Societe Generale is a complete banking and financial services company headquartered in Paris, France. It is a Universal Bank with divisions in:
- French Networks
- Asset Management and Securities Services
- Global Transaction Banking
- Private Banking
- International Retail Banking
- Corporate and Investment Banking
- and Financial Services
Societe Generale is the 3rd largest bank in France and the 6th largest in Europe.
The bank had its share of crisis in 2008 and 2009 when a trader at the bank lost 4.9 billion Euros through fraud. Also, a Turkish Jewelry firm by the name of Goldas supposedly did not pay for a consignment of 15 Tonnes of gold. But the company has since recovered from those losses and has strengthened its European position.