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Investments Counsel – Alternatives and Private Markets

Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Secondary Locations: Boston,Massachusetts,United States;

Company: Mercer

Job ID R_044347-en

Investments Counsel- Alternatives and Private Markets - Mercer  

The alternatives and private markets group is an important and growing part of Mercer’s Investments business. The Investments Counsel will be responsible for providing legal support for our alternatives and private markets investment management and investment consulting businesses in the US. If you are experienced in hedge funds, private equity and/or fund-of- fund management we want to speak with you!

As Investments Counsel supporting the alternatives and private markets group, you will advise on all matters relating to the day-to-day operation of Mercer’s alternatives and private markets investment consulting and fund-of-fund businesses in the US, focusing primarily on the operation of our US- and Cayman-based hedge funds and private markets funds-of- funds. You will also work with fund counsel on fund structure and design, disclosures, regulatory obligations, cross-border placement activities and investment operations matters.

This position will also require drafting and negotiating complex investment advisory and investment management agreements with institutional investor clients; including endowments, foundations, defined benefit and defined contribution plans, and wealth management intermediaries.  You will work closely with Compliance and Investments team colleagues on legal and tax due diligence matters as well.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a very collaborative and supportive team. Being a team player is very important. We need you to possess financial acumen, exercise good judgment, demonstrate strong communications skills and have the ability to collaborate effectively with business and Legal & Compliance colleagues. We require a JD for this role, and a minimum of 3 years of experience at a law firm and/or financial services firm; preferably both.

If you can confidently discuss these topics in depth, Mercer might be the right place for you to implement your expertise in alternatives and private markets investments and help grow our capabilities in that area for our clients.

Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With more than 60,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $13 billion, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment.

Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, which advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions; Guy Carpenter, which develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities; and Oliver Wyman, which serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

Mercer LLC and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC).

Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. For more information about our company, please visit us at: We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at:

Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.

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