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1 Sep 2022

Full-Time Counsel – Investment Management

BNYMellonTA – Posted by BNY Mellon Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


This position will support and advise BNY Mellon’s affiliated UK investment management firms and their related, international business. These include Newton Investment Management, Walter Scott & Partners and BNY Mellon Investment Management EMEA. This lawyer will be part of the institutional investment management legal team (currently consisting of 10 lawyers in the UK, 7 lawyers and 2 paralegals in the US, 1 lawyer in Brazil and 2 administrative assistants), which forms part of the broader BNY Mellon legal department.  The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of laws and regulations in the field of investment management and practical expertise of regulated funds and/or negotiating investment contracts as well as broader regulatory and/or investment management experience. Candidates with more general financial services and corporate experience may also be considered.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide day-to-day legal support to the commercial teams within the investment management firms responsible for managing funds and client portfolios.
  • Advise on varied and potentially complex legal and regulatory matters relating to distribution and provision of investment management services.
  • Negotiate and draft investment management agreements with clients including, among others, sovereign wealth and government-related-entities, occupational pension schemes, UCITS management companies and alternative investment fund managers.
  • Work with Compliance teams in interpreting and applying UK FCA rules, as well as international regulations, to the business; and in creating the investment firms’ policies and procedures.
  • Support for the Legal Department on key initiatives. This will at times include coordinating with global colleagues and other stakeholders on time sensitive matters.
  • Lead in providing proactive and pragmatic advice and guidance in the development of new product/service initiatives.


  • Qualified solicitor or barrister currently licensed to practice in England and Wales.
  • Ideally 1-5 years of relevant experience gained from a leading law firm / in-house.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate proactively with business colleagues and deliver clear, succinct advice.
  • Sound knowledge of FSMA and the FCA Handbook
  • Ability to solve problems and find solutions
  • Ability to identify and manage legal risks
  • Positive, commercial and flexible attitude
  • Good drafting and negotiating skills
  • Enthusiastic, with a desire to develop one’s career in one of the world’s largest investment management businesses.


Primary Location: Edinburgh or Manchester

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