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Sustainability Lawyer, Macquarie Asset Management - London

Macquarie Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


We’re seeking a Sustainability Lawyer with your experience to join our Macquarie Asset Management division. You will have approximately 2-4 years post qualification experience and will support the legal team based in London covering the asset management business across both public and private markets. This role will report directly to the Sustainability Legal Counsel for Macquarie Asset Management.

Macquarie Asset Management provides asset management services worldwide, specialising in equities, fixed income, multi-asset, infrastructure and renewables, real estate, agriculture, transportation finance and private credit via public and private funds, co-investments, partnerships and separately managed accounts.

Our legal team is embedded within the business and the role will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with the Macquarie Asset Management sustainability, distribution, fund operations and investment teams.

As a Sustainability Lawyer, your purpose will be to provide strategic advice on sustainability-related legal and regulatory matters that may impact MAM’s global business.

You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the development, implementation and communication of MAM’s sustainability strategy, working closely with the Sustainability team, other MAM lawyers, key internal stakeholders and the wider asset management sector
  • Proactively tracking ESG regulatory change on a global basis, in all jurisdictions and markets where MAM is active and producing and sharing knowledge resources and materials
  • Working on the implementation of regulatory projects (including assistance with managing and driving forward the legal aspects of the projects to completion);
  • Providing strategic advice with respect to the impact of ESG legal and regulatory developments on new or existing products, services, and/or initiatives
  • Advising on legal and regulatory issues relating to the manufacture, development and maintenance of Macquarie Asset Management’s sustainable funds, across both public and private markets globally and drafting ESG product disclosures in line with regulatory and market standard (e.g. CFA) requirements
  • Ensuring marketing materials are aligned with product disclosures to promote consistency in messaging and a strong ESG narrative
  • Advising on developments with respect to greenwashing risk, educating teams and assisting other support functions with developing governance processes to protect Macquarie against greenwashing allegations
  • Monitoring ESG related litigation and shareholder activism that may impact business strategy
  • Identifying issues and advising on the implementation of procedures and policies relating to rapidly changing ESG legislation; and
  • Assisting with developing precedents and contributing to the Legal team’s knowledge management framework.

You will be able to demonstrate strong technical legal skills combined with the ability to take a commercial approach to problem solving including the ability to distil complex regulation and legal issues into practical advice. You will have private practice and/or in-house experience in asset management. Knowledge of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and Taxonomy is preferred. As Macquarie Asset Management is a global asset manager, you will be required to work on global matters with the ability to communicate effectively between EMEA, Australia, Asia and the US.

If this sounds like your next role, then please apply now!

About Macquarie Asset Management

Macquarie Asset Management is a large scale, global asset manager, providing clients with access to a diverse range of capabilities and products across infrastructure, real estate, natural resources, private credit, fixed income, equities, multi-asset and liquid alternatives. As at 31 March 2022, Macquarie Asset Management had $A773.1 billion of assets under management.

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