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Senior Legal Counsel Asset Management

Date:  16-Oct-2021
Location: 

Brussels, BE, 1040

Degroof Petercam Asset Management (DPAM) is an independent active asset management firm part of a family owned group with its origins in 1871. DPAM is a sustainable investor, pioneer and innovative in responsible and sustainable investing. DPAM has a strong focus on research with a proprietary in-house fundamental and quantitative analyst team, supporting the firm’s asset management activities. DPAM manages investment funds as well as discretionary mandates on behalf of institutional clients, for a total amount of about € 36 billion, as of end of June 2019. To support the strong growth of Degroof Petercam Asset Management, we are looking for a f/m

Context

In order to strengthen our Degroof Petercam Asset Management Team, we are currently looking for a Senior Legal Counsel.

Your Position

In this role you will :

  • Support Head of Legal in the steering and the management of the Legal department
  • Support the pan-European distribution of investment funds and more in general all international activities of DPAM. DPAM is developing very fast, especially on the international scene. Legal support is needed for covering DPAM’s international activity.
  • Support Legal team in the business as usual (develop, review and make recommendations to proposed contracts, legal forms, letters, licenses and all legal documents to provide clarity and anticipate legal risks)
  • Support Legal team in the implementation of regulatory projects (SFDR, SRDII, NFRD, etc.)
  • Maintain good relationships with the regulatory authorities (FSMA) and represent the company at the Belgian Asset Management Association (BEAMA);
  • Monitor the regulatory and legislative evolution with a focus on investment funds related topics;
  • Organize training sessions and keep informed the fund and institutional portfolio managers concerning legal evolutions.
  • Ensure that legal opportunities and needs are effectively identified, anticipated, assessed and managed in a business-oriented manner in line with local laws, regulations and best professional practices.
  • You will report to the General Secretary and Head of Legal of Degroof Petercam Asset Management.

Your Profile

  • Belgian Master in Law;
  • Senior Legal Counsel with more at least 7 years of experience as a lawyer familiar with banking & finance law or in a similar position in the banking & finance industry. Experience with fund-specific regulations, MIFID, AIFM and/or UCITS is considered a plus;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, French is a plus;
  • Highly motivated and are able to integrate quickly in a new environment;
  • Able to work autonomously and to steer a small team;
  • Solution oriented, organized and pro-active;
  • Analytical thinker with sound business acumen, objectivity and accountability;
  • Ability of translating complex theoretical principles towards the practical implications for the asset management business;
  • Ability of building up good interpersonal relationship and like to work in close partnership with the people in the business.

 

Our offer

By working for DPAM you will join a leading European Asset Manager. As from the start, you work with colleagues from various business lines and have direct impact on our institutional clients, both end-investors and distributors.
Looking for a long term relationship not only with our clients but also with you as employee, we offer you an attractive salary package, including a performance related bonus, extra-legal benefits and a variety of in-house finance-specialized and management training as well as external programs.
 
The internal Talent Acquisition team of Degroof Petercam guarantees the professional follow-up of this vacancy. We do not work with external recruitment partners.
 

Our company offers a stimulating environment for those who want to be challenged intellectually. You’ll be stretched, because we count on you to share our ambitions and to come up with solutions for complex matters. The impact of our work goes beyond profit. Looking at our business from a broader perspective, we influence our entrepreneurial networks to invest in the economy and, ultimately, in society as a whole. In other words, working at Degroof Petercam also means contributing to economic development, today and for generations to come.

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