Senior Counsel, Institutional Asset Management (CORP 971)

Princeton Legal Search Group, LLC  New York, United States

Posted: January 7, 2017 | Job Type: Full Time

A global asset management firm is seeking an experienced attorney to work in New York and support the firm’s growing Institutional platform. The successful candidate will work closely with business partners across the organization to anticipate and meet the regulatory requirements of new and existing business initiatives and further enabling the continuing growth of the firm’s Institutional product and services platform.


  • Provide day-to day advice and counsel to business leaders and colleagues with a pro-active, solution-oriented approach
  • Review and negotiate client account documentation (investment management agreements, guidelines) with sophisticated institutional investors and consultants located globally; benchmark industry practices
  • Review and interpret relevant statutes, rules, and proposed regulations
  • Provide guidance to business partners in the development, operations, and continuous offering of the firm’s institutional advisory products and services
  • Provide leadership and counsel in the review of institutional client marketing and client reporting and other communications materials, mediums (including marketing decks, RFP, DDQ, databases)
  • Take initiative to identify and analyze problems, generate alternative solutions, and work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization to execute on an action plan


  • 10+ years of relevant experience, with demonstrated business acumen and a strong understanding of the institutional asset management business
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as in-house counsel for an asset management firm is essential
  • Strong experience analyzing and working within global securities regulations relevant to the offering of institutional investment products and separate account services
  • Thorough knowledge of the federal securities laws including the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, ERISA (including prohibited transaction rules/exemptions and other provisions relevant to investment managers), GIPS, MiFID
  • Strong experience in the development, launch, and ongoing offering of institutional investment products and services, including collective investment trusts, private funds, offshore investment fund structures
  • Expertise in quantitative asset management and/or ETFs strongly preferred
  • Substantive transactional experience, including mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures involving asset managers a plus
  • Prior experience managing attorneys and other legal staff in a player-coach role
  • Ability to work well with internal and external clients and to participate with the legal team in a highly collaborative manner while delivering business-oriented solutions proactively; must have strong inter-personal skills and relationship-building skills
  • Self-motivated and capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of professionalism and outstanding judgment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex legal issues in layman’s terms
  • J.D. with exceptional academic credentials; active membership to the New York bar or willing to become qualified in New York within a reasonable period

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