Hedge Fund Legal Counsel Role

Hudson Gate Partners - New York, NY

About the Role – This is a fantastic opportunity with a great deal of exposure and growth. Our client is a prestigious international hedge fund with offices in London, NY, and Asia. This role will be the sole Legal officer in NY and work alongside the legal team in London and the compliance team in NY. Role entails US regulations, trade documentation, ie ISDAS, contract negotiations, and offering legal support to the front office, treasury, compliance, investor relations, and finance teams. Must have a JD with total years of exp, 1-4max. Could come from a law firm plus asset management experience or directly from an asset management firm or law firm. Please feel free to fwd resumes to [email protected].

The role’s duties and responsibilities include:

  • familiarity with US regulations relating to asset management (in particular, the SEC and CFTC rules)
  • negotiating trading documentation including prime brokerage agreements, ISDAs and exchange-traded derivative terms
  • assisting the New York-based Compliance team with certain compliance-related matters, including the review of marketing documentation
  • providing legal support to internal clients in the London, New York and Hong Kong offices, including the front office, treasury, operations, compliance, investor relations, finance and fund accounting
  • negotiating contracts such as distribution agreements, IMAs, technology contracts, investor side letters, confidentiality agreements and commercial contracts
  • advising on legal and regulatory matters relevant to a global asset management business
  • assisting with new legal and regulatory initiatives and associated implementation projects
  • engaging and managing external counsel on a range of matters
  • managing internal know how and documentation


Posted On: Wednesday, January 9, 2019



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