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History

Entrepreneurial spirit, spirit of innovation and team spirit: these three values have been part of the DNA of Societe Generale Group for 150 years. They are the driving force that helps us adapt our private banking business to the rapidly changing world around us and so be best placed to serve you better.

Key dates

  • Societe Generale is founded.

  • Societe Generale Bank & Trust Luxembourg (then called Societe Generale Alsacienne de Banque) is founded.

  • Societe Generale Group establishes a presence in Switzerland.

  • Societe Generale Group establishes a presence in Monaco.

  • Societe Generale Private Banking is created and the private bank establishes a presence in Singapore.

  • Societe Generale Private Banking widens its activities with the acquisitions of Hambros Bank in the United Kingdom, Coutts in the Bahamas and Ruegg Bank in Switzerland.

  • Societe Generale Private Banking establishes a presence in Belgium with its acquisition of Maertelaere Bank.

  • Societe Generale Private Banking (Switzerland) SA is created from the merger of SG Ruegg Bank and Compagnie Bancaire Genève.

  • Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros launches its regional development in the United Kingdom.

  • Societe Generale Private Banking acquires the wealth management activities of ABN AMRO in the United Kingdom.

  • Societe Generale Private Banking signs a partnership with the Societe Generale retail banking network in France and establishes a presence in the French regions. Societe Generale Private Banking acquires the wealth management activities of ABN AMRO in Gibraltar.

  • Societe Generale Private Banking to work with Komercní Banka to provide investment solutions expertise in the Czech Republic.

  • Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros completes the acquisition of the private client investment management business of Baring Asset Management in London and Guernsey.

  • Societe Generale Private Banking brings its wealth management expertise to Societe Generale Morocco.

  • The relationship model of Societe Generale Private Banking in France knows a radical development with the extension of its offer to a larger number of clients, from Societe Generale retail banking network in France. Societe Generale Private Banking brings its wealth management expertise to Splitska Banka, Societe Generale's Croatian retail bank.

  • Societe Generale Private Banking acquires Kleinwort Benson in the United Kingdom and launches the new brand Kleinwort Hambros.