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Societe Generale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.
Societe Generale has been playing a vital role in the economy for 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees, based in 76 countries, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Societe Generale’s teams offer advice and services to individual, corporate and institutional customers in three core businesses:
Retail banking in France with the Societe Generale branch network, Credit du Nord and Boursorama, offering a comprehensive range of multichannel financial services on the leading edge of digital innovation;
International retail banking, financial services and insurance with a presence in emerging economies and leading specialised businesses;
Corporate and investment banking, private banking, asset management and securities services, with recognised expertise, top international rankings and integrated solutions.
In 2014, Societe Generale Group celebrates its 150th anniversary with a focus on entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and team spirit. Founded by a group of industrialists and financiers, the bank’s very name illustrated their ambition: "Société Générale pour favoriser le développement du commerce et de l’industrie en France” (“Societe Generale to support the development of trade and industry in France"), as written into the Imperial decree signed by Napoléon III on 4 May 1864.
Societe Generale has always served economic development, contributing to the financing of infrastructures that symbolised the modern world and of leading French groups. Societe Generale was among the first French banks to open branches in London and in Russia in the 1870s, before expanding into the Maghreb, New York and Africa and to set up operations in Central European countries.
Societe Generale has always been at the cutting edge of financial innovation, and takes strength from its origins to assert its banking vision for the future, reinvent its businesses to serve its clients and become the reference bank of the 21st century.
At the core of Societe Generale’s universal banking business model, the Corporate & Investment Bank is a well-diversified and leading player with nearly 12,000 professionals present in 31 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
Standing by its clients across sectors, the Corporate & Investment Bank tailors solutions for them by capitalising on its worldwide expertise in investment banking,global finance, and global markets.
For Corporates, Financial Institutions and public sector: providing a global advisory approach (M&A, debt, equity transaction, capital structure, and asset & liability management), as well as quality capital raising solutions across the debt and equity spectrum, optimised financing and expert risk management responses notably in the realm of foreign exchange and rates derivatives.
For investors: offering reliable and sound investment opportunities and risk management solutions through its integrated global markets platform delivering seamless access to markets (equity, rates, credit, currencies, commodities and derivatives), as well as advice and solid financial engineering, quality of execution and forward-looking research across asset classes.
SG CIB originates and distributes structured finance transactions to core clients of Societe Generale Group.
We combine sector and industry knowledge together with the technical know-how and structuring skills to bring our clients the right solutions.
Harnessing our sectoral expertise, we provide a full range of finance and advisory services for producers, traders, processors and end-users of energy, metals and soft commodities through three key platforms:
Metals & Mining Finance
Traders, Commodity Finance & Agribusiness
Natural Resources & Energy Finance works in an integrated manner with the Commodity Markets activities for hedging and investor solutions to provide a global offer in commodities.
Emerging Markets and Sustainable development department was created in response to a soaring demand for Structured Finance in emerging countries, particularly in areas related to urbanisation, water, climate change and social issues.
The existing involvement of our financing teams and the considerable presence of the bank's international network in these countries give us the opportunity to harness the strengths of the Group to tackle this demand.
We deliver financing solutions, risk coverage and advisory services related to import or export contracts whose underlying assets are capital goods, equipment and/or services to companies and financial institutions around the world.
We offer a broad range of products to our clients, whether corporate or public, including capital-raising, risk management and advisory services in:
Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
Asset finance: asset-backed finance, tax leases, operating leases and export leases
Based on asset and sector expertise as well as structuring skills in tax, regulatory compliance and accounting areas, the team offers tailor-made solutions in dedicated sectors such as:
Transportation: ground (subways and buses), road, logistics and support services
Public services: health, education, public infrastructure, defence and custodial
Environment: water, waste, wind farms and solar
Our objective is to deliver solutions to Corporate clients and Financial Institutions on both the assets and liabilities sides, with added value coming from tax or other efficiencies.
We have developed a number of technologies which can be used in a wide variety of situations from the optimization of cross-border structures and the enhancement of some of Global Finance’s offers in Leasing or Project Finance to the setting up of attractive investment structures.