Rothschild History
Rothschild History

Detail from the coat of arms granted to Nathan Mayer Rothschild by the English College of Heralds, 1818 (The Rothschild Archive).

  • 1981 – today

    After 200 years, Rothschild remains a respected and effective force in world banking.

    The highly successful Paris business suffered what seemed a terminal blow when it was nationalised in 1981 by the French government. But where once it had stood, new shoots rapidly appeared. Today Rothschild & Cie Banque (RCB), the corporate successor, is restored to its position as a leading advisory and investment firm.

    The 1980s gave birth to the international phenomenon of privatisation. Rothschild was involved from the beginning and developed a pioneering role which spread out to more than 30 countries worldwide.

    This global trend was matched by a resurgence of Rothschild offices. Today, Rothschild operates as a single organisation and has approximately 2,800 employees in 40 countries around the world. The Group continues the long tradition of innovation based on a steady accrual, over more than two centuries, of expertise and experience. The business continues to be at the forefront of global financial and commercial activities, with a strong track record in providing M&A and strategic advisory and financing advisory services.



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