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Rothschild & Co

The English and French businesses unite

In 2003, after 44 years with the family firm, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (1931-2022) stepped down as Chairman of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited. The appointment of his French cousin David de Rothschild (b.1942) as his successor as the Rothschild Group Chairman brought together again the English and French Rothschild business houses, with the merger of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited and Rothschild & Cie Banque.

Rothschild & Co.

In 2011, N M Rothschild & Sons Limited was rebranded to become Rothschild & Co. In 2015, the parent company of the Rothschild Group, formerly known as Paris Orléans (originally founded in 1838 as a railway company, after the Second World War, the French branch of the Rothschild family transformed Paris Orléans into a holding company for its banking activities) changed its name to Rothschild & Co. to match the trading name of the business. In 2017, Rothschild & Co acquired the family-controlled French private bank, Compagnie Financière Martin Maurel. This merger united the businesses of two European financial families. After the acquisition, Rothschild & Co became the leading private bank in France. 

In 2018, Alexandre de Rothschild (b.1980) succeeded David de Rothschild as Executive Chairman. In Europe, Rothschild & Co. forms a confederation of separate banks with Rothschild & Cie Banque in France and Rothschild Bank AG in Switzerland. 

Archive sources

The Archive currently holds very few records of Rothschild & Co., with the exception of a few published documents. See The London banking house for information about records Rothschild & Co. held by the Archive.