Janus Henderson Investors Legal Counsel in Denver, Colorado

Janus Henderson Global Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed funds.

We provide our institutional, retail and high net-worth individuals with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes including, equities, fixed income, multi asset and alternatives.

We are a team of independent thinkers who work tirelessly to help our clients achieve their goals – and we do it by fostering an energetic and collaborative culture that ensures our people love the place they work.

Headquartered in London, Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with a diverse geographic footprint, managing assets from 27 offices globally and employing more than 2,000 staff.

Overview of the Role

This position reports to the Senior Legal Counsel responsible for U.S. institutional, trading and investment matters. Responsible for legal matters relating to Janus Henderson’s advisory and investment business, including with respect to the investment of securities, SEC and CFTC/NFA registration issues and regulatory reporting, evaluation of global regulatory developments that affect the U.S. advisory business, and maintenance of private funds.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice and research relating to a wide range of investment advisory matters, including:

  • Janus Henderson’s obligations as a registered investment adviser, including issues relating to Form ADV and Form PF

  • Janus Henderson’s obligations as a registered commodity trading adviser and commodity pool operator, including issues relating to Form CPO-PQR and Form CTA-PR

  • Negotiate general trading agreements including for electronic and alternate platform access

  • Provide support relating to investments in privately issued securities

  • Negotiation of confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements

  • Legal support with respect to issues relating to material non-public information

  • Provide legal advice related to general investment matters including the valuation of securities, proxy voting matters and corporate actions.

  • Responsible for the initial review and tracking of global regulatory developments that affect Janus Henderson’s U.S. advisory business

  • Establishes and maintains U.S.-managed private and hedge funds, including:

  • Drafting and updating of offering and organizational documentation

  • Handling subscriptions and negotiations with new clients

  • Negotiating administration and custody agreements

  • Cayman fund board support

Other Functions

Assumes additional duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities


Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  • Ability to exercise excellent legal judgment balanced with business needs.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical, research, and problem solving skills.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • 3-5 years of experience as an attorney within a law firm or financial services company required.

  • J.D. from an accredited school of law

  • Member in good standing of the Colorado Bar or the bar of any other State

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned Compliance training

Working Environment/Physical Activities

  • PC usage up to 100% of the time.

  • Office equipment such as telephone, copier, and fax machines, etc.

  • Cellular phone may be required.

  • Weekend, evening and holiday hours may be required.

Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.