Born1798 Clapton, Middlesex
FatherJames (Jacques) CAZENOVE (1744 – 1827)
MotherMarie Anne Sophie HOUSSEMAYNE DU BOULAY (1761 – 1840)
OccupationPartnership with son & nephew in 1854 founded famous stockbroking firm. Was 'of Clapham Common', Surrey

Biography and Notes

Cazenove was a British stockbroker and investment bank founded in 1823 by Philip Cazenove. It was one of the UK's last independent investment banks and one of the last to remain in private partnership. The main parts of the business were acquired by JP Morgan Chase in 2009. The partnership was well known for its 'blue-blooded' reputation and its complete aversion to publicity.

It was one of the most successful brokers and corporate advisers in London, being described by the Financial Times as 'dominant' and having an 'aura'.

The company has its roots in the early Huguenot financiers who left France for Geneva in 1685 after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, which established Catholicism as the state religion of France. Among those were members of the Cazenove family, who later left Geneva for the UK seeking wealth and freedom in the City of London.

In 1819 Philip Cazenove first joined the business of his brother-in-law John Francis Menet (John Menet had married Philip Cazenove's sister Louisa in 1805). Cazenove and Menet became partners, and in 1823 the firm of Cazenove started. After Menet died, Cazenove entered into a partnership with Joseph Laurence and Charles Pearce. In 1854 Cazenove branched out on his own, and later formed a new partnership with his son and nephew. The stockbroker firm continued to develop and by the 1930s had become one of the leading stockbroking partnerships in London.

Life Events

1822Married Emma KNAPP
1825Birth of daughter Emma CAZENOVE
1826Birth of daughter Mary Harley CAZENOVE
1827Birth of son Philip CAZENOVE
1827Death of father James (Jacques) CAZENOVE
1829Birth of son Henry CAZENOVE
1831Birth of son Charles CAZENOVE
1832Birth of daughter Susan CAZENOVE
1833Death of son Philip CAZENOVE
1833Birth of son Arthur Philip CAZENOVE
1835Birth of daughter Emily Frances CAZENOVE
1837Birth of daughter Louisa CAZENOVE
1839Birth of daughter Laura Susan CAZENOVE
1840Death of mother Marie Anne Sophie HOUSSEMAYNE DU BOULAY
1842Birth of daughter Helen Emma CAZENOVE
1860Death of wife Emma KNAPP
1861Death of daughter Laura Susan CAZENOVE

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