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Edmond de Rothschild Group

The branch of the French Rothschild family who made their homes in Paris and in Switzerland created a substantial, largely Swiss-based financial business, which continues today under the name the Edmond de Rothschild Group.

Adolphe Carl von Rothschild (1823-1900) of the Naples banking house bought the Prégny estate near Lake Geneva in 1857, and when he died in 1900, the property passed to his French cousin Maurice de Rothschild (1881-1957). It was Maurice's son, Edmond de Rothschild (1926-1997) who was to create a financial business in Paris, Geneva and Luxembourg.

La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild (LCF)

In 1953, Edmond de Rothschild founded La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild (LCF) in Paris. He launched the Geneva-based private banking practice Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild in 1965 and a branch in Luxembourg three years later. Following the death of his father in 1997, Benjamin de Rothschild (1963-2021) became the president of La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild (LCF). In 2009, Benjamin's wife, Ariane de Rothschild became the Vice-President of La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild (LCF). 

The Edmond de Rothschild Group

In 2010, La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild (LCF) changed its name to the Edmond de Rothschild Group, and in 2015, Ariane de Rothschild became CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild Group. The business has interests in private banking, asset management, private equity, institutional and fund services and corporate finance. The group also includes the lifestyle label Edmond de Rothschild Heritage (fine wine and cheese, luxury hotels and restaurants).

Benjamin de Rothschild died unexpectedly in 2021. The Edmond de Rothschild Group remains family-owned and independent, and is a separate business to that of Rothschild & Co.

Archive sources

The Rothschild Archive London does not hold business records of the Edmond de Rothschild Group, and its predecessors, with the exception of some printed material.