Lost Fortune Pits Rich Russian Against Rothschild in New York Court

Two decades ago this month, senior officers there signed the paperwork with Russian oil magnate Sergey Bogdanchikov that entrusted his growing fortune to the storied bank. But instead of protecting and increasing his wealth, Bogdanchikov claims, a prominent relationship manager at the bank steered it to a coterie of accomplices across Europe and the U.S. who cost him more than half his $150 million through wrong-way bets and kickbacks to Rothschild.