Provide counsel to Fidelity Asset Management with respect to the legal and regulatory issues associated with its Institutional and Alternatives Asset Management Business with experience dealing with Institutional Investors, including HNW Investors, Family Offices, Endowments and Foundations, ERISA and Government Plan clients investing in separate accounts, privately offered funds and collective investment trusts. In this role, you will provide all aspects of legal support to Fidelity Asset Management’s Institutional and Alternative Investments business, including product structuring, product governance, side letter and investment management agreement negotiation, placement agent and solicitation agreement drafting and negotiation, as well as assisting the business with client inquiries and communications.
The Skills You Bring
Your crisp and clear oral and written communication skills, in particular the ability to reduce complex legal issues to straightforward, practical analysis and advice.
Your natural collaborative approach in devising pragmatic and creative solutions across a variety of issues in a dynamic environment
Your strategic and critical thinking skills, excellent judgment and decision-making skills
Your professional maturity, confidence, presence and initiative
Your ability to work closely and collaboratively with our business partners and others within the Legal, Risk and Compliance departments
Your agility and resilience characterized by your ability to stay calm under pressure with a “can-do” attitude.
Your ability to manage outside counsel to provide excellent legal services in a cost effective manner.
The Value You Deliver
You will be a key member and contributor to Fidelity Asset Management Legal Department’s Institutional team. You will work alongside a small legal team of other attorneys and paralegals dedicated to the institutional/alternatives space. This team works together to support the institutional/alternatives investment and sales teams.
You will interact with product, portfolio management, sales, compliance, risk and trading professionals.
You will have responsibility for assisting with the structuring and development of institutional and alternative products.
You will have responsibility for negotiating the terms of investment management agreements with institutional clients (including Pensions/ERISA Plans).
In collaboration with other members of the Fidelity Asset Management Legal team, you will work closely with Asset Management Compliance and Risk to resolve issues.
How Your Work Impacts the Organization
You will play an important role in advising Fidelity Asset Management leaders, investment, compliance and sales professionals. Your role will be critical to the smooth running of Fidelity’s investment operations. You will work closely with a dynamic, highly skilled, and collaborative group of investment professionals.
The Expertise We’re Looking For
Minimum five years as a practicing attorney with relevant experience.
Experience working with a range of institutional asset management issues.
Experience working with institutional client accounts (negotiating Investment Management Agreements, etc.).
Experience structuring and working with private (3(c)(7)) Funds.
Experience reviewing marketing materials and familiarity with new marketing rule.
Familiarity with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and collective investment trust laws (3(c)(11) pools) and practices.
Strong practical skills and industry knowledge.
Experience with Direct Lending/Private Credit Funds and/or BDCs a plus.
Familiarity with ERISA a plus.
Familiarity with CFTC regulations and Commodity Pools a plus.
At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace where we respect and value our associate for their unique perspectives and experiences. For information about working at Fidelity, visit FidelityCareers.com.
Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.