Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund�s investment objective is total return through a combination of dividends, income and capital appreciation. The Fund will pursue this objective through a world equity strategy and a short-term emerging markets and debt strategy. The Fund will invest substantially all of its net assets in between 60 to 90 world equity securities that are financially productive and high dividend yielding. It seeks to enhance income through exposure to short-term, emerging market forward currency contracts and other emerging markets debt instruments (limited to 33.3% or less of the Fund�s total leveraged assets), which will provide exposure to emerging market currencies. It invests in stocks of companies that span industry sectors and the capitalization spectrum. Lazard Asset Management LLC is the Fund�s Investment Manager.