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About us

History

The oldest foreign banking institution in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

1893-1980


1893

Opening of a branch of the Société Générale Alsacienne de Banque (SOGENAL)

1928

SOGENAL becomes a director-founder of the stock exchange of Luxembourg

1940

SOGENAL counts more than 12 branches through the country. Nevertheless, the Second World War is going to end about half a century of presence in the Luxembourg with the closure of the bank


1956

Reopening of a branch of the Société Générale Alsacienne de Banque (SOGENAL)

1981-2000


1981

Creation/purchase of a dedicated private banking subsidiary Luxbanque


1995/1996

  • Merger Sogenal branch and Luxbanque, resulting in the creation of Societe Generale Bank & Trust (SGBT)
  • Sogenal contributes its Swiss branches: Zürich, Geneva, Lugano
  • Creation of a subsidiary SGBT Monaco

 

1998

SGBT acquires control of Rüegg Bank, a small private bank in Zürich

 

1999

Contribution to Rüegg Bank of the branches in Lugano and Geneva and of the SGBT Zürich private banking activities to create a new structure dedicated to Private Banking, SG Rüegg Bank

2001-2007

2003

  • Subsidiarising of the central administration activity for investment funds: Euro-VL Luxembourg (now SGSS Luxembourg)
  • Acquisition of the Compagnie Bancaire de Genève which after merger with SG Rüegg Bank, results in the creation of SG Private Banking (Switzerland)

2005

Creation of a branch in Singapore

2006

  • Creation of a branch in Athens
  • Creation of a branch in Hong Kong
  • Societe Generale group acquires the Securities business unit of Unicredito with the subsequent acquisition, in Luxembourg, of the company European Fund Services (transfer agent)

 

2007

  • Integration of a new branch SGBT Middle East in Dubai
  • Creation of two subsidiaries: Societe Generale d’Arbitrages et de Participations et Lyxor Asset Management Luxembourg

2008-2016

2008

Creation of Societe Generale Private Wealth Management

2009

Creation of Societe Generale Private Banking Life Insurance Broker

2011

Creation of Société Générale Lettres de Gage - the Group's covered bond issuer

2012

Creation of Societe Generale Issuer, the Societe Generale Group's new issuing entity

2013

Societe Generale celebrates 120 years in Luxembourg

2014

The Societe Generale group celebrates its 150 years