In this role as Senior Counsel, you would help to ensure that Columbia Threadneedle’s Global Asset Management business complies with applicable U.S. banking laws, such as the Bank Holding Company Act including the Volcker Rule. Your banking law expertise will be utilized to ensure that new products and activities will be compliant and to assist business partners and the broader asset management segment in adjusting to this additional regulatory framework.

In addition, you will support various business and compliance partners, product lines and activities within the global asset management business separate from U.S. banking law issues, as needed.

You will be joining a dynamic Global Asset Management legal and compliance team that provides a broad range of advice to Columbia Threadneedles Global Asset Management business. As a member of the Global Asset Management legal team, you will interact frequently with lawyers and business partners based in EMEA, Asia and North America. In addition, you will also join a larger legal and compliance team that is part of the General Counsels Organization of Ameriprise Financial, a publicly traded, Fortune 500 financial services company.


 Provide day-to-day support of bank regulatory issues as applicable to the products and activities of a financial holding company and its subsidiaries under the Bank Holding Company Act (including the Volcker Rule) and the Home Owners Loan Act. This includes providing guidance to the business and compliance on regulatory requirements.
 Support for Ameriprises global asset management business known as Columbia Threadneedle Investments, including providing advice consistent with US banking requirements on product structuring, new activities, real estate investments, covered funds, fund disclosures and regulatory reporting issues.
 Learn about the global operations and business lines of Columbia Threadneedle Investments and provide support and advice to serve its clients.

Required Qualifications

 Juris Doctorate.

 3+ years of relevant experience.
 Strong knowledge of (1) the control framework and authorities applicable to a financial holding company and savings and loan holding company under the Bank Holding Company Act and the Home Owners Loan Act and (2) all aspects of the Volcker Rule and related regulatory guidance.
 Thoughtful and creative thinker.
 Inspired by new opportunities and issues of first impression.
 Clear and efficient communicator, verbally and written.
 Solid ability to execute.
 Strong organizational abilities and multi-tasking skills.

Preferred Qualifications

 Knowledge of asset management, including investment products such as U.S. registered investment companies, hedge funds or real estate funds.

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