Investment Management Attorney

Job Description

Under general supervision, attorney will provide legal advice and counsel to State Street Global Advisors’ (SSGA) intermediary distribution channel and registered mutual funds and ETFs.  Primary responsibilities will include: (i) facilitation of intermediary sales channel onboarding process within Legal; (ii) assistance with sales governance; (iii) drafting, reviewing and negotiating selling agreements; sub-transfer agency agreements, omnibus agreements and sub-advisory agreements; (iv) advising on the implementation and ongoing compliance with policies and procedures related to the creation, review and distribution of marketing and disclosure materials.  Responsibilities will also include generally advising SSGA in connection with its investment management business related to its registered mutual funds and ETFs, including but not limited to, securities laws, FINRA rules, ERISA, banking regulations and general fiduciary issues.  A strong understanding of the securities laws, investment strategies and registered investment products is desired.

Job Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills:

    • JD from an accredited law school
    • License to practice in work location
    • 4+ years of experience in investment management and 1940 Act practice
    • Strong client service, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
    • Strong research, time management, planning and organizational skills
    • Ability to work independently but also thrive in a global, dynamic and team-oriented environment
    • Strong ability to multi-task with attention to detail
  • Ability to engage with multiple levels in an organization