The trading house of the Ralli Brothers, a Greek family from Chios, was active in business during the 19th and the 20th centuries. Starting in Izmir (Turkey), the house built a strong network of companies with branches and structures in big commercial centres (London, Manchester, Liverpool, Odessa, Marseilles and later in Calcutta, Bombay and New York). In addition to trade (of silk, grains, cotton, etc.), the family business also extended to banking and shipping. The corporate structure of the house changed many times during its lifetime, adapting to current conditions. The company was acquired by another trading group in 1961.