Lazard launches Lazard Equity Franchise Portfolio

Press releases — New York

October 03, 2017

NEW YORK, October 3, 2017 – Lazard Asset Management LLC (“LAM”) today announced the launch of the Lazard Equity Franchise Portfolio (Institutional: LZFIX; Open: LZFOX).

The Lazard Equity Franchise Portfolio (the “Fund”) seeks long-term returns by investing in companies that are considered to have an “economic franchise,” meaning companies that share a combination of a history of stable financial returns, strong earnings forecastability, and sustainable competitive advantages. The Fund is managed in accordance with Lazard’s existing Global Equity Franchise strategy, which the team has managed since 2013.

“We believe investing in a concentrated portfolio of companies with a history of predictable earnings and sustainable competitive advantages offers the potential for strong returns with lower volatility over the longterm,” said Matthew Landy, Portfolio Manager of the Lazard Equity Franchise Portfolio.

The Fund is managed by the same investment team that manages the five-star Morningstar rated Lazard Global Listed Infrastructure Equity Portfolio* (Institutional: GLIFX; Open: GLFOX), including Bertrand Cliquet, Matthew Landy, John Mulquiney, and Warryn Robertson. Located in London, New York and Sydney, the investment team manages over $12 billion in assets under management and draws on the experience and expertise of over 250 Lazard investment professionals worldwide.

An indirect subsidiary of Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ), LAM offers a range of equity, fixed income, and alternative investment products worldwide. As of June 30, 2017, LAM and affiliated asset management companies in the Lazard Group managed $226 billion worth of client assets. For more information about LAM, please visit

About Lazard

Founded in 1848, Lazard is one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, with operations in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Lazard provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and capital solutions, restructuring and liability management, geopolitics, and other strategic matters, as well as asset management and investment solutions to institutions, corporations, governments, partnerships, family offices, and high net worth individuals. For more information, please visit

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