Financial Advisory

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We advise leaders of businesses and governments on their most important financial and strategic matters, serving as a trusted advisor whose sole mission is to ensure the best result for the clients.

We are deeply established in business centers around the world, with meaningful local relationships and insight. And as the world’s largest advisory-focused firm, we have exceptional depth of expertise across industry sectors and geographies.

What Makes Us Different

Lazard pioneered the independent advisory model of investment banking, which means we serve solely as an advisor, not as a lender or proprietary trader. Our clients are therefore assured that our financial interests align with theirs. For generations, this business model has helped us build client relationships built on trust and discretion.

Every country has its own style, its own influencers, and its own way of doing business. Being part of the local fabric is essential to understanding it. Thanks to Lazard’s long and multi-cultural history, we have deep roots in business centers around the world, Linkedin a global network.

Our clients benefit from the depth of our local insights and relationships, enhanced by our global perspective.

Clients who hire professional advisors rightly expect the highest level of expertise and wise counsel. Our culture prizes intellectual curiosity, diverse perspectives, thoughtfulness and the wisdom of experience. Our clients benefit from our continuous investment in attracting, retaining and developing the best people for this type of work.

Peter Orszag, CEO of Lazard Financial Advisory

Lazard prides itself on the breadth and depth of our content and the objective nature of our advice, which is relied upon by leaders of business and government across the globe. Our bankers provide differentiated insight, wise counsel, and discretion on the most challenging questions facing our clients.

Peter Orszag Chief Executive Officer

Financial Advisory Research & Insights