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Rothschild Heir Annointed

Tennis Racket

Alexandre de Rothschild said his father always told him to 'do what you want - if you want to play tennis, go ahead'. Alexandre, now 32, did not devote his life to perfecting his serve, breeding horses, or the other pursuits one might imagine are available to a scion of the world’s biggest family-owned bank.


Global M&A Deals League Table - 2005 To Date

Thomson Financial has just released a worldwide announced advisory league table. This table is based on the number of deals firms' have worked on this year to 17th March. The table excludes equity carveouts, withdrawn deals and open market repurchases.

JPMorgan Expand, Lazard Book, Rothschild's Richest

Bloomberg reports that JPMorgan Chase & Co is to set aside $1bn to expand its investment bank in Europe and Asia this year. The dosh will be used in the main to build out the unit's energy trading capability, and acquire 'niche' businesses for the investment bank in the likes of Brazil and Russia.

Sunday Times 'City Rich List' - Top 20

The Sunday Times has just published its second annual 'City Rich List'. The newspaper has used various means to calculate the net-worth of the individuals mentioned - and many of those who made the list will not welcome the numbers applied against their names. Here's the Top 20 and a few other interesting entries: