of businesses of those have you're When look a to ones scale there, the area up you going And you and the you to quite stay some is where scale. economies clear. guys the economies Obviously, where quick in you investment kind that are come are that to heavy of committed the banking step to

JaneFraser

Yes, you're right.

moving in are we daily volume of both already that $X markets. look there. at If We extremely we have scaled are a number of businesses TTS, trillion

investments wealth, the of about or making. begun, increasing And around investments around with the are And -- commercial the same markets are talked from in companies we're global where those back are one of ones our on and more have terms target scale, much frontline XX I presence on where the in bank getting which you remarks, we've So digitization, in commercial that looking needs the very the we building terms multi-market focused scale market other as already our vision, out to obviously the platforms at of around different those other where then of are data. in banking see mid-market And areas can earlier more we is needs. our they're world. where

MarkMason

in strength year-over-year, I agree. CMO this revenue this that point, offering to and other the in new seeing diversification of X Commercial leverage acquisition have. terms Bank we in We're bank Jane, year, but markets of And year in areas. TTS products, similar huge XX% and your wealth, was opportunity and already a those key up commercial to clients are the more of the

Operator

[Operator America. Instructions] with Your of Poonawala next of from question Bank Ebrahim is line the

EbrahimPoonawala

want that $X hear we I Just about there on back quick to correctly. make that $X piece capital to to upside of sure I just couple be is forward, you're of return, sure the follow-ups. make billion? get When the Mark, think have just terms you billion we to actually XQ, that moving lower? in right risk to more want could Or in expectations. we going

MarkMason

capital Yes. it look because, decisions, the SCB I'm quarter-by-quarter quarterly I mentioned, as n on a for buyback the part at rule, new not expectations with we're giving to able basis.

I'm plan X that. capital beyond So giving on about more guidance right? talk March broadly, the We'll not

EbrahimPoonawala

going or nothing in that store, that question least a that were didn't near will is there I the March definition concerned? partner you Day term just you out. in get till retail better to at And if I retail then. something that think fine investors franchise? is, you play U.S. should Google. Jane, guess, on a wondering, have far as radical there's the it we recall is I'm it's And is The U.S. the there if the have Investor big U.S., meaningful at Day? as I to question Because the correctly, And expect at back, just, we is, want hold with Investor more That

JaneFraser

what hearing You'll our certainly Anand, of banking on what and playing of all who that Day. States. the U.S. well personal and we're those we're lay supporting And And is directly from role business at, cards us looking X in doing responsible be for top strategy franchise bank for from X lending, both in as personal doing out core as he'll what our of the for obviously, we're then growth retail in it is wealth. the drivers Investor

So yes.

Operator

Your Jim next the line is Research. from Mitchell Seaport of with question

JimMitchell

expense point I the and quarter-over-quarter. a just up comp in the to full had? to us, that good run about? just But help the expenses, us with just would just can the not we number. divestitures first quarter give moving you appreciate maybe all jumping the Mark, on Compensation you're parts on off could guidance year of was How off help it you about be much $X if point first jumping rate changes? a of is think helpful. So the was quarter, for that sort the Or going billion

MarkMason

Yes.

got able I be to XXXX what I'm that You know through in done, will full not of mean going you've of we've a guidance that XXXX. would things part at impact to a in couple to the be we're is, important that played say kind on again, more you factors of I what? that, give One, hiring going that for of year least XXXX. that. get

So to out. that's going play

as Some think as spend, the and away to is party mix of will time both you the technology, a mix for -- for hires, if the sure third which of that over shift spend the towards about third-party from well mix start others. transformation

some play that have we're so XXXX. to going start out of to And dynamic in

tied specifically tie In terms full for quarter, performance to year fourth the the of is comps, obviously revenues. comp the we the in --

the to drivers But rather get not related here, play mentioned XXXX. early for March. we're would over And see expect specifics it so we sense given expect of give to as the we growth see to going forward course some would you that out earlier, that in a to I the comp better I'd on into based

JimMitchell

Okay.

on that comp? I a just change? more to Just that, you're so on so mostly drivers, incentive XQ it's maybe new or the as hires just was understand Or XQ follow-up sequential saying both,

MarkMason

to XQ as Yes. comp. incentive In both got as XQ, well hires you've

Operator

Your with of question the Matt is Deutsche from Bank. next O'Connor line

MattO'Connor

I just wanted up. to follow

a just up. allocated exit is And of generate just total to will -- the sale about initial the Mexico combined loss freed wouldn't had transaction. on the on business the of the You talked or hoping But be kind think said transaction you gain of then related, that. the the about an impact? capital could we easy thoughts being And whether business you was elaborate capital any or as

JaneFraser

jump few separate just I kick and and the a it in. I exiting, because don't institutional that the the and something market Why we a off Mark we go be that's be into then kicked yesterday, with we're bank off that business businesses process. looking to that to in be the potential time. the from And buyers, said transaction months' we'll simple in active won't that spring buyers

So it's I think franchises. great in this. in not got complexity us. the are there of scale. for a are as comment We've separating press, at obviously And just But my speculation is is too these more the And these remarks, the terrific, do behind said which These on. bank. good to plans a was It's jewel really early of lot are we just this someone. for

MarkMason

of it's deal Yes, speculate I structure of and that premature the to things sort. think on agree. And the I

You're we billion business. to do the of right, have about allocated TCE $X

And when signing, there's it heard from that the at and talked layer complexity that CTA that we accounting as separate capital the introduced the associated other of treatment Australia some about time that complexity with happens you've implication sale. an CTA, the a at around on spend closing. us is happens because I The is

So deal so. $X CTA, would a DTA flows And Mexico, consumer the capital AOCI, of the is through less the once business than but a with bit impact it's have billion neutral closed. or a little

with involved another that's factor that's so And the transaction.

JaneFraser

CTA, not a DTA.

MarkMason

DTA? Jane. I sorry, Did translation you Thank CTA. I'm say CTA, very Thank you. adjustment. currency much,

Operator

with Your line the next from Research. question of Wolfe Chubak Steven is

StevenChubak

just question, Well, new I additional remarks, echo helpful. before presentation, of some to the really actually, earlier wanted asking my the detail, even the it's

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MarkMason

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Operator

question next Your line is with from of Harte the Jeff Piper Sandler.

JeffHarte

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Operator

of is Securities. the line Wells Your question from final Fargo with Mayo Mike

MikeMayo

cultural the of What's part question. change? hardest more one have I the

JaneFraser

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MikeMayo

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JaneFraser

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Operator

further closing no There Jen questions. turn remarks. the are I will for call to over Landis

Jen Landis

with for great all Please you joining free to call. Thank any IR Thank follow-up Have reach a feel to today's out you. questions. day.

Operator

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