Placed under Parliamentary supervision and guarantee, Caisse des Dépôts is Europe’s only financial institution relying on the nation’s protection, a status that confers it with independence and autonomy. It is a Public Group made up of a Public Institution and subsidiaries.
Since 1816, CDC’s priority mission has been to "receive, conserve and render the values entrusted to us".
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) is a long-term investor at the service of public interest and economic development.
CDC and its subsidiaries constitute a State-owned group at the service of the public interest and of the country’s economic development. The said group fulfils public interest functions in support of the policies pursued by the State and local authorities, and may engage in competitive activities (Article L. 518-2 of the French Monetary Financial Code).
- manages funds held in regulated savings accounts and invests these on a secure basis in projects in the public interest, particularly social housing,
- acts as public banker to the judicial and social security systems,
- manages public and semi-public pension schemes,
- invests in regional and local development alongside local authorities,
- acts as a long-term investor in the French economy,
- participates in national economic development via its subsidiaries.
The 16 regional offices in mainland France and the overseas territories leverage all of the Group’s expertise and financing capabilities.