We are seeking a highly-motivated, self-starting individual to be part of a 15 member team that supports Northern Trusts asset management businesses. Broad asset management experience with knowledge of investment advisers and investment funds is required. Knowledge of hedge and private equity funds of funds and bank common and collective trust funds would be a plus. Experience with options, futures, swaps and other derivative instruments is highly desired. The position is in the Asset Management Practice Group of the Legal Department and reports to an Associate General Counsel. Major Duties: 1.
Provide day to day advice and counsel to management, product, sales, marketing, portfolio management, risk, and compliance staff; 2.
Draft, negotiate and review various types of legal agreements and regulatory documents; 3.
Keep abreast of new laws, regulations, and industry trends in assigned areas of responsibility; and 4.
Act as legal advisor to in-house committees and participate in industry groups.
Candidates should have 5+ years of experience working in a major law firm or in-house practice in relevant areas.
Ability to work cooperatively with all levels of management;
Ability to exercise high quality legal analysis and practical judgment, to spot issues and develop appropriate solutions;
Ability to interact with and advise on a wide range of asset management issues;
Very good communication skills and ability to demonstrate good teamwork both within the Legal Department and with business partners;
Ability to manage outside counsel relationships; and
Interest in getting involved in other emerging legal matters About Northern Trust: Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the worlds most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service. Working with Us: As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve! We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018. Wed love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the worlds most admired and ethical companies. Build your career with us and apply today.