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You are not a client but would like to have more information about Societe Generale Private Banking? Please fill in the form below.

Local contacts

France: +33 (0)1 53 43 87 00 (9am - 6pm)
Luxembourg: +352 47 93 11 1 (8:30am - 5:30pm)
Monaco: +377 97 97 58 00 (9/12am - 2/5pm)
Switzerland: Geneva +41 22 819 02 02
& Zurich +41 44 218 56 11 (8:30am - 5:30pm)

You would like to contact us about the protection of your personal data?

Please contact the Data Protection Officer of Societe Generale Private Banking France by sending an email to the following address: protectiondesdonnees@societegenerale.fr.

Please contact the Data Protection Officer of Societe Generale Luxembourg by sending an email to the following address: lux.dpooffice@socgen.com.

For customers residing in Italy, please contact BDO, the external provider in charge of Data Protection, by sending an email to the following address: lux.dpooffice-branch-IT@socgen.com

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

Please contact the Data Protection Officer of Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland by sending an email to the following address : sgpb-gdpr.ch@socgen.com.

You need to make a claim?

Societe Generale Private Banking aims to provide you with the best possible quality of service. However, difficulties may sometimes arise in the operation of your account or in the use of the services made available to you.

Your private banker  is your privileged contact to receive and process your claim.

 If you disagree with or do not get a response from your advisor, you can send your claim to the direction  of Societe Generale Private Banking France by email to the following address: FR-SGPB-Relations-Clients@socgen.com or by mail to: 

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

Societe Generale Private Banking France undertakes to acknowledge receipt of your claim within 10 (ten) working days from the date of its receipt and to provide you with a response within 2 (two) months from the same date. If we are unable to meet this 2 (two) month deadline, you will be informed by letter.

In the event of disagreement with the bank  or of a lack of response from us within 2 (two) months of sending your first written claim, or within 15 (fifteen) working days for a claim about a payment service, you may refer the matter free of charge, depending on the nature of your claim, to:  

 

The Consumer Ombudsman at the FBF

The Consumer Ombudsman at the Fédération Bancaire Française (FBF – French Banking Federation) is competent for disputes relating to services provided and contracts concluded in the field of banking operations (e.g. management of deposit accounts, credit operations, payment services etc.), investment services, financial instruments and savings products, as well as the marketing of insurance contracts.

The FBF Ombudsman will reply directly to you within 90 (ninety) days from the date on which she/he receives all the documents on which the request is based. In the event of a complex dispute, this period may be extended. The FBF Ombudsman will formulate a reasoned position and submit it to both parties for approval.

The FBF Ombudsman can be contacted on the following website: www.lemediateur.fbf.fr or by mail at:

Le Médiateur CS 151

75 422 Paris cedex 09

 

 

The Ombudsman of the AMF

The Ombudsman of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF - French Financial Markets Authority) is also competent for disputes relating to investment services, financial instruments and financial savings products.

For this type of dispute, as a consumer customer, you have therefore a choice between the FBF Ombudsman and the AMF Ombudsman. Once you have chosen one of these two ombudsmen, you can no longer refer the same dispute to the other ombudsman.

The AMF Ombudsman can be contacted on the AMF website: www.amf-france.org or by mail at:

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


The Insurance Ombudsman

The Insurance Ombudsman is competent for disputes concerning the application or interpretation of insurance contracts.

The Insurance Ombudsman can be contacted using the contact details that must be mentioned in your insurance contract.

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

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

Or by email to clienteleprivee.sglux@socgen.com and for customers residing in Italy at societegenerale@unapec.it

The Bank will acknowledge your request within 10 working days and provide a response to your claim within 30 working 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-working 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 Societe Generale Luxembourg Division responsible for handling claims, at the following address:

Corporate Secretariat of Societe Generale Luxembourg
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 Luxembourg's supervisory authority, the “Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier”/“CSSF” (Luxembourg Financial Sector Supervisory Commission):

By mail: 283, Route d’Arlon L-1150 Luxembourg
By email:
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 working days after receipt and provide a response to your claim within a maximum of 30 working 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-working 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: 

Societe Generale Private Banking Monaco
Secrétariat Général
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

 

Reconciling investment and the fight against climate change

When we talk about climate, we obviously think about global warming. We now know from scientific sources that human activity is having an effect on the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, causing, among other things, a rise in the earth's surface temperature. The Paris agreements of 2015 set an ambition to limit the increase in temperature to 2°C, or even to move towards the objective of 1.5% compared to the pre-industrial era by 2100. What does this mean and how can I, as an investor, be an actor of change?

Let's go over a few things...

Co2 emissions are largely induced by the combustion of coal, oil and gas (fossil fuels), but also by deforestation and the production of cement or other industrial processes. When these sources are broken down by sector of activity, the breakdown is as follows (from the last reporting by the IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change):

Global greenhouse gas emissions by economic sector, 2010 - 50Gt CO2eq - Sources: IPCC (2014)

Let's move on to investments..

It is important to be aware that investing in a portfolio means investing - according to one's objectives and risk profile - in a set of emitters that have activities that have an impact on global warming. Let's be clear: any portfolio, any index, therefore has a contribution to global warming.

If one wants to contribute to the fight against global warming through one's investment choices, in addition to thinking about asset allocation according to one's objective and risk profile, one can ask oneself how the economic agents that one proposes to finance commit themselves to the climate.

There are several possible choices...

  • If one wishes to take advantage of the opportunities emerging in this sector of ecological transition and specifically support these sectors, one can favour investment solutions that follow this theme. Depending on your objectives and risk profile, you may, for example, choose equity funds with an environmental theme or bond funds specialising in green bonds(1).

  • If one prefers not to reduce one's investment thesis to a few sectors, but to remain well diversified across all sectors, one can look at SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) solutions whose sustainable objective will be the reduction of greenhouse gases. All major companies are now required to publish their carbon data. Some even commit themselves to reduce them significantly. Thus, with these data, the fund manager is able to monitor aggregate emissions at the level of the investment portfolio.

  • If you are able to absorb a capital loss on your investments, you can also invest in the non-listed sector in companies developing renewable energies, for example, or climate-related private equity funds.

Société Générale Private Banking is able to assist you with all its solutions, so don't hesitate to talk to your banker.

Société générale Private Banking est en mesure de vous accompagner sur toutes ses solutions n’hésitez pas à en parler à votre banquier.

 


(1)  Green bonds: A green bond is a bond issue that a company, international organisation or local authority launches on the financial markets to finance a project or activity with environmental benefits. Green bonds have been particularly popular since 2013 in France and around the world.

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This document is of an advertising nature and has no contractual value. Its content is not intended to provide an investment service. It does not constitute investment advice or a personalised recommendation on a financial product, nor does it constitute personalised insurance advice or recommendation, nor does it constitute a solicitation of any kind, nor does it constitute legal, accounting or tax advice on the part of Société Générale Private Banking.

The information contained herein is provided for information purposes only, is subject to change without notice, and is intended to provide elements that may be useful for decision-making. The information on past performance that may be reproduced in no way guarantees future performance.

Before subscribing to any investment service, financial product or insurance product, the potential investor (i) must familiarise himself with all the information contained in the detailed documentation of the service or product under consideration (prospectus, regulations, articles of association, document entitled "key information for investors", term sheet, information memorandum, contractual terms and conditions, etc.), in particular that relating to the associated risks; and (ii) consult his legal and tax advisers to assess the legal consequences and tax treatment of the product or service under consideration. His private banker is also at his disposal to provide him with further information, to determine with him whether he is eligible for the envisaged product or service which may be subject to conditions, and whether it meets his needs. Consequently, no entity within Societe Generale Private Banking can be held liable for any decision taken by an investor based solely on the information contained in this document.

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Claire Douchy Head of Corporate Commitments and Responsible Projects Societe Generale Private Banking France