TIAA VP, Associate General Counsel in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Nuveen is the investment management arm of TIAA. It is one of the largest global asset managers with specialist knowledge across a wide array of asset classes, including fixed income, listed equities and alternatives. Nuveen is driven not only by the independent investment processes across the firm, but also the insights, risk management, analytics and other tools and resources a truly world-class platform provides. As a global asset manager, our mission is to work in partnership with our clients to create outcome-focused solutions to help them secure their financial future. For more information about the firm please visit our website at www.nuveen.com
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Position: VP, Associate General Counsel - Europe
Reports to: Ross Stoeterau, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel (Chicago)
About the Company
Nuveen is the investment management arm of TIAA. It is one of the largest global asset managers with specialist knowledge across a wide array of asset classes, including fixed income, equities and alternatives. Nuveen is driven not only by the independent investment processes across the firm, but also the insights, risk management, analytics and other tools and resources a truly world-class platform provides. As a global asset manager, our mission is to work in partnership with our clients to create outcome-focused solutions to help them secure their financial future. For more information about the firm please visit our website at www.Nuveen.com
About the Position
This position will be based in Europe (Frankfurt or Luxembourg preferable), dedicated primarily to handling European and cross-border legal matters related to our asset management business. The Associate General Counsel will play a pivotal role in the development of Nuveen’s rapidly growing international business, providing legal support and guidance for both our European asset management affiliates and our non-European entities seeking to access European markets. As part of Nuveen’s international legal team, you will work hand in hand with a diverse and vibrant group of lawyers and business leaders both in Europe and the US, contributing to transformational projects shaping the future of the firm.
Provide legal guidance and support for various Nuveen offices and related branches/subsidiaries in Europe, with an emphasis on the distribution of investment funds and services.
Provide legal advice and support with respect to the structuring and governance of various traditional and alternative fund vehicles.
Liaise with sales and marketing teams to provide guidance on permitted activities in various jurisdictions.
Assist with the drafting and negotiation of various contracts, including dealer/intermediary agreements, fee letters, transfer pricing agreements and investment management agreements.
Provide legal support for the establishment of relationships with financial services partners, intermediaries and other service providers in the region.
Assist and advise compliance and finance teams with respect to various regulatory obligations.
Assist with both the establishment of new offices and the expansion of existing offices, including application for necessary licenses, permits and approvals to conduct new or additional regulated activities.
Monitor proposed laws and regulations effecting Nuveen’s business in Europe, and formulate and provide appropriate legal guidance to internal team members and business partners.
Manage external counsel and service providers in order to leverage local insights and capabilities to help grow Nuveen’s business in Europe.
Actively engage with both local regulators and EU asset management industry groups.
6-10 years’ experience with a major law firm and/or an in-house legal department, with a focus on one or more of the following disciplines is required: investment management; financial product sales and distribution; fund formation; general corporate/regulatory.
Law degree from an accredited law school and member in good standing of the bar.
Fluency in both EU and various European national laws and regulations pertaining to running an asset management business, including MiFID, AIFMD and UCITS, as well as general experience and familiarity with the EU legal landscape.
Specific familiarity with some or all of such legal regimes in Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, and UK would be a plus.
Knowledge of investment fund structuring and sales channels, including cross-border distribution.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team and independently as needed.
Comfortable working in a global business environment dealing with multiple cultures, time zones and legal systems.
Demonstrated strategic and analytical mind-set, as well as a proactive, results-driven work ethic.
Advanced cognitive flexibility and prioritization skills.
Must be able to travel (someday!).
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