Senior Legal Counsel – BetaShares ETFs


BetaShares is one of Australia’s leading issuers of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and related products. ETFs have been one of the fastest growing categories of investment products globally and in Australia over the last decade and the market is set to continue growing strongly in coming years. BetaShares currently manages $5 billion across over 40 funds. ETFs are traded on the ASX like shares and deliver transparent exposure to a broad range of market indices and asset classes including Australian and international equities, cash, commodities, currencies, income strategies and alternatives.


BetaShares is seeking an energetic, self-motivated lawyer with strong funds management experience to join the team. You will report to the General Counsel & Head of Compliance in this broad role, work closely with other business functions, and play an important part in a dynamic organisation.


Key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Product establishment and maintenance
  • Preparation of offer documents
  • Liaison with key regulators such as the ASX and ASIC
  • Negotiating agreements with a range of service providers and counterparties
  • Reviewing retail and adviser-focussed marketing material
  • Providing legal advice to all business areas
  • Assisting with the compliance function
  • Liaison with external legal advisers
  • Keeping up to date with regulatory developments

    Key skills and experience:

  • 10 - 15 years’ experience in a legal role within funds management
  • Strong knowledge of Corporations Act chapters 5C & 7
  • Exposure to ASX Operating Rules, particularly AQUA products, advantageous
  • Funds management compliance experience advantageous
  • Must hold a current practising certificate as a legal practitioner
  • Ability to provide legal services with a commercial approach
  • Strong technical knowledge, writing skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly organised

To apply for this role or to find out more information, please email your CV to Your interest will be treated in strict confidence. 

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