Job Details

Senior Securities Paralegal

Company name

Aegon Asset Management

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Chicago, IL

Posted on

Feb 19,2018
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets
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Position Overview: Senior paralegal to support several senior attorneys with state and federal law research activities, the drafting and execution of client investment management agreements, and preparation and processing of other complex legal documents


Separate Accounts:

  • Review and understand investment-related contracts and other legal documentation
  • Understand and communicate company’s position on key issues
  • Review prospective client redlines and draft agreements and synthesize key issues, working with a designated attorney to resolve
  • Coordinate various levels of review and approval for amendments and new agreements before signature
  • Work well under time pressure

•     Work under minimum supervision of attorneys and lead paralegal, with assignments spot-checked as needed.

•     Partner with distribution and client relations groups to manage onboarding of new investment advisory clients, implementation of investment management agreements and related documentation, as well as respond to client diligence or other regulatory related requests.

•     Facilitate the resolution of Legal issues as they arise in the normal course of business.

Private Placement Investment Review:

  • Receive and review high volume of emails related to various prospective and current investments to summarize action items for relevant attorney
  • Review multiple drafts of legal agreements  to ensure changes have been captured

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of paralegal experience.
  • 2 years formal legal training or equivalent.  Extensive knowledge of relevant area of responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at an investment manager; financial services firm engaged investment management or securities business; or law firm practice with a focus on investment management and/or securities.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with sophisticated business clients.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work independently.
  • Experience with complex investment transactions and related documentation.
  • Experience providing legal support to a registered investment advisor and assisting with implementation of regulatory obligations.


Company info

Aegon Asset Management

Company Profile

Company Overview: This position will be with Aegon Asset Management, a leading global investment firm with roughly $350 billion in assets managed by about 250 investment professionals in North America, Europe and Asia. The organization oversees asset management for many of Transamerica's insurance and operating companies as well as third party clients. Primary offices in the United States are located in Cedar Rapids, Chicago and Baltimore. The legal entities that comprise Aegon Asset Management US are Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC and Aegon USA Investment Management, LLC. Investment offerings include credit strategies across the quality and yield spectrum, real assets, including specialty real estate yield- and return-oriented strategies, global equity and multi-asset strategies and customized investment solutions. Real Assets has approximately $16B in assets under advisement (as of 6/30/17) and specializes in Commercial Mortgage Loans and Agricultural Mortgage Loans as well as investments in Affordable Housing, Tax Credit Equity and natural resources such as energy and timberland. The firm serves a diverse global client base that includes corporate, union and public pensions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, subadvisory, family offices and wealth managers.

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