Rothschild & Co is one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory groups. As a global and family-controlled group, we provide M&A, strategy, and financing advice, as well as investment and wealth management solutions to large institutions, families, individuals and governments, worldwide.
Forming a global perspective: the history of Rothschild
In the early 19th century each of Mayer Amschel’s five sons established banking businesses in the principal European financial centres of the time: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Naples and Vienna.
The brothers worked in close collaboration and created the fastest and most secure courier network in Europe with which to exchange market information. Thus they could combine their insights from across Europe, becoming the best informed and most internationally effective banking group in the world.
Preserving a first-class reputation across generations
It is over 200 years since Mayer Amschel Rothschild, the great, great, great, great grandfather of our Executive Chairman, Alexandre de Rothschild, created the family’s first partnership agreement. His success in business lay in his focus on his client’s goals, forming long-term relationships with them and understanding their needs. He developed innovative methods of trading that added real value to his clients.
Looking towards the future
Our business today continues this heritage of bold perspectives across divisions: from the expansion of our Equity Advisory offering in Global Advisory, to the foundation and successful development of our Merchant Banking business.
A 200-year history of entrepreneurship means we are never satisfied with remaining within conventional wisdom. Today, we proactively seek innovative ways to provide thoughtful, principled and creative solutions to our clients through our combined distinct perspective.
Our guiding principles
As a business controlled by certain members of the English and French Rothschild families, we have always been driven by the Rothschild family motto ‘Concordia, Integritas, Industria’.
These values remain at the heart of our guiding principles on how we do business to this day. It is this approach that informs our distinct perspective and will continue to make a meaningful difference to the world of business and wealth.
A distinct perspective that makes a meaningful difference
Thoughtful: Considered, Strategic, Long-term
Principled: Responsible, Empathetic, Committed
Creative: Innovative, Collaborative, Entrepreneurial.
With a team of 3,500 talented financial service specialists on the ground in over 40 countries across the world, we deliver a unique global perspective.
Our trusted professionals and decision makers who make up our integrated global network enjoy a track record of outstanding execution. Thanks to our in-depth market intelligence we are closer to current issues than any other global financial institution in our core markets.
We provide a unique perspective through our broad network spread over our 50 offices around the world combined with deep market and sector knowledge. This places us in a strong position to address the increasingly global needs of our clients.
It is this combination of scale, local knowledge and intellectual capital that allows us to provide a distinct perspective and effective long-term solutions for our clients.
We provide impartial expert advice, and design and execute strategic M&A and financing solutions for our clients. We act as a trusted partner, taking a long-term and independent view on the challenges they face. With a network of specialists in over 40 countries across the world, our scale, reach and knowledge enable us to deliver effective solutions to support our clients.
Wealth & Asset Management
We provide a comprehensive range of wealth management services to some of the world’s wealthiest and most successful families, entrepreneurs, foundations and charities. We are a global independent provider of asset management services and bespoke investment solutions to institutional clients, financial intermediaries, and third-party distributors.
Merchant Banking is the investment arm of Rothschild & Co. It is a multi-strategy investment business which includes corporate private equity, private equity secondaries, primary funds and co- investment programmes, direct lending and credit management.
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