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Brand name investment management organization, with a specialty in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) is growing and looking for a Funds Counsel with at least 4+ years of funds industry experience. ETFs experience a big plus but not required. NYC location.
Report to the General Counsel; support US and in certain foreign jurisdictions.
Advise on investment products and related legal issues, with particular focus on ETFs and related matters.
Advise in addressing legal questions that arise associated with our client’s investment management business and with the development of innovative products to facilitate the growth of their ETF business; assist in maintaining ETF Board governance, from development to presentation of Board materials; facilitate the organization, registration and listing of ETFs in the US and Canada under the applicable US and Canadian securities laws; assess requirements associated with promotion and marketing of ETFs in certain foreign jurisdictions.
Facilitate the organization and maintenance of collective investment trusts.
Negotiate servicing and other agreements related to the investment management, ETF and indexing businesses, including licensing agreements.
Skills & Experience
4+ years of investment management industry experience, preferably with a major law firm and in-house experience with an asset manager; experience with the Investment Company Act of 1940 and SEC filings for registered investment companies.
Experience with ETFs a plus, not mandatory.
Knowledge of registered commodity pools and non-US securities laws (particularly Canada), CFTC/NFA regulations and FINRA rules a plus.
Meridian Legal Search is a legal staffing organization specializing in the search, recruitment and placement of attorneys, paralegals and compliance professionals for the nation's leading financial institutions, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, Fortune 500 companies and other major corporations. Meridian was first established in 1936, and has successfully been placing attorneys more than 40 years now. Meridian's clients include corporations (public and private), law firms (large, medium and boutique) and Fortune 1000 and global financial services corporations. We place partners, counsels and associates; general counsel, associate counsel, staff attorneys and paralegals in corporate finance, litigation, securities/compliance, investment banking, investment management, banking, private equity, venture capital, mutual funds, hedge funds, broker dealer, insurance, intellectual property, media, entertainment, information technology, pharmaceutical and many other industries. Our clients are located throughout the United States and overseas. All communication and correspondence with candidates is treated confidentially, and candidate resumes are submitted to clie...nts only upon receiving the candidate's prior express permission to do so. Other services we offer include counseling law firms and corporations on hiring strategies and compensation packages, law firm mergers and diversity hiring programs. We have a state of the art, advanced computer database of 100,000 attorneys and 9,000 law firms, corporations and not-for-profits. Additionally, Meridian Legal Temps, Inc. is a division of Meridian Legal Search. Placements include temporary and temp-to-perm attorneys and paralegals at all levels and in a wide range of practice areas.Meridian Legal Search is a founding member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) and adheres to the NALSC Code of Ethics.