Lazard, one of the world's pre-eminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 42 cities across 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America.

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Lazard announces appointment of new senior advisor

Lazard has announced that Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has joined the Firm as a Senior Advisor, with a focus on sovereign advisory. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, a global leader in economic development and international finance, was until May 2015 the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Honourable Minister of Finance of Nigeria.


Global M&A Deals League Table - 2005 To Date

Thomson Financial has just released a worldwide announced advisory league table. This table is based on the number of deals firms' have worked on this year to 17th March. The table excludes equity carveouts, withdrawn deals and open market repurchases.

Traders Desperate To Get 'The Clap'

The Evening Standard's 'City Spy' column reports that every time a trader leaves Royal Bank of Scotland (and most of them are apparently quitting under their own steam), he (or she) is said to get clapped off the trading floor.