Posted

30+ days ago

Description

The Role


We are looking for an investment funds lawyer to join the AMX legal team reporting directly to the London-based Head of Legal. We would ideally like the candidate to be based from Cork, but other locations will be considered.


The role will primarily focus on the legal and regulatory aspects of launching and maintaining investment funds under AIFMD and UCITS regimes working closely with the Head of Legal and various AMX teams responsible for the on boarding of new managers and investors including the Client Services, Product, Sales, Compliance, Operational Oversight and Risk teams. This will include legal advice with a particular emphasis on investment documentation and investment vehicles that are appropriate/approved for establishing and developing the AMX business.


The successful candidate will use their knowledge of the various types of investment vehicles available for different categories of institutional investors to help the AMX team select those that are appropriate for our clients and in particular the use of existing offshore investment fund vehicles.


Legal


+ Assist Head of Legal with developing and maintaining a robust legal framework for AMX, including both corporate and fund specific issues

+ Manage legal on-boarding process for a wide range of third party investment managers and service providers (including market counterparties, administrators, custodian and depositaries).

+ Take responsibility for negotiating investment management agreements and other commercial agreements

+ Developing and monitoring the production of launch templates to be used in the launch process

+ Develop and enhance existing launch procedures

+ Assist and advise internal teams on a broad range of product related legal queries

+ Establish a strong working relationship with the AMX Compliance team and the WTW Corporate legal team to understand and develop areas for cooperation


Relationships


+ Assist and advise internal teams on a broad range of product related legal queries

+ Establish a strong working relationship with the AMX Compliance team and the WTW Corporate legal team to understand and develop areas for cooperation

+ Manage the relationship with various law firms


Other


+ Assist with know-how management and internal training

+ Day to day management of paralegal/trainee support


Requirements


+ Irish/English Qualified Solicitor with demonstrable post-qualification investment/funds legal experience, preferably with a leading law firm or a reputable asset management or investment advisory firm

+ Extensive investment funds knowledge especially Irish funds, UCITS & AIFMD. Experience of the US market a plus.

+ Highly organised, yet flexible, adaptable and a good team player with excellent people skills

+ Proven ability to organise and prioritise multiple tasks to successfully meet deadlines

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills

+ Ability to present to senior management in a clear and confident manner

+ Experience with working with regulatory bodies a plus, in particular in the UK, Ireland, western Europe and the US

+ Proven ability to organise and prioritise multiple tasks to successfully meet deadlines

+ Ability to work with senior management in a clear and confident manner

+ Comfortable working closely with colleagues based in other geographical locations, in particular given that the other members of the Legal team are based in London

+ Experience in reviewing and negotiating a wide range of fund and constitutional documentation and other investment related agreements

+ A good understanding of a wide variety of investment fund vehicles and investment strategies

+ Must be commercially-oriented with a proven ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and as a team player in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

+ Ability to spot issues in and negotiate improvements to transaction documents

+ Strong interpersonal skills to foster teamwork and maintain effective working relationships across geographic boundaries

+ The successful candidate should be comfortable working closely with the business whilst retaining independence


Location: Cork


We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson


The Company


The Asset Management Exchange (“AMX”) is an institutional platform that gives investors, their intermediaries, and asset managers a way to do business with each other.


Since launching in 2017, our mission has been to challenge the outdated and inefficient way the investment industry works today. Our vision is to be the central connection in the investment ecosystem so we can better the end investor.


AMX is built with fund infrastructure that’s designed for the needs of institutional investors. Our 100-strong team, based in the UK, Ireland and the USA, negotiate with managers, transition assets, monitor strategies and add an extra layer of risk oversight.


And in the three years since launch, we’ve grown to over $20bn of assets and nearly 80 strategies on the platform. And over 45 pension funds and 25 asset managers are already working with us on the platform to transform the industry.


We’re backed by Willis Towers Watson, a global player in institutional investment. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson, a leading advisory, broking and solutions company, helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth.


Within Willis Towers Watson, AMX is most closely aligned with the Investment, Risk & Reinsurance segment where we have many clients in common.


AMX standardises, centralises and streamlines the entire process so it works better for everyone.
Source: Willis Towers Watson