Long/Short Hedge Fund

Associate General Counsel/Director of Compliance, New York, NY

Associate General Counsel/Director of Compliance (New York, NY): Our client, a global long/short equity hedge fund with over $3B in AUM, is seeking an Associate General Counsel/Director of Compliance to join their team in a #2 capacity to work under their General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer.  The firm boasts an impressive track record and the GC/CCO would like to find a thoughtful and intelligent individual to join the team and handle a myriad of legal and compliance matters.  Specifically, the AGC/Director of Compliance will be responsible for assisting in the development and administration of the firm’s compliance policies and procedures; monitoring and overseeing the firm’s third party compliance consultant in carrying-out auditing and forensic testing; assisting in regulatory examinations and other legal and regulatory matters as they arise; negotiating/tracking compliance with management company and fund contracts and agreements; conducting legal research with respect to emerging legal or regulatory issues while developing policies and procedures to operate compliance with such laws; supervising research processes; handling vendor due diligences and performing the ongoing monitoring using a risk-based approach.  Additionally, the AGC/CCO will be responsible for drafting and negotiating contracts; conducting on-going compliance training; collaborating with the GC/CCO in administering the firm’s compliance and risk management program; and preparing and reviewing regulatory filings such as 13D, ADV, Form PF etc.  The ideal candidate will have a JD with related legal or compliance skills from a law firm or asset manager.  Critical attributes also included an acute attention to detail, the ability to manage several projects and appropriately deal with individuals at all organizational levels in various roles, and excellent verbal and written communications skills.  

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