Natixis SA engages in the provision of international corporate, investment, insurance, and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Corporate and Investment Banking, Investment Solutions, Specialized Financial Services, Coface, Financial Investments, and Other Activities. The Corporate and Investment Banking segment advises businesses, institutional investors, insurance companies, banks and publics sector entities and offers them a diversified line of financing solutions as well as access to capital markets. The Investment Solutions segment includes asset management, insurance, private banking and the private equity for third party clients business line. The Specialized Financial Services deals with factoring, lease financing, consumer credit, guarantees, film industry finance, employee benefits planning, and payment and securities services. The Coface segment involves in credit insurance, international factoring solutions, business information and ratings, receivables management, and management of public procedures. The company was founded on November 20, 1919 and is headquartered in Paris, France.