2000- SEB is a Northern European financial corporation with international operations
On March 11 2008 SEB opened a representative office in New Delhi.
In August SEB adopted the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investments (PRI) within the category Investment Managers. This commitment is an important step in contributing to a good corporate citizenship and sustainable development in the global economy.
On 15 September 2008 Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection. This was the starting point for a financial crisis that would characterize the coming years.
In order to strengthen SEB’s capital position and create a buffer in an uncertain global economic environment, the Annual General Meeting decided in March 2009 on a new rights issue and that no divided for 2008 would be distributed. The capital measures, amounting to SEK 19,5 bn, enhanced SEB’s possibilities to continue to act as a strong partner to our customers during these turbulent times.
In May 2009 SEB organized the majority of its Baltic activities in a separate division – SEB Baltic. The consolidation of responsibility was introduced to meet the challenges of deteriorating Baltic economies and support SEB's long-term commitment to the region.See our History module celebrating 150 years of SEB (1856-2006)