We are looking to identify a legal professional at AD level, to take the lead on various projects and tasks associated with structuring, development and execution of new products and the maintenance of existing product offerings including Irish and Jersey domiciled ETC products and Irish UCITS.
Key Accountabilities and Scope
Assist with the:
Structuring, development and/or execution of new products and ensuring a coordinated approach to launch taking into account the various requirements across all aspects of the business – covering Irish domiciled UCITS compliant funds as well as Jersey and Irish registered exchange traded commodity issuers.
Liaising internally with other departments within the firm (product development and operations, sales, marketing, legal, compliance, capital markets and finance) and externally with main service providers (investment managers, administrators, external counsel, accountants etc) to ensure products are structured and launched in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner and that products take into account the needs of investors, various stakeholders within the business and regulatory requirements within the relevant market(s).
Preparation of Product Proposals, Business Cases and Product Reviews for discussion and approval by appropriate internal product and governance committees and be a key stakeholder in the process.
Interaction with regulators, external counsel and exchanges in connection with the issue and listing of new products.
Drafting of UCITS compliant fund documentation and Prospectus Directive compliant offering documents.
Negotiation of key product documentation and agreements including ISDA and ISDA related documentation and trust and security arrangements.
Registration and listing of new funds and preparation of all relevant documentation including listing applications and KIIDs and coordinating the process with external advisors.
Assistance with preparation of marketing collateral, RFP responses and responses to other client queries.
Assist on the maintenance of existing European products, including:
As required, work on updates to ETF fund documentation and annual updates of ETC prospectuses.
Assist on ensuring the ongoing regulatory/documentation compliance for all ETF products, including meeting the relevant listing/registration requirements and implementing any required changes
Assist on equivalent regulatory requirements for ETC platform
Address various ETF and ETC product structural issues and queries as they may arise from time to time.
Skills and Qualifications
Minimum of 4-5yrs PQE legal experience in financial services sector although consideration will be given to quality of experience rather than pure duration.
Previous in-house experience preferred but not essential.
Experience working on various fund structures and familiar with related rules, issues and considerations.
Must have strong project management experience and knowledge of financial services, preferably gained in the asset management or investment management industry.
Must have strong commercial awareness.
Must have excellent communication, persuasive and negotiation skills underpinned by a high level of attention to detail and organisational ability.
Must work well in a team and be able to win the confidence of colleagues and others.
Must be able to manage own workload and multi-task effectively and have a pragmatic approach to problem-solving.
Internal Number: 6183962
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