Natixis SA provides asset management, financial, and investment services. It operates through the following segments: Corporate and Investment Banking; Investment Solutions; Specialized Financial Services; Private Equity; Coface; Retail Banking; and Workout Portfolio Management. The Corporate and Investment Banking segment offers debt and financing solutions, and capital market services to institutional investors and corporate customers. The Investment Solution segment includes asset management, life insurance, private banking, and private equity businesses. The Specialized Financial Services segment comprises the service businesses serving the Caisses d'Epargne and Banques Populaires which include factoring, lease financing, consumer credit, employee savings scheme, and securities services. The Private Equity segment covers proprietary private equity transactions, sponsored funds, and third-party asset management not held by the group. The Coface segment involves the activities of Coface such as credit insurance, international factoring solutions, business information and ratings, and receivables management. The Retail Banking segment consolidates the company's ownership of the Banques Populaires and Caisses d'Epargne retail banking networks and the business lines distributed by these networks. The Workout Portfolio Management segment includes segregated assets like convertible arbitrage, complex equity, interest rate, and trading correlation derivatives. The company was founded on November 20, 1919 and is headquartered in Paris, France.