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Senior Legal Counsel - Asset Management

Company: Fidelity Investments
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:The Role As Senior Legal Counsel in Fidelity s Asset Management Legal Group, you will provide counsel to portfolio management, sub-adviser oversight, trading, operations, compliance and product governance teams on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues associated with the Strategic Advisers funds, which operate as multi-manager funds of funds that are dedicated to Fidelity s managed account offering. You will also review due diligence materials and negotiate sub-advisory agreements with the funds' affiliated and unaffiliated sub-advisers.
The Expertise and Skills You Bring

  • Minimum 5-10 years of relevant law firm, industry or regulatory experience as a practicing attorney
  • Significant experience with the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 required
  • Working knowledge of the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 preferred
  • Experience with negotiating mutual fund sub-advisory agreements and/or providing regulatory advice with respect to complex derivatives and alternative investments are desirable but not required
  • Strong academic background
  • Ability to work independently under pressure in a dynamic environment that will require you to manage multiple, competing tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to break down complex and complicated legal issues quickly and provide real time legal advice
  • Strategic and critical thinking skills, excellent judgment, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills, in particular the ability to reduce sophisticated legal issues to straightforward, practical analysis and advice
  • Commitment to excellenceThe Value You Deliver
    • You will be a key member of the team of asset management attorneys located in Boston, working closely with other members of Fidelity s Asset Management Legal group.
    • You will provide legal support on a broad range of issues involving the Strategic Advisers funds, which operate as registered multi-manager fund of funds that are dedicated to Fidelity s managed account offering.
    • You will work closely with portfolio managers, compliance, sub-adviser oversight and product governance on new investment products and sub-advised strategies. Legal support will include guidance on applicable regulation and exemptive relief, contract negotiations with third party sub-advisers, and review of board materials relating to new or terminated sub-advisory arrangements.
    • You will assist with fund governance matters, liaise with fund and independent trustee counsel, review board presentations and provide guidance to senior management on board proposals.
    • You will counsel compliance, investment teams and senior management on regulatory and fiduciary obligations, legal and regulatory risk, and proposed and impending regulation.
    • You will review information statements, new sub-adviser registration statement supplements and annual registration statement updates for the Strategic Advisers funds.Certifications:Company OverviewFidelity Investments is a privately held company with a mission to strengthen the financial well-being of our clients. We help people invest and plan for their future. We assist companies and non-profit organizations in delivering benefits to their employees. And we provide institutions and independent advisors with investment and technology solutions to help invest their own clients' money.Join UsAt Fidelity, you'll find endless opportunities to build a meaningful career that positively impacts peoples' lives, including yours. You can take advantage of flexible benefits that support you through every stage of your career, empowering you to thrive at work and at home. Honored with a , we have been recognized by our employees as a Best Place to Work in 2022. And you don't need a finance background to succeed at Fidelity-we offer a range of opportunities for learning so you can build the career you've always imagined.Many of our associates are continuing to work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19. When Fidelity employees eventually return to the office, our goal is for most people to work flexibly in a way that balances both personal and business needs with time onsite and offsite through what we're calling \u0022.\u0022We invite you to Find Your Fidelity at .Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging.Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Leave of Absence/Accommodation Team by sending an email to--, or by calling 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 3.

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