St James's Place co-founder Jacob Rothschild dies aged 87

The advice firm which was established back in 1991

James Baxter-Derrington
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St James’s Place (SJP) co-founder Jacob Rothschild has died aged 87.

Alongside Mark Weinberg and Mike Wilson, Rothschild co-founded J. Rothschild Assurance Group in 1991, which would become known as St James's Place Capital, following a reverse takeover in 1997. Rothschild served as chair of RIT Capital Partners from the investment trust's inception to 2019, when he stepped back from the board and took on a role as honorary president. In a statement to the PA news agency, Rothschild's family said: "Our father Jacob was a towering presence in many peoples' lives - a superbly accomplished financier, a champion of the arts and culture, a devoted public se...

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