Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide legal support to key stakeholders for all aspects of the company's UK UCITS product range.
  • Advise on regulatory developments affecting the company and funds/products managed or sold by them. Good working knowledge of UK UCITS Regulations, MiFID, AIFMD, PRIIPs.
  • Identify and work towards minimisation of legal risk in the EMEA business and to implement, coordinate and whenever necessary manage preventive internal controls in such a way as to remain in compliance with the rules in force.
  • Assist where necessary with the resolution of regulatory matters, corporate initiatives, draft and comment on contracts / agreements and any other legal work related to the company with the intention of minimising legal risk for the company or its affiliates.
  • To provide general legal support to the company through working cooperatively with other members of the company's Legal, Compliance, Product, Internal Audit and Risk group worldwide.

Experience, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Qualified lawyer
  • Minimum of 5 years' relevant post-qualification experience
  • Experience of working with a top-tier City law firm or major asset management company
  • Experience of working with UK and Irish regulatory bodies
  • Experience in advising product development function for UK UCITS management businesses
  • Wide breadth of industry and regulatory knowledge
  • In-depth knowledge of UK UCITS Regulations, FCA Handbook and Irish ETF rules

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, credible and persuasive
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the business at all levels, including senior management
  • Problem-solving skills to think outside the box in getting the job done with a pro-active approach
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to quickly grasp and solve complex problems
  • Ability to develop effective working relations with internal clients as well as with non legally trained colleagues