The Rothschilds' Hedge Fund Guru

Georges Karlweis is courtly, conservative--and a big winner

On a quiet street not far down the hillside from Geneva's venerable St. Pierre Cathedral is the Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild. If you were considering investing your money there, what you would find inside the redoubtable stone building would not discourage you. The dark red wallpaper and Dutch Old Masters paintings convey an air of authority and prudence. So does Georges Coulon Karlweis, the courtly banker you might be meeting for lunch.

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