Return to Work - Legal Counsel, Private Funds and Managed Accounts Return to Work - Legal Counsel, Private Funds and  …

AQR Capital Management, LLC
in Greenwich, CT, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
AQR Capital Management, LLC
in Greenwich, CT, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Return to Work - Legal Counsel, Private Funds and Managed Accounts
Return to Work Program

Legal - Counsel - Private Funds and Managed Accounts

AQR is a global investment firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. The Firm strives to deliver concrete, long-term results by looking past market noise to identify and isolate the factors that matter most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. By putting theory into practice, it has become a leader in alternative strategies and an innovator in traditional portfolio management since 1998.

At AQR, our employees share a common spirit of academic excellence, intellectual honesty and an unwavering commitment to seeking the truth. We're determined to know what makes financial markets tick - and we'll ask every question and challenge every assumption. We recognize and respect the power of collaboration and believe transparency and openness to new ideas leads to innovation.

Return to Work Program

At AQR, we value diversity of experience and perspective. Our Return to Work Program encourages professionals returning to the workforce following a career break to join our firm. Based in our Greenwich, CT headquarters, the program offers training and development, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

Your Role

AQR's Legal Team partners with internal groups to support the firm's broad diversified platform of strategies and products.

We are looking for an exceptionally talented Counsel to be based in AQR's Greenwich, CT office. Reporting directly to the Head of Private Funds and Managed Accounts, the successful candidate will take a lead role in:
  • Negotiating investment management agreements, reviewing fund documentation and side letters, and structuring various institutional products.
  • Advising on various legal matters relating to the activities of the firm and supporting the firm's institutional asset management business.
  • Collaborating extensively with internal teams on all matters related to the above. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented attorney to work in an innovative and collegial environment that encourages creativity and thoughtful problem-solving. Hours are predictable and work-life balance is highly valued.

What You'll Bring
  • Outstanding academic credentials
  • Member in good standing of state bar
  • 3 or more years at a major international law firm or institutional asset manager
  • Currently on a career break of one year or more
  • Experience structuring and advising hedge funds and negotiating investment management agreements for separately managed accounts preferred
  • Excellent business sense and demonstrated ability to apply legal knowledge in a business context

Who You Are
  • Committed to intellectual curiosity and integrity, with high ethical standards
  • Mature and thoughtful, with the ability to operate within a collaborative, team-oriented culture as well as operate independently
  • Hard working and eager to learn in a highly intellectual, innovative environment
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task and keep track of competing deadlines
  • Confident, self-starting, entrepreneurial, creative, with a pragmatic, results-driven orientation
  • Excellent communicator (verbal and written); able to communicate complex ideas in a simple, succinct and understandable fashion

Application Process

Interested candidates may apply online by submitting a CV and cover letter through our Careers site on

AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/VET/DISABILITY