Société Générale (often nicknamed SocGen in the international financial world) is one of the main European financial services companies and one of the oldest banks in France. The original name was Société Générale pour favoriser le développement du commerce et de l'industrie en France.
It is headquartered in France with the main head office in the business district of La Défense west of Paris.
The three main divisions are:
- Retail Banking & Specialized Financial Services (particularly in France and Eastern Europe)
- Corporate and Investment Banking (Derivatives, Structured Finance and Euro Capital Markets)
- Global Investment Management & Services