Rothschild Family

Rothschild staff give time and talent for charity

Employees from Rothschild, a major OSC donor, doing a Gangnam Style dance at their company's annual Christmas party. Photo: SCMP

Home-baked cakes, home-cooked BBQ dinners, wine appreciation classes and a game of golf with the chairman - Rothschild's staff generously put their talents up for sharing at the financial advisory group's Christmas party and auction this month.

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 5:35am 1 comment

Tycoon poses as everyman to win election head start

Chief of Indonesia's Golkar Party and tycoon Aburizal Bakrie (centre) meets voters in Jakarta. Photo: AFP

Once Indonesia's richest man, Aburizal Bakrie is keen to show his common touch as he eyes presidential polls in 2014, but a row with the powerful Rothschild family could derail his bid.

13 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

Rothschild bends over backwards to raise funds

Creativity is in full flower when Rothschild's employees turn their minds to raising money for Operation Santa Claus at their Christmas party.

In past years, they have auctioned their services when, for example, a managing director offered a five-course champagne dinner for four at his luxurious flat. Another bought breakfast for colleagues for 10 days.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Degrees of separation

Not everything about room partitions needs to be hard and fast. For many flat dwellers dealing with one big space, divvying it up can be more a visual effect than an actual partition.

'It's really important to have a concept of what the flow of the home should be,' says Los Angeles interior designer Judson Rothschild (therothschildcollection.com).

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

French still marching to a different drum

The cold war with Racing NSW over the licensing of Chris Munce has not gone away and, while one or two key Hong Kong officials are attending the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) conference in Sydney this week, it was notable Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges returned immediately after shaking hands at the official opening.

14 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Fine wines celebrate a fine cause ... but there's something fishy about the soup

Jebsen Fine Wines hosted a dinner on Wednesday for one of its labels. Mouton Cadet is the mass market - read lower priced - line started by Baron Philippe de Rothschild in 1930. It might hold less prestige than the vaunted Mouton-Rothschild but it's been a successful 80 years nevertheless and the celebration was held at the Hotel Nikko.

8 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

French asset manager jumps into HK fray

Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, a French asset manager, officially kicked off its Hong Kong operations yesterday as it looked to anchor its Chinese equity management business and develop a larger client base in the region.

11 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Winemaker in bottles battle

A French winemaker is asking the courts to force Customs to hand over within a fortnight 15,612 bottles of red wine labelled Mouton Cadet seized from defunct online retailer adMart and a wholesaler.

11 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Court case of allegedly falsely-labelled French wine

More than 15,000 bottles of wine were delivered to Eastern Court yesterday but there was no clinking of wine glasses. The deliveries - mostly kept in three trucks outside the court - were exhibits in a case of allegedly falsely-labelled French wine.

15 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Christophe Salin's world is at Lafite

Christophe Salin lives by the French expression: someone who loves wine cannot be a bad person.

Friendly and down-to-earth, he epitomises all that is good about the wine industry. He is president of the prestigious Domaines Baron de Rothschild, overseeing the aristocratic Chateau Lafite and numerous vineyards worldwide.

11 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Regent ends hunt to fill emerging markets vacancy

Regent Pacific, the recently listed fund management group, will reveal today that it has poached Chris Jenkins, head of emerging markets at Rothschild Asset Management, to be its first-ever chief investment officer (CIO).

4 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Rothchild puts emphasis on security ahead of high returns

FEW banks have a history as rich as Rothschild.

Asset protection has been its stock-in-trade since the early 19th century when Mayer Amschel Rothschild was asked to look after the fortune of William IX, the Elector of Hesse, under threat from the voracious Napoleon Bonaparte.

17 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Cheng to chair merchant bank in territory

INCHCAPE Pacific chairman Paul Cheng has been appointed board chairman of N M Rothschild and Sons (Hong Kong).

The appointment comes several months after the initial approach from Rothschild and has been cleared by Inchcape, where Mr Cheng will maintain his current positions, including that of main board non-executive director of Inchcape in Britain.

14 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Rothschild to set up office in Shanghai

N.M. Rothschild & Sons (Hong Kong) has been given approval by the People's Bank of China to open a representative office in Shanghai.

The office, to open next month, will liaise with other group companies on corporate and project finance transactions, asset management and treasury business.

22 Feb 1994 - 12:00am