Head of Legal and Compliance - UK (London office) Head of Legal and Compliance - UK (London office) …

Sygnia Asset Management
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 30 Oct 20
Competitive
Sygnia Asset Management
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 30 Oct 20
Competitive
Posted by:
Liezel De Klerk • Recruiter
Posted by:
Liezel De Klerk
Recruiter
Sygnia Limited is a South African financial services company head officed in South Africa and listed on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The company provides asset management, stockbroking and administration services, as well as a wide range of savings products, to institutional and retail investors. Sygnia set up an office in London, United Kingdom, in 2019 with the main focus being the management of venture capital funds. Having raised the required capital for such funds Sygnia is looking to build up its infrastructure in the London office through making a number of key appointments.

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

This role falls within the Legal and Compliance department of Sygnia and would report to the Head: Legal and Compliance in South Africa.

The duties and responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Monitoring of compliance of Sygnia Asset Management UK with all the required regulations (Sygnia Asset Management is an FCA-approved asset manager and advisor)
  • Updating the executive management of Sygnia on all legal and regulatory changes in the UK
  • Monitoring of the risk management function within Sygnia Asset Management UK
  • Liaison with Sygnia’s legal advisers with regard to the set up and ongoing management of the venture capital funds managed/advised to by Sygnia and its authorized representative, Braavos Investment Advisers
  • Review and, if necessary, drafting of legal documentation as it relates to asset management and venture capital funds
  • Liaison with the general partner and the administrators in Guernsey regarding the ongoing legal and management issues as they relate to venture capital funds set up by Sygnia and Braavos
  • Dealing with client queries in relation to legal agreements
  • Set up of new funds launched by Sygnia and/or Braavos (legal and regulatory work)

ROLE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • The individual needs to be a qualified lawyer and will need a law degree from a recognized UK university
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ work experience in an asset management firm managing private equity or venture capital funds
  • Familiarity with both UK and Guernsey law as it relates to fund structures
  • Experience in drafting of limited partnership agreements and associated documentation
  • Experience in reviewing documentation relating to unlisted investments
  • An FCA approved compliance officer

CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • A self-starter able to work in a small team
  • Ability to work on complex tasks and projects
  • Communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
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