Benjamin de Rothschild, the banker who had governed the group founded by his father since 1953, who died, struck down by a heart attack all’et di 57 years old.
The press release ofEdmond de Rothschild Group, of which he was president, explained that the death occurred on Friday afternoon in Pregny, Switzerland.
De Rothschild had led the international financial group, specialized in asset management, private banking and private equity activities, who had been named after his father since 1997. a descendant of the Rothschild family, which has a nearly 300-year history of managing European banks. Passionate about finance, sailing, automobiles and wine, he was also a philanthropist, involved in the Adolphe de Rothschild Foundation hospital, the company said. He leaves behind his wife, Ariane de Rothschild, and four daughters.
The de Rothschild group, created by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, whose parents fled to Switzerland during World War II to escape persecution of the Jews, manages assets of 160 billion euros, is headquartered in Geneva, operates in 33 countries and has around 2,700 employees. According to Forbes’ estimate, Benjamin de Rothschild’s assets were 1.5 billion.
In 2018 a dispute had come to an end that had begun three years earlier by Benjamin de Rothschild and his wife Ariane, who had accused the family of creating confusion with the use of the Rothschild brand without further qualifications: since then the Genevan branch and the French one of the dynasty had entered into an agreement that prompted them to always use other identifying elements that would allow them to identify belonging to two different organizations – Rothschild & Co (Franco-British) and Edmond de Rothschild (Franco-Swiss).
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