Full Job Description
American Century Investments® is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, the firm’s 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, offering a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines.
We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives and ETFs.
Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs.
Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends—more than $1.7 billion — to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute’s work of uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., we also have offices located in New York; London; Hong Kong; Frankfurt; Sydney; Los Angeles; and Mountain View, Calif. (Silicon Valley).
For more information, please visit americancentury.com.
Provide project management, legal, and technical support to the Legal Department’s Securities Group in the production of mutual fund and ETF registration statements and other required regulatory communications.
Key Responsibilities and results:
Innovate the process of creating, revising and maintaining American Century's mutual fund and ETF prospectuses, summary prospectuses, statements of additional information and other required regulatory communications using content management software. This includes providing project management on behalf of the Legal Department, coordinating print and web production with Vendor Services, and filing final product with the SEC. It also may include researching and drafting prospectus language. These documents must meet federal securities laws requirements and be completed within the required timeframe. Establish project landmarks vital to meet the required filing deadlines.
Collaborate with Securities Attorneys, teammates, business partners (Vendor Services, Financial Reporting, Investment Reporting and Investment Management) and external auditors to meet communication objectives, to gather current data for incorporation into documents and to maintain integrity of final documents. This includes, with respect to the prospectus process, working with the Regulatory Communications Manager on the development and implementation of enhancements to disclosure controls and procedures.
Use email, EDGAR filing software and other written documentation to ensure consistency in language among documents, as appropriate, and implement required disclosure changes.
Document processes. This includes working with the Regulatory Communications Manager to identify areas for documentation, researching the process, and providing documentation and training for teammates.
Handle additional Legal Department projects as needed.
Winning Behaviors and other Required Skills
Customer Focused. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with individuals at all levels of American Century.
Collaborative. Strong organizational and project management skills. Fosters a strong team environment.
Curious and Adaptable. Ability to operate Microsoft Office and EDGAR filing software programs and work with IT to automate existing processes. Willingness to embrace new technologies.
Competitively Driven. Seeks ways to improve disclosure by being a “student of the business”. Understands role of regulatory requirements in driving disclosure.
Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, resolve priorities, plan, organize and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
Ability to provide critical thinking.
Ability to balance multiple priorities, organizational systems, desktop technology, etc.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive manner.
Professional attitude, appearance, and demeanor.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in related field (Legal Studies, English, Journalism, etc.) required.
Legal experience, paralegal degree or financial industry experience, preferred.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.
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