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Before DUBINA, Chief Judge, PRYOR and MARTIN, Circuit Judges.

This appeal from the denial of a motion to compel arbitration presents the question whether the Board of Trustees of the City of Delray Beach Police and Firefighters’ Retirement System agreed to arbitrate a dispute arising under its consulting contract with Citigroup Global Markets, which helped the Board evaluate the performance of several investment managers of pension funds the Board oversees. The Board complained that Citigroup abused its position as pension consultant when it provided erroneous reports about the performance of the investment managers of the fund, recommended investment managers who would agree to place trades through Citigroup, and engaged in self-dealing transactions with assets of the fund. Citigroup moved to compel arbitration on the ground that William Adams, the chairman of the Board, had bound the Board to arbitrate any dispute with Citigroup when he signed several account agreements through which one of the investment managers of the fund could buy and sell securities. Those account agreements required arbitration of disputes under those and “any other agreement between” Citigroup and the Board. The Board argued that Adams had no authority to bind the Board to arbitrate disputes under the consulting contract, and Citigroup responded that Adams had both implied actual authority and apparent authority to bind the Board. The district court agreed with the Board, held that Adams had no authority to bind the Board to arbitrate, and denied the motion to compel arbitration. Because we conclude that Adams had implied actual authority to bind the Board to arbitrate disputes arising under the consulting contract, we reverse and remand with instructions.

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