Nuveen Investments Vice President, Associate General Counsel - International in Chicago, Illinois



Nuveen is the investment management arm of TIAA. It is one of the largest global asset managers with specialist knowledge across a wide array of asset classes, including fixed income, equities and alternatives. Nuveen is driven not only by the independent investment processes across the firm, but also the insights, risk management, analytics and other tools and resources a truly world-class platform provides. As a global asset manager, our mission is to work in partnership with our clients to create outcome-focused solutions to help them secure their financial future. For more information about the firm please visit our website at


The Vice President, Associate General Counsel will be part of a team of lawyers dedicated to matters outside the United States, helping Nuveen write the next chapter in its international growth story. As part of the international legal team, you will work hand in hand with other lawyers and business leaders, contributing to transformational projects shaping the future of the firm.

Major Responsibilities:

Research various non-US laws and regulations, both existing and proposed, effecting the international investment management business; and formulate and provide appropriate legal guidance to internal team members and business partners.

Stay up to date on evolving guidance concerning UCITS, AIFMD, MiFID and other international investment management regulations.

Assist with the drafting and negotiation of various contracts involving the international business, including dealer/intermediary agreements, fee letters, transfer pricing agreements and investment management agreements.

Assist with all legal aspects of managing and maintaining various Nuveen offshore funds (particularly UCITS), including drafting fund offering documents, preparing for board meetings and working with compliance and fund administration teams to resolve issues.

Working with other Departments within Nuveen, assist with the establishment of offices overseas, including application for necessary licenses, permits and approvals to conduct regulated activities.

Manage external counsel and service providers in order to leverage local insights and capabilities to help grow Nuveen’s international business.



Required Skills:

  • 2 to 6 years’ experience with a major law firm and/or an in-house legal department, with a focus on one or more of the following disciplines is required: UCITS and other EU investment fund regulation; cross-border sales and distribution; offshore fund formation and governance.

  • JD degree from an ABA accredited law school and member in good standing of a state bar.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced, global business environment dealing with multiple cultures, time zones and legal systems.

  • Advanced cognitive flexibility, problem solving and prioritization skills.

  • Must be able to travel (both domestic and international).

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Job: Legal

Primary Location: IL-Chicago

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Req ID: 1712271