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Derivatives Attorney The candidate will join legal team as a senior advisor to Investment Management with a focus on derivatives products. Will involve close coordination with portfolio managers, risk management, legal and compliance colleagues and industry organizations. In addition to strong derivatives industry knowledge, analytical abilities and solid communication skills, will have the ability to synthesize industry trends and advise on how needs to adapt and respond. Formulate a strategy and vision of global regulatory initiatives on derivatives, funding, collateral, cash management, and counterparty risk that will ultimately impact managed portfolios. Specific Responsibilities Include: Reviewing, analyzing and negotiating various trading agreements including ISDAs/CSAs, Futures Agreements and Cleared Derivative Addendums, GMRAs, MRAs, MSFTAs, MCAs, account control agreements, custodial undertaking agreements, prime brokerage agreements, confidentiality agreements and other related miscellaneous agreements. Tracking and updating status of agreements under negotiation and maintaining internal master agreement database. Providing guidance on, and ensuring adherence to, various ISDA protocols through IHS Markit on behalf of a broad client base, including mutual funds, private funds, insurance companies, endowments and pension funds. Researching, analyzing and summarizing applicable regulations (Dodd-Frank, EMIR, etc.) and performing thorough analyses to identify affected clients and portfolios. Partnering with business and other teams to monitor US and global regulations related to derivatives transactions and related activities and implement changes to process, oversight and documentation accordingly. Significant involvement in industry initiatives and, where appropriate, represent the firm’s interests with various industry organizations (SIFMA, ISDA, etc.) in the analysis or implementation of industry developments.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris Doctor from accredited law school. Must have 6-10 years of derivatives industry experience. Must have deep derivatives industry knowledge, with up to date knowledge on regulatory and risk environment. Should have strong problem solving skills and a demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and critically analyze various issues associated with sophisticated investment arrangements and transactions. Must be able to adapt quickly and appropriately in accordance with the constant evolution of the industry in which company operates.
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