My client a hedge fund who is a global leader in systematic, multi strategy and discretionary strategies are looking to hire an internal Attorney for their office in Greenwich, CT.
Objective: Provide legal advice to traders on trader floor with respect to their trading activities; in addition, be fully integrated in 3-person legal department and assume other regular responsibilities of the firm’s legal department, as appropriate, including compliance related questions for an SEC registered investment adviser. After a year in CT, candidate could serve in a posting in London office, if willing (not mandatory).
- Sit on trading floor and respond to questions of approximately 40 traders and trading assistants related to their trading activities on behalf of the firm.
- Participate in the department’s ongoing legal activity (reviewing agreements, updating prospectuses, dealing with brokers, counterparties and regulators).
- Open accounts with brokers and counterparties and provide them with required documentation (both legal and performance-related) on an ongoing basis.
- Assist in the firm’s compliance activity, which includes registration with the CFTC and SEC and perhaps also the UK’s FSA.
Comfortable interacting with traders, members of the legal department, and other various personnel within the organization. Must also demonstrate sound judgment and organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Minimum two years dealing with legal questions from a trading floor and 2-6 years of related financial legal experience.