- August von Finck, Sr.
August von Finck, Sr. (
July 18, 1898- April 22, 1980) was a German banker.
He was born in
Kochel, German the son of banker Wilhelm von Finck(1848-1924), founder of insurance giant Allianzand private bank Merck Finck & Co.Following the Anschlussof Austria to Nazi Germany, his business benefited greatly when the Nazis seized the Vienna-based firm of S M von Rothschildand in October 1939 sold it to Merck, Finck & Co. His son August von Finck, Jr.sold the businesses to Barclays in 1990.
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