Raymond McGuire, an investment banking chief at Citigroup, is considering running for New York City mayor in 2021, according to a report.
McGuire, the global head of corporate and investment banking at Citi, is a moderate, pro-business Democrat who’s being encouraged by Wall Street colleagues to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio, CNBC reported Tuesday.
De Blasio is term-limited. McGuire, an African American who also worked at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch before joining Citi in 2005, would likely appeal to the city’s financial community and more moderate voters following eight years of de Blasio’s progressive policies.
The 62-year-old Harvard College, Law and Business School graduate is an Ohio native.
A Citigroup spokeswoman for the financial giant did not deny the report.
“Mr. McGuire is solely focused on his role at Citi; talk about him considering a run for mayor of New York City is pure speculation,” the spokeswoman told The Post.