About this role
Are you an experienced securities attorney searching for an exciting, challenging, multi-faceted opportunity with the world’s largest asset manager? Do you pride yourself on building positive relationships, confirmed analytical expertise and problem resolution? Is your passion investment products and solutions? Look no further. BlackRock is seeking an iShares Corporate Counsel to become a part of our team. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your skills, eagerness, and passion while giving you freedom to grow professionally and as an individual.
We know you want to feel valued every single day, and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees. With over USD $7 trillion of assets under management, we have an extraordinary responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. Come join our team and experience what it feels like to be part of an organization that makes a difference.
iShares is a global leader in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with two decades of expertise and dedication to individual and institutional investors of all sizes. As an iShares Corporate Counsel, you would be a valuable member of BlackRocks Legal and Compliance Group, working with multiple business teams to develop investment management products and business solutions that align with the numerous regulatory and legal requirements to which iShares ETFs and BlackRock are subject. Our Legal and Compliance team is responsible for a variety of matters across our organization, including but not limited to:
? Handling regulatory matters
? Assisting with product development and structuring
? Drafting and updating SEC registration statements
? Shareholder communications and related risk disclosures
? Negotiating service provider and client contracts
? Providing ongoing legal advice to the business regarding new and existing products and strategies
? Establishing policies and procedures that meet applicable regulatory requirements
? Testing the operative effectiveness of those policies and procedures
? Conducting related trainings
Our iShares Corporate Counsel will provide advice and support on a variety of legal and regulatory matters, with a focus on the iShares US ETF business (representing over $2.1 trillion assets under management and approximately 370 products as of June 30, 2010). You will be expected to lead and handle, across a wide variety of business and operations teams, regulatory, compliance and business issues, as well as, risks associated with the management and operations of the iShares ETFs, including:
? 1940 Act registration and compliance
? SEC filings for registered investment companies
? Development of new products
? Key business initiatives
? Other special projects as assigned.
To ensure success you will possess the following qualifications:
? A J.D. with outstanding academic credentials from a nationally-recognized law school and four to six years’ experience as a lawyer in a major law firm or the legal department of an asset manager, investment bank or other leading organization.
? Experience in asset management and advising mutual funds, ETFs and/or other collective investment products. Knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act, Investment Company Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 strongly preferred; broker-dealer and/or capital markets issues experience a plus.
? Strong organizational skills and ability to lead multiple time critical matters in a fast-paced, dynamic and fluid environment.
? Shown ability to handle complex and sophisticated projects involving different business groups and to assist the business in implementing solutions across the broad range of BlackRock products and services.
? Validated business insight and solution oriented approach to interacting and working with clients.
? Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
? Ability to establish positive relationships and build rapport.
? An affinity for teamwork and to contribute as a valued partner
? Capacity to pursue problems in a practical manner and to communicate complex concepts in an understandable way.
? Reviewing and watching work completed by external counsel
BlackRocks purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a persons appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.