The Rothschild Exception

Andrew Rickards talks about his plans for Rothschild''s investment banking franchise in Asia.

NM Rothschild Sons stands out as the last family-owned international investment bank, now that Cazenove and Lazard are winding up their independence. With a limited balance sheet and a focus on advice, Rothschild stands out as something of an anomaly in the highly capitalized world of modern banking. Indeed, there cannot be many banks that have their walls adorned with lables from the family owners' vineyards.

But exceptions can often thrive as clients look for something that is a little bit different. We talk to the newly installed head of Asian investment banking, Andrew Rickards about the bank's strategy and what allows it to march to a different beat.

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