Senior Legal Counsel (1 year contract)

  • Mackenzie Investments
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Dec 01, 2017
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967, and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services. With $63.41 billion in assets under management, Mackenzie Investments distributes its services through a diversified network of third-party financial advisors. Mackenzie Investments is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services companies with over $121.98 billion in total assets under management.

Celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, 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.


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.


The Role


Mackenzie is currently recruiting for the position of Senior 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.


As a valued member of the Legal team your core responsibilities will include:


  • 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 


The following qualifications are required of the successful candidate:


  • 5-8 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



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


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.




5-8 years'