Fund Services.Legal Counsel

Legal & Regulatory Jersey City, New Jersey Malvern, Pennsylvania



Job Title: Legal Counsel

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: Jersey City, NJ or Malvern, PA

Department: Legal

FLSA Classification

Exempt Level


Company Overview

The Citco Fund Services companies are the world's pre-eminent hedge fund administrators and have over 35 years experience in the provision of administration and other services to their hedge fund clients, many of  whom are leading names in the industry.   Citco Fund Services is a division of the Citco Group of Companies and is the largest independent administrator of Hedge Funds in the world with offices worldwide.

Citco Fund Services draws upon a global team of more than 3,000 experienced, knowledgeable and highly trained staff to ensure that each fund is supported appropriately and service quality standards are not only met, but consistently exceeded.  We recognize the importance of our staff through career development initiatives and extensive training programs to ensure staff are equipped to handle the complexities of hedge funds.  Citco Fund Services companies have consistently been ranked "Best in Class" and "Top-Rated" across all locations in recognized industry surveys of hedge fund administrators for both single manager funds and funds of hedge funds.

Position Purpose

We are currently seeking a junior corporate lawyer with 1-3 years experience in a major law firm or financial institution to support our business. The position of Legal Counsel will require an individual who is extremely organized, diligent and independent and possesses exceptional written and oral communication skills. Some knowledge of, or experience with hedge funds or mutual funds would also be an asset.

Main Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Preparing and negotiating client service agreements
  • Reviewing fund formation documentation and updates to offering memoranda and subscription documentation
  • Providing legal advice to internal parties regarding potential areas of legal risk
  • Liaising with internal and external counsel for clients
  • Any other duty deemed necessary by Citco legal counsel or management for the benefit of Citco


Education, Qualifications and Experience

  • Ideally 2+ years experience in a financial services firm or corporate law firm
  • Law degree and admitted to the Bar in a US State (preferably New York or New Jersey)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills including oral and written English
  • Team player
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail orientated



Key Competencies

  •              Technical Knowledge & Commercial Acumen
  •              Quality & Risk Control
  •              Decision Making
  •              Client Service
  •              Communication
  •              Teamwork
  •              Drive for Results
  •              Adaptability


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer



NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.