Lazard Reports January 2019 Assets under Management

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) reported today that its preliminary assets under
management (“AUM”) as of January 31, 2019 totaled approximately $230
billion. The month’s AUM included market appreciation of $12.7 billion;
foreign exchange appreciation of $1.8 billion; and net inflows of $0.7
billion.

     
LAZARD LTD
ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT (“AUM”)
(unaudited)
($ in millions)
 
As of:
January 31,     December 31,
20191     2018
Equity $ 190,365 $ 176,998
Fixed Income 34,749 32,938
Other   4,863       4,798
Total AUM $ 229,977     $ 214,734

(1) Preliminary – subject to adjustment

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acquisitions, strategic matters, restructuring and capital structure,
capital raising and corporate finance, as well as asset management
services to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments and
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