Lazard at a Glance


  • “Working with some of the best bankers, with the best clients, on the most high profile deals”
  • “You learn an enormous amount, get a lot of responsibility, and get paid very well”
  • “Very prestigious firm; good exit opportunities”


  • “Traditional investment banking lifestyle—long hours, little work/life balance”
  • “Requires immense dedication to stand out—peers are talented and hardworking”
  • “Lags leading bulge brackets in terms of diversity”

The Buzz

  • “Great M&A shop”
  • “Harsh, long hours”
  • “Prestigious, high-end boutique”
  • “These guys don’t sleep”

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 approximately 2,800 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, 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. Lazard manages assets of more than $225 billion on behalf of its clients.


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
  • 2017 Employees: 2,806

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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