Report: Lazard Names Global M&A Chief

(Reuters) – Lazard Ltd (LAZ.N) named Antonio Weiss, a banker in its Paris office, to the new position of global head of mergers and acquisitions, the Wall Street Journal said.

Weiss, 42, has been a vice chairman in European investment banking at Lazard since 2006, the paper said adding that the firm plans to announce his new position on Monday.

Weiss, a dual U.S. and Italian national, joined Lazard in New York in 1993 and became a managing director in 1999, it said.

Lazard could not be immediately reached by Reuters for comment. (Reporting by Ratul Ray Chaudhuri in Bangalore; Editing by Anshuman Daga)