Lazard Ltd is a preeminent financial advisory and asset management company. The company operates through the following segments: Financial Advisory and Asset Management. The Financial Advisory segment offers corporate, partnership, institutional, government, sovereign and individual clients across the globe a wide array of financial advisory services regarding mergers and acquisitions and other strategic matters, restructurings, capital structure, capital raising and various other financial matters. The Asset Management segment offers a broad 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 union funds, financial intermediaries and private clients. Lazard was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.