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A Career with Point72's Legal Team It is Point72 Legal's mission to deliver exceptional legal services in a manner that promotes the Firm's performance with the utmost integrity. Our Legal Department supports all Point72 groups globally with practical advice on a variety of complex legal and regulatory matters in an ever-changing, dynamic environment.
What you'll do In this role, the Legal Assistant will work for and alongside attorneys in the Financing and Transaction Management Group. The Financing and Transaction Management Group is a division of the Legal Department whose main purpose is to finance the firm's assets globally, to negotiate and manage the legal agreements associated with the firm's global flow trading business (e.g., prime brokerage, derivatives, repurchase agreements, etc.), and to counsel traders and others with respect to these agreements, their uses and market practices. The role is analogous to a paralegal position, however there is significant growth potential for a proven candidate who is detail-oriented, motivated, and a self-starter and who demonstrates the ability and willingness to take on additional responsibilities.
Prepare and review various legal agreements, including: non-disclosure, prime brokerage, electronic trading, derivatives, and repurchase agreements
Communicate and coordinate internally with other Point72 departments, including Treasury, Finance, Investor Services, Operations and Tax, and externally with brokers, banks and key trading counterparties on finance/margin terms, fund structure and related topics
Handle all aspects of finalizing trade finance agreements with counterparties, broker/dealers, and outside counsel, including follow-up on outstanding agreements to obtain counter-signatures
Distribute, collect and file legal documents related to trade finance
Assist in the execution and tracking of different legal finance agreements as well as identify and analyze key terms in such agreements
Organize and maintain status sheets, prepare documents for signature, and send status updates to internal clients
Complete "Know Your Client" and onboarding requests from trading counterparties
Review and confirm derivative trade confirmations
Assist in the completion of various regulatory filings, including SEC and NFA filings
Draft, edit, and comment on a variety of legal agreements, documents and forms
Applicants may be required to provide a writing sample and undertake a written exercise (estimated completion time - several hours) designed to give them a sense of the work and whether the position would be a good fit.
Attention to detail and the tenacity to produce meticulous work product
Highly organized, process driven, and structured
A self-starter, efficient, positive and able to work independently
Able to juggle many tasks at once under pressure, prioritize such tasks and see each through to completion (the environment is fast-paced and challenging)
Exceptional reading and writing skills
Outstanding communication skills and interpersonal skills - the work is often team based and requires one to be relationship oriented
Adaptable and willing to accept varied assignments across a broad range of responsibilities
Adept at addressing questions and seeking appropriate resources to resolve open items or attain additional information as required
Basic/intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Proven academic and work achievement
Understanding of hedge/investment fund structures desired, but not required
At least one year of relevant experience as a paralegal (or similar role) desired, but not required
We take care of our people We invest in our people, their careers, their health, and their well-being. We want you to concentrate on success and leave the rest to us. When you work here, we provide:
Fully-paid health care benefits
Generous parental and family leave policies
Mental and physical wellness programs
A 401(k) savings program with an employer match and more
About Point72 Point72 Asset Management is a global firm led by Steven Cohen that invests in multiple asset classes and strategies worldwide. Resting on more than a quarter-century of investing experience, we seek to be the industry's premier asset manager through delivering superior risk-adjusted returns, adhering to the highest ethical standards, and offering the greatest opportunities to the industry's brightest talent. We're inventing the future of finance by revolutionizing how we develop our people and how we use data to shape our thinking. For more information, visit www.Point72.com/working-here . Point72 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Point72 is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. Point72 complies with applicable, local, state and federal laws on the subject of equal employment opportunity.