110 years of service to the investment community

Since 1908

Our History

1908

1945

1960's

1972

1980

1992

2008

2013

2015

2016

2018

1908

Rothschild & Company is founded by Monroe Rothschild and his brother-in-law Samuel Karger as a regional, full-service brokerage firm.

1945

Samuel Karger’s son, Robert, who joined the firm in 1933, becomes CEO.

1960's

The firm closes its investment banking operations and by 1970 shifts focus to the retail brokerage business.

1972

The Dow Jones hits 1,000.

1980

After joining the firm in 1975 and establishing the Firm’s Investment Advisory Business, Dick Karger, son of Robert, becomes CEO.

1992

Rothschild Investment Corporation establishes the Corporate Retirement Plan Consulting business.

2008

Rothschild celebrates 100 years as a leading member in the financial investment industry.

2013

The Dow Jones hits 15,000 marking it as one of its strongest periods and finishing the year up 23% over the previous year.

2015

Rothschild is responsible for over $2,000,000,000 of client assets.

2016

Rothschild’s Corporate Retirement Plan Consulting Practice adds nearly 50 Illinois manufacturing clients in one year.

2018

Rothschild turns 110 years old, surviving and thriving through two world wars and some of the most dramatic events on Wall Street.

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