Lazard Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a financial advisory and asset management firm. Its Financial Advisory segment offers various financial advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic matters, as well as on restructurings, capital structure, capital raising, and other financial matters. The company's Asset Management segment provides investment solutions and investment management services in equity and fixed income strategies; and alternative investments and private equity funds to corporations, public funds, sovereign entities, endowments and foundations, labor funds, financial intermediaries, and private clients. The company serves corporations, governments, institutions, partnerships, and individual clients. It operates from 43 cities across 27 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Central and South America. Lazard Ltd. was founded in 1848 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.