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Legal- Assistant General Counsel- Wealth Management Investment Solutions - VP

Req #: 170114748
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Legal
Job Description:
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
 
The JPMorgan Chase Legal Department is responsible for providing comprehensive legal services to the Firm and is organized by practice groups that generally align with the Firm’s lines of business and corporate staff areas.  This structure encourages legal teams and businesses and staff areas to discuss legal, regulatory and business developments effectively and in a timely manner.
 
The Legal Department of JPMorgan is seeking a highly motivated individual to join us in supporting Wealth Management’s Investment Solutions business. This attorney will join the team that focuses on legal coverage for Managed Investments.
 
About J.P. Morgan Wealth Management:
J.P. Morgan is a global leader in asset management services. The Asset Management line of business serves institutional, ultra high net worth, high net worth and retail clients through its global investment management and global wealth management businesses. With client assets of $2.3 trillion and assets under management of approximately $1.9 trillion, we are one of the largest asset and wealth managers in the world.
 
J.P. Morgan’s wealth management business delivers customized and comprehensive solutions to help clients around the world with the many complexities they face on their balance sheets.  We leverage our products and solutions to support every facet of wealth management for clients, including investments, liquidity and credit management and tax and estate planning. 
We have an exceptional team of employees who work hard to do the right thing for our clients and the firm.  This is why we are the most respected financial institution in the world – and why we can offer you an outstanding career.
 
About Investment Solutions – Managed Investments:
Our Investment Solutions business team supports Managed Investments for our clients, including discretionary and non-discretionary investment strategies offered to  clients of the J.P. Morgan Private Bank Americas and Chase Wealth Management (CWM), as well as International Private Bank. The Investment Solutions team also performs manager due diligence for clients across J.P. Morgan’s domestic and international wealth management business.  Discretionary investment offerings include multi-asset, single asset class and alternative strategies offered through individual accounts and private and registered funds. Our Managed Investments team uses multiple strategies and instruments for implementation of its discretionary investment strategies, including mutual funds, private funds, exchange traded funds and notes, structured products and other types of instruments. Due diligence is performed on traditional and alternative asset class managers, including mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity and real estate.
 
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Provide legal advice and support to the Investment Solutions business team, with a focus on Managed Investments, including coverage of SEC regulatory and Bank regulatory issues impacting investment advisers
  • Advise the business on a wide range of legal issues relevant to discretionary investment, asset allocation and due diligence
  • Support the business on new product development and launches
  • Provide insight on product distribution to clients
  • Advise on legal issues for the managed account platform
  • Work closely with other members of the legal department, and other control functions (e.g., Compliance, Risk) to identify and resolve issues impacting the Investment Solutions business.
  • Coordinate as needed with other divisions of the Private Bank, Chase Wealth Management, our International Private Bank and  J.P. Morgan
Location:   New York
Qualifications:   
  • JD Degree.
  •  5+ years of relevant law firm, financial institution or comparable experience. Knowledge of investment management legal issues, including SEC or Bank regulatory investment advisory issues required.
  • Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in in the state/jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction.
  • Familiarity with wealth management business a plus.
  • Excellent document drafting skills required.
  • Excellent judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to be a proactive, dynamic member of a team.
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