History of the Firm

Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC traces its heritage back to the founding of S. Bleichröder in 1803 in Berlin and the founding of Gebr. Arnhold (Arnhold Brothers) in 1864 in Dresden. In the mid-1800s, S. Bleichröder achieved international prominence under the leadership of Gerson von Bleichröder as the financial advisor to the German government and its chancellor, Otto von Bismarck. Gebr. Arnhold was the banking firm of the Arnhold family, which also had major industrial interests in Germany. Gebr. Arnhold established an office in Berlin in 1912, and after World War I became active in London, Zurich, and New York. In 1931, Gebr. Arnhold acquired S. Bleichröder; in 1937, the firm’s activities were moved to New York City and conducted under the name of Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, Inc.

After moving to the United States, the firm concentrated on asset management, institutional securities brokerage and clearance, global securities research and trading, and advising European companies seeking acquisitions and capital in the United States. Over 60 years later, after selling the investment banking and global securities business in 2002, Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder continues to provide asset management advisory services in an ever-expanding global market. Our long tradition as private bankers and our appreciation of global business help us serve our clients with integrity and intelligence.

 
 

 

At Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, we have dedicated ourselves wholeheartedly to safeguarding our 200-year-old heritage of ethical business practices. Like the generations preceding us, we take the long-term view that success and integrity are closely intertwined.