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Job Title Associate - Hedge Funds
Department Financial Markets
Role Associate
Job Location London


Our international Financial Services team undertakes technical and complex financial services and markets regulatory work for asset and wealth managers, banking groups, brokerage houses, investment exchanges, commodity traders, general insurance and life assurance companies and other financial institutions operating in the UK and international financial markets.

Our funds and financial services regulatory teams are recognised for both technical excellence and outstanding commerciality in connection with a wide range of global structuring, investment and service development projects.

We have experts in fund formation, financial services regulation, trading documentation (including prime brokerage and derivatives documentation), corporate structuring and transactions, litigation, taxation, ICT and employment regulation. We have an in-depth understanding of the asset management industry. Recognised by the legal directories and the industry as being one of the leading firms in the sector, we advise:

  • hedge funds
  • institutional managers
  • UCITS funds and AIFs
  • private funds
  • private equity managers
  • infrastructure funds
  • real estate investment and development funds

Working alongside our international teams, this role presents an opportunity to do cutting edge work for asset managers and financial institutions, setting up hedge fund structures in a variety of jurisdictions - both offshore and onshore - primarily in the Cayman Islands. The candidate will advise on the structuring, establishment and on-going operation of UCITS and AIFs availing of a variety of structures and asset classes.

The role

We are recruiting for an Associate or Supervising Associate to play an integral part of our financial services team. The ideal candidate will be 1+ years PQE level with good exposure to hedge funds.

We are looking for a talented and technical lawyer who has the ambition and aptitude to embrace our first class client base in the asset management and financial institutions sectors and is looking to further develop their knowledge and experience of this exciting and evolving industry.

The role requires a confident and able networker who enjoys working and developing teams and embraces client and business development. This is a unique opportunity to join a number 1 ranked firm and great future career opportunities at the firm for the right individual who tackles this role with success.

Person Specification

  • Excellent academics.
  • Applicants will ideally have between 1+ years' post qualification experience
  • Hedge Funds experience gained at another leading City practice
  • Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business development.
  • Commercially driven.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion as required.