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Legal Counsel - Funds & Asset Management

Morgan McKinley
London, United Kingdom
Posted 5 days ago Permanent Competitive
Legal Counsel - Funds & Asset Management
Job Summary
  • London
  • Permanent
  • BBBH828012
  • Sep 12, 2022
  • Competitive

Job Description
A global investment manager is hiring a funds & asset management lawyer with a focus on legal advisory, fund/product design, structuring and maintenance

The company

The company's aim is to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and they are looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. They are digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for their customers.

The role

The company is looking for a funds/asset management lawyer to join as permanent member of the Investments Legal team, providing legal advice and sound commercial risk assessments to the Asset Management business on legal issues. This role will cover legal advisory, structuring, product building and supporting key
corporate and regulatory change projects.

The responsibilities
  • Accountable for delivering expert advice or service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise
  • Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk
  • Manages conflicts that may impact delivery
  • Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture
  • Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output
  • Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience
  • Full range of asset management skills covering legal advisory, fund/product design, structuring and maintenance, drafting and negotiating fund documentation, investment management / investment advisory agreements and related documentation, regulatory work and supporting the company's strategic projects.

The skills
  • An understanding of the asset management business/value chain. Ideally, experience and knowledge across various fund jurisdictions (specifically UK, Luxembourg, Ireland) and common fund structures (e.g. SICAVs, ICAVs, OEICs, SIFs, s110s, LPs) and the relevant regulatory framework applicable to asset managers (including AIFMD, UCITs, MiFID, EMIR, SFTR and SFDR)
  • An understanding of fund structures and fund documentation, preferably across various jurisdictions (specifically Luxembourg and ireland) and legal structures
  • Ability to support and guide the business in the development and implementation of new product
  • Drafting experience to include drafting and negotiating investment management agreements, investment advisory agreements, fund documents, AIFM agreements, custody and depositary agreements, side letters and term sheets
  • Ability to work with and manage external counsel in a multi-jurisdictional context
  • Ability to build and develop relationships with key internal stakeholders
  • Capable of acting as business partner to investment and product teams

The requirements
  • Qualified lawyer (there is no requirement that the candidate must be English qualified)
  • 2 - 3 years PQE working in the funds team of a law firm and/or in-house team of an asset manager/financial service provides
  • Strong academic credentials (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience of working in a cross-border environment desirable but not essential

The package and perks
  • Competitive base salary
  • Performance related bonuses
  • Full benefits
  • Work/life balance
  • Hybrid working

To discuss this role further, please reach out to Pippa Campbell on pcampbell@morganmckinley.com or 020 7092 0133.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.

BY APPLYING FOR THIS ROLE YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR TERMS OF SERVICE WHICH TOGETHER WITH OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT GOVERN YOUR USE OF MORGAN MCKINLEY SERVICES.

Job ID  BBBH828012
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