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04 September 2013
11 September 2013
City of London, England
£100000 - £101000 per annum
Our client is a boutique City firm seeking to recruit an Investment lawyer with a minimum of 5 years' PQE for a new role within the firm.
The role will be providing advice to both trustees and employers in relation to legal and governance aspects of pension scheme investments and hedging.
Responsibilities will include:
·Providing advice on Liability Driven Investments including negotiating supporting ISDA and other counterparty/clearing agreements.
·Advising on alternative assets (including hedge funds, private equity, infrastructure, insurance-linked and commodities).
·Advising on longevity transactions, including buy-ins, longevity swaps and synthetic buy-ins.
·Negotiating all investment related documentation e.g. investment management and transition agreements and custody agreement.
·Helping to up-skill other lawyers within the firm in these areas by passing on knowledge through formal and informal training.
In addition to a team of 13 investment lawyers, the firm also has a senior in-house banking and finance lawyer. Depending on the size and nature of the matter on which they are working, the firm's lawyers will sometimes liaise with banking and finance specialists in other firms in order to provide advice to our clients. The firm has a network of "best friend" firms who provide us with specialist input in these matters as required. The successful candidate must be confident in handling a wide range of matters on their own but have an excellent understanding of when to call in more specialist advice.
The role would suit an investment lawyer who has a solid background at a well-respected legal practice providing advice on a wide range of investment products/arrangements. Alternatively it may suit someone who has worked as an in-house counsel within a large financial institution (eg bank or investment house) handling these issues from the side of the provider.