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 Middle Market Hire MD

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Lazard Middle Market, a subsidiary of Lazard Ltd has announced that Doug Lawson has joined the firm as a Managing Director and head of Packaging within its Industrials Group. He is based in Chicago.


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.

'Latex' Banker's Murder Trial Begins

Edouard Stern, then 50, a former Managing Director at Lazard Freres and the 38th richest man in France, was found dead in his Geneva penthouse on March 1st, 2004. Standing trial for his murder in Switzerland this week is 40-year old Cecile Brossard, a former call girl, who had enjoyed a stormy relationship with the banker for around 4 years.