Celebrating 175 Years of Lazard

July 12, 2023, marked the 175th anniversary of Lazard's founding. From our humble beginnings in 1848 as a New Orleans dry goods merchant, today Lazard is one of the world’s preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we present a short film, Lazard 175 Years, in which Kenneth M. Jacobs, Executive Chairman of Lazard, examines our history and reflects on the firm’s longevity and enduring spirit of evolution and innovation.  

Lazard has also produced a special commemorative digital book, Lazard 175, that explores the firm’s rich heritage and honors the key leaders who helped to build the business into what it is today.

Lazard 175 Years: A Retrospective Film

In this short film celebrating Lazard's 175th Anniversary, Kenneth M. Jacobs, Executive Chairman of Lazard, takes us through the history of the firm and its evolution from a single store in New Orleans in 1848, to its position today as a preeminent independent investment bank operating in 26 countries around the world. 


Lazard 175: A Visual History

In this special commemorative digital book, we invite you to read the story of Lazard, meet some of our most remarkable leaders, learn about some of our most celebrated episodes and understand the qualities and values that have enabled Lazard to grow, evolve, and thrive for 175 years.