Nature of Business
Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of society and the economy. Active in the real economy for over 150 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 147,000 members of staff in 67 countries and supports on a daily basis 31 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world by offering a wide range of advisory services and tailored financial solutions. The Group is built on three complementary core businesses:
- French Retail Banking, which encompasses the Societe Generale, Crédit du Nord and Boursorama brands. Each offers a full range of financial services with omnichannel products at the cutting edge of digital innovation
- International Retail Banking, Insurance and Financial Services to Corporates, with networks in Africa, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and specialised businesses that are leaders in their markets
- Global Banking and Investor Solutions, which offers recognised expertise, key international locations and integrated solutions
Societe Generale is included in the principal socially responsible investment indices: DJSI (World and Europe), FTSE4Good (Global and Europe), Euronext Vigeo (World, Europe and Eurozone), four of the STOXX ESG Leaders indices, and the MSCI Low Carbon Leaders Index.
Societe Generale's first presence in Asia dates back to the 19th century. Today, we have offices in 12 locations across Asia Pacific. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong and South East Asia hub in Singapore, we employ over 9,000 members of staff in the region. Our expertise here ranges from corporate and investment banking to asset management, securities services, global transaction banking and specialised financial services.
Since 1979, Societe Generale in Singapore offers a wide range of services to our corporate and institutional clients, including lending, foreign exchange, money market and derivatives, as well as commodity finance, mergers acquisitions and advisory. It is also the Asian regional hub for commodities finance and has been the first bank of the market to launch our Daily Leverage Certificates in the Asia Pacific area.
From our Singapore office, we also manage our representative offices located in the South East Asia region (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam).