Nathaniel Philip Rothschild

Early life

Nathaniel Philip Rothschild is the youngest of four children and the only son of Jacob Rothschild, the 4th Baron Rothschild and Serena Mary Dunn. Dunn’s grandfather was the Canadian financier and industrialist, Sir James Dunn. As the son of a baron, he is entitled to be styled “The Honourable”. He was educated at Colet Court (in the same year as George Osborne), Eton College and Wadham College, Oxford where he read history. Rothschild was a member of the Bullingdon Club as an undergraduate, at the same time as George Osborne now the chancellor of the exchequer.


Nathaniel Philip Rothschild began his career in 1994 at Lazard Brothers Asset Management in London, before joining Gleacher Partners, the New York-based mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm founded by Eric Gleacher, former head of M&A at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. In 1995, while working at Gleacher Partner, Rothschild met Timothy Barakett, the founder of Atticus Capital Fund. Only a year later were the two men to form a partnership.