Nathaniel Philip Rothschild
British businessman
Nathaniel Philip Rothschild
Nathaniel Philip Victor James Rothschild, also known by his nickname as Nat, is a British-born financier who has settled in Switzerland, and a scion of the prominent Rothschild family. He is the Chairman of JNR Limited, an investment advisory business primarily focused on emerging markets and the metals, mining and resources sector. He was Co-Chairman of Bumi plc, a natural resources group listed on London Stock Exchange that he helped create.
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Rothschild Mulls Bid for Asia Resource Minerals
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
Asia Resource Minerals PLC’s co-founder and major shareholder Nathaniel Rothschild said he is considering a rival takeover offer for the embattled U.K.-listed Indonesian coal miner.
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Don’t ‘war game’ your portfolio
Reuters.com - over 3 years
By James Saft (Reuters) – Investors fearing the impact of an attack on Syria ought to start worrying instead about things they can predict and control. In other words – and with apologies to Nathan Rothschild, whose advocacy of buying during times of war is probably apocryphal anyway – don’t “buy when there is blood in the streets,” hold. Global markets have been roiled in recent days by a rising conviction that the United States will lead military strikes against the Syrian government in reprisal for its alleged use of chemical weapons on its own people. Emerging market assets were hit hard again on Wednesday, while Brent crude oil hit a six-month high of $117 a barrel. Gold also rose, and U.S. stocks, which had fallen on the theme on Monday, recovered a bit of ground. The news from Syria, wracked by a civil war, is and likely will continue to be tragic, but for the vast majority of investors by far the smartest thing to do is nothing. Strikes on Syria very likely will happe ...
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UPDATE 2-Co-founder Rothschild sues troubled miner Bumi
Reuters.com - over 3 years
LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) - Financier Nat Rothschild, co-founder of troubled Indonesian coal miner Bumi, has sued the company and his one-time partners, taking one of London's messiest corporate battles to court.
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Rothschild asks watchdog to look into Bumi: source
Yahoo News - over 3 years
LONDON (Reuters) - Financier Nat Rothschild has asked Britain's financial market watchdog to look into whether Indonesia-focused coal miner Bumi made misleading statements to the market, a source said. After two years of bitter boardroom battles and a probe into financial irregularities, Bumi, co-founded by Rothschild and the Bakrie family, is now seeking to part ways with the Bakries in a $278 million deal. ...
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Bumi confident on Bakrie split as seeks lost cash
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - Indonesia-focused coal miner Bumi Plc said on Friday it was pressing ahead with a split from its co-founding Bakrie family as it tied up a review of unit Berau, telling investors more than $200 million had been lost at the operations. Bumi's board hopes to turn the company around after a probe into financial irregularities and feuding between the Bakrie family and co-founder Nat Rothschild. ...
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Corporate governance: Listing badly
The Economist - almost 4 years
EMPIRE-BUILDERS of old claimed they were spreading Britain’s civilising influence. Similar explanations were offered when the London Stock Exchange (LSE) started welcoming mining firms from emerging economies. Listing in London would spur them to adopt British corporate-governance standards, investors were told. The firms would find it easier to raise the vast amounts of capital needed to develop big mines. And punters would be able to bet on a booming industry without worrying about the weaker protections for investors in the wilder parts of the world. Alas, it didn’t work that way, as the latest upheavals at two London-listed firms show.Mehmet Dalman, brought in as chairman 15 months ago to sort out ENRC, a Kazakh mining firm that listed in London in 2007, quit on April 23rd. Other managers recently left in a furore over the firm’s decision to dismiss an investigator looking at its iron-ore division and an American law firm probing allegations of fraud, which it denies. A battle rage ...
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Bumi: after the battle
Ft.com Financial Times Blogs - about 4 years
Shareholders of Bumi, the Indonesia-focused mining group founded by the financier Nat Rothschild, have emerged victorious from a boardroom showdown between Mr Rothschild and his former partners, the influential Bakrie family. But where next for the troubled company? Nick von Schirnding, chief executive, talks to Guy Chazan, energy editor, about the outcome of the shareholder vote and the future of Bumi.
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UPDATE 3-Rothschild defeated in Bumi showdown
Reuters.com - about 4 years
LONDON Feb 21 (Reuters) - Financier Nat Rothschild, co-founder of Bumi Plc, lost his bid to oust the coal miner's board on Thursday, after a public showdown with his one-time colleagues and Indonesia's influential Bakrie family.
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Bumi shareholder Standard Life backs board
Reuters.com - about 4 years
LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Standard Life Investments, one of the largest shareholders in Bumi Plc, said on Tuesday it would support the coal miner's board and vote against proposals from co-founder Nat Rothschild to oust 12 of 14 current directors.
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UPDATE 2-Last-minute Bumi sale threatens Rothschild victory hopes
Reuters.com - about 4 years
LONDON/JAKARTA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - A key Indonesian investor has sold his 10 percent holding in Bumi Plc only days before a key vote on the miner's future, threatening Nat Rothschild's hopes of...
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Bumi boardroom brawl rolls on as Nat Rothschild vows to keep buying shares
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
Nat Rothschild vowed to keep buying shares in Bumi until he gets his way, as the tragicomedy surrounding the Indonesian coal miner rolled on.
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Two Bumi directors say not supportive of Rothschild's plans - FT
Reuters.com - about 4 years
LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Two directors of Bumi Plc whom Nat Rothschild proposed keeping on the board of the Indonesia-focused coal miner said they do not support his plans to take back control of the company, The Financial Times reported.
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Rothschild says lost confidence in Bumi inquiry
Reuters.com - about 4 years
LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Financier Nat Rothschild said on Thursday he had written to London-listed miner Bumi to express his loss of confidence in an independent investigation being carried out into possible wrongdoing at some of Bumi's operations.
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UPDATE 2-Bakries may scrap Bumi exit plan if Rothschild returns
Reuters.com - about 4 years
LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Indonesia's influential Bakrie family warned on Monday that it could rethink its proposed exit from Bumi Plc, a coal venture it co-founded with Nat Rothschild, if the...
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 44
    In August 2016, Rothschild married Loretta Basey, a former page 3 The Sun topless model, in Switzerland.
    More Details Hide Details Rothschild lived for a time in New York before settling in Switzerland in 2000, and according to the Swiss business magazine Bilanz, he is a resident of Klosters in Graubünden.
  • 2015
    Age 43
    In June 2015, following a series of disputes with his co-investors, Rothschild abandoned his investment in the company, selling his 17.2 percent stake in the company to Coal Energy Ventures.
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  • 2012
    Age 40
    In February 2012 he lost his libel case with the Daily Mail who had accused him of being a "puppet master" in reporting about his foreign trips with Peter Mandelson.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    The racehorse Nathaniel, winner of the 2011 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, was bred and owned by Rothschild's mother and is named after him.
    More Details Hide Details In October 2008, he was the subject of much press speculation when it was revealed that Labour politician Peter Mandelson and the Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska had met when staying on a yacht moored near Corfu, in order to attend a party held by Rothschild. After speculation that this might constitute a conflict of interest for Mandelson, Rothschild wrote a letter to The Times alleging that another guest was Conservative Shadow-Chancellor George Osborne, who, Rothschild claimed, illicitly tried to solicit a donation from the Russian for his party. Rothschild has been linked to the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.
    In 2011, The Sunday Times estimated his personal fortune to be $1.6billion and Forbes listed his wealth in 2012 at $1. billion.
    More Details Hide Details A 2016 Sunday Times Rich List list indicated a personal fortune of £100 million.
    In June 2011, Rothschild and Tony Hayward, the former chief executive of BP plc, listed a successor vehicle to Vallar called Vallares (LSE:VLRS) on the London Stock Exchange, raising $2.2 billion. Essentially, this was identical in every respect to the first vehicle, which was metals and mining focused, except that the new entity would acquire oil & gas assets. In September 2011, Vallares announced a 50/50 all stock merger with Turkish Energy Champion Genel Energy, valued at $4.2billion.
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  • 2010
    Age 38
    In July 2010, Vallar Plc, a Jersey-incorporated investment vehicle founded by Nathaniel Rothschild, raised £707.2 million ($1.07 billion) in an Initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange.
    More Details Hide Details Vallar is led by Rothschild and James Campbell, a former Anglo American PLC coal and base metals chief. In November 2010, Vallar announced it was buying stakes for $3bn in two listed Indonesia thermal coal (used for power stations) producers for a combination of cash and new Vallar shares, with a view to combining them to create the largest exporter of thermal coal to China, India, and the other emerging economies of Asia. The transaction closed as planned on 8 April 2011 and Vallar plc was renamed Bumi plc in the same month. In September 2012 the investigation of possible financial irregularities in its Indonesian arm resulted in a 14% fall in its share price. and the much-delayed financial results for 2012 showed a $200m black hole. It was also reported in 2013 that Rosan Roeslani, a former director of the company, had stolen $173 million from it.
    Via NR Investments Ltd., his principal investment company, Nathaniel Rothschild was a cornerstone investor in the United Company Rusal initial public offering in January 2010.
    More Details Hide Details At the same time Rothschild bought $40million of Glencore bonds convertible into shares upon an IPO. Also Rothschild's NR Investments Ltd. is the largest shareholder (26.5% End December 2009) of Volex, a Manchester-based electrical cable maker. Furthermore, Nathaniel Rothschild owns an 11% share in BR Properties, a Brazilian property company, and has an interest in various property developments in Eastern Europe (Montenegro, Romania and Ukraine).
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 28
    In 2000, The Observer wrote that, in addition to Rothschild's then declared inheritance of £500million, his actual inheritance "hidden in a series of trusts in Switzerland is rumored to be worth £40bn".
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    He became an alternate director of RIT Capital Partners plc in March 2000, and a full non-executive director in 2004 until 2010 when he stepped down from the RIT board.
    More Details Hide Details He remains a substantial direct shareholder of RIT and a 35% beneficial shareholder of Five Arrows Limited, a Rothschild holding company whose major asset is shares in RIT. Nat Rothschild is a member of the Belfer Center's International Council at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Barrick Gold Corporation.
    Rothschild is the former chairman of Vivarte, a pan-European retailer and owner of the Kookai clothing brand. Appointed in 2000 following NR Atticus's acquisition of a 32.9% stake, in what was widely regarded as the first hostile proxy fight in France, he led the group, though its successful restructuring and subsequent sale to PAI Partners, a French private equity firm in 2004.
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    After graduating, Rothschild joined fund manager Lazard's, then went to work at Gleacher, the corporate finance firm now owned by NatWest. In 2000, he occupied a variety of positions - and holds a 50 per cent stake - in NR Atticus, Atticus Management and Atticus Capital, a hedge fund, which controls funds approaching £312m.
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  • 1996
    Age 24
    He was co-chairman of the hedge fund Atticus Capital from 1996 until its dissolution in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He has a wide range of international business interests. Nathaniel Philip Rothschild is the youngest of four children and only son and heir apparent of Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, and Serena Mary Dunn. His mother was from a Christian background, while his father was raised Jewish (Rothschild's paternal grandfather was born into a Jewish family, while Rothschild's paternal grandmother had converted to Judaism upon marriage). His maternal grandparents were Lady Mary Sybil St. Clair-Erskine (daughter of James St Clair-Erskine, 5th Earl of Rosslyn) and Sir Philip Gordon Dunn, 2nd Baronet, whose father was the Canadian financier and tycoon, Sir James Dunn. He was educated at Colet Court (in the same year as former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne), Eton College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he read history, gaining a 2:1. Rothschild was a member of the Bullingdon Club as an undergraduate, at the same time as George Osborne. He completed an MSc degree in Addiction Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry.
  • 1994
    Age 22
    In 1994, he married socialite and model Annabelle Neilson; they divorced in 1997.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on July 12, 1971.
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