UBS Financial Services Derivatives and Trading Coverage Attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Derivatives and Trading Coverage Attorney

United States - Illinois


Corporate Center

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Job Type:

Full Time

Your role:

Are you interested in working at the center of law, financial markets, and technology?

We're looking for transactional attorneys to:

  • provide legal coverage to UBS Asset Management's derivatives and trading activities globally

  • negotiate trading documentation for full range of over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded derivatives products, as well as prime brokerage, repo, and securities lending transactions

  • help us understand and respond to regulatory developments in key jurisdictions which affect trading of financial products and documentation, including the United States, the European Union, and Asia

  • where necessary, interact with outside counsel on specific negotiations or regulatory projects

  • use technology to help make our contracting function better, faster, and more efficient

Your team:

Based in Chicago, you will work as part of the in-house legal team covering derivatives and trading issues for UBS Asset Management funds and accounts globally. At a high level that involves helping business stakeholders structure, document, and negotiate derivatives/securities transactions. The team is part of the broader Americas legal team which provides transactional and regulatory support related to UBS Asset Management retail funds, alternative funds, and institutional separate accounts.

Your expertise:

  • Ideally, 4+ years of post-JD legal experience at a law firm or financial institution

  • Transactional expertise with various types of trading agreements, including ISDAs, MCAs, cleared swap documentation, prime brokerage agreements, futures agreements, repurchase agreements, MSFTAs, and securities lending agreements

  • Ability to understand and assist with regulatory compliance across multiple jurisdictions, including issues resulting from Dodd-Frank and EMIR derivatives reforms

  • Able provide clear, pragmatic legal advice to business stakeholders and control functions

  • An interest in legal technology / coding is a plus

About us:

Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Join us:

We're a truly global, collaborative and friendly group of people. Having a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace is important to us. And we support your career development, internal mobility and work-life balance. If this sounds interesting, apply now.

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