BNP Paribas SA is engaged in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions, and Corporate and Investment Banking. The Retail Banking segment includes the operation of the company's retail banks in France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and other countries outside Europe; personal finance; equipment solutions; and personal investors. The Investment Solutions segment involves asset management, private banking, and securities, insurance and real estate services. The Corporate and Investment Banking segment provides fixed, corporate and structures finance services, equity and commodity derivative products, and corporate and transaction banking. The company was founded on May 26, 1966 and is headquartered in Paris, France.