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Legal & Compliance - Conflicts Clearance, VP

Company: myGwork
Location: Miami
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Blackstone is the world's largest alternative asset manager. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $951 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com . Follow @blackstone on LinkedIn , Twitter , and Instagram .

Job Title : Legal & Compliance - Conflicts Clearance, VP
Job Description:
The successful candidate for this position will assist in the firm's conflicts clearance process and restricted and watch lists and will play a significant role in the implementation and oversight of the firm's information walls. The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and judgment that will enable them to identify and address or escalate a wide variety of issues. The candidate must also possess substantial initiative and drive that will allow them to assist with and adapt to an upgrade of the firm's systems around conflicts clearance. In addition, this position will require working on other compliance-related initiatives such as the implementation of the firm's market soundings policy and trade surveillance.
Responsibilities :
Key responsibilities would include:
Evaluating potential transactions to determine what names, if any, should be placed on the firm's restricted or watch lists

Communicating with other legal and compliance groups and deal teams to determine when companies should be added to or removed from the firm's watch lists and restricted lists (e.g. MNPI/inside information assessment)

Identifying potential transactional conflicts and escalating accordingly to the appropriate legal and business contacts

Draft and coordinate firmwide responses to regulatory examinations

Analyzing the firm's touchpoints with companies to determine the existence of potential conflicts of interest

Formulating recommendations for addressing potential conflicts of interest

Documenting analysis for clearing conflicts

Obtaining deal updates from the investment teams

Evaluating and managing wall-crossing requests

Reviewing trade pre-clearances from public side businesses

Assisting with personal trading pre-clearances as needed

Enhancing the firm's systems for documenting conflicts checks and the restricted list/watch list

Qualifications:
Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. In addition, Blackstone is seeking the following for this position:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent

5+ years of work experience at a major financial services firm in the control room and/or conflicts management group, or relevant legal and compliance experience required

Experience responding to regulatory examinations, including but not limited to FINRA and the SEC

Strong analytical and issue-spotting skills

Ability to communicate confidently and effectively

Ability to work independently but still be a strong team player

Substantial initiative, creativity and drive

Attention to detail

The duties and responsibilities described here are not exhaustive and additional assignments, duties, or responsibilities may be required of this position. Assignments, duties, and responsibilities may be changed at any time, with or without notice, by Blackstone in its sole discretion.
Expected annual base salary range:
$140,000 - $175,000 Actual base salary within that range will be determined by several components including but not limited to the individual's experience, skills, qualifications and job location. For roles located outside of the US, please disregard the posted salary bands as these roles will follow a separate compensation process based on local market comparables.

Additional compensation: Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits offered in connection with the advertised role.
Blackstone is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic predisposition, veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, or any other class or status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. All Blackstone employees, including but not limited to recruiting personnel and hiring managers, are required to abide by this policy.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).
Depending on the position, you may be required to obtain certain securities licenses if you are in a client facing role and/or if you are engaged in the following:
Attending client meetings where you are discussing Blackstone products and/or and client questions;

Marketing Blackstone funds to new or existing clients;

Supervising or training securities licensed employees;

Structuring or creating Blackstone funds/products; and

Advising on marketing plans prepared by a sales team or developing and/or contributing information for marketing materials.

Note: The above list is not the exhaustive list of activities requiring securities licenses and there may be roles that require review on a case-by-case basis. Please speak with your Blackstone Recruiting contact with any questions.

To submit your application please complete the form below. Fields marked with a red asterisk * must be completed to be considered for employment (although some can be answered "prefer not to say"). Failure to provide this information may compromise the follow-up of your application. When you have finished click Submit at the bottom of this form.

This employer is a corporate member of
myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals,
students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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