Senior Investment Legal Advisor - Aquarius Recruitment, Cape Town Southern Suburbs

Vacancy Details

Employer: Aquarius Recruitment

Purpose of the Role:

To provide effective legal counsel to the company as a whole with a primary focus on Investment /Asset Management and Alternative Administration (Hedge Funds and Private Equity)

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Drafting and reviewing of legal agreements applicable to the different business units, with primary focus being on investment management and alternative administration
  • Negotiation and communication (quickly handle unanticipated counter-proposals and being able to describe legal risks and implications clearly and understanding what the business wants and accurately reflecting that in a contract)
  • General legal advisor responsibilities
  • Advising on the impact of legislation applicable to the asset management business – asset management environment (FMA, CISCA, LTIA, EMIR, MIFID, FAIS, OTC Derivative Markets, Infrastructure Debt Fund experience essential)
  • Assisting with analysing corporate policies and practices where needed for adherence to laws and regulations
  • Drafting legal opinions
  • Assisting with contract management of the comany
  • Legal risk management reporting to the Head of Legal
  • Managing and advising the company on every legal matter such as legal risks, compliance with regulations and corporate governance
  • Resource to and assist Head of Legal in companywide projects and any other legal matter as required

Candidate Requirements

Skills/Competencies and experience:

  • 3 – 5 years practical legal experience in an asset management environment is essential

  • Experience with FMA, CISCA, LTIA, EMIR, MIFID,FAIS, OTC Derivative Markets, Infrastructure Debt Fund experience essential

  • Excellent drafting skills

  • Ability to interpret legislation and make recommendations considering business requirements

  • Good working knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry and financial instruments


  • Admitted Attorney 

Key Competencies:


  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proactively establishing and maintaining relationships to accomplish organisational goals
  • Ability to understand the big picture in which the business is operating, the inter-play between the different components of our specific business. This includes the understanding of commercial and financial principles
  • Ability to make balanced and sound recommendations and decisions, by understanding issues and problems, evaluating the consequences and select the appropriate solution
  • Ability to perceive, interpret and translate information in order to competently perform tasks at various levels of complexity with the organization
  • Multi-tasker
  • Time Management (to prioritize issues and problems logically)
  • Honesty, decisiveness and integrity
  • Flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the business
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Discretion, diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
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About Aquarius Recruitment

Aquarius Recruitment specialises in Financial Services recruitment nationally.

Our services include, Specialist Recruitment, Executive Search, Corporate Coaching, Psychometric Assessment, Salary Surveys, and Incentive and Retention Strategies.

Asset Management
Investment Banking
Life Assurance
Corporate Finance and Project Finance
Retail Banking
Legal and Compliance
Stock Brokering
Actuarial (Life / Employee Benefits)
Risk Management
Private Equity