Head of Legal and Compliance (Asset Management)

Job Title: Head of Legal and Compliance (Asset Management)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Reference: CH/HOLECOASM/220
Contact Name: Corrine Ho
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 17, 2019 02:39

Job Description

  • Singapore Headquartered asset management with growing regional footprints
  • Lead a team of legal and compliance professionals
  • Extensive stakeholder management

This is a stellar opportunity with a growing asset management firm looking to increase its presence regionally. Established in Singapore for more than a decade, they’ve established strong and unique investment strategies to
tap into new markets. This is a critical hire for the organisation as you’ll be helming the legal and compliance team and set the corporate governance tone for the organisation

Key Responsibilities

  • Legal advisory related to investment strategies, funds structuring and PPM/business partnership agreements, across the region.
  • Work with a team of in-house counsels on transactional documentation work such as drafting and negotiating for investment related activities
  • Point of contact for regulators, auditors, external counsels etc.
  • Compliance advisory for topics related to AML/KYC, transaction monitoring, sanctions and regulatory compliance to ensure corporate governance is met for a CMS license holder
  • Maintain a strong compliance framework and ensure timely regulatory reporting is done
  • Point of contact for regulators (MAS), auditors, external counsels, AMLRO, PDPA etc.
  • Guide a team of lawyers and compliance officers to maintain and/improve the overall legal and compliance framework

Key Requirements

  • Singapore or Commonwealth qualified lawyers with at least 8PQE.
  • Experience in-house with an investment management/funds related organisation. Lawyers direct from a funds practice in private practice/ who’ve moved to compliance and want to return to a hybrid role can also apply.
  • Ideally has prior knowledge in both legal and compliance related matters
  • Team management experience is ideal but not compulsory
  • Regional funds experience and strong internal and external stakeholder management skills

EA Licence No.: 15S7496

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