About Lazard Asset Management
Lazard Asset Management, an indirect subsidiary of the public financial services giant Lazard Ltd., offers equity, fixed income and alternative investment services to institutional, financial intermediary and private clients around the world. Lazard's asset management group is subdivided into Lazard Asset Management (LAM), which encompasses most of its assets, and the Lazard Freres Gestion and Fonds Partenaires-Gestion, based out of Paris. As of March 31, 2017, total assets under management for both subdivisions were $2153 billion (for institutions as well as individual clients). LAM operates from offices in 25 cities across 15 countries. Lazard Asset Management is headquartered in New York.
For over 30 years, LAM has advised many institutions, including endowments, foundations, corporations, Taft-Hartley plans and public funds. LAM might be a client's sole investment advisor, responsible for all of the client's assets, or it might manage a portion of the client's assets. LAM's financial institutions group focuses on the needs of financial professionals. The group focuses on partnering with intermediaries and equipping them with investment solutions, marketing materials and timely information, assisting their sales efforts and fee-based consulting business. LAM's intermediaries include brokers, financial planners and insurance representatives.
LAM spreads its assets over a number of different investments, but the majority of its funds are in equities. Its assets are heavily weighted towards the global/international markets.