Legal & Compliance Manager

  • Experience level : Intermediate
  • Activity : SYZ Capital
  • Office : Zurich

Syz Capital is a Swiss-based Alternative Asset Manager specialized in private market funds and hedge funds. Syz Capital provides private and institutional investors unparalleled access to quality opportunities across liquid and illiquid alternative investment ecosystem. Uniquely positioned to understand the needs and challenges facing investors, SYZ Capital’s flexible platform offers diversified solutions across alternatives focused primarily on uncorrelated investments.

The Legal &Compliance manager will be supporting Syz Capital team members in various Legal & Compliance tasks related to collective investment schemes (mainly Luxembourg-based), managed accounts and investment advisory activities. The position reports to the Head of Legal & Compliance and will act as its deputy. He or she will be contributing to and managing day-to-day projects in the corporate and regulatory life of the Firm, incl. compliance monitoring and controls. This position requires a well-rounded individual with an entrepreneurial mindset, experienced in Legal & Compliance matters in financial markets.

Your missions
  • Supporting Head of L&C, COO, business and operating teams in all L&C tasks related to the Firm’s operations and activities, notably in the area of financial product and deal structuring and management;  
  • Coordination with external corporate and tax lawyers on all corporate, tax and funds matters;
  • Assistance, coordination and advice on legal & compliance matters related to collective investment schemes throughout their lifetime (creation, deployment, alternations, liquidation); 
  • Contract negotiation and review (IMA, NDA, service agreements, investment-related documentation, investor-related documentation);
  • Review, coordination and assistance with respect to offering/regulatory and marketing literature for both liquid and illiquid alternative products;  
  • Elaboration, maintenance and review of the Firm’s internal rules (policies & procedures); supervision over implementation; 
  • Performance and coordination of due diligence procedures, including on-boarding and classification of clients; 
  • Design, conduct and follow-up on compliance monitoring program (checks & controls) in all fields pertaining to Asset Management (AML, cross-border, market integrity, management of conflicts of interest); 
  • Elaboration and management of regulatory trainings;  
  • Support in all stages of regulatory projects: regulatory watch, impact assessment, implementation of new financial regulations – both Swiss and international;  
Your profile

Professional experience:

  • Bachelor in Law (preferably) or in Finance. Master preferred. Education in finance a plus
  • Minimum 5 years of legal or compliance experience in Asset Management/fund industry, ideally in private equity segments  

Personality characteristics:

  • Excellent knowledge of financial regulations, a CAS in financial compliance a plus 
  • Reliable, pro-active, self-starter, diligent.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Problem solving and risk management capacity
  • Team player, flexibility
  • Strong drive and pro-active attitude
  • Proven experience in managing external service providers and maintaining project costs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • High integrity, independent and individually motivated

Language requirements:

  • English fluent, good German, French a plus.
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