Nat Rothschild, the story of a different Rothschild

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Photo credit: Tom Stockill
Photo credit: Tom Stockill
Nat Rothschild is the son of Jacob Rothschild and heir to the title of Baron Rothschild but he has never lived in the shadow of his father.
He studied at Colet Court, Eton College and Wadham College, Oxford and although he did follow the family’s financial tradition, he has accomplished everything on his own.
After first joining Lazard, by the age of 25 he was already working for Gleacher and a year later he started as a minority partner at Atticus Capital hedge fund.
By the age of 28 he was chairman of one of the biggest public companies in France, Vivarte.
Later on he co-chaired Atticus Capital hedge fund and build it into one of the most successful in the world, hedge fund that played a major role in stopping Barclays from buying ABN Amro and Deutsche Börse from buying the London Stock Exchange.
It was not his name and family connections, but his skills, braveness and sharp mind that placed him in a top position in the financial world as Atticus was only the begining of his journey.
There were some downs for him as well, starting with Bumi, the Indonesian mining firm, when he made a deal that turned out badly adviced by the JPMorgan Chase&Co. investment banker Ian Hannam. Lately, he stepped down from the board of the Kurdistan-focused oil producer he co-founded in 2011, Genel Energy, following a difficult period for the firm. Still, both Valler and Vallares were without any doubt his creations.
About 3 years ago he added another alma mater on his list as he bacame an alumnus of the King’s College London completing an MSc degree in Addiction Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry.
Dog lover, he owns two black German Shepards which are by far his most precious „assets”. Also he shares his mother’s horse love, the racehorse which was named after him, Nathaniel, won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2011.
When thinking of Nat Rothschild, overall, „his winners are ahead of his losers” because Nat is heir by fate and a successful man by choice.

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