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Legal Counsel

Job Introduction

This is an exciting opportunity to join Jupiter’s Legal team.  The Legal team has a strong reputation internally and externally as a high performing, multi-disciplinary, diverse team which contributes meaningfully to the key strategic priorities of the firm.  The role will provide general advice on legal issues across the business including Jupiter’s funds, general contractual undertakings and legal/regulatory matters of the Jupiter business.

The role requires strong collaborative relationships across Jupiter, aligned with our cultural pillars: our clients come first, our value is in our people, we succeed together, we strive to challenge ourselves.

Role Responsibility

  • Working closely with other members of the Legal team, Risk & Compliance and other departments on matters relating to:
    • the group’s investment product franchise;
    • contractual arrangements relating to Jupiter’s various service providers; and
    • general legal/regulatory matters related to Jupiter’s business.
  • Reviewing contracts within the contract approval procedure and providing legal advice to best satisfy business requirements.
  • Obtaining advice from external advisers as appropriate and liaising with internal departments.
  • Advising on and assisting the business to comply with regulatory requirements working closely with the Risk & Compliance Department.
  • Providing legal support on ad hoc projects as required.
  • Assisting the other members of the Legal Department in maintaining and growing its know-how and precedent base.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential:

  • Financial services experience (ideally within the asset management team of a leading City or local (where non-UK) law firm).
  • Strong working knowledge of UCITS and/or AIFMD, and MiFID.
  • Practical, first-hand experience of working in and across international markets (ideally including some or all of those markets in which Jupiter has a presence).
  • Excellent drafting, communication (written and verbal) and negotiating skills.
  • Proven ability to manage relationships with internal partners and external providers.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to prioritise workload and to work to deadlines.
  • Strong team player who seeks and gives empowerment.
  • Flexible, positive and approachable with a pragmatic approach.
  • Strong computer and technical skills and know-how.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in an in-house environment, whether on secondment or otherwise.
  • Experience and some knowledge of the FCA Handbook.

Values

  • Committed, motivated and focussed.
  • Combining high performance with high integrity culture.
  • Be both guardian and valued business partner.
  • Teamwork and empowerment.
  • Excellence, proactive and innovative.

Qualifications Required:

  • Qualified Solicitor with 3-5 years PQE (having qualified within a leading City or local (when non-UK) law firm).

Package Description

We reward our employees with a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes physical health and financial wellbeing initiatives and family friendly policies, as well as Company support to make a difference to the charities that are important to them. We also offer a structured learning and development programme and sponsorship towards relevant qualifications. Our employee resource groups (including LGBT+ and Women in Technology), Sports and Social, Arts and Charity Committees also provide further support to our employees.

About the Company

Jupiter is one of the UK’s leading investment management companies with just over 500 employees and £60.5 billion worth of assets under management (as at 31st December 2021). 

Jupiter provides investment services to individual and institutional investors through mutual funds (UK unit trusts, Luxembourg SICAVs and Dublin OEICs), separately managed accounts and sub-advised funds. Jupiter has experienced a period of international growth with offices open in EMEA, APAC and the US. 

The majority of our employees are based in our London office located just minutes from Victoria station which provides stair-free access from both the Underground’s Victoria line and National Rail platforms, as well as limited road crossings to the Jupiter office. Our London office was designed to encourage employees to live active, healthy lives with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for greater natural light and the benefit of a private balcony, table tennis room, cycle storage and on-site shower and locker facilities. The short distance to Green Park and St James' Park also provides employees with a natural space to relax during their lunch break and a healthy alternative to office-based meetings. 

We offer our UK employees a 2-1-2 hybrid working arrangement where Tuesdays, Thursdays and a third day of your choice are worked from the office. The other two days may be worked from home.  This facilitates collaboration and allows employees to maximise productivity whilst maintaining a healthy work/life balance. 

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