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You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority. Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all of our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements. Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base.
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Where you'll fit in & what our team goals are...
You will be working in a team of 4 advising on all aspects of the product cycle of Columbia Threadneedle's fund range, including supporting the development of new funds, product changes and the maintenance of the funds post launch (with a focus on UK UCITS and NURS, but also other products including Luxembourg UCITS and AIFs).
Liaising with regulators and external counsel to obtain approval for new products and to support product changes. Oversight for overseas fund registrations and filings, including for funds registered outside the EU.
How you'll spend your time...
Advising on all aspects of the product cycle of Columbia Threadneedle's fund range, including supporting the development of new funds, product changes and the maintenance of the funds post launch (with a focus on UK UCITS and NURS, but also other products including Luxembourg UCITS and AIFs). Liaising with regulators and external counsel to obtain approval for new products and to support product changes. Oversight for overseas fund registrations and filings, including for funds registered outside the EU.
Reviewing and negotiating ad hoc agreements as required for the funds (e.g. delegation agreements, investment management agreements, depositary agreements, subscription agreements, etc).
Providing support to the review and negotiation of fund distribution, marketing and other arrangements with distributors and investors globally.
Providing legal support for fund mergers, closures and re-organisations.
Supporting corporate governance matters.
Providing legal advice on promotion and sales of investment products including private placement and public offering on a multi-jurisdictional basis. Provide legal support to Distribution team in UK, Europe and Asia.
Researching and advising on developments in the law, regulation and practices relating to the retail funds industry from a global perspective. Provision of legal advice, support and guidance in relation to key business projects, as required, and effective liaison with impacted business areas.
Creating and maintaining legal precedents and templates and assisting with the development of relevant training
To be successful in this role you will have...
Lawyer with demonstrable experience gained in working within a Financial Services business
Is capable of working autonomously as well as in a team on assignments
From an in-house legal or product department of an asset manager, similar organisation or private practice
Adaptable and hard working
Proactive and takes ownership for work
Attention to detail
Internal Number: 6236771
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments
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