Senior Attorney (AAM)
Transamerica US - Cedar Rapids, IA

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Description and Qualifications

Company and Divisional Description: This position will be with AEGON Asset Management, the organization which oversees asset management for many of Transamerica's insurance and operating companies as well as third party clients. The global AEGON Asset Management organization has operations in Europe, the United States and Asia. Primary offices in the United States are located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Baltimore, Maryland. AEGON Asset Management and Transamerica are both part of the AEGON NV group of companies. The legal entities that comprise AEGON Asset Management US are AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC and AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC. AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC manages commercial real estate, commercial mortgage loans and other real estate related investments. AEGONUSA Investment Management, LLC, is a registered investment adviser that manages fixed income assets, including public bonds, private placements, derivatives and alternative investments.

This position will work with, and report to the Associate General Counsel or General Counsel. The Attorney will provide legal services and support to all areas of AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC. The responsibilities of the position are varied but shall include the following:


Providing legal services in support of the asset management business of a SEC registered investment advisor, including working closely with portfolio managers, traders and analysts.

Researching and providing legal advice with regard to the management of the assets of registered investment companies, insurance companies, institutional investors and ERISA clients.

Providing general legal services in support of private placements, alternative investment funds, public trading, problem loans, restructurings and workouts.

Providing general legal support to the compliance, custodial, operations, marketing, client services and information technology areas of the company.

Drafting legal correspondence, memoranda, position papers, statutory or regulatory provisions, contracts, corporate resolutions and certificates.

Researching and providing legal and regulatory counsel regarding new regulatory developments.

Assisting with corporate governance matters.

Interfacing, communicating and working with business and legal professionals within AEGON, law firms and other institutions.

Job Related Qualifications

Knowledge of the US Investment Advisors Act and regulations.

US Investment Company Act knowledge a plus.

ERISA knowledge a plus.

Performance Skills

Tolerance of Ambiguity: Able to withhold actions or speech in the absence of important information; deal with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

Assertiveness: Able to maturely express ones feelings and opinions in spite of disagreement; accurately communicate to others regardless of their status or position.

Communication: Able to clearly present information through the spoken or written word. Read and interpret complex information; write clearly and effectively-present ideas and document activities; influence or persuade others through oral presentation in positive or negative circumstances; listen well.

Commitment to Task: Able to start and persist with specific courses of action while exhibiting high motivation and a sense of urgency; willing to commit in order to reach goals; able to multi-task and manage competing priorities.

Decision Making & Problem Solving: Able to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues; able to use reason, even dealing with sensitive topics; review facts and weigh options.

Team Work: Able to share due credit with coworkers; display enthusiasm and promote a friendly group working environment; work closely with other departments as necessary; support group decisions and solicit opinions from coworkers; display team spirit.

1. Law Degree with demonstrated, superior law school performance required

2. Bar membership


Minimum 5 years of experience with a registered investment advisor, registered investment company or law firm

How to Apply: To apply for this position, please follow the online application process. Be sure to fully complete the form and include your resume. If you experience technical problems during the application process, please email


Equal Employment Opportunity: Transamerica Life Insurance Company (Realty Advisors, LLC) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws. Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please inform the Human Resources department if you need assistance completing any forms, or to otherwise participate in the application process.


Legal & Compliance

Primary Location

US-IA-Cedar Rapids


Transamerica US



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