e company distributes its products through a range of marketing channels on a global basis. LAM’s marketing, sales and client service efforts are organized through a global market delivery and service network, with distribution professionals located in cities, including New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Manama, Milan, Montreal, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and Zurich. The company has developed a presence in the institutional asset management arena, managing assets for corporations, labor unions, sovereign wealth funds and public pension funds worldwide. In addition, the company manages assets for insurance companies, savings and trust banks, endowments, foundations, and charities. The company also manages mutual funds and separately managed accounts for majority of the world’s primary broker-dealers, insurance companies, registered advisors, and other financial intermediaries. LFG markets and distributes its products through sales professionals based in France and Belgium, who directly target both individual and institutional investors. Strategy This segment’s strategic plan is to focus on delivering superior investment performance and client service and broadening the company’s product offerings and distribution in selected areas to continue to drive improved business results. The company focuses on improving its investment performance; improves its investment management platform by adding a number of senior investment professionals (including portfolio managers and analysts); continues to strengthen its marketing and consultant relations capabilities, including by expanding its marketing resources and leveraging the broad geographic footprint and strong client relationships in its Financial Advisory segment; expands its product platform, including through the addition of an emerging markets fixed income team, an equity team focused on Asian markets and a global real estate investment team; and continues to expand the geographic reach of its Asset Management segment, including through opening offices in Dubai, Singapore and Switzerland. Alternative Investments The company engages in selected alternative investments and private equity activities. The company established a private equity business with The Edgewater Funds (Edgewater), a Chicago-based private equity firm, through the acquisition of Edgewater’s management vehicles. In Australia, the company operates its private equity business through Lazard Australia Holdings Pty Limited. Regulation In the U.S., certain of the company’s subsidiaries are subject to such regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), or the Municipal Securities Rulemakers Board. The company’s principal U.S. broker-dealer subsidiary, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, through which the company conducts majority of its U.S. Financial Advisory business, is registered as a broker-dealer with the SEC and FINRA, and as a broker-dealer in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Competition Financial Advisory: The company’s primary competitors in securing engagements are Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Centerview Partners LLC, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Evercore Partners, Goldman Sachs, Greenhill, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Rothschild, and UBS. In its Restructuring practice, the company’s primary competitors are The Blackstone Group, Evercore Partners, Greenhill, Houlihan Lokey, Moelis & Company, and Rothschild. Asset Management: The company’s primary global competitors include Aberdeen, Schroders, Alliance Bernstein, Capital Management & Research, Fidelity, Franklin Templeton, Invesco, JP Morgan Asset Management, Lord Abbett, MFS, and Neuberger Berman in the case of LAM. History Lazard Ltd was founded in 1848.
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