The Rentrop Family Office serves the Rentrop Family in Bonn – Germany.
The Rentrop Family history goes back to 1510 in Southern Westfalia. Today 250 family members live in Germany, 250 in the U.S. and a few in other countries.
Siegfried Rentrop (1899-1972) was one of the first German “Wirtschaftsprüfer”, when the German Government in the 1929/1931 crisis requested that all German public companies be audited by special certified public accountants (CPA). He was university assistant to Professor Eugen Schmalenbach (nestor of the German School of Business Administration) at Cologne University. Today Treuhand KG Hartkopf und Rentrop is part of KPMG.
Friedhelm Rentrop (1929-2015) started his own CPA firm in Bonn. He was elected to the German Congress and became chairman of the Finance Committee. Later on he served as CEO of DSL Holding AG, now part of Deutsche Postbank. Actively involved in charity work all through his life Friedhelm Rentrop served as chairman of the Foerdergemeinschaft Deutsche Kinderherzzentren e.V. until his death.
Norman Rentrop (born 1957) started his own professional publishing company in 1975: Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG today is one of the leading german professional publishing companies with annual sales of more than 100 Million US Dollar for the group.
Helping to bring a little more order into the capital markets is the motto of investing.
Being great fans of Warren Buffett the Family Office is invested in stocks and private equity. Besides investing in Berkshire Hathaway the Family Office invests in
a) enhanced Indexing
b) workouts of undervalued public companies
c) merger arbitrage
d) value stocks
e) private equity direct investments
The Rentrop Foundation supports “Bibel TV”
“Compared with other institutional investors, ‘families are more adventurous about where they invest their capital,’ says a managing director at one advisory firm whith a large wealthy client base. ‘They’re quicker in their decision-making, and sometimes don’t have hard and fast rules like pension funds do.'”(The Private Equity Analyst, March 2004)