Jay Collins has covered governments his entire career. He currently covers governments as diverse and complex as the U.S. government and Greece, as well as Emerging Market governments, such as the Philippines and Brazil.
Jay has responsibility for driving content, innovation and replicable solutions across Citi’s sovereign, supranational and local government client base. He has advised 46 different governments on privatizations, liability management and funding solutions, derivatives, and electronic banking services, including mobile finance and card solutions.
Jay is currently working with Citi’s government clients to (1) implement commodity, rates and fx risk mitigation techniques (2) reduce paper and cash processes (3) develop new and innovative funding strategies, including liability management (4) monetize state assets (5) utilize mobile financial solutions to improve financial inclusion and (6) enhance emergency financial