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Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich

On 3 July 1968, N M Rothschild & Sons, together with the Compagnie du Nord, the holding company of the Banque Rothschild, Paris, established a finance company in Zurich called Rothschild AG. Jacob Rothschild was its chairman.

Among the minority participants were Pierson Heldring & Pierson, Amsterdam and Banque Priveé, Geneva. At this time, Rothschild AG was a finance company engaging in the granting of commercial credits as well as investment broking and advice.  An application was made to the Banking Commission in Berne for full banking status.

In September 1968 the share capital of Rothschild AG was increased from Fr5.6m to Fr10m.  The banking license was received from the Federal Banking Commission on 11 February 1969 and so the name was changed to Rothschild Bank AG on 11 March 1969. Rothschild Bank AG’s offices were in Zurich.

Baron Elie de Rothschild was the Chairman of the Board. The Managing Director was Gilbert de Botton. The Bank was officially inaugurated and had its formal opening on 29 October 1969. The Bank concentrated in the main on the management of capital for a small, selective circle of customers.

Today, Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich is a global division of Rothschild & Co., serving a varied international client base.

Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich: tenth anniversary celebrations, Anniversary Dinner, 1979

000/2103, 1 item

Menu card from 'A Supper to celebrate the Bicentenary of Nathan Mayer Rothschild and the Tenth Anniversary of Rothschild Bank, AG, held at Goldsmith's Hall, February 1979.

Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich: photographs, c.1998

000/2427, 1 folder

Folder of images of the interior and exterior of Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich showing gardens and interior artwork. 

Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich: marketing materials, c.1995-2008

000/1575, 000/1845, 000/2237, 000/2495, 6 items

Rothschild Bank AG and Rothschild Trust Zurich: Marketing publications: brochures explaining structure, strategy, business and values, c.1995; Rothschild Trust: The protection of wealth A self portrait, c.2002; Rothschild Trust: The protection of wealth A self portrait, undated but would appear to be a reissue of the volume above, but with a different cover design; corporate brochure, Rothschild Bank Zurich, c.1996; Rothschild Trust: Private Wealth Group, 2003, explains the different companies in the group and the range of services offered; print-outs of pages of Rothschild Bank Zurich website, c.2006, Rothschild Private Banking and Trust website 2006-2008.

Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich: watercolours, n.d.

000/2032, 2 items

Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich: watercolours: two framed watercolours of the premises of Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich.