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Rothschild & Co Merchant Banking

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Basic Information

OO 01. Signatory category and services

01.1. Select the services you offer.

% of assets under management (AUM) in ranges

% of assets under management (AUM) in ranges

01.2. Additional information. [Optional]

Five Arrows Managers is is the investment arm of the Rothschild & Co group and sits within the Rothschild Merchant Banking ("RMB") division. Five Arrows Managers manages a series of funds dedicated to corporate and secondary private equity, multi-managers funds as well as debt solutions:

  • Corporate private equity: Five Arrows Principal Investments ("FAPI") is a pan-European lower mid-market specialist. Comprises FAPI I, a €583m fund raised in 2010 and FAPI II, a €775m fund raised in 2015.
  • Secondaries: Five Arrows Secondary Opportunities ("FASO") is a specialist in European small and mid-cap secondary transactions. FASO III is a €259m fund raised in 2012 and FASO IV, a €459m fund raised in 2016.
  • Multi-managers funds: Arolla is a global multi-managers private equity platform which invests across the private equity asset class: primary fund investments, secondary and direct co-investments. Arolla is currently fundraising (completion of a first closing at €100m as of 31.12.2016).
  • Direct Lending: provides debt financing solutions to privately-owned businesses across the European middle-market through
    • Five Arrows Credit Solutions ("FACS"): Junior debt opportunities in the European mid-cap segment. FACS I is a €415m fund raised in 2014.
    • Five Arrows Direct Lending ("FADL"): Senior-ranking direct lending to mid-market corporates. FADL is currently fundraising.

OO 02. Headquarters and operational countries

02.1. Select the location of your organisation’s headquarters.


02.2. Indicate the number of countries in which you have offices (including your headquarters).

02.3. Indicate the approximate number of staff in your organisation in full-time equivalents (FTE).

60 FTE

02.4. Additional information. [Optional]

Comprises FAPI, FASO, Arolla and FACS employees based in Paris, London and Luxembourg.

OO 03. Subsidiaries that are separate PRI signatories

03.1. Indicate whether you have subsidiaries within your organisation that are also PRI signatories in their own right.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

Five Arrows Managers is 100% owned by the Rothschild & Co group. Rothschild & Cie Gestion Group is also a signatory of the UN PRI.

OO 04. Reporting year and AUM

04.1. Indicate the year end date for your reporting year.


04.2. Indicate your total AUM at the end of your reporting year, excluding subsidiaries you have chosen not to report on.

Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

04.4. Additional information. [Optional]

Comprises FAPI I, FAPI II, FASO III, FASO IV, Arolla as of first closing and FACS I.

Excludes FADL currently fundraising.

OO 06. How would you like to disclose your asset class mix

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

06.1. How you would like to disclose your asset class mix.

Internally managed (%)
Externally managed (%)


Listed equity 0 0 0 0
Fixed income 10-50% 16 0 0
Private equity >50% 84 0 0
Property 0 0 0 0
Infrastructure 0 0 0 0
Commodities 0 0 0 0
Hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0
Farmland 0 0 0 0
Inclusive finance 0 0 0 0
Cash 0 0 0 0
Other (1), specify 0 0 0 0
Other (2), specify 0 0 0 0

06.2. Publish our asset class mix as per attached image [Optional].

06.3. Provide contextual information on your AUM asset class split. [Optional]

Private Equity (c.85%)

  • Corporate Private Equity (FAPI)
  • Secondaries (FASO)
  • Multi-Managers Funds (Arolla)

Fixed Income (c.15%)

  • Direct Lending (FACS)

OO 07. Fixed income AUM breakdown (Private)

OO 08. Segregated mandates or pooled funds (Not Applicable)

OO 09. Breakdown of AUM by market

09.1. Indicate the breakdown of your organisation’s AUM by market.



Developed Markets



Emerging, Frontier and Other Markets


09.2. Additional information. [Optional]

Five Arrows Managers funds mainly focus on the European mid-market segment.