Wealth Management
LON37764 Requisition #

Who we're looking for


A keen and organised lawyer with experience of retail investment management/private banking.


About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.


The base

We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.


The team

Schroders has 70+ legal staff worldwide. This role is in the legal team dedicated to Schroders' Global Wealth Management business (WM). 


What you'll do

You will serve as a legal officer for all the Schroders' Wealth Management businesses outside Switzerland (WM), in close collaboration with the Swiss and wider Schroders' legal teams.

The role is based in London, but with limited travel as appropriate to other WM locations.

The Legal Counsel will support the Head of Legal, Wealth Management (UK, Channel Islands and Asia) to ensure that WM is aware of, and manages, applicable legal risks. In particular, the legal officer shall, with appropriate support:

•    commission, prepare, review, negotiate and conclude, legal documentation relevant to WM, including legal opinions, terms of business and other client, intermediary, market infrastructure and supplier documentation;
•    provide advice and legal documentation regarding new, or changes to, WM products and services;
•    provide advice to support the WM Compliance and Risk teams regarding financial services' regulatory matters and interaction with regulators;
•    advise on financial services' regulation of the cross-border investment activities of WM;
•    provide subject matter expertise in supporting other legal officers within the Schroder Group regarding acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations and other corporate transactions;
•    provide advice and documentation in respect of corporate compliance, data protection and privacy matters, in close collaboration with other legal officers within the Schroder Group and the Data Protection Team;
•    provide advice and documentation in respect of the intellectual property of WM, in close collaboration with other legal officers within the Schroders' Group; and  
•    advise regarding the representation of WM in legal proceedings and pre-action activities, in close collaboration with other legal officers within the Schroders' Group, and provide advice where requested, in respect of complaints and expressions of dissatisfaction.


The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

•    Knowledge of the legal and regulatory risks associated with retail investment management.
•    Knowledge and experience of retail investment management.
•    Strong private practice or in-house experience (or both). Indicative experience level might be 2-3 years' PQE, but we would consider applicants with other experience.
•    Experience of a diverse range of stakeholders.


What you'll be like

•    Strong organisational and time management skills.
•    Flexible, proactive and a keen sense of team spirit.
•    Strong interpersonal skills.


We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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