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Please contact Julien Garnier, the Data Protection Officer of Societe Generale Private Banking Monaco by sending an email to the following address : list.mon-privmonaco-dpo@socgen.com

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 Any claim addressed to Societe Generale Private Banking France should be sent by e-mail to the following address : FR-SGPB-Relations-Clients@socgen.com or by mail to : 

Société Générale Private Banking France
Direction Commerciale
29 boulevard Haussmann CS 614
75421 Paris Cedex 9

The Bank will acknowledge your request within 10 days after receipt and provide a response to your claim within 60 days of receipt. If your request requires additional processing time (e.g. if it involves complex researches…), the Bank will inform you by mail. 

In the event that the response you receive does not meet your expectations, we suggest to contact : 

 

The Societe Generale Group’s Ombudsman

The Societe Generale Group’s Ombudsman can be contacted by the following website : mediateur.societegenerale.fr  or by mail :

Le Médiateur auprès de Société Générale
17 Cours Valmy 
92987 PARIS LA DEFENSE CEDEX 7
France

In reviewing any matter, the Ombudsman undertakes the consideration of both the client’s and the bank’s point of view, evaluates arguments from each of the parties and makes a decision in all fairness.

The Group’s Ombudsman will respond to you directly within two months of receipt of the written submissions of the parties relating to the claim.

 

The Ombudsman of the AMF

The Ombudsman of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) can be contacted at the following address :

Médiateur de l'AMF, Autorité des Marchés Financier
17 place de la Bourse
75082 PARIS CEDEX 02
FRANCE


The Insurance Ombudsman

Please contact the Insurance Ombudsman : contact details must be mentioned in your insurance contract.

To ensure that your requests are handled effectively, any claim addressed to Societe Generale Bank & Trust should be sent to:

Private banking Claims department
11, Avenue Emile Reuter
L-2420 Luxembourg

The Bank will acknowledge your request within 10 days and provide a response to your claim within 30 days of receipt. If your request requires additional processing time (e.g. if it involves complex research), the Bank will inform you of this situation within the same 30-day timeframe.

In the event that the response you receive does not meet your expectations, we suggest the following :

Initially, you may wish to contact the SGBT Division responsible for handling claims, at the following address:

Corporate Secretariat of Societe Generale Bank & Trust
11, Avenue Emile Reuter
L-2420 Luxembourg

If the response from the Division responsible for claims does not resolve the claim, you may wish to contact Societe Generale Bank & Trust's supervisory authority, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (Financial Sector Supervisory Commission) :

By mail: 283, Route d’Arlon L-1150 Luxembourg
By e-mail:direction@cssf.lu

 Any claim addressed to Societe Generale Private Banking Monaco should be sent by e-mail to the following address: servicequalite.privmonaco@socgen.com or by mail to our dedicated department : 

Societe Generale Private Banking Monaco
Middle Office – Service Réclamation 
11 avenue de Grande Bretagne
98000 Monaco

The Bank will acknowledge your request within 2 days after receipt and provide a response to your claim within 10 days of receipt. If your request requires additional processing time (e.g. if it involves complex researches…), the Bank will inform you of this situation within the same 30-day timeframe. 

In the event that the response you receive does not meet your expectations, we suggest to contact the Societe Generale Private Banking Direction that handles the claims by mail at the following address : 

Secrétariat Général de Societe Generale Private Banking Monaco 
11 avenue de Grande Bretagne 
98000 Monaco

Any claim addressed to the Bank can be sent by email to: sgpb-reclamations.ch@socgen.com
Clients may also contact the Swiss Banking Ombudsman : www.bankingombudsman.ch

"The Art of Collecting" podcast - Episode #2: The art of building a collection

Discover our "The Art of Collecting" podcasts series, which analyzes the issues related to the ownership and management of works of art or collectibles.
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Full Script:

Laurent IssauratHello and welcome to our "The Art of Collecting" series of podcasts, each episode of which analyzes an issue relating to the ownership and management of works of art or collectibles. In our first episode, we tried to define the operating model of the Art Banking services as defined by Societe Generale Private Banking. Today, this second episode will go straight into the matter as we will focus on the art of building a collection. It is my great pleasure to welcome Viola Raikhel-Bolot, Managing Director and Founder of 1858Ltd. 1858Ltd is an international consulting firm that provides independent expertise and specialized services in the field of art and collectibles. Hello Viola.

Viola Raikhel-Bolot: Hello Laurent.

Laurent Issaurat: Viola, I’d like to start with a very simple question. Could you try to define what a collector is?

Viola Raikhel-Bolot: Thank you Laurent, that is a very good question, and one to which I think we could even start by looking at the English Collins dictionary, which tells us that a collector is “someone who collects things of a particular type as a hobby”. Now as broad as that definition may be, what it means is that anyone with a passion, no matter what their origin, can become a collector. Collecting is a passion both universal and timeless. And that is word unifies or collectors.

Laurent Issaurat: Thank you Viola. That being said, I suppose there are different types of collectors?

Viola Raokhel-BolotThere are many types of collectors, absolutely and the art world is an extraordinary place that has borne some of the world's most extraordinary collections. What we do find as a great common denominator among all of the collectors is that the greater the passion and the interest the more extraordinary and exceptional the collection becomes. There are countless opportunities to build collections in the art world and we find that some of the most exciting collectors have the most specific taste motivation and passions.

Laurent Issaurat: I see. Now, are there broad guidelines one should follow when it comes to acquiring works in the context of building a collection?

Viola Raikhel-BolotMost, definitely. When staring a collection, we find it very important for the collector to ask themselves really what the essence of this collection is, and what is this unifying thread that we want to see continue overtime. Some collectors prefer to focus on a specific medium, perhaps it could be photography of sculpture, others will prefer to focus on a geographic, region or perhaps, again, others may look at an artistic movement it maybe Impressionist painting or women sculptors or contemporary painting. There are some collectors who are so “niche” that they may even look at a very specific brand of watches or cars. Again, it really is about understanding your passion and investigating and studying that area as well as you can. Another piece of advice we give to our collectors is also to ensure that they are verifying the very best example of what it is they wish to collect within their budget, and they are also meeting with as many experts in that specific field as possible, to constantly learn about their specific collecting area.

Laurent Issaurat: Excellent, this is very interesting. When it comes to beginning collectors, people who would acquire works for the first time in their lives, are there any pieces of advice that you could give to these individuals?

Viola Raikhel-BolotAbsolutely. You know, something that we touch upon quite regularly is understanding the motivations of a seller. And that's why it's always important to find a trusted mentor or advisor in the art market. The art market not being regulated, it is even more important to have the right academic or specialist advisor with you to assist you in making these acquisitions. Again, acquiring artwork is no different from any other purchase you might be making. Just because it is art does not mean that the other disciplines of due diligence do not apply. Common sense is a very good place to start when understanding the art market, but even more so, and a prevailing component of that being understanding the motivation of the seller. Art galleries, auction houses, art advisors are all motivated differently and it's important to understand that motivation and to ensure that you're asking them the right questions. Some of these questions may include: is this seller trustworthy? Has the work been authenticated? What sort of provenance, documentation should I be asking for? Is this provenance information complete, verifiable? What market research has been done around the asking price and is that in line with the current market value?

Laurent IssauratFantastic. Thank you very much, dear Viola, for this very helpful insight. I’m looking forward towards our next conversation around art wealth management and strategic development. Dear listeners, I hope that this exchange with Viola Raikhel-Bolot has interested you, and I hope to see you soon in the next episode! Just a reminder that our series "The Art of Collecting" is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, via our "#PrivateTalk by Societe Generale Private Banking" program.

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Laurent Issaurat