BNY Mellon Careers

Counsel- Investment Management

Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment cycle.  Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 36 countries and more than 100 markets.  BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments.  Additional information is available at As one of the world's leading investment management organizations and one of the top U.S. wealth managers, BNY Mellon Investment Management combines agility, insight and scale to create and deliver strategies and solutions to address our clients' needs. Encompassing BNY Mellon's investment management firms, wealth management organization and global distribution teams, we draw on deep expertise to collaborate with clients and tailor our best ideas and resources to meet their specific needs. We pride ourselves on providing dedicated service through our network of global professionals who have a deep understanding of local requirements. With our extensive experience in anticipating and responding to the investment and financial needs of the world's governments, pension plan sponsors, corporations, foundations, endowments, advisors, intermediaries, individuals and families, and family offices, BNY Mellon Investment Management is dedicated to helping clients reach their goals. Description A seasoned attorney with broad institutional investment management experience.  The ideal candidate will have experience counseling SEC registered investment advisers.  Primary responsibilities include:
  • Provide day-to-day legal advice regarding advisory and asset management activities, including various legal and regulatory matters arising under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, ERISA and the Investment Company Act of 1940.
  • Provide ongoing advice on the impact of EU asset management regulatory initiatives (e.g. MIFID II, GDPR) on SEC registered investment advisers.
  • Negotiate agreements in support of the business, including engagement letters, investment management agreements and trading-related documentation (e.g., brokerage agreements, futures agreements, ISDA documentation).
  • Review of marketing and sales material, and assistance with preparation of RFPs.
  • Provide advice and assist in implementation of new product/service initiatives.
  • Establish and provide ongoing advice concerning bank collective trust funds and private funds (i.e., hedge funds).  Draft/review fund-related documentation, including offering memoranda, subscription documents and side letters.  Negotiate fund service provider agreements.
  • Work with Compliance in drafting and updating various compliance policies and procedures.


  • JD; -4-7 years of relevant experience.
  • SEC experience a plus.
  • Experience advising foreign asset managers a plus.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.  Ability to interact with senior decision makers.
  • Critical analytical skills and ability to bring a holistic perspective to businesses that operate in a multi-faceted and changing legal/regulatory environment.

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments & safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

As part one of the safest and most trusted financial institutions, the BNY Mellon Legal department mitigates risk and handles legal affairs to ensure the security of the company and its clients. BNY Mellon's Legal Department, has overall responsibility for government affairs and advises on advocacy and policy initiatives of the company to support BNY Mellon's domestic and international operations, and they also support all bank regulatory and supervisory issues.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Internal Jobcode: 85115
Job: Legal
Organization: Legal Affairs-HR06241
Requisition Number: 1804420