General presentation of Rothschild
Let's first take a few moments to look at the Rothschild group and its core business, in order to understand its future challenges and growth opportunities over the longer term.
The Rothschild & Co group is actually the parent company of the Swiss Rothschild group and is a company specialising in financial advisory services, private banking, asset management and private equity.
Formerly known as Paris Orléans, this holding company is controlled by the French and English branches of the Rothschild family and owns the second largest railway network in the world, which was nationalized in 1938. It was in 1984 that the Rothschild family turned the company into a bank. It changed its name in 2015 to Rothschild & Co.
It is under the Concordia BV holding company that the group's banking activities are grouped today with four main business lines, including investment banking, which concerns merger and acquisition consulting, financing and restructuring consulting, the primary equity market and private placement of debt and shares, then private banking with trust, asset management, wealth management and institutional management activities, and lastly private equity, which is a recent activity still in the structuring phase.