Senior Legal Specialist- Investments

John Hancock is a company built on trust and integrity. Throughout firm‘s rich history which spans more than 150 years, Company has remained true to the ideals on which company‘s company was built, while also encouraging fresh insights and new ways of thinking.

Job Purpose:

  • This position is responsible for providing legal support to the Attorneys in the Law Department’s Investment Management / Investment Advisory Practice Group on a wide variety of legal matters relating to John Hancock Investments, including investment companies and investment advisers, new product launches and other business initiatives.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to John Hancock Investments on regulatory, compliance and legal matters relating to investment company and investment adviser regulations and investment product launches
  • Support the legal department on issues regarding new and existing investment products and related services
  • Prepare filings and ensure compliance with investment company and investment adviser regulations
  • Communicate regulatory and compliance issues to management, business units and colleagues
  • Provide other services that management may require, including the execution of plans or projects that are assigned by management
  • Collaborate with other Law Department personnel.

Skills and Qualifications:

Strategic Thinking

  • Maintains a broad-based, long term perspective on the business
  • Embrace and offer innovative solutions and ideas

Personal Effectiveness

  • Analytical problem solving, conceptual and analytic thinking
  • Thinks and plans logically, making sure issues are thoroughly evaluated from all perspectives


  • Collaboration: Provides intellectual and personal support within the organization
  • Operates with a team orientation; involves others, building support and buy-in
  • Establishes self as a business partner with colleagues


  • Presents ideas and issues articulately to reach a diverse set of audiences
  • Can make issues compelling if warranted by their importance

Implementing Strategy

  • Planning for implementation: Sets specific personal objectives and drives to the important results
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Problem identification and resolution

Educational Requirements And Experience

  • Paralegal Certificate or JD Degree
  • Minimum 5 year of 1940 Act regulatory experience required
  • Minimum four years’ experience in financial services, preferably investment company, investment adviser and/or ETFs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment.

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John Hancock Investments is a premier asset manager representing one of America’s most trusted brands, with a heritage of financial stewardship dating back to 1862. As a manager of managers, we search the world to find proven portfolio teams with specialized expertise for every fund we offer, then apply vigorous investment oversight to ensure they continue to meet our uncompromising standards. Our unique approach to asset management has led to a diverse set of investments deeply rooted in investor needs, along with strong risk-adjusted returns across asset classes. We think it’s a better way to invest.

•More than $133 billion in assets under management•74 proven portfolio teams•28 elite asset managers•117 investment strategies•30 funds rated 4 or 5 stars by Morningstar at the highest-rated share classAll data is as of 6/30/16. AUM figure includes $82 billion in retail mutual fund assets and $51 billion in retirement assets, excluding non-John Hancock 529 plan assets and including seed capital.

  • Specialism Index Providers
  • Location Boston
  • Address 601 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210 United States
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