Astra Amco


Junior Counsel
Central London

£40-£80k. Negotiable depending on experience including an opportunity to participate in the Investment Manager’s Discretionary Incentive scheme


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified lawyer or other suitably qualified legal professional to work with Astra Asset Management UK Limited (“Astra”) a dual regulated boutique investment management firm has arisen.  Working alongside the General Counsel, the successful candidate will be advising the portfolio management team in pursuing structured credit, private debt investment strategies for a wide range of institutional investors and high net worth individuals, tailoring and structuring bespoke lending and financing solutions for a wide range of institutional investors. Astra was incorporated in August 2012 with an initial focus on structured credit investment management. Astra has a wide range of boutique service offerings to institutional investors and offers bespoke lending solutions to sophisticated investors. Astra is authorised and regulated as an investment manager by the Financial Conduct Authority and as a Registered Investment Advisers with the Securities Exchange Commission.

You will be responsible for working alongside the General Counsel and Management Committee in devising group legal strategy and for the preparation of a diverse range of transaction and commercial documentation for the portfolio management and special situations team on a multi-jurisdictional basis and in numerous asset classes – complex structured credit, loan origination, lending solutions for residential and commercial properties. Astra has won numerous accolades for the performance of its portfolio management and risk management professionals including winner in the Fixed Income Category of the European Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2019, the Alt Credit European Awards 2018 and the Euro Hedge Awards.

 The candidate should ideally be a solicitor with 1-3 years PQE or have a similar or equivalent professional qualification. This is a unique  opportunity for a lawyer to gain multi-jurisdictional experience in a diverse and challenging environment with exposure to high quality work and scope for continued personal and professional development. . You will receive a salary based on experience with the prospect of an additional discretionary bonus contingent on performance.

  • You will have a general banking or legal background;
  • You will have a strong background in financial regulation and corporate governance;
  • You will have excellent academics;
  • You will have the enthusiasm, confidence and personality to succeed;
  • You should be a self-starter who is able to work effectively under pressure.

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