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Private banking

History

Three centuries of innovation and international development at the service of private clients.

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.