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March 17, 2010

Over lunch yesterday after an exclusive tour of the Rothschild family archive, Baron Eric de Rothschild, sixth-generation chairman of Rothschild Private Banking & Trust, admitted he does not like the word dynasty, writes Marc Smith

Over lunch yesterday, Baron Eric de Rothschild, sixth-generation chairman of Rothschild Private Banking & Trust, admitted he does not like the word dynasty, writes Marc Smith.

This is a surprising revelation since I had just spent the best part of two hours being shown around the Rothschild archive at their London headquarters, which details over 200 years of his family's history.

February 17, 2010

Rothschild might have broken with tradition by appointing a non-family CEO for the first time in its history, but the new chief has several factors in his favour as he takes the helm of one of the world’s leading investment banks, writes Paul Golden

Few businesses can hold a candle to Rothschild when it comes to keeping it in the family, writes Paul Golden.

Since the five sons of Mayer Amschel Rothschild started to build their businesses in Frankfurt, London, Paris, Vienna and Naples, successive generations have contributed to a business that has become as synonymous with family as almost any other.

February 10, 2010

Rothschild will appoint a non-family chief executive for the first time in its 212-year history as the banking group restructures its management.

Rothschild will appoint a non-family chief executive for the first time in its 212-year history as the banking group restructures its management.

Nigel Higgins, who has been with the family business for 27 years and co-headed the firm since 2000, will take over from seventh-generation David de Rothschild in March as head of the family holding company. 

November 20, 2008

The Rothschild family has sold a 7.5% stake in its holding company Rothschild Continuation Holdings to Rabobank, a Dutch banking firm in a deal that makes Rabobank the first investor in RCH since December 2005 when Jardine Matheson bought a 20% stake from Royal & SunAlliance Insurance Group.

The Rothschild family has sold a 7.5% stake in its holding company Rothschild Continuation Holdings to Rabobank, a Dutch banking firm in a deal that makes Rabobank the first investor in RCH since December 2005 when Jardine Matheson bought a 20% stake from Royal & SunAlliance Insurance Group.

Rabobank executive board member Sipko Schat (pictured) will join the Rothschild board.
 

November 3, 2008

Two-centuries-old family-owned bank Rothschild has taken advantage of the demise of rival Lehman Brothers, hiring three M&A bankers from the collapsed firm.

Two-centuries-old family-owned bank Rothschild has taken advantage of the demise of rival Lehman Brothers, hiring three M&A bankers from the collapsed firm. The boutique investment bank has hired Antonio Villalon as co-head of its Global Financial Institutions Group. Rothschild also named Stephen Fox as co-head of its UK FIG and Philippe Le Baquer moved across to work on FIG deals in continental Europe.

"We are seeing significant demand for our FIG related independent advice," the bank said.

September 18, 2008

Baron Benjamin de Rothschild has given up a stake in his family’s LCF Rothschild Group to the Bank of China, the fifth largest bank in the world in terms of market capitalisation in 2007.

Baron Benjamin de Rothschild has given up a stake in his family’s LCF Rothschild Group to the Bank of China, the fifth largest bank in the world in terms of market capitalisation in 2007.
 
The two companies have signed a long-term strategic investment and business cooperation agreement covering private banking and asset management businesses in their respective domestic markets and other strategic geographies.
 

September 1, 2004

In Praise of Nepotism,
By Adam Bellow, Doubleday

Christine Harland is director of Camden Writers.

In Praise of Nepotism,
By Adam Bellow, Doubleday

May 1, 2004

The biggest family businesses capitalise on their family ownership in their brand – a smart move, as family values have the edge in the era of corporate mistrust

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine

The biggest family businesses capitalise on their family ownership in their brand – a smart move, as family values have the edge in the era of corporate mistrust

When asked what the most successful and most recognised family businesses are, who comes to mind? Ford Motor? Rothschild? Johnson & Johnson?

April 1, 2002

The two-volume history, The House of Rothschild by Niall Ferguson, gives remarkable insight into how the Rothschild family prospered as a formidable force in Europe throughout the 19th century and has maintained the tradition to this day

The two-volume history, The House of Rothschild by Niall Ferguson, gives remarkable insight into how the Rothschild family prospered as a formidable force in Europe throughout the 19th century and has maintained the tradition to this day

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