- A REAL ESTATE OFFER THAT IS HIGHLY VALUED BY THE LARGE FINANCIAL GROUPS
The large banking and insurance groups benefit from La Défense’s corporate real estate perfectly tailored to their group strategies and their growing concern for efficient implementation costs.
- THE BIGGEST NAMES IN FINANCE ARE PRESENT IN LA DEFENSE SEINE ARCHE
World-renowned banks such as the Société Générale which has just opened its trading floor at La Defense, but also HSBC, Dexia, Calyon, LCL, Fortis, American Express, GE Money Bank, ING and BNP Paribas. Large insurance groups are also well established in La Défense-Seine-Arche, notably AXA, Allianz, Gan, or Marsh S.A. The positive externalities associated with this very high concentration of business finance in La Défense generates a cluster dynamic.
- “THE FINANCIAL CITY” OF THE GREATER PARIS OF TOMORROW
Parallel to the major finance companies, the government has decided to transfer to La Défense the financial institutions of the Capital Region, and to the make the business district into a great centre of higher education and research in finance. Notable among these institutions are the universities of Paris-Dauphine and Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, and the Leonardo da Vinci complext, ESSEC.
Parisian excellence in financial mathematics and asset management is reinforced by this geographical proximity between the major private groups, students and researchers in finance.