Solicitor, Products and Distribution Legal

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 by M&G Group

London, London United Kingdom
Legal
25 Nov 2018
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Purpose

We are looking for an experienced fund and asset management lawyer with industry experience to join as permanent member of the Products and Distribution Legal team within M&G Prudential, providing legal advice and sound commercial risk assessments to the business on legal issues. The role involves supporting the Head of Products and Distribution Legal in managing other team members.

Key Responsibilities

The role encompasses the full range of asset management skills covering legal advisory, fund/product structuring, drafting and negotiating fund documentation, investment management agreements and related documentation, regulatory and project work.

Job & Personal Skills

This full-time role reports in to the Head of Products and Distribution Legal and will cover legal advisory, structuring, product building and supporting key corporate and regulatory change projects.

Key competencies:

Broad asset management knowledge across various fund jurisdictions (specifically UK, Luxembourg, Ireland) and various fund structures (e.g. SICAVs, ICAVs, OEICs, SIFs, s110s, LPs) and the relevant regulatory framework applicable to asset managers (including AIFMD, UCITS, MiFID, EMIR).

In depth understanding of fund structures and fund documentation, the legal, regulatory and commercial issues associated with various structures and the ability to lead and steer the development and execution of new products

Drafting experience to include drafting and negotiating investment management agreements, advisory agreement, fund documents, AIFM agreements, custody and depositary agreements, side letters, term sheets, distribution agreements

Ability to manage external counsel in a multi-jurisdictional context

Ability to build and develop relationships with key internal stakeholders

People management

Planning and organising - supporting the Head of Products and Distribution Legal in allocating key matters across the team, ensuring no key-man dependencies

Inputting into MI produced by the Head of Products and Distribution Legal on the output and performance of the team

A team player that contributes to the training and development of others in the team and actively seeks and shares relevant information from and with team members

Support the Head of Products and Distribution Legal in producing management information to ensure awareness of key legal matters and risks

Personal qualities:

Strong drafting and analytical skills and attention to detail
Brings strong judgement and is decisive
Intellectually curious
A willingness to challenge/debate and offer own views
Tenacious, willing to go beyond the job description
Transparent and a good communicator. Works most effectively when collaborating
Resilience and strength of character that enables effective communication across all levels of the organisation
Strong organisational skills
Flexible with the ability to adapt to changing priorities and fluid deadlines

Qualifications

Qualified lawyer (there is no requirement that the candidate must be English qualified)

Knowledge & Experience

Experienced funds and asset management lawyer with minimum 8 years PQE working in the funds team of a law firm and/or in-house team of an asset manager/financial service provider.

Strong academic credentials

Experience of working in a cross-border environment

Good working knowledge of another European language highly desirable

M&G Prudential is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.

Reference: 599061800

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