Nathan Paul is Vice Chair and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lazard’s Asset Management business and a member of the firm’s Executive Leadership Team and Strategic Growth Management Group. As COO, he oversees the day-to-day management of the firm’s business activities globally and works with the firm’s Management Groups to ensure they are globally coordinated and aligned around priorities for the firm. In addition, Nathan is actively involved in product development and leading various strategic initiatives across the firm. He serves as President and Director of The Lazard Funds, Inc. and is a member of other key firm-level committees. Prior to his current role as the COO, Nathan served as the Chief Business Officer for over 5 years, where he was responsible for leading business development initiatives globally. In addition, Nathan also served as General Counsel of Lazard Asset Management LLC for over 15 years. He began working in the investment field in 2000, upon joining Lazard. Previously, Nathan was an associate with Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP working in their investment management practice. He has a JD from Cardozo Law School and a BA from Yeshiva University. Nathan is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bars.