UBS and Citigroup are stocks that the SDP, and KennethJ use to beat up GIC (and its then executive director) regularly
This explains why Citigroup might be the stock to own.
Citi’s a strange creature. It’s dysfunctional. Its never missed a major financial crisis (loans to the developing world and US property loans in the late 1970s and 1980s; LBO loans in the late 1980s; dotcom stock recommendations in the late 1990s; and sub-prime mortgages recently). But at the operational level, it produces good managers who are in demand when it comes to running medium-sized banks in developing countries. The CEOs of DBS and OCBC were from Citi, as was the CEO of RHB Babk.