Alexander Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport

Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport, 7th Duke of Bronté (born 17 March 1948) (known as Alex Bridport), is a British investment banker, resident in Geneva, Switzerland.[1]

Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport

Early lifeEdit

He is the only son and heir of Rowland Hood, 3rd Viscount Bridport, 6th Duke of Bronté (1911–1969), of Castello di Maniace[2] near Bronte in Sicily (a descendant of William Nelson, 1st Earl Nelson, 2nd Duke of Bronté, elder brother and heir of Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté), by his second wife Sheila Jeanne Agatha van Meurs, only daughter of Johan Hendrik van Meurs and widow of Wing-Commander J.H. Little, DFC, Auxilliary Air Force.[3]

CareerEdit

He grew up in the Castello di Maniace, Sicily, and was educated at Eton College and the Sorbonne. He joined Kleinwort Benson merchant bank in London, before going on to Chase Manhattan Bank which sent him to Geneva in 1985 to be General Manager of Investment Banking. He was appointed Managing Director of Shearson Lehman Brothers, New York, in 1988. In 1991 he set up Bridport & Cie S.A. in Geneva, Switzerland, with Thomas Bartholdi, and both remain managing partners, together with Count Luca Padulli.[4] In 1981, facing an on-going turbulent political situation in Italy and the prospect of further demands for land reform from an historically inimical faction of the local population, he sold his paternal estate of the Duchy of Bronté and his seat within it, the Castello di Maniace, granted to Admiral Nelson in 1799 by the King of the Two Sicilies.[5]

Marriages & issueEdit

He married twice:

Further readingEdit

  • Biography in euromoney.com, Viscount Bridport, Chairman, Bridport, 30 June 1999[2]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kidd, Charles, Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage 2015 Edition, London, 2015, p.158
  2. ^ Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.174
  3. ^ Montague-Smith, P.W. (ed.), Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, Kelly's Directories Ltd, Kingston-upon-Thames, 1968, p.174
  4. ^ "Luca Rinaldo Contardo Padulli Ph.D.: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg".
  5. ^ La vendita del castello e della tenuta dei Nelson[1]
  6. ^ Montague-Smith, P.W. (ed.), Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, Kelly's Directories Ltd, Kingston-upon-Thames, 1968, pp.266
  7. ^ Kidd, Charles, Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage 2015 Edition, London, 2015, p.1189
  8. ^ "Serena Nikkhah and Peregrine Hood". Archived from the original on 4 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Nina in at the finnish.(Column)". 24 May 1999. Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Rowland Arthur Herbert Nelson Hood
Viscount Bridport
1969–present
Incumbent
Titles of nobility
Preceded by
Rowland Arthur Herbert Nelson Hood
Duke of Bronté
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

1969–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent