Rothschilds directing the Paris House

This is a list of the family members who have led the Paris business founded by James Mayer de Rothschild.

de Rothschild Frères 

Baron James de Rothschild (1792-1868)   

Baron (Mayer) Alphonse de Rothschild (1827-1905)   

Baron Edouard Alphonse James de Rothschild (1868-1949)

Baron Guy Edouard Alphonse Paul de Rothschild (1909-2007)

Banque Rothschild [1]  

Baron Guy Edouard Alphonse Paul de Rothschild (1909-2007)


[1] de Rothschild Frères became Banque Rothschild in 1967. In 1981-1982, Banque Rothschild was one of 39 banks to be compulsorily nationalised by the French government. The business became Compagnie Européenne de Banque, and the Rothschilds left the rue Laffitte. 

Following nationalisation of the business, the Rothschild family established a new banking operation, using the company Paris Orléans, (originally founded in 1838 as a railway company, after the Second World War, the French branch of the Rothschild family transformed it into a holding company for its banking activities). In 1983, the former Directors of Banque Rothschild, David and Nathaniel de Rothschild and Eric de Rothschild, together with six colleagues re-started the business, using Paris Orléans as a launch pad, and creating P.O. Gestion as a banking operation. In October 1986, the Rothschild family were granted the right to use family name again, as Rothschild & Associés Banque.

In 2003, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild stepped down as Chairman of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited. The appointment of David de Rothschild as the Rothschild Group Chairman brought together again the English and French Rothschild business houses, with the merger of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited with Paris Orléans. In 2011, the firm rebranded from N M Rothschild & Sons Limited to Rothschild & Co. In 2015, the parent company of the Rothschild Group, formerly known as Paris Orléans, changed its name to Rothschild & Co. to match the trading name of the business. In 2018, Alexandre de Rothschild succeeded David de Rothschild as Executive Chairman.

Information about individual members of the Rothschild family can be found on The Rothschild Family microsite: Biographies »

Elie Guy and Alain de Rothschild with bust of Baron James

Elie Guy and Alain de Rothschild with bust of Baron James