Société Générale is a French financial holding, which is one of the Big Four in France, alongside with BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, and Groupe BPCE. As of 2017, this was the third largest bank in France, seventh in Europe, and twentieth in the world by assets. Since 2011, it is also acknowledged as a globally significant bank.
Société Générale has 149,000 employees in 67 countries, and is working daily to cater to 31M retail clients, businesses, and investors across the globe.
Société Générale works based on the following key business models:
- Retail banking in France (Société Générale, Crédit du Nord, and Boursorama): In 2018, the earnings amounted to €7.86B, the net profit, €1.24B, and the assets, €222B.
- International banking and financial services (IBFS)
- Institutional and investment banking (SG CIB) with fixed income, structured financing, debt and currency transactions, and advisory services. In 2018, the turnover amounted to €8.8B, the net profit, €1.2B, and the assets, €661B.
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