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Company Overview of Lazard Asset Management Limited

Company Overview

Lazard Asset Management Limited is a privately owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to individuals, institutional investors, pooled vehicles, charities, family offices, foundations, and their associated advisers. It manages separate client-focus equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm manages equity mutual funds, fund of funds, and hedge funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets across the globe. The firm employs fundamental analysis stock picking approach to make its investments. It conducts in-house research to create its portfolio. The firm was founded in 1953 and is based in London, United Kingdom. Laz...

50 Stratton Street

London,  W1J 8LL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1953


44 20 7448 2019

Key Executives for Lazard Asset Management Limited

Senior Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director, Head of Third Party Distribution and Director
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Senior Vice President, Analyst, and Portfolio Manager
Senior Vice President, Analyst, and Portfolio Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Lazard Asset Management Limited Key Developments

Lazard Asset Launches US Fundamental Alternative Fund

Lazard Asset Management announced the launch of US fundamental alternative fund. The Fund, which is UCITS compliant, is a liquid and diversified portfolio primarily focused on US securities, with the flexibility to invest across the whole market cap spectrum. Utilising bottom-up stock selection, the Fund seeks to take long positions in equities of companies believed to have strong and/or improving financial productivity and attractive valuations, and short positions in companies with deteriorating fundamentals, unattractive valuations, or other qualities warranting a short position. The Fund will be managed in New York by portfolio managers Dmitri Batsev and Jerry Liu, who leverage a dedicated and highly experienced US equity investment team. The Fund is based on the existing Lazard Fundamental Long/Short strategy, which has delivered a +11.2% annualized net return compared to the HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index at +5.9% over the last three years. The strategy has generated these returns while realizing two-thirds of the volatility of the S&P 500 Index with a 53% correlation and only 8% of the downside.

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