Senior Funds Legal Counsel Global Investment Management

  • Permanent
  • London,

Bruin Financial

Ref: 37342
Senior Funds Legal Counsel Global Investment Management

Our client a Leading Global Investment Management firm  is seeking a Funds Legal Counsel to join an existing team

The Role

  • Responsible for Legal matters around the distribution and marketing of investment products and services, including the negotiation of the associated contractual framework.
  • Work closely with Legal Counsel based in London and in Luxembourg and provide legal advice and support to the firm’s  business operations in EMEA and Latin America, with particular focus on the UK.
  • Essential to have knowledge of fund  structures, in particular OEICs/ICVCs in the UK, cross border distribution, and investment management agreements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review and update fund documents and materials in particular covering the firm’s OEIC & prospectus.
  • Review and negotiate fund distribution/platform and purchase agreements. 
  • Review and negotiate IMAs and related agreements.
  • Undertake complex legal and regulatory projects covering areas related to FCA consultations and policy statements, ESG et, monitor Regulatory developments.
  • Review and negotiate general commercial  contracts (not directly related to separate account clients or funds).
  • Ensures that continuing registration and corporate obligations are tracked and met by liaising with regulators, external legal counsel, internal finance, compliance and tax teams to ensure those obligations are correctly met.

Candidate Profile

  • Admitted as a Legal Counsel
  • Funds experience from Private Practice and or an Asset, Investment or Wealth Management firm.
  • Experience in drafting, review and negotiation of fund-related documentation, asset management-related documentation and commercial contracts.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under tight timeframes and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of internal and external contacts.
  • A team player who can work independently as well.
  • Experience preferred with OEICs/ICVCs in the UK, the FCA, and investment management agreements.

Work Flexibility

Based in the City, eligible for remote work up to two days a week.


Bruin recognises the positive value of diversity, and aims to promote equality and challenge unfair discrimination. As a champion of equal opportunity employment we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons – men and women, people of all ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions and beliefs. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are underrepresented throughout the financial services industry. Our clients work with us because they value a diverse workforce, and subscribe to our shared principle that all appointments are made on merit and that ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.

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