Super League In-Depth Analysis: Crédit Agricole



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In this in-depth analysis series Verdict Financial puts the world's largest wealth managers under the microscope to examine their recent financial performance, as well as their strategies for growth and customer targeting.

Examine the financial performance and key ratios for Crdit Agricole and benchmark this competitor against other global wealth managers.
Explore Crdit Agricole's recent M&A and growth/retrenchment strategies, as well as their impacts on its AUM growth and financial performance.
Learn more about Crdit Agricole's client targeting strategies and examine whether these have been successful.

What are Crdit Agricole's recent M&A and organic growth highlights?
What is Crdit Agricole's group level and wealth management unit financial performance?
Which customer markets does Crdit Agricole aim to target?
How does Crdit Agricole market and promote itself?

Key Highlights
Crdit Agricole has been withdrawing from its non-core markets, divesting operations in Greece, Spain, and Belgium during 201214. However, it has also left booming countries such as China and Turkey.

2012 was a strong year for the wealth management division in terms of revenue growth and profit intake. The group's refocus on its core markets hence benefited the private banking unit's bottom line in 2012. However, 2013 saw a dip in profit for the private banking unit, indicating that the future outlook remains uncertain.

Crdit Agricole has good cross-segment coverage, with a strong bias towards entrepreneurs. It targets these clients through specialized teams and sponsorship/events. While Crdit Agricole does not have a dedicated UHNW offering, these clients do receive "special" treatment from the bank, together with the broader entrepreneur sector.