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ProfileCounsel-International Funds Responsibilities: Primary day-to-day responsibility for legal matters relating to the firm’s Irish UCITS and UK OEICS. Work closely with the firm’s global fund attorneys, investments teams, portfolio management, fund boards, the General Counsel, and UK and Asian offices. Working with fund administration and compliance teams, dealing with day-to-day queries regarding maintenance of the funds, and legal and regulatory issues arising in respect to service providers (administrator, depositary, transfer agent) to the funds. Assisting in the development and launch of new fund products (both registered and unregistered), including the preparation of offering materials. Updating and maintaining fund offering documentation (prospectuses, offering memoranda, KIIDS) and assist with corporate and regulatory governance of the funds. Advising on the ongoing regulatory issues surrounding London office and investment management and advisory activities in various markets. Counseling client service and sales teams regarding cross-border issues and applicable local law. Drafting and negotiating investment management agreements and related documentation. Advising on ongoing client service queries related to institutional and separate accounts. Interpreting, analyzing, and providing guidance on applicable law, regulations and major regulatory reforms. Performs related duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Excellent academic background, JD Degree from an accredited law school and admitted to practice law in at least one state. 6+ years (post qualification) of relevant experience as an attorney; law firm experience required and in-house experience preferred. Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a deadline-intensive environment. We are seeking a candidate with experience in a combination (but not necessarily all) of the following areas:. UCITS funds, with particular knowledge of the cross-border distribution of UCITS funds. Fund Board governance. Distribution regulation and practices. Registered and private pooled investment vehicles organized in various jurisdictions. Fund service provider contracts (administrator, custodian, depositary, securities lending agent, transfer agent, etc.). Commercial contracts with distributors, intermediaries or other agents. Institutional investment management agreements. Be proactive, energetic, and pragmatic in balancing business and legal considerations. Have excellent communications skills, including the ability to distill and explain technical and/or complex matters to non-lawyers. Be able to present legal and risk issues to inform business decisions by senior management and Board members. Possess a strong team orientation that facilitates cooperation and teamwork across functional areas for effective problem solving. Possess the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
Dimensional Fund Advisors
6300 Bee Cave Road, Building One
Austin, TX 78746