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An attorney to serve as day-to-day legal advisor for An American Investment Banking Services Holding Company's US registered investment advisor (RIA) firms. These include Newton Investment Management, Walter Scott & Partners and Mellon Investments. This attorney will be part of a larger team of legal professionals who will also be available to provide investment legal support for other investment management affiliates and related businesses. The ideal candidate will have a good working knowledge of laws and regulations in the field of investment management, practical expertise of negotiating investment advisory contracts as well as broader regulatory and/or investment advisory experience.

This role is located in Lake Mary, FL OR Pittsburgh, PA - Hybrid

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:
  • Day-to-day legal support to An American Investment Banking Services Holding Company's RIAs.
  • Advise on varied and potentially complex legal and regulatory matters relating to distribution and provision of investment advisory services.
  • Negotiate and draft investment advisory agreements with clients including, among others, sovereign wealth funds, government-/state- related entities and pension plans.
  • Work with Compliance teams in interpreting and applying investment advisory rules, as well as international regulations, to the business; and in creating the investment firms' policies and procedures.
  • Serve as a point person for the Legal Department on key initiatives. This will at times include coordinating with global colleagues and other stakeholders on time sensitive matters.
  • Lead in providing proactive and pragmatic advice and guidance in the development of new product/service initiatives.

To be successful in this role, we're seeking the following:
  • Qualified attorney
  • A minimum of 3+ years' post-qualification experience through relevant private practice and/or in-house
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate proactively with business colleagues and deliver clear, succinct advice.
  • Experience in dealing with RIAs with good technical skills including sound knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and related SEC rules/regulation applicable to RIAs.
  • Ability to deal with a varied workload in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to prioritize matters and be adaptable.
  • Ability to build relationships with a variety of different internal clients.
  • Pragmatic, someone who looks for solutions rather than obstacles. The legal team is seen as a business partner and the successful candidate will be comfortable relating to and dealing with business colleagues as the role will involve frequent interaction with business colleagues.
  • Ability to identify and manage legal risks.
  • A clear communicator, concise and able to deliver legal advice in layman's terms.
  • A team player. The ability to work harmoniously and responsively with one's colleagues and clients is an essential pre-requisite for the role.
  • Enthusiastic, with a desire to develop one's career in one of the world's largest investment management businesses.