Rothschild & Co

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Rothschild & Co is a multinational private and merchant bank, headquartered in London, England. It is the flagship of the Rothschild banking group controlled by the British and French branches of the Rothschild family.

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Rothschild & Co
FormerlyParis Orléans
TypePublic (under Rothschild family control)
Euronext Paris: ROTH
IndustryFinancial services
PredecessorN M Rothschild & Sons
Rothschild & Cie
Founded1811; 212 years ago (1811)
FounderNathan Mayer Rothschild
London, England
Area served
Key people
  • David René de Rothschild (Supervisory Board Chairman)[2]
  • Alexandre de Rothschild (Executive Chairman)[3]
  • Robert Leitão (co-Chairman of the Group Executive Committee and Managing Partner)[1]
  • François Pérol (co-Chairman of the Group Executive Committee and Managing Partner)[1]
  • Marc-Olivier Laurent (Managing Partner)[1]
RevenueDecrease 1,799 million (2020)[4]
Decrease € 374 million (2020)[4]
Decrease € 309 million (2020)[4]
AUMIncrease € 78.1 billion (2020)[4]
Total assetsIncrease € 14.7 billion (2020)[4]
Number of employees
3,589 (2020)[4]

The banking business of the firm covers the areas of investment banking, restructuring, corporate banking, private equity, asset management, and private banking. It is also known to serve as the advisor and lender to governments and major corporations.[5] In addition, the firm has its own investment account in private equity.

Rothschild's financial advisory division is known to serve British nobility as well as the British royal family. Past chairman Sir Evelyn Robert de Rothschild was the personal financial advisor of Queen Elizabeth II, and she knighted him in 1989 for his services to banking and finance.[6]