Associate, Paralegal Associate, Paralegal …

in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Sep 20
in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Sep 20
Associate, Paralegal

About this role

iShares Paralegal (Associate)

We are searching for a paralegal to provide support on a variety of legal and regulatory matters arising in the asset management business, with a particular focus on the iShares US exchange traded fund (ETF) business. The candidate must be able to directly manage and coordinate across a wide variety of business and operations teams on regulatory, compliance and business issues and risks associated with the ongoing operations of the funds and the business; development of new products; key business initiatives and other special projects.

Business Unit Overview:

iShares® is a global leader in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with more than a decade of expertise and commitment to individual and institutional investors of all sizes. With over 800 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies and more than $1.7 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

BlackRock's Legal and Compliance team works with business teams to develop investment management products and business solutions that comply with the numerous legal and regulatory requirements to which BlackRock is subject.  Legal and Compliance is responsible for, among other things, overseeing regulatory matters; assisting with product development and structuring; preparing and updating relevant offering materials, shareholder communications and related risk disclosures, negotiating service provider and client contracts; providing ongoing legal advice to the business regarding new and existing products and strategies and establishing legal and compliance policies and procedures that meet applicable regulatory requirements and testing the operative effectiveness of those policies and procedures and conducting training.

Job Purpose/Background:

iShares Paralegal (Associate)

We are searching for a paralegal or mutual fund administrator who thrives in a fast paced legal and business environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing, editing, reviewing and filing SEC documents, primarily on behalf of BlackRock's iShares ETFs that are registered as investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and other new funds for which BlackRock seeks registration. The position entails other responsibilities as assigned.  The position is located in our San Francisco office.

Key Responsibilities:

•  Prepares and edits initial drafts and separately, reviews for quality control, fund filings with the SEC, including prospectuses and statements of additional information for new funds, annual updates and supplements to existing fund registrations.

•  Communicating with business groups, portfolio management, index providers, internal and outside counsel, and other service providers to facilitate SEC filings.

•  Partner with business groups, creating and driving timelines and gathering the necessary information to facilitate new fund launches and enhancements to existing products.

•  Manage multiple SEC filings with varying deadlines across the fund complexes, which total over 360 products.

•  Work with global teams in the maintenance of cross listed funds, including annual certifications and the coordination of SEC filings with global counterparts.

•  Assists in gathering and managing the receipt, in a timely fashion, of information needed to register new funds, update registration statements and list exchange-traded products.

•  Assists in coordinating work flow for the SEC filing team.

•  Prepares and distributes required shareholder communications.

•  Researches regulatory requirements.

•  Researches legal issues as required.


•  2-6 years of work-related experience in the mutual fund industry or a corporate legal practice.

•  Understanding of the 1940 Act/mutual fund regulatory environment preferred.

•  Excellent communications and organizational skills and rigorous attention to detail.

•  Ability to complete objectives within limited time frames with minimal supervision.

•  Excellent analytical skills and ability to quickly comprehend complex disclosure documents.

•  An open, collegial and collaborative work-style.

•  Superior skills in writing (clear and concise) and preparing SEC documents (complete, thorough and accurate).

•  Ability to prioritize and structure a high volume of tasks and information.

•  Dependability and a high degree of professional motivation.

•  Strong proofreading skills.

•  Positive and professional demeanor.

•  Undergraduate degree required.

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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