Lord Rothschild has warned about the dark cloud on the horizon for the global economy, characterizing the geopolitical situation as the most dangerous since the end of World War II.
RIT is an investment trust that has been investing "in a widely diversified, international portfolio" delivering high returns to shareholders since 1988.
According to the company's website, RIT has more than doubled its net asset value per share and share price over the past ten years.
Although Rothschild's RIT can currently boast the highest level of its share price, not everything is rosy in the garden for the global economy, emphasized Lord Rothschild: "The world economy grew at a disappointing and uneven rate in 2014 after six years of monetary stimulus and extraordinarily low interest rates."
It seems that Rothschild's concerns are shared by the EU member states as well: at the end of 2014 several European countries demonstrated a revived interest in gold as a monetary policy instrument and focused on repatriating their bullion gold reserves from abroad, citing issues of economic stagnation and an unprecedented level of money printing in the world.
However, Jacob Rothschild underscored that the majority of companies are reporting profits exceeding forecasts together with steady earnings growth.
The banker believes that "the combination of a more competitive Euro and an aggressive program of quantitative easing and the yields available on equities, may well lead to even higher valuations."