Business: Family Feud

Rothschild's divided house

No sign marks the headquarters of N.M. Rothschild & Sons Ltd. in London's financial district—only a shield with five red arrows, symbolizing the five sons of the dynasty's founder. The House of Rothschild, which once helped British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli buy the Suez Canal, needs no identification. Last week sixth-generation members of one of Europe's oldest and wealthiest families were fighting over the use of their name. Evelyn de Rothschild, 49, chairman of the 176-year-old N.M. Rothschild bank, forced his cousin Jacob, 44, to stop using the family name on the Rothschild Investment Trust, which Jacob has run...

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