Legal Counsel

Man - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.2

Man Group is a global active investment management firm, which runs $113.7bn* of client capital in liquid and private markets, managed by investment specialists based around the world. Headquartered in London, the firm has 15 international offices and operates across 25 jurisdictions. Our business has five specialist investment engines, which represent the range of our capabilities: Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man GPM.

These engines house numerous investment teams, working collaboratively within the framework of Man Group, with a high degree of investment autonomy. Each team benefits from the strength and resources of the firm's single operating platform, enabling their primary focus to be seeking to generate alpha for clients. The teams invest across a diverse range of strategies and asset classes with highly specialized approaches, with long only and alternative strategies run on a discretionary and quantitative basis in single and multi-manager formats. Our clients are at the heart of everything we do and we engage in close dialogue with our investors as strategic partners, to understand their particular needs and constraints. Man Group s investment teams are empowered and supported by our institutional infrastructure and technology, which aims to facilitate the most efficient exposure to markets and effective collaboration across the organization.

Through the Man Charitable Trust and sponsorship of the Man Booker Prizes, Man Group is committed to promoting literacy and numeracy on a global scale, and to supporting charitable causes more broadly.

Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.LN and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Further information can be found at

  • As at 30 June 2018. All investment management and advisory services are offered through the investment engines of Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man Global Private Markets (GPM).
Legal Counsel

The purpose of the role is to join the U.S. Legal team which is responsible for all U.S. legal aspects of Man's global business including its five investment management businesses: Man AHL, Man FRM, Man GLG, Man Global Private Markets and Man Numeric. This role will cover a substantial breadth of in-house legal functions including full fund lifecycle, U.S. securities and related legal and regulatory analysis and advice (e.g., Advisers Act, Investment Company Act, Securities Act, Exchange Act and ERISA), and general corporate matters (e.g., mergers & acquisitions, litigation, employment, corporate governance and technology -related issues).

This is an excellent opportunity for a mid/senior-level associate to develop into a more commercial, client-facing attorney and improve legal, negotiation, communication and relationship skills. The role will report to the General Counsel - Americas.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Managing all legal aspects of separate accounts and fund lifecycle including launch (preparation of all offering and governing documents) and operation (including negotiation of material contracts and letter agreements with investors), with an initial principal focus on Man GLG and Man FRM.
  • Supporting the General Counsel - Americas with regard to various corporate legal affairs as they arise with respect to e.g., Man's merger and acquisition activity, US aspects of Man non-US merger and acquisition activity, contentious employment matters, litigation and related matters.
  • Leading legal negotiations with clients, financial institutions and service providers on multitude of legal and commercial issues.
  • Advising Man with respect to U.S. legal and regulatory developments.
The successful candidate will:
  • Be a dynamic team player with excellent communication, project management and stakeholder management skills capable of deftly dealing with sophisticated investors and large financial institutions all of which may make competing demands on time and terms.
  • Be admitted to practice law and in good standing in the State of New York.
  • Have 6-10 years practicing with top-tier law firm asset management or related financial services practice; have material deal negotiation experience, including in M&A or other transactions, with investors and/or with other counterparties.
  • Have advanced expertise with U.S./non-U.S. fund and separate account structures and U.S. legal/regulatory issues and their impact on alternative investments and/or aptitude to acquire this expertise in very short order on induction.
  • Be adept in Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Have ability to adapt to shifting deadlines with focus on key requirements and client service.
  • Have excellent emotional intelligence and organizational skills required to handle large number of matters simultaneously and a significant number of documents.
  • Be highly motivated and demonstrate initiative.