The asset management industry is evolving. Clients need more than products; they need a trusted partner and advisor to help them achieve their goals. The State Street Global Advisors Legal Department endeavors to provide strategic advice and counsel to its business and control colleagues in accordance with the highest standards of judgment, integrity and ethical leadership. We partner closely with these teams to find strategic solutions for our clients and contribute to the overall success of the firm. We are seeking a senior attorney who can excel in this environment and help others on their team to do the same. Are you that leader? In this role, you will be responsible for managing a small team that provides legal support, advice and counsel to our US product and funds management teams with respect to the organization, marketing, management and governance of our US registered mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.
To be successful, you will develop a deep understanding of the firms investment and operational capabilities, service offerings, culture and vision, regulatory and supervisory landscape in order to serve as a trusted advisor to your business and control partners, and efficiently identify, diagnose and help to address complex legal issues. You and your team will need to build and maintain collaborative relationships with key internal teams, including management and senior executive business leaders, risk and compliance executives.
You and your team will be responsible for providing practical and actionable legal advice and counsel with respect to our U.S. mutual funds and exchanges traded funds that are registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. This will include drafting and preparing U.S. registered fund disclosure documents, negotiating and drafting mutual funds and ETF distribution agreements, assisting the SSGA Funds Chief Legal Officer in providing legal support to U.S. registered fund boards and attending board meetings, analyzing proposed and new regulatory developments impacting U.S. registered funds, providing advice and counsel to the SSGA business and compliance teams regarding Investment Company Act regulatory requirements, working with the SSGA product and funds management business teams on U.S. registered product development and fund management issues, and reviewing marketing materials related to marketing and sale of US registered funds.
This role is part of the Legal Department and reports to the SSGA Deputy General Counsel/SSGA Funds Chief Legal Officer.
Experience and Skills:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills:
8-13 years of experience in investment management practice, at either a law firm or the legal department of a financial services company, preferably both
Extensive knowledge of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
A strong understanding of investment strategies and U.S. registered funds
The ability to evaluate legal, financial, regulatory and reputational risk and escalate to executive management as needed
Prior experience directly managing the legal work of other attorneys and/or paralegals preferred, but not required
Strong communication (written and verbal), client services and collaboration skills
Strong research, time management, planning and organizational skills
Ability to work independently but also thrive in a global, dynamic and team-oriented environment
Proven ability to interact with and advise multiple businesses and coordinate with legal colleagues in other jurisdictions and business areas on related areas of law or conflicts of law matters
Prior experience interfacing with regulatory personnel
Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
JD from an accredited law school
License to practice in work location
Posted 2 Days AgoFull timeR-623402
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