Most chief executives at mutual fund firms, brokerages, and life and property/casualty insurance companies said Citigroup Inc. is best positioned to succeed in the financial services arena, a survey found.

But banking company executives did not agree, according to the survey by New York-based Tillinghast-Towers Perrin. Instead, banking company executives chose Charles Schwab & Co. of San Francisco as the financial services industry's favorite son.

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