Kelly is based in New York and will report to Elizabeth Neely, U.S. Head of Capital Introductions.
A graduate of Fairfield University, Kelly began his career with more than twenty-five years on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He most recently served as Head of Transition Management in the Americas, covering pension funds at Morgan Stanley, where he also initiated and developed their Pension Solutions Group.
“As more pension funds move directly into alternative investments, most specifically hedge funds, it is critical to have a keen understanding of these allocators and their individual investment objectives and needs,” said Neely in the announcement. “Jim’s experience and deep relationships within the pension community will play a vital role for Citi and help bridge the gap between this increasingly important investor segment and the hedge fund clients who serve them.”