Vice President - Large Cap Financial Sponsors

Financial Advisory
New York

Lazard is one of the world’s leading financial advisory and asset management firms. Our people make the difference. With just over 3,000 employees, our tight-knit community allows for professionals eager to learn and willing to teach to connect and grow together. We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and allyship are not just business imperatives — they are central pillars of our employee experience. Our entrepreneurial culture and flat structure allow creative ideas and original concepts to drive our business forward — and for careers to take flight.

Through our financial advisory business, Lazard advises clients around the world on strategic and financial matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, capital structure and capital raising. Our client relationships are built on trust and discretion. As the world’s largest advisory-focused firm, we have exceptional depth of expertise across industry sectors and geographies. We value the rich diversity that comes from blending local perspective with our global network.

The Financial Sponsors Group develops and maintains a broad network of relationships with leading private equity firms, family offices, pension and sovereign wealth funds, and other private capital investors around the world. Large or small, global or regional, we meet our financial sponsor clients wherever they are, providing world-class investment banking services in any situation.

As part of the Financial Sponsors Group (FSG), the Vice President (VP) will be responsible for supporting senior coverage officers to ensure the entire Lazard organization continues to provide our private capital clients with differentiated strategic and financial advice.  The FSG VP will be instrumental in managing new and existing relationships, originating and executing transactions and helping to grow the FSG franchise.  Our FSG mandate is to provide an industry-leading, holistic coverage framework across all businesses of our private capital clients, including private equity, private credit, growth equity, infrastructure, real estate, energy transition, insurance and special situations.  The FSG team is small and nimble and is looking for a highly motivated, self starting individual to assist in our growth.

We’ll trust you to:

  • Develop meaningful relationships with the largest and most important investors in private capital
  • Be a proactive internal partner that constantly finds ways to add value to our clients
  • Stay abreast of market trends, deal opportunities and industry dynamics relevant to our clients’ existing investments, as well as those that align with their high-conviction investment themes
  • Collaborate across our lines of business (M&A and Strategic Advisory, Capital Markets Advisory, Restructuring and Liability Management and Specialized Advisory) to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients

You’ll need to have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least 5 years of investment banking experience
  • Knowledge of the private capital landscape
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and communications skills
  • Confidence and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to efficiently lead multiple internal and external workstreams simultaneously
  • Comfort in working in an entrepreneurial culture
  • Proficiency in Bloomberg, Excel, PowerPoint and other financial tools required

What we offer:

We strive to enhance the total health and well-being of our employees through comprehensive, competitive benefits. Our goal is to offer a highly individualized employee experience that enables you to balance your commitments to career, family, and community. When you work for Lazard, you are working for an organization that cares about your unique talents and passions, and will continue to invest in the development of your career.

We expect the base salary range for this role to be approximately $250,000 – $275,000 USD. Various factors contribute to determining the actual base compensation offered, including but not limited to the applicant’s years of relevant experience, career tenure, qualifications, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and relevant skills for the role. Base salary is one component of Lazard Financial Advisory’s compensation package, which also includes comprehensive benefits and may include incentive compensation.

Does this sound like you?

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Diversity and Inclusion at Lazard

Lazard is an intellectual capital business focused on delivering the best advice and solutions to clients. Achieving these objectives requires us to identify, develop and retain the best talent. A workforce comprised of people with varied backgrounds and experiences creates a rich diversity of thought that empowers us to challenge conventional wisdom, as diverse perspectives lead to better decisions.

Our appreciation of diversity’s strength is ingrained in our multi-cultural heritage. As a global firm that has grown organically from local roots in different countries, we have a deep tradition of respect for individual differences, which has been core to our success for several decades.

The ongoing cultivation of diversity and an inclusive, equitable culture are essential to our continued growth. We are committed to sustaining an environment in which all employees – regardless of socioeconomic status, race, color, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, veteran or military status – can bring their whole selves to work to maximize their individual potential and our collective success. #LI-EF1