Legg Mason

  • Compliance Fund Analyst (Economics)

    Job Locations US-CT-Stamford | US-NY-New York
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  • Position Overview

    If you have 1-3 years' experience in financial services and are knowledgeable of fee structures of financial instruments, we want to hear from you! Our Distribution Compliance team is hiring a mid-level Compliance Fund Analyst to work out of our Stamford, CT or NY (midtown) office. This position is ideal for candidates currently working in Fund Operations, Fund Accounting or Reporting, or Compliance. Come join our growing global Compliance team in this brand new position!

    Key Responsibilities:


    • Provide informed Compliance oversight of the financial aspects of our U. S. product range, including fees and charges – identify risks, identify controls, and monitor control effectiveness
    • Conduct compliance oversight of fees and charges paid to intermediaries in connection with distribution of mutual funds, separately managed accounts, ETFs, collective investment pools, and alternative distribution strategies
    • Review the application of sales charges and share classes to determine clients are treated appropriately
    • Establish policies and procedures to identify, mitigate, and manage conflicts of interest in connection with fees and charges paid to intermediaries or charged to clients (including 12b-1, sub-TA, Revenue sharing, educational programs, conference fees, etc.)
    • Review the effectiveness of controls around the financial aspects of our U. S. product range
    • Review services provided in connection with fees paid to intermediaries (including broker-dealers, RIAs, record keepers, transfer agents, and third-party administrators)
    • Stay current on regulators’ concerns and comments regarding fee arrangements, modify the Legg Mason controls to address regulator concerns, and assist in providing responses to regulatory requests and inquiries
    • Review annual mutual fund contract renewal information, and fee disclosures for accuracy and completeness
    • Prepare and present meaningful compliance metrics regarding fees associated with financial products and services (Legg Mason and Industry level)
    • Verify fees and charges conform to prospectus disclosure
    • Work closely with Legg Mason global fiduciary platform group, business administration, product, distribution, and legal departments and provide compliance guidance regarding fee arrangements & charges
    • Act as a thought leader on best practices regarding fee arrangements and profitability


    • 1-3 years experience in financial services
    • Knowledge of fee structures of financial instruments
    • Experience providing economic analysis and oversight
    • General knowledge and experience relating to investment advisory products
    • Understanding of the security markets
    • Familiarity with regulations governing investment advisers and compliance programs

    Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required:

    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with personnel in a broad range of areas of expertise and at various levels within the organization
    • Sound professional judgment, analytical skills and practicality. This includes the ability to gather information and synthesize it to identify problems, trends, and opportunities. Ability to conduct analysis and present data in a meaningful way
    • Ability to work independently and follow through on projects
    • Self-motivated, ability to multi-task and complete tasks upon assignment and work within a team
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills


    What’s in it for you: 

    • A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, and more (click here to learn more)
    • Extensive paid time off, including 12 weeks' paid parental leave for all full-time regular employees 
    • A culture where continuous improvement, innovation, and growth are top of mind and diversity & inclusion is paramount
    • A learning culture that encourages and supports learning and development; we also offer $8,000 per year in tuition reimbursement
    • Working alongside the industry’s best and brightest; we hire people just like you every day!
    • Company-provided Care.com membership
    • Discounts to area fitness centers, large retail chains, cell phone providers, tickets, and more
    • Dress for your Day dress code --  jeans and sneakers are acceptable if your day permits it

    Company Overview

    Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, and passion for results, empowerment, and a commitment to our profession. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.



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