British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) offers an exceptional opportunity to work at a world-class organization while living in a west coast setting. With $233 billion of gross assets under management, BCI is the provider of investment management services to British Columbia’s public sector. We invest globally across a range of asset classes and strategies in public and private markets. BCI generates the investment returns that help our British Columbian public sector clients build financially secure futures.
The people who work at BCI are committed, passionate, and approachable. They aim for continuous improvement and share BCI’s core values of clients first, performance focused, world class, accountability, transparency, and integrity. Being recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers and BC’s Top Employers exemplifies BCI’s ongoing commitment to be a progressive workplace of choice; one that attracts, retains, and promotes talent so that we can continue to work towards meeting our clients’ financial goals. As an active in-house asset manager, BCI depends on specialized skills and expertise to successfully execute its world-class investment strategies and fulfill client needs. We are currently expanding our team and our skill base to equip BCI for the future.
We are currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated Associate General Counsel to join our growing legal team in a leadership role, reporting directly to the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Capital Markets. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in capital markets and private funds, with a focus on limited partnership interests and a preference to be located at BCI’s headquarters in Victoria, B.C.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal support and guidance on a wide range of matters related to the company's capital markets activities and private fund investments, while working closely with business personnel, and will be managing other lawyers and paralegals.
WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH
As part of the Legal Affairs department, this role (and team) is embedded with our public markets team. The successful candidate will have direct access and partnership with the in-house lawyers and the capital markets business experts.
- Provide leadership and guidance on public markets matters, especially related to limited partnership interests in private funds, including fund formation, fund investments, secondary transactions, and other relevant matters.
- Lead legal workstreams on behalf of asset class deal teams to provide time sensitive legal advice and support for complex transactional, investment and operational activities. Identify legal and regulatory risks, working with others to appropriately manage or mitigate those risks within BCI’s business environment and commercial strategies.
- Build relationships and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including by building long-term relationships with external legal experts and other types of advisors. Provide leadership, mentorship, and guidance to junior lawyers and paralegals within the team, fostering a collaborative and supportive working environment.
- Assist with the development of internal policies, procedures, and training programs related to public markets activities.
WHERE YOU WILL WORK
Work from our downtown Victoria, BC, Canada, office. Occasional travel within Canada or USA may be required.
BCI offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a performance-based incentive plan, comprehensive health & dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan and paid time off.
The annualized base salary range for this Victoria-based role is CAD $200,000 - $250,000.
The base salary offered to the successful candidate will consider a wide array of factors including but not limited to the individual’s skill set, level of experience applicable to the role they are being offered and consideration to internal equity.
We pay our people competitively in the markets in which we compete for talent and with consideration to internal equity and job structure. We aim for actual pay to be around the median of the market for target or expected levels of performance, and around the upper quartile of the market for excellent performance.
Actual salaries may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to, experience and expertise.
WHY APPLY TO JOIN BCI
With our values as our anchor, it’s our people that help shape employee-focused initiatives and who create the environment we work in each day – all of which further strengthens our culture. BCI has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers – for the fourth consecutive year - and has built programs and benefits to support all our employees, including;
- Extended health and dental coverage, start on your first day of work. We have you covered!
- Our telehealth provider Dialogue connects you and your family to virtual healthcare appointments.
- Eligibility to the defined benefit BC Public Service Pension Plan providing you with a secure retirement income.
- Time off includes: 20 days vacation, 6 paid sick days, 6 paid personal days, and 2 paid days for volunteering – to support physical, mental, and community health.
- Work one day per week from home, plus an option to work from anywhere for up to one month each calendar year.
- Annual wellness allowance to support an active lifestyle as well as physical well-being when working at home.
- On-going learning through our in-house mentoring program, professional dues support, tuition reimbursement and online and in-house learning.
- Relocation support is available if a move to one of BCI’s locations is required.
Required Skill / Experience
- Canadian or U.S. LL.B. or J.D.
- Called or qualified to be called to the bar in British Columbia.
- A minimum of 12 years of experience in corporate law, securities law, M&A, including private funds, with a focus on limited partnership interests.
- Demonstrated leadership experience in a legal role, with the ability to mentor and guide junior team members.
- Proven experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating complex legal documents.
- Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders. Outstanding presentation and legal project management skills.
- Commitment to maintaining the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards.