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Managing Associate - Hedge Funds

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    Private Practice

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  • Contact:

    Jonathan Skerrett

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  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0891

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

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​Our Client

Our client is a leading financial services law firm with an excellent reputation among clients, which also has a balanced internal culture that gives them one of the lowest staff attrition rates verses their peers.

They are currently looking for Managing Associate to join the firm on a Partnership track. ​

The team undertakes technical and complex financial services and markets regulatory work for asset and wealth managers, banking groups, brokerage houses, investment exchanges, commodity traders, general insurance and life assurance companies as well as other financial institutions operating in the UK and international financial markets.

The firm's funds and financial services regulatory teams are recognised for both technical excellence and outstanding commerciality in connection with a wide range of global structuring, investment and service development projects.

The Role

Our client is now recruiting for a Managing Associate or a Supervising Associate to play an integral part in their FS Funds (Hedge Funds) team.

  • The ideal candidate will be 5 PQE upwards with good exposure to investment management products and services, primarily in the hedge fund space, although applications from lawyers outside of this range are also encouraged.

  • The successful candidate will split their time across open-ended hedge funds work with a focus on hedge fund formation.

  • There may also be some IMA/SMA negotiation work for institutional managers. Some knowledge of related regulation, including AIFMD and MiFID and other sectoral regulation, will be required.

  • The candidate will be expected to take an active role in advising clients on new and developing initiatives, including the AIFMD Review, ESG and the post-Brexit landscape.

Your Profile

  • Excellent academics.

  • Applicants will ideally have 5 PQE + post qualification experience gained at another leading City practice or within the in-house legal team at a top tier hedge fund or other asset manager.

  • Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business development.

  • Commercially driven and highly energetic, with strong motivation to develop their practice over the long term.

  • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.

  • Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion as required.

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Jonathan Skerrett.
Phone: 020 3778 0891
Reference Code: 35738

About Rutherford
Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom, the United States and China. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.