• Our name Rothschild & Co encapsulates the idea of true partnership between the leadership and teams in the group. This is reflected the way the group is governed.

  • The Managing Partner

    Rothschild & Co Gestion is the Managing Partner (Gérant) of Rothschild & Co, responsible for the overall management of the Company, the Group's lead holding company. 

    This includes among other things, establishing the strategic direction of the business, supervising the accounting and financial information, and directing the internal control framework for Rothschild & Co and the Group entities on a consolidated basis.

    The Managing Partner relies on the Management Board (Conseil de Gérance) to fulfil its role.

    The Management Board comprises:

  • Managing Partners

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    Nigel Higgins

    Co Chief Executive Officer

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    Olivier Pécoux

    Co Chief Executive Officer

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    Alexandre de Rothschild

    Deputy Chairman

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    David de Rothschild

    Chairman

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    Nigel Higgins

    Co Chief Executive Officer

    Nigel Higgins joined the Rothschild & Co Group in 1982 at N M Rothschild & Sons Limited. During his 30 year career with the Rothschild & Co Group, Nigel Higgins has advised a broad range of international corporate clients. He has also undertaken a wide variety of government and privatisation assignments principally in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Denmark and Turkey. 

    Since the late 1990s he has held a number of senior positions within the Group, including Head of UK Global Advisory and Co-Head of Global Advisory for Europe.

    In 2012, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild & Co Gestion, in the continuity of previous functions as chief executive officer he held since 2010 within the Group. He is also director and chief executive officer of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited and Chairman of the Rothschild Private Wealth division.

    Nigel Higgins is a graduate from Oxford University.

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    Olivier Pécoux

    Co Chief Executive Officer

    Olivier Pécoux joined the Rothschild & Co Group in 1991 at Rothschild & Cie, and has held a number of senior positions within the Group including Co-Head of the Group's healthcare advisory practice or Co-Head of European Investment Banking.

    During his time in the firm, Olivier Pécoux has advised a broad range of clients across sectors and geographies on some of the most complicated transactions.

    In 2012, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild & Co Gestion, in the continuity of previous functions as chief executive officer he held since 2010 within the Group. He he is also Chairman of the Rothschild Global Advisory division, and General Partner (“Associé-Gérant”) of Rothschild & Cie.

    Olivier Pécoux is a graduate from the Paris Institute of Political Science (« Sciences Po”).

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    Alexandre de Rothschild

    Deputy Chairman

    Alexandre de Rothschild joined the Rothschild & Co Group in 2008 to focus primarily on the establishment of the Merchant Banking division where he is currently Deputy Head and Head of Rothschild Private Investment. Before joining Rothschild & Co, Alexandre de Rothschild gained substantial experience in private equity and investment banking in London and New York with Bank of America and Bear Stearns respectively.

    In 2014, Alexandre de Rothschild joined the management board (“Conseil de gérance”) of Rothschild & Co Gestion of which he is now Deputy Chairman. He is also member of several boards within the Rothschild & Co Group and General Partner (“Associé-Gérant”) of the Rothschild & Cie Banque and Rothschild & Cie.

    Alexandre de Rothschild is a graduate from the École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur.

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    David de Rothschild

    Chairman

    David de Rothschild has been in the business for over 40 years. In 1981, Banque Rothschild, the company originally founded by James de Rothschild in 1812 under the name De Rothschild Frères, was nationalised by the French government. A regrouping was led by David de Rothschild and his cousin, Baron Eric de Rothschild, and they finally secured the right to operate a new banking business under the family name in 1986.

    In 2012, David de Rothschild was appointed Chairman of Rothschild & Co Gestion. He is also Chairman of the board of directors of Rothschild Concordia, the family holding company owned by the French and English branches of the family and major shareholder of Rothschild & Co.

    David de Rothschild is a graduate from the Paris Institute of Political Science (« Sciences Po”).

     

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  • The Group Management Committee

     

    The Group Management Committee (GMC), whose members are the most senior corporate officers of the Group business and support divisions, is the senior executive committee at Rothschild & Co. In its role, the GMC participates in the overall management and the definition of the strategy of the Group by Rothschild & Co, represented by the Managing Partner's CEOs and Deputy Chairman, so that Rothschild & Co ensures its proper implementation across the Group.

     

    Chaired by the CEOs, the GMC comprises:

  • Paul Barry
    Group Human Resources Director

    Mark Crump
    Group Chief Financial Officer

    Marc-Olivier Laurent
    Head of Merchant Banking

    Robert Leitão
    Head of Global Advisory

    Richard Martin
    Chief Operating Officer of Wealth Management & Trust

  • Alain Massiera
    Head of Private Wealth (France)

    Bruno Pfister
    Executive Chairman of Wealth Management & Trust

    Gary Powell
    Head of Group Strategy and Corporate Development 

    Jonathan Westcott
    Group Head of Legal & Compliance