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Private Funds Lawyer

Posted Mar 23
Full Time
On Site
Chicago, Illinois

Your role

Do you enjoy analyzing complex legal issues and solving complex problems? Are you interested in helping structure and operate alternative investment funds for one of the world's largest asset managers?

We're looking for a private funds lawyer to:

  • help structure and operate commingled hedge funds, single investor funds, managed accounts, and other alternative investment products
  • draft a wide variety of fund formation documents as well as transaction documents, including limited partnership agreements, offering documents, subscription documents, side letter agreements, and other investment-related documents
  • advise on regulatory and compliance issues, including interpretation of Investment Advisers Act of 1940
  • work closely with investments, products, client coverage, and other functions to launch new investment products and negotiate their terms with investors and asset allocators


Your team

You'll be part of the legal team which covers UBS's asset management business in the Americas, primarily advising the Hedge Fund Solutions (HFS) investment unit. HFS specializes in sourcing, monitoring, and managing multi-manager hedge fund portfolios.

The team is part of the broader in-house legal department which supports UBS's activities globally across all its divisions.


Your expertise

You have:

  • ideally, four or more years of relevant experience at a law firm and/or in-house at a hedge fund or investment bank
  • experience advising on private fund formations and lifecycle events
  • an understanding of US and foreign regulations which affect private funds and their managers

You are:

  • able provide clear, pragmatic legal advice to business stakeholders and control functions
  • capable of working on a wide range of challenging and novel initiatives
  • a great communicator and clear writer who is able to interact with different types of internal and external stakeholders, including clients and investors
  • ability to identify and differentiate between different types of legal risks - and rigorously analyze key risk issues, often under time pressure
  • interested in using technology to improve decision making


About us

UBS is the world’s largest and the only truly global wealth manager. We operate through four business divisions: Global Wealth Management, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. Our global reach and the breadth of our expertise set us apart from our competitors..

We have a presence in all major financial centers in more than 50 countries.


Salary information

CA, CO, WA and NY based roles: The salary range for this role is $200,000 to $240,000 based on experience, education, and skill level. This role may be eligible for discretionary incentive compensation. For benefits information:


Join us

At UBS, we embrace flexible ways of working when the role permits. We offer different working arrangements like part-time, job-sharing and hybrid (office and home) working. Our purpose-led culture and global infrastructure help us connect, collaborate, and work together in agile ways to meet all our business needs.

From gaining new experiences in different roles to acquiring fresh knowledge and skills, we know that great work is never done alone. We know that it's our people, with their unique backgrounds, skills, experience levels and interests, who drive our ongoing success. Together we’re more than ourselves. Ready to be part of #teamUBS and make an impact?


Contact Details

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Disclaimer / Policy Statements

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

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