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Societe Generale Securities Services


SGSS provides a full range of securities services that are adapted to the latest financial markets and regulatory trends.


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.


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4341 bn EUR
639 bn EUR
3345 funds
4170 funds

*Figures at end of March 2021

22 offices in 17 countries



Certified ISO 9001 version 2000 in France for Employee Savings Plans

ISAE 3402 Type II certification for the following services:

  • Trustee, Custody and Fund Administration services in France, Italy and Luxembourg

  • Transfer Agency services in Ireland, Italy, Germany and Luxembourg

  • Master-KAG services (middle office and fund administration) in Germany

ISAE 3402 and SSAE16 Type I certification for its agency securities lending services (September 2014).

SGSS holds a ISAE 3402 Certification for Custody Services in the following countries:

  • Czech Republic

  • Russia

  • Ireland

  • Poland

  • South Africa

  • Romania

  • Tunisia

  • Morocco


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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Christophe Baurand
Christophe Baurand
Head of Coverage, Marketing and Solutions
Societe Generale Securities Services

Christophe Baurand is Head of Coverage, Marketing and Solutions and a member of SGSS’s Executive Committee.

Christophe Baurand began his career at Societe Generale in 1993. For 13 years he occupied a number of positions at SG CIB, including a role in sales at the equity derivatives desk for the French market. He became Head of equity derivatives in Switzerland in 1999 and for the Benelux area from 2002.

From 2003 to 2006, he was Head of Sales for alternative investment products. In 2006, Christophe Baurand joined Lyxor as Head of Sales and Marketing for alternative investments and in 2012 was appointed Head of Alternative Investments and Director of Development, in charge of the international supervision of sales and marketing for Lyxor products.

Christophe Baurand is a graduate of the ESCP Business School and has a Masters in Finance from the ESSEC Business School.

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Gaëlle Duclos
Gaëlle Duclos
Head of Fund Services Operations
Societe Generale Securities Services

Gaëlle Duclos is Head of Fund Services Operations and a member of SGSS' Executive Committee.

Gaëlle started her career in 1993 at Indosuez, first within General Inspection and then as Business Associate in charge of North Asia (export credits). She joined Societe Generale group in 2003 within the Corporate and Investment Bank where she held various positions in Capital Market and Structured Finance Operations. Gaëlle currently supervises International Private Banking Operations.

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Pascal Guillot
Pascal Guillot
Head of Securities Banking Operations
Societe Generale Securities Services

Pascal Guillot is Head of Securities Banking Operations and a member of SGSS' Executive Committee.

Before joining SGSS' team, Pascal Guillot has held, from August 2013 to August 2017, the position of Head of Corporate, Investment and Private Banking operations in Europe (outside France), where he led the integration of Newedge UK operations and private banking within GBS. Previously, he was responsible for the operations of Lyxor (2008-2013), COO Sales of the Equity and Index Derivatives Department (2003-2008), COO of the Commodities Department (2001-2002) and Head of SG Energie USA (1997-2001). He joined SGSS in September 2017 as Deputy Head of Securities Banking Operations, and is now Head of Securities Banking Operations in June 2018.

Pascal began his career at the Inspection in September 1990 and holds a degree from Sciences Po Paris and a Master's degree in Public Law.


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Mathilde Guérin
Mathilde Guérin
Head of Transformation & Technology Delivery
Societe Generale Securities Services

Mathilde Guérin began her career at Societe Generale in 1991 and held various positions within the investment bank and the Custody Services Department, where she managed transversal studies and project coordination. She participated in the analysis of all IT and operational aspects of the SGSS acquisition of UniCredit’s securities services in 2005. She was then appointed programme manager for the migration of Pioneer Asset Management’s Luxembourg funds. In 2008, Mathilde Guérin became Global Relationship Manager of Pioneer Asset Management, before being appointed Global Head of Sub-custody Network Management in 2011, followed by her appointment as Head of Product Engineering in 2016, in charge of developing SGSS products and solutions.

Mathilde is a graduate of the Ecole des Mines (Engineering School) in Saint-Etienne, France.

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