GAM is one of the world’s leading independent, pure-play asset managers. We provide differentiated active investment solutions and products for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors. Our core investment business is complemented by private labelling services, which include fund administration and other support services to third-party institutions. Together we share a common set of values rooted in teamwork, integrity, entrepreneurial flair and professional excellence.
Our employees are our most valuable asset. Being able to offer an attractive work environment where talented minds from various backgrounds are keen to work is key to the long-term success of our company. We firmly believe in the importance of maintaining the open culture of a small company, aiming to avoid bureaucracy and encouraging a flexible, accessible and hands-on working style across the Group. In turn, our people reward us with their loyalty.
For our Legal & Compliance Department in Zurich we are looking to hire a
Legal Distribution Counsel 100% (m/f)
Legal clarifications relating to the distribution of funds worldwide and internal advice to the relevant sales departments
Compliance with worldwide legal requirements for the preparation and supervision of marketing material, preparation and maintenance of websites as well as compliance with intellectual property and data protection rules
Correspondence with the competent supervisory authority in Switzerland concerning the distribution of funds
Observation of and periodical reporting on the legal developments in the respective distribution countries and cooperation on projects related to the implementation of such legal developments
Assistance with regard to other tasks of the legal distribution team, such as drafting of agreements and mandatory notifications to the competent supervisory authorities worldwide
A fully completed Swiss law degree or foreign equivalent (Master of Law)
Minimum of 2+ years of relevant Legal & Compliance experience in the Asset Management industry, preferably in legal distribution related matters
Ideally, ability to demonstrate international professional experience in Legal & Compliance aspects of investment products sales, particularly across Switzerland, the EU, possibly also in Latin America, the Middle East and/or East Asia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy and Spain
Financial market and product knowledge across asset classes, and of the Swiss and European legislation in the field of investment product sales (in particular UCITS, AIFMD, MiFID)
Committed and flexible personality as well as the ability to work efficiently, independently and precisely
Fluent in German and English, other languages would be of advantage
GAM offers attractive employment conditions, including a market-oriented and performance-based salary and flexible working hours.