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Job Description: Firm Overview: Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our asset management businesses, with over $554 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com . Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone .
Business Unit: Blackstone Legal & Compliance
Job Title: Attorney, VP
Job Description: The Legal & Compliance department seeks a mid-level attorney to support the legal and regulatory needs of the rapidly growing Blackstone Insurance Solutions (BIS) and Private Wealth Solutions (PWS) businesses in coordination with all Blackstone business line legal teams. The role will focus on assisting existing team members in fund and transactional legal issues for both groups, including (i) structuring new products for both BIS and PWS, (ii) drafting and reviewing fund documentation, (iii) engaging with other groups at Blackstone on sub-advisor arrangements, co-investments and other affiliated investments, (iv) working on select strategic transactions and (v) assisting where necessary with PWS distributor and placement agent agreements. Primary job responsibilities include:
Responsible for legal matters related to the structuring and distribution of Blackstone's products, including private funds and structured products
Providing transactional support to the investment teams of the businesses above, will include support relating to a broad range of investments, including public and private credit, structured products and private fund investments
Assisting in compliance and regulatory matters: SEC and CFTC registrations, ERISA, and federal, state and international securities laws (including the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Exchange Act of 1934)
Preparing regular reports to the portfolio managers and senior management regarding legal and compliance matters
Coordinating various SEC, CFTC and foreign regulatory filings, including Section 13 filings
Working with PWS and business line legal teams around the on-boarding and diligence related to new and existing distribution partners, both in the US and abroad
Working with in-house and external counsel to monitor, and then implement responses to, regulatory developments that impact the businesses
Working with Blackstone legal and compliance regarding firm wide legal and compliance issues and projects; and special compliance/internal audit - related projects as necessary
Qualifications: Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent, and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. The successful candidate should have:
At least 5 years' directly related experience as an attorney in a law firm investment funds or credit group or with a credit oriented asset manager.
A substantial knowledge of relevant rules and regulations and the day-to-day affairs of private funds (registered fund experience a plus)
An understanding of credit instruments and products (e.g., public debt securities, loan syndications, CLOs) is a strong plus
Knowledge of insurance regulatory issues is not required, but a strong plus
An undergraduate degree and a law degree are required
Demonstrated ability to write effectively
Superior organizational skills
Strong communication skills
Natural ability to develop relationships, internally and externally
Competencies: The candidate should demonstrate the following personal competencies:
Strong technical skills, sharp intellect, and ability to understand difficult, complex compliance and business problems
The ability to work with colleagues to devise pragmatic and creative solutions
Prioritization, perspective and focus on critical tasks that add value
Excellent organizational skills and follow-through
Highly effective oral and written communication
Outstanding record of academic achievement and professional accomplishment
Strong judgment and the ability to engender trust
Sense of urgency, diligent and conscientious work ethic
Calm demeanor, tolerance for ambiguity and confidence
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other category protected by law.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).
The Blackstone Group and its affiliates provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic predisposition, veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, or any other classification prohibited by applicable law.
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