Hedge Fund

Attorney, New York, NY

Attorney (New York, NY): Our client, a successful hedge fund with over $3B in AUM, is looking to bring on a corporate or investment management lawyer to join their successful and expanding team.  This is a newly created position due to the firm’s growing complexity of investments; the Attorney will report to the GC/CCO of the firm and hold both legal and compliance responsibilities.  This opportunity would be ideal for an independent, analytical problem solver with strong attention to detail with an interest in moving into an in-house role with a tremendous asset manager.


Key Points:

·       Ability to work for a stable and successful fund in a hybrid legal and compliance role with a slightly heavier tilt towards legal responsibilities

·       The GC/CCO is someone our team knows well and holds in high regard; he will help foster the career development of this new hire

·       Individual will have exposure to all aspects of the firm’s legal and compliance program – job will be split roughly 60/40 legal/compliance


·       Drafting and negotiating agreements related to general corporate matters, including intellectual property, prime brokerage, vendor agreements, ISDAs, and NDAs

·       Assist with the legal structuring and oversight of fund formation; create and maintain investment products and vehicles

·       Manage the firm’s counterparty documentation requirements, including prime brokerage and training agreements; assist with project management and oversight of outside counsel engagements

·       Draft and negotiate contracts, side letters, non-disclosure and other legal agreements; review marketing materials and assist with ad-hoc legal and compliance projects as needed

·       Assist in the development, updating and administration of the firm’s compliance policies and procedures; collaborate with the GC/CCO in administering the firm’s compliance and risk management program

·       Supervise research processes; handle vendor due diligence and monitoring vendors using a risk-based approach

·       Train new employees and conduct on-going compliance training programs; monitor and oversee the firm’s third party compliance consultant in carrying-out auditing and forensic testing

·       Assist in regulatory examinations and other legal and regulatory matters as they arise; conduct research with respect to emerging regulatory issues

·       Develop policies and procedures; prepare and review various regulatory filings such as 13D, ADV and Form PF  

·       Assist with reviewing and responding to amendments, consents, and compliance requests; draft side letters, amendments, elections and transfer agreement on behalf of the firm sponsored funds


·       2-4 years of legal experience out of a law firm, asset manager, or related entity

·       Must have exceptional academics, top credentials

·       Self-motivated and proactive; able to multi-task with strong attention to detail

·       Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills; prior leading law firm or in-house experience is required

Job Reference #1333

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