About Us

Rothschild Financial is an independent consulting firm that specializes in the energy sector. We provide expert testimony, design industry-specific documents, and conduct research on public policy and innovation. We are based in Ridgefield, CT.

Rothschild Financial has testified in over 400 cases in the following states and territories:

Alabama | Arizona | California | Connecticut | Colorado | Delaware | FERC | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Kentucky | Maryland | Maine | Massachusetts | Minnesota | New Jersey | New York | Nova Scotia | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Vermont | Washington, DC | Washington

 

Aaron L. Rothschild
President


Aaron Rothschild has extensive experience in the financial analysis of regulated utilities, including electric, gas, water, and telecommunications. He has provided expert witness testimony on cost of capital and rate of return throughout the United States, and has assisted attorneys on all phases of rate case proceedings. Currently he’s involved in research into transmission rates and other financial incentive mechanisms in the energy and utility sectors.

Prior to joining Rothschild Financial, he managed the financial business plan evaluation process of telecommunications and undersea cable projects in North America and Asia Pacific for MCI and 360 Networks. He has held management positions in Hong Kong and Chicago, including serving as head of business development position for MCI in Tokyo.

He received an MBA in finance from Vanderbilt University and a BA in mathematics from Clark University.

James A. Rothschild
Founder


James Rothschild is a nationally recognized expert in the energy industry. He has provided expert witness testimony on rate of return, accounting, and financial issues relating to electric, telephone, gas, water, health care and insurance rate setting. He has evaluated the profitability of expansion and new venture proposals and provided financial support material for contract negotiations.

He received an MBA in banking and finance from Case Western Reserve University and a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Edgar Bandera 
Senior Consultant 


Edgar Bandera is a successful entrepreneur with broad and demonstrated skills, including strategic vision, leadership, financial and operations management, product and process design, implementation, and enterprise-level sales.  He is an active independent investor and the principal of Flagship Endeavors, a business and financial consulting firm.

Edgar was a co-founder of DealMaven, Inc., a financial software firm serving many of Wall Street’s investment banks.  He served as DealMaven’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for many years before selling the company to FactSet Research Systems, a global public company serving a similar client base.  Edgar subsequently served as Vice President and Market Strategist for FactSet’s Corporate Finance product line.  Other relevant business experience includes owning and managing a home painting franchise, being a junior partner in a $100 million private equity fund, and working as a Financial Analyst at Deutsche Bank’s Latin American Mergers and Acquisitions team.

Edgar graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, where he earned a double degree in Chemistry and Physics.  He has also studied in France, Spain, and Italy.

 

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