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Nathaniel Philip Victor James (Nat) Rothschild (1971-)

The Hon. Nathaniel Philip Victor James ('Nat') Rothschild is the youngest child of Nathaniel Charles (Jacob), 4th Lord Rothschild (b.1936) and Serena Mary, Lady Rothschild (née Dunn) (b.1935). He was educated at Colet Court, Eton College and Wadham College, Oxford where he read history.

An international financier Nat has a wide range of international business interests. He is the chairman of JNR Limited, an investment advisory business primarily focused on emerging markets and the metals, mining and resources sector. He was co-chairman of Bumi plc, a natural resources group, that he helped create and that is listed on London Stock Exchange. He was co-chairman of the hedge fund Atticus Capital from 1996 until its dissolution in 2009. He is the former chairman of Vivarte, a pan-European retailer and owner of the Kookai clothing brand. 

He became an alternate director of RIT Capital Partners plc in March 2000, and a full non-executive director in 2004 until 2010 when he stepped down from the RIT board to focus on his other activities. 

Nat Rothschild is a member of the Belfer Center's International Council at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Barrick Gold Corporation.