The attorney in this position will play a key role in providing legal support and thought leadership to the firm's asset management business. The attorney will be part of a team of attorneys and paralegals focused primarily on supporting Columbia Threadneedle Investments' management of the approximately 200 mutual funds, ETFs and Closed-end Funds in the Columbia Funds Complex.
Management of day-to-day legal affairs for Columbia Threadneedle Investments;
Preparing and reviewing materials for, and attending, meetings of the Columbia Funds' Boards of Trustees/Directors;
Supporting the preparation of fund prospectuses and statements of additional information for the Columbia Funds, including drafting new disclosures and working with outside counsel on registration statement matters;
Advising the compliance department and business on the various rules and regulations applicable to the Columbia Funds;
Advising fund administration and accounting on matters relating to the Columbia Funds, including review of shareholder reports and other SEC filings for the funds;
Providing legal advice to the distributor and transfer agent of the Columbia Funds;
Providing general support to the asset management business of Columbia Threadneedle Investments;
Drafting and negotiating agreements for Columbia Threadneedle Investments and the Columbia Funds;
Cultivating and promoting relationships with key business partners and fostering and promoting a culture of compliance; and
Monitoring global and regulatory developments in consideration of potential impacts on Columbia Threadneedle Investments and the Columbia Funds complex.
A Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and bar admission required.
Admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota or New York or eligible for admission as house counsel.
3-5 years' experience as a practicing attorney (financial services perferred)
Professional demeanor, with strong relationship skills and ability to deliver tough messages to business partners.
Ability to work proactively and independently, to multi-task and demonstrate a strong sense of urgency.
Exceptional communications, writing and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge and understanding of the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act.
Previous experience supporting mutual funds, ETFs or closed-end funds.
Experience in financial services
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