About Lazard

Lazard’s mission is to provide trusted, independent financial advice and investment solutions to our clients, backed by the intellectual capital of our firm.

During our more than 175-year history, we have built a global network of relationships with key decision makers in business, government and investing institutions.

We operate as a local firm in local markets and serve clients with multinational resources and global perspective.

Learn more about Lazard, our history, and our culture.

What Lazard has to offer is the amazing combination of a global network while also being of a size where everybody matters.

Alexandra Soto Chief Operating Officer

Lazard 2030

In September 2023, incoming Chief Executive Officer Peter Orszag shared his vision for Lazard, including thoughts on the firm's culture, its leadership, and setting out specific goals and revenue targets for Lazard to accomplish by the end of this decade. 

Click here to read Lazard 2030. 

Guiding Principles

Our Guiding Principles reflect Lazard’s distinctive culture and our aspirations for the future. They have shaped our success in the past, and they point the way toward sustainable growth.

  • Put our clients’ interests first
  • Act with conviction informed by deep research and analysis
  • Live by the highest standards of integrity and discretion
  • Innovate constantly and welcome change
  • Be commercial, with a single-minded focus on success
  • Encourage intellectual curiosity
  • Question assumptions and challenge conventions
  • Foster a diverse and inclusive culture in which everyone can bring their full self to work
  • Value and embrace idiosyncratic perspectives
  • Develop our people in an environment of learning, respect and dignity
  • Apply our local insights and global perspective for clients
  • Collaborate to deliver the firm’s best thinking and skills
  • Lead by example with drive and ambition
  • Be collegial and work together to accomplish the very best outcome for clients
  • Recognize that we are stewards of a great heritage and build on it for the future