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We seek to enhance the regulatory team supporting our Private Equity, Infrastructure, and Real Estate businesses with a role specializing in monitoring, researching, analyzing, and interpreting global derivatives legislation and regulations that impact our clients. This role will be an integral part of a team that provides regulatory advisory, compliance operations, and derivatives contract negotiation to our clients.
In this role you will:
- Develop deep expertise on global derivatives regulation, including ISDA, Dodd-Frank, EMIR, and other regional/cross-border regulatory regimes
- Advise internal teams and external clients on the practical implications of derivatives regulation, in collaboration with client counsel, by analyzing client and trade-specific information, determining required action items, and assisting in ensuring regulatory requirements are met
- Work closely with sector team members on regulatory documentation required for deal execution
- Effectively share knowledge relating to derivatives regulation with internal teams and clients through training sessions, phone calls, and client alerts
- Develop deep expertise on the documentation and market standards governing our clients’ hedging transactions, including ISDA agreements, trade confirmations, clearing agreements, loan agreements, guaranties, and pre-trade compliance documentation
- Negotiate terms on behalf of clients, in consultation with client counsel, and summarize issues for key stakeholders
- Ensure policies and procedures and proper auditing and tracking processes are implemented and followed for client compliance
- Partner with other regulatory advisors and Chatham’s marketing team to develop and maintain internal and external communication and content that effectively shares subject matter expertise
- Participate in industry working groups to provide end-user perspectives on evolving regulatory issues
- Represent Chatham and our clients in working groups, panels, conferences, articles, webinars, etc.
- Seek opportunities through regulatory expertise to build Chatham’s brand with potential clients and within the industries in which we operate.
The role may also include opportunities to contribute to the team in other capacities as interests and team needs align.
Requirements & Qualifications
- Excellent analytical skills
- Ability to speak and write clearly and to tailor communication style to the audience
- Attention to detail as well as an ability to synthesize information with a high-level perspective
- Capacity to quickly research and analyze complex regulatory and business issues and effectively communicate outcome to stakeholders
- Proactive and willing to balance multiple priorities
- Curious and driven by a dedication to continual learning
- Commitment to exceptional client service in any task
- Collaborative and collegial approach
A minimum of five years of capital markets or regulatory agency legal experience is required. Proficient working knowledge of global derivatives regulation, including Dodd-Frank and EMIR, is strongly preferred.
About Chatham Financial:
Chatham Financial is the largest independent financial risk management advisory and technology firm. A leader in debt and derivative solutions, Chatham provides clients with access to in-depth knowledge, innovative tools, and an incomparable team of over 600 employees to help mitigate risks associated with interest rate, foreign currency, and commodity exposures. Founded in 1991, Chatham serves more than 3,500 companies across a wide range of industries — handling over $1 trillion in transaction volume annually and helping businesses maximize their value in the capital markets, every day. To learn more, visit chathamfinancial.com.