PDT Partners – a New York City-based quantitative investment manager – is looking for a highly talented associate to join the Legal and Compliance Team. This role is a great opportunity for a bright, hard-working, detail-oriented individual who is interested in learning about the legal and regulatory needs of a world-class financial services firm. 

The associate will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day projects of the legal and compliance program and will work closely with PDT’s team of lawyers and compliance professionals to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations and the firm’s own policies, procedures, and internal controls. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills and will thrive in an intellectually challenging and highly collaborative environment. 

Why join us? PDT Partners has a stellar 30+ year track record and a reputation for excellence.  Our goal is to be the best quantitative investment manager in the world—measured by the quality of our products, not their size.  PDT’s very high employee-retention rate speaks for itself.  Our people are intellectually exceptional, and our community is close-knit, down-to-earth, and diverse. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of a world-class legal and compliance program.  
  • Drafting and reviewing various documents under attorney supervision, and administering the contract finalization process.
  • Organizing and maintaining legal and other documents in various databases.
  • Drafting resolutions and board minutes.
  • Performing legal, regulatory, and other supplemental research. 
  • Managing the legal and compliance components of employee on-boarding and off-boarding. 
  • Coordinating with developers to implement and manage technological solutions to enhance legal and compliance infrastructure. 
  • Preparing regular and ad hoc regulatory filings. 
  • Managing our counterparty due diligence process, which includes liaising with vendors and internal groups.
  • Coordinating meetings and training sessions. 

Qualifications: 

  • Entry-level to 3 years of relevant work experience. We welcome applicants interested in a long-term career with PDT, as well as those committed to pursuing graduate school after 2 - 3 years.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (advanced knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel a plus).
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Thorough, conscientious, and meticulously attentive to detail.
  • Highly collaborative, with ability to work well with all types and levels of people.
  • Strong sense of urgency, with maturity and judgment to escalate issues promptly.
  • Calm and comfortable in a dynamic, fast-changing environment.
  • Takes ownership and holds self and others accountable.

Education: 

  • Strong academic background; all majors welcome

Note: As a part of the later stages of the application process, for this role, we will be requesting a copy of your undergraduate transcript. While you don’t need to provide this at this time, we just want to note this, in case you need some time to request it.

The salary range for this role is between $105,000 and $120,000. This range is not inclusive of any potential bonus amounts.  Factors that may impact the agreed upon salary within the range for a particular candidate include years of experience, level of education obtained, skill set, and other external factors.

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