Caisse des dépôts et consignations

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Caisse des dépôts et
Public financial institution
Founded 1816
Key people
Jean-Pierre Jouyet
-0.46 billion EUR (2012)[1]
Total assets 287 billion EUR (2012)
Total equity 19.4 billion€ (2012)
Number of employees
138,196 (2013)[1]
Subsidiaries CNP Assurances, Icade, Société nationale immobilière (SNI), Transdev, Compagnie des Alpes, Egis, CDC Entreprises, Qualium Investissement, FSI, CDC Arkhinéo, Société forestière, CDC Biodiversité, CDC Climat, CDC Infrastructure,[2] Informatique CDC

The Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (English: Deposits and Consignments Fund) is a French financial organization created in 1816, and part of the government institutions under the control of the Parliament.

Caisse des dépôts et consignations

Jean-Pierre Jouyet is chief executive.

The business[edit]

The collapse of the Napoleonic empire and a long series of financial scandals and crises in the early 19th century had sapped the French economy by the time Louis XVIII took the throne. In 1816, the king formed a new French government charged with the task of rebuilding the country's economy, including eliminating its long-standing trade deficit as well as the debt incurred through war. In April that year, the government created a new body, the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, expressly to safeguard public funds, including the country's civil servants' pension funds and retirement accounts.[3]


The following are owned 100% by the CDC:[4]

  • scet
  • cdc infrastructure
  • cdc climat
  • cdc arkhinéo
  • cdc fast
  • cdc international
  • Groupe SNI
  • Qualium Investissement
  • Novethic
  • CDC Biodiversité



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Coordinates: 48°51′33″N 2°19′42″E / 48.85917°N 2.32833°E / 48.85917; 2.32833