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Legal Counsel

Janus Henderson Investors
Posted Apr 30
Full Time
Denver, Colorado

Why work for us?

A career at Janus Henderson is more than a job, it’s about investing in a brighter future together .

Our Mission at Janus Henderson is to help clients define and achieve superior financial outcomes through differentiated insights, disciplined investments, and world-class service. We will do this by protecting and growing our core business, amplifying our strengths and diversifying where we have the right.

Our Values are key to driving our success, and are at the heart of everything we do:

Clients Come First - Always | Execution Supersedes Intention | Together We Win | Diversity Improves Results | Truth Builds Trust

If our mission, values, and purpose align with your own, we would love to hear from you!

Your opportunity

  • Provide advice, review, and negotiate investment management and advisory agreements, including side letters with institutional investors
  • Offer legal support across the institutional client life cycle, covering Request for Proposal requests, onboarding, mandate changes, transitions, and terminations
  • Handle legal documentation for investment management, commingled pools, collective investment trusts, distribution agreements, and other asset management-related agreements with institutional clients and service providers
  • Support the global firm in proxy voting matters and serve as an adviser to the Proxy Voting Committee
  • Advise on ERISA issues and support regulatory filings such as Form ADV and NFA filings, including SEC and NFA registration issues
  • Provide legal assistance for institutional offerings in Canada, APAC, and Australia, including regulatory filings and issues, with the US serving as an investment adviser
  • Address legal matters related to FINRA 5130/5131, anti-corruption (FCPA, UK Bribery Law), AML, FATCA, and CRS
  • Support distribution and compliance colleagues with regulations and laws affecting distribution activities, including performance composites, GIPS issues, and marketing rule issues
  • Prepare responses to audit or regulatory requests, coordinating with teams to collect relevant documents and information, and assist with direct mutual fund matters and intermediary distribution as needed
  • Manage external counsel and provide ad hoc legal advice to internal departments on various legal issues related to funds and investors
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

What to expect when you join our firm

  • Hybrid working and reasonable accommodations
  • Generous Holiday policies
  • Paid volunteer time to step away from your desk and into the community
  • Support to grow through professional development courses, tuition/qualification reimbursement and more
  • All-inclusive approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Maternal/paternal leave benefits and family services
  • Complimentary subscription to Headspace – the mindfulness app
  • Discounted membership to ClassPass and other health and well-being benefits
  • Unique employee events and programs including a 14er challenge
  • Complimentary beverages, snacks and all employee Happy Hours

Must have skills

  • Two to five years’ experience as a lawyer within a law firm or financial services company preferred
  • Experience with registered investment advisers and/or investment company rules and regulations preferred
  • JD From an accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of the Colorado Bar or the bar of any other state
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize appropriately across a wide range of work
  • Strong exercise of judgment

Nice to have skills

  • Ability to proactively build relationships at all levels within the organization.
  • Flexible, adaptable and keen to be involved in a wide variety of legal work.
  • Strong professional presence with good interpersonal, team working and influencing skills
  • Good commercial acumen
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to find innovative solutions within acceptable levels of risk
  • Strong problem solving skills

Supervisory responsibilities

  • Not initially, but opportunity may arise

Potential for growth

  • Mentoring
  • Leadership development programs
  • Regular training
  • Career development services
  • Continuing education courses

You will be expected to understand the regulatory obligations of the firm, and abide by the regulated entity requirements and JHI policies applicable for your role.

At Janus Henderson Investors we’re committed to an inclusive and supportive environment. We believe diversity improves results and we welcome applications from all backgrounds. Don’t worry if you don’t think you tick every box, we still want to hear from you! We understand everyone has different commitments and while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request we’re happy to be asked about work flexibility and our hybrid working environment. If you need any reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process, please get in touch and let us know at .

Compensation information

The base salary range for this position is $125,000 – $155,000. This range is estimated for this role. Actual pay may be different. This role will remain open until May 15, 2024

Annual Bonus Opportunity: Position is eligible to receive an annual discretionary bonus award from the profit pool. The profit pool is funded based on Company profits. Individual bonuses are determined based on Company, department, team and individual performance.

Benefits: Janus Henderson is committed to offering a comprehensive total rewards package to eligible employees that includes; competitive compensation, pension/retirement plans, and various health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits. To learn more about our offerings please visit the Why Join Us section on the career page

Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).

You should be willing to adhere to the provisions of our Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position.

You will be expected to understand the regulatory obligations of the firm, and abide by the regulated entity requirements and JHI policies applicable for your role.