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Jacob H. Schiff

Kuhn, Loeb and Company

1885 - 1920

Finance

pre-1900 b. 1847
male
Personal
Born-Died1847 - 1920
BirthplaceGermany
RaceWhite
FatherExecutive, Low-/Mid-Level
Era - pre-1900

Originally trained in brokerage under his father’s tutelage, Schiff joined Kuhn, Loeb and Company at a time when the firm was seeking to exit the shadow of JP Morgan. Under Schiff’s leadership, Kuhn, Loeb and Company was able to rival JP Morgan in the railroad financing business, and became strong in the overall market for industrial finance. Throughout his tenure, Kuhn, Loeb conducted fundraising for such concerns as the Pennsylvania Railroad and Anaconda Copper, but also for the Japanese government during the Russo-Japanese War.