Senior Lawyer
Insight Investment
London, UK
4d ago

Company Overview :

Insight is a specialist asset manager at the forefront of designing and delivering investment solutions designed specifically to meet our clients’ evolving investment needs.

Launched in 2002, we have grown to be one of the largest asset managers in the UK, winning industry recognition for our investment capabilities across liability driven investment, fixed income, specialist equities, multi asset and absolute return.

Innovation is key to the development of our investment capability and as leaders in our chosen areas of expertise we continue to look for opportunities to grow and develop our business across new client channels and countries.

The key to our success is and will always be the high quality of our professionals combined with the partnerships we create with our clients.

As a leading asset manager Insight has £601 billion in assets under management.

Division Description :

The legal division is headed up by the GC Jane Ivinson made up of 5 teams : Funds; US matters; Clearing, Trading Documentation and Commercial and Corporate.

This role will sit within the Commercial and Corporate team.

Position Description : Purpose of role :

Purpose of role :

The role is designed to provide senior legal support to Insight Investment’s global investment a management business. The candidate will report to the Senior Managing Lawyer in the Commercial and Corporate Legal Team but is expected to be able to work with minimal supervision.

We are looking for a technically astute and commercially aware Investment Management / Commercial lawyer who can demonstrate the following skills :

  • Drafting and negotiating investment management and advisory agreements, broker terms and other investment related agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating distribution agreements, platform agreements and distribution related documents
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements with suppliers
  • Liaising with external counsel on various commercial matters
  • General reporting and monitoring including monthly legal team management information and annual management information reports
  • Advising on data protection, trademark and intellectual property matters
  • Negotiating outsourcing agreements, supplier and infrastructure contracts;
  • General support on legal queries from the business
  • Knowledge, skills and behaviours required :

  • Experience in an in-house legal department of an asset management house or private practice commercial, litigation or asset management department.
  • Those with any other relevant legal background will also be considered.

  • Able to demonstrate pragmatic, solutions-based counsel and strong relationship building skills to maintain credibility with the business.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate information in relation to Insight Investment’s business and to take a pragmatic approach and manage work load efficiently.
  • Experience in quantifying and explaining legal risks, demonstrable experience of participating in risk vs reward decision making.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead complex work in an evolving global investment management environment and matrix organization.
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