Argenta

Established in 1956, Argenta Bank, the holding company of the Argenta Group, is now Belgium’s fifth largest banking institution. They also hold a strong presence in the Netherlands. It is a mixed financial holding company. Argenta claims to be “a family banking and insurance group, in every respect,”[1]

Standard & Poor rating: BBB+/A-2

Information pertaining to the financial ties between Argenta and the selected controversial companies in the Dirty Profits 3 report published, December 2014. Detailed data tables are available to download here.

Information pertaining to financial ties between Argenta and the selected controversial companies are available in the Dirty Profits 2 report, as well as detailed tabular information is available to download here.

In Dirty Profits 1, Argenta ranked 13th in harmful investment transactions in Dirty Profits 1 ( data from 2010- 2012) with a total of €16 million invested in 11 of the 28 controversial companies investigated in the PROFUNDO report. For detailed information regarding the companies that Argenta was invested in, at the time of November 2013, please refer to the PROFUNDO research report links below. The PROFUNDO report, (conducted between 2010 and 2012), analyzes the investments between Argenta (and many other financial institutes) and controversial companies.

PROFUNDO – Underwritings of Shares and Bonds

PROFUNDO – Loans

PROFUNDO – Management of Shares and Bonds


[1] Combined Annual Report. Rep. no. 2011. Argenta Bank and Insurance Group, n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2012. http://www.argenta.be/nl/over_argenta/default.aspx

Direct involvement in criticised cases Shareholding Indirect involvement (through companies or subsidiary companies) in criticised cases
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