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Senior Investment Counsel (Bonds & Private Equity)

companySecurian Financial Group
locationSt Paul, MN 55129, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/25/2023
Full Time

We know there's more to life than work, and we believe there should be more YOU in your work. Bring us your brilliance and your humor, your ideas, and your passion. We want — and value — the authentic you.

At Securian Financial, you will be part of a hard-working, high-performing, bright-thinking, make-things-happen team. We’ll challenge you to grow your unique strengths to become the person you want to be, at work and outside of it.

Our values make us who we are; they’re more than just words:

  • We care about others
  • We are thinkers and doers
  • We keep our word
  • We succeed as a team

    They foster collaboration and help us function as a team, working towards a common goal.

    As Senior Investment Counsel in our asset management subsidiary, Securian Asset Management, you will use your legal knowledge and experience to assist the business team in evaluating private placement bond and alternative assets investments. You will play a critical role in maintaining the company’s financial strength in order to fulfill our purpose of building secure tomorrows.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  •   Collaborates with business colleagues to analyze complex investment transactions to assess risk, recommend mitigation strategies and negotiate solutions with internal and external third parties. Independently drafts and negotiates all necessary and recommended legal documents.
  •   Provides legal and strategic advice to executives and management regarding highly complex, strategic or sensitive matters which may have a material dollar impact. Exercises wide latitude to consider total situation, evaluate risks and rewards, and create practical and effective solutions.
  •   Creates valuable recommendations leveraging sound risk management practices to achieve the most complex business objectives in ambiguous and unique circumstances.
  •   Works independently and may lead teams, including direction and guidance for team members on: assignment of work, prioritization and coordination of tasks, and projects or assignments for development, coaching, training and mentoring of other team members. Monitors progress towards the achievement of set goals and objectives.
  •   Creates an inclusive work environment of highly engaged associates . Develops and empowers high performing talent. Ability to build trusted relationships across organizational boundaries both within Securian Financial and outside of Securian. Produces results and makes decisions in service of broader organizational goals.
  •   Balances the allocation of internal and external resources taking into account factors such as workload, skill base, closing deadlines and cost of internal and external resources.


  •   License to practice law in Minnesota or another state (if remote candidate).
  •   At least 5 years of legal experience in corporate finance, capital markets or complex debt financing is required.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  •   Private placement bond and/or private equity/alternatives transactions experience is preferred.
  •   Knowledge of or ability to learn regulations and laws impacting private placement and private equity transactions.
  •   Knowledge of or ability to learn applicable securities and Investment Advisor Act regulations and laws including but not limited to material non-public information and insider trading.
  •   Finance background (either finance degree, MBA or finance related work expertise) is preferred.
  •   Experience with management of outside counsel relationships and external legal expenditures within budget guidelines.

    *Internal Securian Asset Management job title for this position is Attorney Consulting Director

    Physical Qualifications:

    The physical qualifications section is a requirement by our company to list what is physically required for the position.

  •   Ability to utilize the keyboard, computer and/or mouse for up to 8 hours per day
  •   Ability to work at least 40 hours per week
  •   Ability to utilize the phone and/or virtual meeting platform for 4-8 hours per day
  •   Ability to meet the physical demands of traveling, approximately 2-3 times a year to attend industry conferences; this includes the ability to operate a motor vehicle as well as an ability to utilize air travel

    The physical job requirements described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of jobs.

    Securian Financial has been around for 140 years. We’re committed to giving back to our community, donating 15,000 employee volunteer hours this past year. We also provide extensive resources to our employees for professional development and growth and a number of diverse professional and social opportunities throughout the company. There’s a reason our employees have voted us as a best place to work year after year! In addition:

  •   Generous paid time off. We want you to take time off for whatever matters most to you!
  •   Tuition reimbursement program. We value continuous learning at Securian!
  •   Company-funded pension plan as well as 401K retirement plan – great resources to secure your financial future.
  •   Continuous opportunities for new challenges.
  •   Variety of health plan options as well as dental and vision plans.
  •   Paid maternity/paternity leaves.

    Securian Financial Group, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran status, status in regard to public assistance, status in a local human rights commission, or any other status or condition protected by local, state or federal law. If you are a job seeker with a disability and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please contact us by telephone 651-665-5522 (voice), 711 (telecommunications relay), or by email at

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