AVP, Legal - Individual Markets Counsel

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Pursuant to Company policy, all employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to access GA facilities.  Currently, most of our interviews will occur over video. All offices are currently open, and our employees are back 4 or 5 days a week in NY and 3 days a week in all other offices. If you have questions on this policy or the application process, please contact recruiting@gafg.com.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management across multiple strategies and capital markets solutions.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Assistant Vice President will join either the Des Moines, IA or Hartford, CT based Global Atlantic Individual Markets Legal team and will be involved in a variety of legal matters across the Global Atlantic life insurance companies.  A successful candidate should have extensive experience in life insurance company products, state insurance law, distribution arrangements, securities law and  FINRA regulation. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Close involvement with senior business members on product development of complex insurance products including annuities, life insurance and preneed products and other securities
  • Draft, negotiate, and counsel the business on third party distribution arrangements including bank, broker-dealer, independent agent and advisory distribution
  • Collaborate with senior business leaders and provide solutions and legal risk management related to operational matters across Individual Markets
  • Draft and negotiate variable product filings with the SEC
  • Providing legal guidance and risk mitigation to business partners across Individual Markets including sales, marketing, operations and compliance
  • Build and maintain partnerships with internal stakeholders as well as contacts within the broader Legal & Compliance community across GAFG.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Juris Doctor degree (JD) and 8+ years of experience in the field of law, including financial services/insurance, previous in-house Legal experience required
  • Experience with the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, FINRA Rules and State Insurance Law
  • Ability to make decisions, use independent judgment, establish priorities and work effectively on multiple initiatives concurrently
  • Ability to work with a geographically dispersed team
  • Advanced knowledge of life and annuity service, operations and regulatory requirements
  • Capacity to consider, process and filter large amounts of complex information quickly and identify appropriate actions in a fast paced environment
  • Strong communication skills to present complex matters to senior business leaders
  • Strong work ethic and high level of personal integrity and accountability

****** This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

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TOTAL REWARDS STATEMENT  

Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

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