Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific …

Principal Global Investors
in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
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Competitive
Principal Global Investors
in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
• Company: Principal Global Investors • Location: Hong Kong • Position Type: Permanent This is an opportunity to join a leading US global asset manager with a presence in more than 70 countries. Principal Global Investors is the institutional asset-management arm of the Principal Financial Group®, a Fortune 500 company. We manage assets primarily for retirement plans and other institutional clients. Our investment capabilities encompass a range of equity, fixed income and real estate investments, as well as specialized expertise in currency management, asset allocation, stable value management and other structured investment strategies.

Key Responsibilities
This role reports into the Senior Legal Counsel, Head of Legal Asia Pacific, and assists with legal issues for our Asia Pacific offices located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan, including Company secretarial duties as required from time to time .

You will be responsible for the review and negotiation of legal documents, including investment management or advisory agreements, sub-advisory agreements, fund distribution agreements, and other general or operational agreements related to our various business units.

You will have primary responsibility for providing legal services to our investment and trading teams, including the review of Confidentiality Agreements and Information Memoranda related to proposed investments, and the review and execution of legal agreements for any proposed investments, such as syndicated loan participation agreements, private placements of securities etc.

You are expected to communicate with the head office legal team on Asia related issues and agreements. You will advise on legal issues as required, including any management of litigation, and liaison with external legal counsel. You will also provide advice on HR-related issues, non-standard marketing materials and client presentations when required by Compliance.

In addition, you will assist Sales and Marketing teams with the preparation of responses on legal and compliance related functions in client due diligence questionnaires.  You are required to prepare reports to be provided by the Senior Legal Counsel Asia Pacific to Boards and Risk Management Committees. You will be involved in the review and coordinate with the approval of new policies, and also assist with drafting new polices or the implementation of in-house legal training for staff, as required.

The Ideal Candidate
You will have a graduate degree in Law with post qualifying experience of 4-6 years, and ideally have a combination of legal practice and in-house experience within the financial industry. Exposure to asset management or funds will be a huge advantage. You must be a HK qualified solicitor, or close to being qualified. Effective bilingual skills in English and Chinese are required (both spoken and written). You must be a strong communicator and be willing to connect with and make efforts to understand the various facets of our business as quickly as possible.

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