On the heels of the first jumbo mortgage securitization since the crisis, Citigroup Inc. is cranking up originations of such loans to meet resurgent demand from borrowers and investors.

"We're finding that the demand for jumbo loans is becoming very strong, particularly in New York and California," said Sanjiv Das, the chief executive of the company's CitiMortgage unit. "In fact, it is a priority for us … to provide jumbo loans through our retail products [business] right now."

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