Senior Counsel - Investment Law, Funds


: $112,670.00 - $141,030.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance

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At the center of our business strategy is a commitment to One Leading Provider of Insurance and Other Financial Services collaborating, sharing best practices, and recruiting, developing and retaining the best talent in the industry. We live by our values: Put Customers First, Be the Best, Make Things Easier, and Succeed Together. They guide how we operate every day. Primary responsibilities of this attorney will be to provide legal support to the Leading Provider of Insurance and Other Financial Services third party institutional investment management platform, which includes a registered fund, multiple private funds, global investment fund structures and separately managed accounts in various asset classes for domestic and international institutional clients. Key responsibilities will include advising clients on the formation and operation of private investment funds, including private equity funds, funds-of-funds, global investment fund structures, and other investment vehicles. Frequent advice and counsel with respect to the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The attorney will build positive business partner relationships with diplomacy grow talent by training and supervising junior associates and drive results by providing best in class legal advice in a pragmatic and strategic manner in a collaborative environment.
Key Responsibilities:
Provide legal and strategic advice and counsel to our business partners and their senior management on all legal aspects of a sophisticated institutional investment management platform in a global insurance company.
Facilitation of the growth of the business in existing Leading Provider of Insurance and Other Financial Services investment asset classes and support of new investment strategies and initiatives.
Advising clients on the formation and operation of private investment funds, including private equity funds, fund-of-funds, global investment fund structures, co-investment and carry arrangements, and other investment vehicles/ structures.
Able to work proactively and independently, analyze and handle complex legal matters with minimal supervision, draft complex legal documents and negotiate matters with internal and external constituents unaided;
Ability to prepare, initiate, advocate and effectively present legal points and recommendations to influence clients and to represent clients as legal counsel;
Support the operational and compliance requirements of this new business by providing cogent SEC and other regulatory guidance.
Maintain diplomatic client relationships and provide education of business partners on relevant legal developments while growing own business acumen; and
Efficient monitoring and management of outside counsels work product and costs.
Prepare reports for Legal Affairs management.
Ability to partner with our units in a collaborative manner to achieve enterprise goals.
Perform other duties as required.
Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
Admitted to practice before New York or New Jersey State Bar.
At least 4 years relevant investment management experience with a law firm or in-house.
Ability to lead projects and manage interactions with senior investments personnel
Proactive skill set to drive platform best practices and structure new products.
Ability to oversee operational compliance.
Demonstrated and detailed knowledge of legal and regulatory issues pertaining to an investment management platform.
Crisp, clear business partner oral and written communication skills, in particular the ability to reduce legal issues to straightforward practical analysis and advice.
Strong technical and functional knowledge of Investment Advisors Act of 1940 and business acumen relevant to investment management platforms.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Perform independently at high level and exhibit strong collaborative and inter-personal skills.
Ability to effectively organize and manage resources to meet deadlines.
Ability to work collaboratively within the Investments Law unit and across the enterprise while moving a project forward.
Ability to assume a prominent role in projects.
Analyze all legal issues, drafts of all documents and negotiates all matters independently.
Manage outside counsel to provide excellent legal services in a cost effective manner.
Counsel all business partners including senior management.
Perform other duties as required.
Business Category
Legal Affairs
Associated topics: broker, broker dealer, brokerage, capital, commodities, dow jones, fiduciary, financial, fund, trader * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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