Fund Legal Specialist
10/04/2018

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Banking & Finance, Investment funds, Financial regulatory
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: KC/18/14/LexGO

 You obtained a Belgian Master in law and you have a first experience or +/-3 years as a lawyer familiar with banking & finance law or in a similar position in the banking & finance industry. Experience with fund-specific regulations, MIFID and/or UCITS is considered a plus. 

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Bank Degroof Petercam is a reference independent financial institution, serving private, institutional investors and organizations, based on a history dating back to 1871.

Headquartered in Brussels, we employ 1400 professionals through offices in Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Hong Kong.

Our clients benefit from best in-class services through the unique combination of private banking, institutional asset management, investment banking (corporate finance and financial intermediation) and asset services.

We manage assets of over 50 billion euro for private investors and families, corporates, public and corporate pension funds, insurance companies, governmental and non-profit organizations.

In order to reinforce our Fund Legal Life team within our unit Degroof Petercam Asset Management, we are currently looking for a m/f Legal Fund Specialist.

In this role you will:

  • Organize and follow the daily legal and administrative management of the Belgian investment funds promoted by Degroof Petercam Asset Management (DPAM) (a.o. organization of Board of Directors and General shareholders meetings of the funds, update of legal documentation relating to the funds (prospectus, articles of association, KIID, notices, etc…);

  • Supervise and follow the production of the periodical reports (annual and semi-annual) of the funds;

  • Update or review contracts, specific documents with services providers having signed an agreement with the Funds or DPAM;

  • Introduce files regarding the funds with the regulatory authorities (FSMA), contact the FSMA, notary public, and contact other services providers with which the funds (or DPAM) has an agreement;

  • Regulatory monitoring and Support the pan-European distribution of Belgian investment funds including registration of the funds with the regulatory authorities abroad; review and update contracts with services providers;

  • Development and implementation of different projects related to launching, liquidation, restructuration of the Belgian investment funds; assist from a legal point of view new projects that are launched; 

  • Maintain good relationships with the regulatory authorities (FSMA) and represent the company at the Belgian Asset Management Association (BEAMA);

  • Monitor the regulatory and legislative evolution with a focus on investment funds related topics;

  • Participate in internal legal meetings and training sessions related to the industry of the funds;

  • Work in cooperation with the Legal Team of DPAM and with other departments that have a relation with the funds;

  • You obtained a Belgian Master in law;

  • You have a first experience or +/-3 years as a lawyer familiar with banking & finance law or in a similar position in the banking & finance industry. Experience with fund-specific regulations, MIFID and/or UCITS is considered a plus;

  • You are fluent in Dutch and you have a good knowledge of English and French;

  • You are highly precise, organized and are able to work in a changing environment;

  • You are proficient with Word and Excel and you are willing to work with the using platforms dedicated to the management of the funds;

  • You are able to work autonomously;

  • You have the Ability of building up good interpersonal relationship and like to work in close partnership with the people in the business;

By working for Degroof Petercam, you will join an independent Belgian family-rooted business with 140 years of sound experience, more than 1400 talents, that combines in-depth expertise with a strong collective knowledge at the service of our clients.

Our client is behind those who have the ambition to move forward: beginning or established investors, entrepreneurs, institutions, companies and our staff. We believe that words like independence, cooperation, customer focus, ethics, sustainability and entrepreneurship are not just words. 

We think that it is not the size of a company that makes it great, but its human values and the accessibility of its people. We are committed to invest in our people and in the best workplace in order to attract and retain top talent and to produce the best work. 

Interested?

For further details about this opportunity please get in touch with Kim Claerhout on 03 800 42 12 or via SelectLegal@usgprofessionals.be with reference KC/18/14-LexGO.

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