Lazard Ltd (Lazard) is a holding company. Lazard is a financial advisory and asset management company. The Company operates in two segments: Financial Advisory and Asset Management. The Company’s clients include corporations, governments, institutions, partnerships and individuals. The Company operated from 41 cities in business and financial centers across 26 countries throughout Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Central and South America. Lazard is a global advisor to corporations, governments, sovereigns, institutions and individual clients. The Company offers a range of financial advisory services regarding mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other strategic matters, restructurings, capital structure, capital raising and various other financial matters. Lazard’s asset management business provides investment management and advisory services to institutional clients, financial intermediaries, private clients and investment vehicles.