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General Counsel - Hedge Fund

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    In-house Legal

  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Felix Blumer

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our client is a c. $1 Billion AUM Hedge Fund founded in the early 2010’s, specialising in commodity trade finance in emerging markets with a focus on ESG investments. The fund has demonstrated solid growth, due to the advent of Basel III and the reduction of competition from investment banks.

They are seeking a permanent General Counsel to join their London office. This is an exciting time to join the firm, as they’re looking to increase their AUM and bolster their ESG offerings.

The General Counsel will be the sole internal legal counsel and be responsible for all legal and compliance issues within the firm. They will report directly to the CEO and will have the assistance of external counsel when necessary.

Required Experience & Skills
  • Minimum 6 years of experience at a similar hedge fund or a trade finance/metal trading house.

  • Minimum 8 years’ PQE in a top-tier firm or similar hedge fund/commodities trading environment.

  • UK qualified lawyer.

Preferred Experience & Skills
  • Structured Trade Finance

  • Private Debt

  • Letters of credit, performance bonds and bills of exchange

  • Security over receivables, goods and documents of title

  • True sale of receivables and goods

  • OHADA Law

  • Export credits, political and risk insurance

  • Islamic Finance

  • Immunity, sanctions and other sovereign issues

  • Trading contracts, bills of lading and counterparties

  • Disputes ensuing out of trade finance transactions

  • African language skills.

  • Salary of £130,000 to £190,000 base depending on experience, plus a discretionary bonus.

  • Standard industry leave, healthcare plan and pension.

Our Commitment to Equality

Rutherford recognises that discrimination and victimisation is unacceptable and that it is in the interests of the Company and its employees to utilise the skills of the total workforce. It is the aim of the Company to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) in recruitment or employment on grounds of age, disability, gender/gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation (the protected characteristics). Our aim is that candidates will be truly representative of all sections of society and each candidate feels respected and able to give of their best. All candidates, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection of candidates will be based on aptitude and ability.


Felix Blumer is a consultant for Rutherford, and specialises in roles within the In-House Legal space for alternative investment funds.

Get in touch with Felix by email at or see Rutherford’s current vacancies.

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