Hedge Fund

Legal and Compliance Counsel, New York, NY

Legal and Compliance Counsel (New York, NY): Our client, an establishes hedge fund with $8B in AUM, is looking to bring on an experienced and motivated legal professional to join their legal and compliance team. The candidate of choice will be covering legal and regulatory matters for the firm, reporting to the Chief Legal Officer/Chief Compliance Officer.

Key Points: 

  • Firm is growing rapidly and adding this position due to that growth 
  • This will be the second attorney on the team, reporting to the Chief Legal Officer
  • The firm employs three dedicated compliance professionals 
  • This person will have the opportunity to take on as much as they can – no shortage of work and exposure  
  • Firm has created a unique culture that is casual and always puts the employees first 


  • Review investor communications (due diligence questionnaires, side letters and marketing materials)
  • Negotiate and monitor non-disclosure agreements/wall-crossings
  • Draft and review contracts, non-disclosure agreements and other legal documentation
  • Prepare and submit regulatory filings
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements related to the firm’s investments
  • Provide sound legal suggestions of offering new and existing products and services
  • Review trading activity and assist with drafting and the implementation of internal policies and procedures
  • Assist with CPO registration, and other tasks as needed


  • 4 – 6 years of relevant in-house legal experience is preferred; ideally out of an alternative asset manager, or from a law firm’s fund group
  • JD required; experienced with handling matters from inception to conclusion with minimal supervision
  • Excellent writing skills is a must, with the ability to work well independently and with a diverse team; knowledgeable on the Investment Advisers Act, CFTC, FATCA, AML, FCA, ESMA and UK Regulations

Job Reference #1621

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