Citigroup, Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides a range of financial products and services to consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. The Citicorp segment operates as a global bank for businesses and consumers with two primary businesses, Global Consumer Banking and Institutional Clients Group. The Global Consumer Banking business provides retail banking and Citi-branded cards in North America; Asia; Latin America; and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The Institutional Clients Group business provides securities and banking services comprising investment banking and advisory services, lending, debt and equity sales and trading, institutional brokerage, derivative services, and private banking; and transaction services consisting of treasury and trade solutions, and securities and fund services. The Citi Holdings segment operates Brokerage and Asset Management, Local Consumer Lending, and Special Asset Pool businesses. The Brokerage and Asset Management business, through its Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture, offers retail brokerage and asset management services. The Local Consumer Lending business provides residential mortgages, retail partner card loans, student loans, personal loans, commercial real estate, and other consumer loans and assets, as well as western European cards and retail banking services. The Special Asset Pool business consists of a portfolio of securities, loans, and other assets. The company has approximately 200 million customer accounts and operates in approximately 160 countries and jurisdictions. As of December 31, 2011, it had 1,016 retail bank branches in North America; 292 retail branches in EMEA; 2,221 retail branches in Latin America; and 671 retail branches in Asia. Citigroup, Inc. was founded in 1812 and is based in New York, New York.