Investment: Joining the First Families

Operating on their own, either the Rothschilds or the Rockefellers would seem to have all the financial muscle they could want or need. Taken together, the power and acumen of the two families open boundless possibilities. Now for the first time they have joined forces—in a new European mutual fund called the 3-R Fund. Early next month 3-R will offer about $10 million in shares to the Italian public. A quarter of the control will be held by N.M. Rothschild & Sons, the London bank that represents the British branch of the multinational family. Another 25% will be held...

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