Securities Services

SGSS provides a toolbox of solutions and innovative, value-added securities services that allow clients to meet the burden of regulatory change and concentrate on their core mission.
The SGSS client portal provides a variety of online tools to manage and measure their operations.

Building tomorrow

Our ambition is to be the reference partner in our main markets, recognised for our service quality and competitiveness, agile solutions and international network coverage.

We build long-lasting, collaborative relationships with our clients to help them go further in their development. In today’s constantly evolving and complex world, we strive to provide our clients with increasingly efficient and reliable securities services on a daily basis to ensure they get ahead.

Our clients are institutional investors (insurance companies, pension funds, governmental organisations and international organisations), asset managers, financial intermediaries (brokers, investments banks, private banks, commercial banks) and corporates.

Established in 22 locations worldwide with 4,000 employees, SGSS provides a full range of securities services that are adapted to the latest financial markets and regulatory trends: clearing services, custody and trustee services, retail custody services, liquidity management, fund administration and asset servicing, fund distribution and global issuer services. 

SGSS is among the top ten global custodians and the 2nd largest European custodian with EUR 4.238 billion * of assets under custody. SGSS provides custody and trustee services for 3.266* funds and the valuation of 4.240* funds, representing assets under administration of EUR 599* billion.

SGSS ranks among the European leaders in stock option management.

More information on securities services website: https://securities-services.societegenerale.com 


*Figures at end June 2020

David Abitbol
David Abitbol
Head of Societe Generale Securities Services
Societe Generale Securities Services

David Abitbol is appointed Head of SGSS in January 2019. David has more than 20 years of experience in global markets. He has been Chief Operating Officer for Societe Generale Asia Pacific and Chief Executive of Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch, since March 2014. He joined the bank in 1992 within the Group Finance division as an actuary then took up the role as Head of Financial studies and Funding Operations within the Asset and Liability Management Department. In 1997, he moved to Operations in Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) as Project Director for Interest Rate Derivatives and the Futures and Money Market activities. In 2000, David joined the Capital Market Fixed Income Business Line as Programme Director. Among others, he was the bank’s representative for the SwapClear project which established the world’s first OTC clearing service with London Clearing House. In 2004, David moved back to Operations where he held various management positions and was eventually Global Head of Operations in SG CIB, in early 2010.

David has a Masters Degree in Mathematics and Finance from Paris-Dauphine University and the Strastourg University Degree of Actuary.

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We build long-lasting, collaborative relationships with our clients to help them go further in their development. In today's constantly evolving and complex world, we strive to provide our clients with increasingly efficient and reliable securities services on a daily basis to ensure they get ahead. We can provide you with a full range of securities services that are adapted to the latest financial markets and regulatory trends: clearing services, custody and trustee services, retail custody services, liquidity management, fund administration and asset servicing, fund distribution and global issuer services.

David Abitbol

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