FRANCE - Société Générale Group has revealed evidence of an "exceptional" fraud in its Paris operations, amounting to €4.9bn (US$7.2bn) and admitted a further €2bn loss related to sub-prime positions.
According to a statement released by the bank, the trader at the centre of the fraud was "responsible for plain vanilla futures hedging on European equity market indices". Société Générale said the...
FRANCE - Alcatel-Lucent reported a pension and other post employment benefit (OPEB) deficit of €1.2bn ($1.7bn) in the third quarter down from an overfunding of €49m at the end of June.
FRANCE - The Fonds de reserve pour les retraites' funding ratio fell to 132%, dropping 11 percentage points from June's value due to decreasing interest rates on 10-year bonds.
FRANCE - Global sovereign wealth funds with over $9trn in assets are meeting to discuss ways to boost global economic growth, including the potential use of new financial instruments like "loyalty shares" or "capital access bonds".
FRANCE - Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) has acquired a controlling interest in investment advisory firm Darius Capital Partners.
FRANCE - The Fonds de reserve pour les retraites said it is 143% funded, more than enough needed to fund its liabilities through to 2024 as mandated by the government.