Providing many services within capital strategies, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and asset management, Lazard is currently one of the largest and most productive investment banks in the world. Serving mainly high net individuals, institutions, partnerships, and corporations, the bank is in a position to be selective in its choice of clients. During a climate of uncertainty for large investment banks, Lazard has found a business framework that is both flexible and productive in even the most stringent of markets. It has also created an excellent media presence and become a beacon of better times for the banking sphere in general.