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Legal & Regulatory Associate

The Company:  Aflac Asset Mgt. LLC
The Location: 

New York City, NY, US, 10005

The Division:  Global Investment
Job Id:  1242

Salary Range:  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

About Our Company

Aflac Global Investments located in New York's  financial district, is the organization who is responsible for the overall investment activities of Aflac, Inc. With more than 100 employees in US (New York) and Japan (Tokyo); Aflac’s Global Investments organization seeks to maximize Aflac's risk-adjusted returns, subject to our liability profile and capital requirements and generates in excess of $3.0 billion a year in net investment income. As of December 31, 2020, Aflac assets were $149.7 billion with total revenues totaling $221 billion. 

 

Job Summary

Within Aflac Global Investments, the Legal & Regulatory Associate is a member of the New York Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance team.   The position requires experience in the business and legal aspects of insurance company investment programs, along with the ability to analyze and address complex issues in support of Aflac Global Investments overall business objects. 

 

Reports to                   Managing Director, Global Head of Investments Legal and Regulatory

Primary Support           Multiple functions in support of Global Credit, Derivatives and Asset Management

Other Relationshps     Columbus and Japan Legal, Regulatory, Compliance, Credit, Trading, Portfolio Management, Securities Operations, Investment Risk, Accounting Policy, Investment Accounting, Global Tax, Government Relations, Information Security, Technology, Human Resources, and other key stakeholders.

 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide legal support based in NY for Aflac Global Investments activity, with a focus on corporate finance, private debt, structured debt, capital markets transactions and derivatives. 
  • Partner with the credit, trading and portfolio management teams in the US and Japan to analyze the structure, terms and documentation of institutional investments and derivatives.
  • Advise global credit team on financial covenants, structured investment vehicles, complex financing transactions, amendments, consents and special situations.
  • Oversee external counsel providing support on the foregoing matters.
  • Monitor regulatory and compliance developments including, sustainable investing and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) developments.
  • Provide guidance on permissible investment activities and on insurance laws applicable to investment activity.
  • Work to limit regulatory and reputational risk of Aflac and help to reinforce Aflac Global Investment’s culture.
     

Education/Experience

  • 5 to 10 years of major law firm or other experience in Corporate Finance, Debt Capital Markets and/or Derivatives - Insurance Industry experience a plus.
  • J.D., Admission to State Bar of New York or other state bar, required
  • Transactional experience reviewing, analyzing, explaining, drafting and negotiating documents for complex financing transactions

 

Skills/Knowledge

  • Able to take initiative, multi-task and work under pressure.  Self-manage workload.
  • Familiarity with cross-border finance. 
  • Ability to work effectively across a global organization.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills – ability to analyze a variety of legal issues and synthesize complex information.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interface with all levels of management
  • Ability to address conflicting requirements or points of view and facilitate compromise where appropriate
  • Ability to manage the investment transaction process
  • Excellent written and oral skills.

 

Technical Skills:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)

 


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City