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As Senior Counsel, you will be joining a dynamic and collegial team of legal professionals responsible for the strategic priorities and operational performance goals of RBC Law Group in supporting RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM). You will work closely with senior management of RBC GAM and their functional support groups to provide legal support for a broad range of areas including strategic business initiatives and legal risk issues pertaining to the business.
What will you do?
Provide advice and support relating to overall strategy, launch and ongoing maintenance of retail investment funds, including ETFs
Provide advice and support relating to the overall strategy of the institutional business, including the launch and ongoing support of institutional investment funds and separately managed accounts
Provide day-to-day legal support by reviewing, negotiating and drafting documentation in support of the RBC GAM business, including investment management agreements, ISDA/CSAs, prime brokerage agreements and other trading agreements and documentation
Provide general advice on regulatory restrictions impacting the asset management industry, such as conflict of interest provisions, and work with compliance and the business in formulating and executing policies and procedures for addressing legal, regulatory and reputational risks as they relate to the day-to-day management of investment fund portfolios and institutional client accounts
Provide senior legal support on new regulatory developments and reviews conducted by principal regulators and participate in industry associations
Manage cost and performance of external counsel and the demand for internal and external legal services
What do you need to succeed?
In-depth knowledge of the asset management industry and regulatory environment in Canada
Ideally 7+ years of securities law experience with an emphasis on investment fund products and asset management
Superior analytical and communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with senior management of RBC GAM
Excellent judgement, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with multiple partners
Bachelor of Law degree from recognized law school
Called to the Bar of a Canadian province
Membership in applicable law society
What's in it for you?
We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.
A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation
Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and highperforming team
Opportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities
Internal Number: 6314138
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