Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

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Crédit Agricole CIB
Limited-liability company
IndustryFinance and Insurance
FoundedMay 1, 2004
HeadquartersParis, France
Key people
Philippe Brassac (Chairman)
Jean-Yves Hocher (CEO)
François Marion, Deputy CEO
Régis Monfront, Deputy CEO
Jacques Prost, Deputy CEO
ProductsFinancial Services
Number of employees
ParentCrédit Agricole

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB, formerly Calyon) is Crédit Agricole's corporate and investment banking entity. With a staff of 7,395 employees[1] (excluding private banking)[1] in 32 countries,[2] Crédit Agricole CIB is active in a broad range of capital markets, investment banking and financing activities. Clients are primarily corporates, governments, and banks, with a small footprint in the investor segment.


Calyon was created in May 2004 by the transfer of assets from Crédit Lyonnais' Corporate and Investment Banking division to Crédit Agricole Indosuez (CAI), which had been created in 1996 with the purchase of Banque Indosuez by Crédit Agricole.

The division was rebranded Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CACIB) in Feb 2010.

Business Lines[edit]

Its activities are arranged into eight major divisions: Client Coverage & International Network, Debt Optimization & Distribution, Global Investment Bank, Global Markets Division, Structured Finance, International Trade & Transaction Banking, Sustainable Banking and niche activities (Islamic Banking and RMB offer).

Client Coverage & International Network[edit]

Coverage dedicated to large French corporate and international clients.[citation needed]

Debt Optimization & Distribution[edit]

Debt Optimisation and Distribution business line, covering corporates and financial institutions, is dedicated to the origination, structuring and arrangement of syndicated and bilateral medium-term and long-term loans. It is also in charge of underwriting and of primary and secondary distribution of syndicated loans to banks and non-bank institutional investors.[citation needed]

Global Investment Bank[edit]

In France and throughout the world, Global Investment Banking helps the Bank's clients by advising them on issues related to "top-half of the balance sheet" (i.e. equity) transactions and structuring and executing specialised financing (Telecom Finance and Structured Financial Solutions).

Global Markets Division[edit]

Global Markets handles all sales and trading activities on the primary and secondary markets (rates, credit, foreign exchange, fixed-income, securitisation and treasury) for products designed for corporates, financial institutions and large issuers. These trading and sales entities are supported by research departments.

Structured Finance[edit]

The Structured Finance business consists in originating, structuring, and financing operations involving large-scale investments in France and abroad, often backed by collateral security (e.g. aircraft, ships, corporate real estate, or commodities), as well as complex and structured loans.

International Trade & Transaction Banking[edit]

Through a worldwide network, the International Trade and Transaction Banking department provides a wide range of solutions to Corporate and Financial Institutions clients for their working capital and international trade needs

Sustainable Banking[edit]

Crédit Agricole CIB advises its clients on operations integrating social and environmental considerations.[3]

Niche Activities: Islamic banking and RMB offer[edit]

Crédit Agricole CIB developed sharia compliant products[4] and services and a full range of Renminbi services.[5]

Historical Lines[edit]

In 2011, Crédit Agricole CIB announced the closing of equity derivatives and commodities.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Activity report 2016 -
  2. ^ Credit Agricole CIB:International network
  3. ^ "Our solutions: sustainable banking". Crédit agricole CIB. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Our solutions: Islamic banking". Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Our solutions: RMB offer". Retrieved 28 January 2018.