Societe Generale celebrates 120 years in Switzerland

In 1897, Societe Generale established itself in Switzerland with the opening of its first branch in Lausanne. 120 years later, the banking group has strengthened and diversified its activities, in particular in Geneva and Zurich, and continues to pursue its development strategy across Switzerland.


Today, Societe Generale's various Business Lines present in Switzerland provide clients with complementary expertise in the areas of Private Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking, Securities Services, Equipment Financing and Vehicle fleet management. Thanks to its experts, Societe Generale accompanies large corporate clients, financial institutions, the public sector, family offices and high net worth individuals, thereby providing services to its clients along the entire value chain while being at the heart of economic flows between issuers and investors.

Hugues de La Marnierre, Group Country Head for Switzerland: "We are proud of our history and our presence in Switzerland. The Societe Generale group underlines its commitment to this country and its strategy to invest and strengthen its presence here. Our clients benefit from the solid financial base and international expertise of Societe Generale, one of Europe's leading financial services groups, combined with our knowledge of the local economic environment and the Swiss know-how we have acquired over the past 120 years."

Switzerland is one of Europe's top-tier financial hubs and a key country for the Group. Societe Generale intends to pursue its growth strategy in Switzerland while continuously improving its client experience.

On the occasion of this anniversary, Societe Generale in Switzerland unveils its new website presenting all of the Group's core activities present in the country: www.societegenerale.ch