Lazard at a Glance


  • “Very strong brand name; prestigious with extremely talented bankers picked off from other shops”
  • “Working with top-tier (Fortune 500) clients on interesting M&A deals”
  • “Great exit opportunities; well represented at all major PE and hedge funds”


  • “Harsh hours”
  • “Lack of career mentorship and poor management from seniors”
  • “Elitist culture, which can be abrasive”

The Buzz

  • “Excellent M&A boutique with great deal flow”
  • “Great reputation but tough senior bankers”
  • “Great restructuring and turnaround firm”
  • “Going through a transition period”

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 42 cities across 27 countries. The firm is led by Kenneth Jacobs, its chairman and CEO, and employs approximately 2,600 people globally. 

Lazard has two main 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, 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. Lazard has assets under management of more than $180 billion.


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


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: LAZ
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • Chairman & CEO: Kenneth M. Jacobs
  • 2015 Employees: 2,610

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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