Senior Legal Counsel - Global Advisory
The candidate will manage a team of lawyers and legal analysts who primarily work to provide legal advice relating to US advisory matters including institutional and high net worth separate account business lines, Advisers Act and CFTC matters as well as separately managed accounts lines of business (e.g., models, SMAs and dual contracts). Will oversee the legal team responsible for the review and negotiation of institutional and private asset management (i.e., high net worth) separate account agreements and amendments. Assist in completion of RFPs and client certifications. Oversee the team responsible for providing advice and guidance with respect to the firm's Model Portfolio and Dual Contract business and related third-party separately managed account initiatives. Position will involve various firm projects relating to US advisory regulations and business improvements. These matters will be coordinated with global advisory team for consistency where possible. Will also be involved with the custody rule, proxy rule, Form PF, CFTC related matters and other advisory matters. Responsible for firm projects relating to global registered investment advisers (e.g., registering a new foreign adviser with the SEC, working with compliance colleagues to apply global policies and procedures, reorganizing advisers and lines of business as applicable). Coordinate and work with Senior Legal Counsels regarding issues relating to regulations impacting investment advisers including ERISA, GIPS, Investment Company Act, CFTC as well as implementing new and amended regulatory requirements applicable to the US. Should have a Law degree from accredited school of law with admission to the MD State Bar or other State Bar. Must have 10-15 years of in practice area. Law firm and/or the financial services industry experience is required. Law firm and financial services industry experience is preferred. Prior experience working with Federal Securities laws and regulations relative to investment advisory separately managed account activities and/or mutual funds desired.