|Société Générale Group|
|Key People||CEO Frédéric Oudéa, Chairman Daniel Bouton|
|Products||Retail, corporate and investment banking, investment management|
Société Générale - better known as SocGen - is a diverse, Paris-based global financial services company operating in 82 countries. Like many of its competitors, SocGen was hurt by the 2007 collapse of the U.S. subprime mortgage market.
SocGen began in May 1864 under a decree from Napoleon III and by 1870 had 15 Parisian branches and 32 in the provinces. The bank established a permanent office in London a year later.
- Retail Banking and Financial Services
- Global Investment Management and Services
- Corporate and Investment Banking
In May of 2014 Société Générale acquired the derivatives broker Newedge from Crédit Agricole. SocGen had a 50 percent stake in Newedge and bought the remaining 50 percent held by Crédit Agricole. SocGen said the full acquisition of Newedge would allow it to offer its customers trading and clearing services for both listed and over-the-counter products globally. Newedge was created in 2008 from a merger of Société Générale’s Fimat unit and the futures brokerage arm of Calyon. 
In February 2015 Société Générale Prime Services acquired a minority stake in Global Markets Exchange Group International (GMEX Group) and said it planned to provide execution and clearing services on the exchange.
- Frédéric Oudéa, Chairman and CEO
- Anthony Wyand, Director & Vice President of the Board
- Séverin Cabannes, Deputy CEO
- Jean-François Sammarcelli, Deputy CEO & Head of Retail Banking in France
- Bernardo Sanchez Incera, Deputy CEO
- Caroline Guillaumin, Head of Group Communication
- Didier Hauguel, Head of Specialised Financial Services and Insurance
- Anne Marion-Bouchacourt, Head of Group Human Resources
- Jean-Louis Mattei, Head of International Retail Banking
- Françoise Mercadal-Delasalles, Group Head of Corporate Resources
- Benoît Ottenwaelter, Group Chief Risk Officer
- Michel Péretié, CEO of Corporate and Investment Banking
- Jacques Ripoll, Head of Global Investment Management and Services
- Patrick Suet, Corporate Secretary and Group Chief Compliance Officer
- Didier Valet, Group CFO
In January of 2008, a single futures trader at SocGen, Jérôme Kerviel, placed more than $70 billion in unauthorized derivatives trades, leaving the bank with a $7.2 billion loss, the largest ever by a rogue trader. 
SocGen released its first quarter report on May 13, 2008 showing a profit decline of 23.4 percent compared to the first quarter of 2007. The bank had earlier posted a €513 million loss on the US subprime mortgage market and had posted Kerviel's actual losses in the first quarter of '08 back to the fourth quarter of '07. SocGen executives have also proposed a buyback of 10 percent of the group's shares, to be decided at the 2008 AGM in late May.
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- Société Générale profit falls; Crédit Agricole seeks capital. International Herald Tribune.
- ibid.. BusinessWeek.