Head of Legal, Asset Management

London, Hybrid working

This is a senior advisory role working with the CEO and leadership team to provide proactive and pragmatic advice on all legal matters, both in respect of the commercial operation of the firm and asset management/fund specific matters.

This is a strategic and hands on role with the opportunity to influence growth and organisational excellence. Candidates will have a strong background in regulatory requirements relevant to asset management.

This role sits on the UK leadership team and will influence legal policies and positions across the business, providing guidance and support in the strategic direction of the UK business. This role leads the UK Legal function and manages a small team of two lawyers.  The role is very busy operationally and one that requires someone with real versatility to flex to the varied requirements of the function.

Candidates will have:

  • Previous Asset Management experience and be knowledgeable in the AM codes.
  • Knowledge of financial markets, financial markets function and the impact of economic figures and national/regional/global events on markets.
  • An understanding of issues relating to market abuse and anti-money laundering.
  • Either a current Solicitors Practising Certificate for England and Wales or be fully admitted to the English Bar or hold a Scottish or foreign jurisdiction equivalent.

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