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Derivatives Attorney
Ref No.: 17-03568
Location: Santa Monica, California
Position Type:Full Time
An asset manager is looking for a Derivatives Attorney.
  • Reviewing, analyzing and negotiating various trading agreements including ISDAs/CSAs, Futures Agreements and Cleared Derivative Addendums, GMRAs, MRAs, MSFTAs, MCAs, account control agreements, custodial undertaking agreements, prime brokerage agreements, confidentiality agreements and other related miscellaneous agreements
  • Tracking and updating status of agreements under negotiation and maintaining internal master agreement database
  • Providing guidance on, and ensuring adherence to, various ISDA protocols through Client Markit on behalf of a broad client base, including mutual funds, private funds, insurance companies, endowments and pension funds
  • Researching, analyzing and summarizing applicable regulations (Dodd-Frank, EMIR, etc.) and performing thorough analyses to identify affected clients and portfolios
  • Partnering with business and other teams to monitor US and global regulations related to derivatives transactions and related activities and implement changes to process, oversight and documentation accordingly
  • Significant involvement in industry initiatives and, where appropriate, represent the firm's interests with various industry organizations (SIFMA, ISDA, etc.) in the analysis or implementation of industry developments

Skills & Experience Required
  • Juris Doctor from accredited law school
  • 6+ years of derivatives industry experience
  • Deep derivatives industry knowledge, with up to date knowledge on regulatory and risk environment
  • Strong problem solving skills and a demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and critically analyze various issues associated with sophisticated investment arrangements and transactions
In addition, the ideal candidate will be or have
  • Innovative, proactive & solutions-oriented
  • A resilient self-starter with exceptional people skills
  • Able to adapt quickly and appropriately in accordance with the constant evolution of the industry in which operates
  • Willing to take on a broad variety of tasks to accomplish project specific goals



Third Party Applications Not Accepted