Benjamin de Rothschild, president of the Franco-Swiss private bank holding company and asset manager Edmond de Rothschild, died of a heart attack at the age of 57, the group announced on Saturday.
De Rothschild had already moved away from the day-to-day running of the financial business inherited from his father Edmond, leaving it in the hands of his energetic wife Ariane, while pursuing his passion for high-speed yacht racing and cars.
“He has a great distance, a completely different temperament,” she once told the FT. “I admire him because I can’t. I have to be totally practical. “
The group described Benjamin de Rothschild as a “visionary entrepreneur, passionate about finance, speed, sailing and cars, passionate about wine. [and] and active philanthropist ”.
He leaves behind a family business created in 1953 which now has assets under management of 173 billion francs (194 billion dollars). Beyond wealth management, the group is involved in corporate …
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