Our governance

At the heart of a solid group

The holding company CA Indosuez Wealth (Group) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB), which in turn is owned by Crédit Agricole S.A. CA Indosuez Wealth (Group) coordinates all of Crédit Agricole Group’s international Wealth Management branches.

Their clients benefit from our shareholder’s financial strength and the wide range of expertise available from its specialised business lines.

We are part of the Large Clients division, which covers Crédit Agricole CIB’s corporate and investment banking activities and asset servicing for institutional and corporate clients provided by CACEIS, giving our entrepreneur clients priority access to highly specialised expertise.

A transparent legal structure

Our federal structure and our sense of international cohesion foster a consistent approach shared by all our offices.

Our group’s holding company, CA Indosuez Wealth (Group), is incorporated under French law and its subsidiaries are generally majority owned or solely owned.

This close shareholder relationship brings effective governance, facilitating oversight and risk management and allowing constant synergies within the group.

A tight governance structure

CA Indosuez Wealth (Group), a French limited company (société anonyme) with a Board of Directors, provides governance and implements the development strategy under the guidelines set by Crédit Agricole S.A.

Its governance combines the work of: 

  • A Board of Directors chaired by Jean-Yves Hocher, who is also Chairman of CA Indosuez (Switzerland) S.A. The Board of Directors is responsible for all decisions regarding major strategic matters.
  • A Senior Management team reporting to Jacques Prost, which develops strategic decisions and provides executive oversight.
  • Cross-business management committees, which are involved in decision-making, including:
    • a Business Line Management Committee,
    • specialised committees.

The board of directors

The Board of Directors has five members who all occupy key positions within Crédit Agricole group.

  • Bénédicte CHRÉTIEN, Director, Human Resources Director, Crédit Agricole S.A.
  • Pierre FORT, Director, Chairman of CA Indosuez Wealth (France) and Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Agricole Sud Rhône Alpes
  • Jean-Yves HOCHER, Director, Chairman of CA Indosuez Wealth (Group) and of CA Indosuez (Switzerland) S.A.
  • Hatem MASMOUDI, Director, Head of Equity Solutions, Crédit Agricole CIB
  • Eric VIAL, Director, Chairman of the Crédit Agricole des Savoie regional bank
  • Didier REBOUL, Director, Head of Agriculture, Agrifood and Specialist Markets, Crédit Agricole S.A.

The business line management committee

All central and decision-making governance within our group has a federal structure.

A Business Line Management Committee brings together representatives from each of the major cross-business functions and each entity. It reflects the diversity of Indosuez and its array of expertise.

As well as approving all major strategic, managerial, operational, financial and organisational decisions, the Management Committee oversees the implementation and control of strategic and financial planning.

 

 

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A decentralised decision-making structure

The local dimension of our organisational structure is crucial to the quality of our client relations and the services we provide.

Highly specialised teams in each of our 14 countries, vested with decision-making powers, ensure a responsive, local viewpoint.

To guarantee the highest level of expertise, we apply a cross-divisional approach around the world, which fosters cooperation between teams and constant synergies.