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Private Banking in Europe: Rise, Retreat, and Resurgence

Youssef Cassis and Philip L. Cottrell


This book analyses the experiences of European private bankers from the early modern period to the early twenty-first century. Private bankers have been defined as owner-managers of their bank, irrespective of their type of activity, which could be in any field of banking, sometimes in conjunction with another one, especially commerce in the earlier periods. The book examines, first, the slow emergence of specialist private bankers, largely from amongst those who provided commercial credit. This initial consideration culminates in a focus upon the roles that they variously played both during t ... More

Keywords: private banks, private banking, merchant banks, investment banks, haute banque, joint stock banks, wealth management, partnership, unlimited liability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198735755
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735755.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Youssef Cassis, author
Professor of Economic History, European University Institute

Philip L. Cottrell, author
Formerly of the University of Leicester