dvises and assists with respect to rating agency discussions and relationships, among other things. When it assists clients in connection with corporate preparedness matters, its services might include reviewing and analyzing the business and financial condition of the company and assisting in the evaluation of defense measures and strategic alternatives potentially available to the company. When the company assists clients in raising private or public market financing, its services include assisting clients in connection with securing, refinancing or restructuring bank loans or other debt, including convertible securities, originating and executing, or participating in, public underwritings and private placements of equity, debt and convertible securities and originating and executing private placements of partnership and similar interests in alternative investment funds, such as leveraged buyout, mezzanine or real estate focused funds. The company is at the forefront of providing independent advice to governments and governmental agencies challenged by the current economic environment. Industries Served The company intends to offer its services across various major industry groups, including in various cases, sub-industry specialties. Its major industry practice areas include consumer; financial institutions; health care and life sciences; industrial; power and energy/infrastructure; real estate; and technology, media and telecommunications. In addition to the company’s M&A and Restructuring practices, it maintains specialties in various practice areas within its Financial Advisory segment, such as government and sovereign advisory; capital structure and debt advisory; corporate preparedness and defense advisory; fund raising for alternative investment funds; and corporate finance and other services, including private placements, underwritten offerings related to its Financial Advisory segment and transactions involving the exchange or issuance of convertible securities. Strategy This segment focuses on investing in the company’s intellectual capital through senior professionals who have strong client relationships and industry expertise; increasing its contacts with existing clients to further improve its long-term relationships and its efforts in developing new client relationships; developing new client relationships; expanding the breadth and depth of its industry expertise and selectively adding or reinforcing practice areas, such as its Capital Structure Advisory and Sovereign Advisory groups; coordinating its industry specialty activities on a global basis and increasing the integration of its industry experts in M&A with its other professionals; selectively bolstering its geographic presence in certain local markets; and broadening its geographic presence by adding new offices. Asset Management segment This segment offers a range of global investment solutions and investment management services in equity and fixed income strategies, alternative investments and private equity funds to corporations, public funds, sovereign entities, endowments and foundations, labor funds, financial intermediaries and private clients. Approximately 89% of the company’s assets under management (AUM), as of December 31, 2015, was managed on behalf of institutional clients, including corporations, labor unions, public pension funds, insurance companies, and banks, as well as through sub-advisory relationships, mutual fund sponsors, broker-dealers and registered advisors; and approximately 11% of its AUM was managed on behalf of individual client relationships, which are principally with family offices and high-net worth individuals. The company’s major Asset Management businesses are Lazard Asset Management LLC and its subsidiaries (LAM), with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Manama, Milan, Montreal, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and Zurich; and Lazard Frères Gestion SAS (LFG), with offices in Paris, Bordeaux, Brussels, Lyon, and Nantes. This segment conducts investment research on a global basis to develop market,
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