Mackenzie Investments

  • Legal Counsel (12 Month Contract)

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Reference Number
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967 and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services to retail and institutional clients. The company has $61.3 billion in assets under management, and as part of IGM (a subsidiary of the Power Financial Group of Companies), is the largest independent asset manager in Canada, with $142 billion. We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.


    Our Vision

    Everything we do starts with the needs of investors, whether they are saving for a child’s postsecondary education, setting money aside for the future needs of a family member with a disability, or funding their own retirement. In fact, our focus is summed up in our Vision statement: We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.


    Our Values

    Our growth and success are the direct result of our employees, and we strive to create a workplace supported by the following core values: Creativity and Innovation, Strong Decision Making, Collaboration, Courage, Honesty and Integrity, Confidence and Pride.


    At Mackenzie Investments you can Build Your Career with Confidence by:

    Changing the Game:  We have a vision and a strategy that will challenge the way business in this industry is done and help Canadians be successful in the ways that mean the most to them.

    Making a Smarter World: We believe in continuous learning, understanding what is most important and sharing the benefits of that knowledge.

    Being Proud: As a part of our team you will do some of your best work, develop some of your most valuable skills and give back in ways that make a difference in the lives of Canadians.

    Joining an Unstoppable Team: We build teams that look out for each other, ask the best of each other and deliver the finest work.

    Learning and Growing: We offer an environment where you can indulge your curiosity to learn; getting the challenges and feedback you need to refine your skills and abilities.

    Thriving in a Supportive Environment:  We have created a workplace where your efforts and career are supported by your team and your leader.


    Mackenzie is currently recruiting for the position of Legal Counsel in the Legal Department. Reporting to the Vice President, Legal, you will work closely with a group of legal professionals and business leaders on a range of securities and general corporate/commercial matters, including the preparation of prospectuses and other continuous disclosure filings, as well as advising on policy and regulatory matters, product development, and other areas relevant to Mackenzie’s businesses.



    • Drafting disclosure documents and material contracts for retail investment products
    • Support new product development
    • Support institutional investment management activities in Canada and other jurisdictions
    • Contract negotiation (trading documentation, service agreements, other corporate contracts)
    • Regulatory review and analysis, including securities laws and other applicable Canadian and foreign legislation
    • External counsel oversight

     Key requirements for this role include:

    • 3-6 years of experience as a lawyer at a large law firm or in-house
    • Solid academic track record
    • Demonstrated superior skill in drafting agreements or public disclosure documents
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
    • Ability to work independently to proactively bring projects to completion  
    • Superior time management skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Mutual fund, institutional investing, securities experience, and/or a strong interest in the investment management industry will be considered assets

    Internal Applicants:

    If you are interested in applying for this position please direct applications on-line using the “apply for this job” icon located at the bottom or to the left of the posting. If you would like to refer someone for the position please email the posting using the “email this job” option and have your referral indicate that they were referred by you when completing the application. All resumes should be received by September 4, 2018.  If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Human Resources. Please record your extension number on your resume and cover letter. The job grade for this position is 13. The referral bonus for this position is 3.


    External Applicants:

    We thank all applicants for their interest in Mackenzie Investments; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


    Mackenzie Investments offers an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive base salary, performance-based bonuses, excellent benefits, recognition for your accomplishments, and opportunities for personal and professional growth.


    Mackenzie Investments is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.


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