• 1858

    Founding of Compagnie du Canal de Suez

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  • 1875

    Founding of Banque de l'Indochine

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  • 1876

    First Wealth Management office in Geneva, Switzerland

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  • 1920

    Founding of La Luxembourgeoise

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  • 1922

    Founding of Crédit Foncier de Monaco

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  • 1926

    Founding of Banque Meyer

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  • 1930

    Takeover of Banque Privée de Monaco

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  • 1931

    Establishment of Compagnie Algérienne de Crédit et de Banque in Lebanon

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  • 1947

    Expansion to Brazil

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  • 1957

    Opening of the first Banque de l'Indochine branch in Switzerland

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  • 1959

    Founding of Banque de Suez after the nationalisation of the Suez canal

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  • 1966

    Creation of Banque de Suez et de l'Union des Mines

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  • 1972

    Integration of Banque de l'Indochine within Suez Group

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  • 1975

    Creation of Banque Indosuez

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  • 1991

    Banque de Gestion Privée joins Crédit Agricole group

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  • 1996

    Crédit Agricole group welcomes Banque Indosuez

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  • 1999

    Founding of Banque de Gestion Privée Indosuez

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  • 2003

    Next step in the merger of the Crédit Agricole group's Private Wealth Management businesses

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  • 2011

    Founding of the Crédit Agricole Private Banking holding company

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  • 2012

    France refocuses on the Indosuez brand

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  • 2016

    Indosuez Wealth Management is formed and marks 20 years of belonging to Crédit Agricole Group

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1875

Founding of Banque de l'Indochine

The central bank for French territories in Asia, Banque de l'Indochine is created upon the initiative of several private banks (Comptoir d'Escompte de Paris and Crédit Industriel et Commercial, later joined by Société Générale and Crédit Lyonnais). It helps further French interests in Asia by opening a number of branches in places such as Saigon (1875), Hanoi (1886), Phnom Penh (1890), Hong Kong (1894), Shanghai (1898), Singapore (1905) and Djibouti (1908). It plays an active part in Chinese lending in the early 20th century, then in developing Indochina.

With the Great Depression of the 1930s, Banque de l'Indochine becomes a merchant bank. After the colonial regime begins to come to an end and the bank relinquishes its right to issue currency in 1947, it successfully refocuses on the Middle East (Saudi Arabia in 1948 and Lebanon in 1951) and South Africa (1949). It sets up a location in New York in 1947.

In the 1960s, it develops its merchant banking and international trade finance activities. It blazes new trails, establishing Locafrance, the first French leasing company (1961), then factoring company Facto France Heller (1964). After some stock market turmoil, it joins Compagnie Financière de Suez Group in 1972, which led to the creation of Banque Indosuez in 1975.