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August_von_Finck,_Sr

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 Allianz and private bank Merck Finck & Co. Following the Anschluss of Austria to Nazi Germany, his business benefited greatly when the Nazis seized the Vienna-based firm of S M von Rothschild and 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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