Lazard at a Glance

Uppers

  • “The early responsibility, high profile deals, and senior banker and client exposure allows you to learn and develop a broad skill set very quickly”
  • “Very smart, high quality, driven bankers at all levels”
  • “Prestige”

Downers

  • “Work hours can be challenging”
  • “Stress—high standards and pressure to perform”
  • “All the benefits of a boutique but comp is more in line with bulge bracket”

The Buzz

  • “Exceptional advisory business (M&A and restructuring)”
  • “Elite boutique”
  • “You’ll work hard”
  • “Strong; still considered a blue-blooded investment bank”

About Lazard

Founded in 1848, Lazard has advised on some of the most significant mergers and acquisitions in Europe and the Americas since the beginning of the 20th century. The firm's modern history can be traced to the year 2000, when the "three houses of Lazard" (based in New York, Paris and London) formally united as one partnership. The firm went public in 2005 and today is the largest advisory-focused investment bank, with offices in 43 cities across 27 countries. The firm is led by Kenneth Jacobs, its chairman and CEO, and employs more than 2,840 people globally.

Lazard has two businesses: financial advisory and asset management (each accounts for approximately 50 percent of the firm's revenues). The financial advisory business advises companies, boards, governments and sovereign entities on M&A transactions, capital structure, capital raising, restructuring, shareholder strategy, and other strategic matters. Thanks to its extensive and deeply rooted global network, Lazard is known for advising on large, complex and cross-border assignments. Lazard's asset management business offers a broad range of investment management services across traditional and alternative strategies in equity and fixed income to corporations, public funds, sovereign entities, endowments and foundations, labor funds, financial intermediaries, and private clients around the world. As of March 31, 2018, Lazard managed assets of more than $228 billion.

Lazard

30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Phone: (212) 632-6000

Stats

  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: LAZ
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • Chairman & CEO: Kenneth M. Jacobs
  • Financial Advisory CEO: Alex Stern
  • Asset Management CEO: Ashish Bhutani
  • 2018 Employees: 2,840

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY
  • Paris, France
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Beijing, China
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Chicago, IL
  • Milan, Italy
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Boston, MA
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