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Director/Managing Director - Head of Legal and Compliance, India



Legal, Operations
Gurugram, Haryana, India
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

About this role

Job Summary

As Head of India Legal & Compliance, you will work closely with key regional and global L&C stakeholders (such as respective Heads of APAC Legal & Compliance) to implement BlackRock’s best practice L&C program across the BlackRock India Services entities located in Gurgaon and Mumbai. This role will also play a critical role in engaging with regional and global business stakeholders to implement BlackRock’s strategic business priorities in India as a center of excellence for building scale and efficiencies in global processes and practices.

As a member of the APAC Compliance team, you will work closely with local, regional, and global teams and internal business stakeholders to provide compliance and regulatory advice on a range of matters and issues. You may also deal with relevant regulators and industry associations.

We are seeking an individual with exceptionally strong leadership, people and team management skills and with current or past experience in one of more of the following functions such as enterprise and core compliance, marketing and distribution compliance and strong track record in a services firm in either asset management, a buy-side financial services firm or sell-side banking institution.

Key Responsibilities

  • As a senior legal and compliance professional, you will provide advice directly (and through existing teams) to all business units across India dealing with a potentially wide range of issues including portfolio management, licensing, enterprise compliance, marketing and distribution and client business as well as inter-entity sourcing and outsourcing issues.

  • Advise on local and regional laws and regulations, as well as BlackRock’s policies and procedures and global best practice standards. You will participate in global and/or regional compliance initiatives to ensure regional and global consistency, implement new requirements and ensure best practices.

  • Work closely with senior offshore L&C colleagues to ensure consistency of advice and practices across APAC.

  • Consult with regulators and industry groups to advance BlackRock’s and our client’s regulatory policy agenda and provide input to consultation papers and other regulatory reforms.

  • Participation in global and/or regional compliance initiatives to ensure global best practices and consistency including in the regional coordination of tasks.

  • Monitoring local and regional regulatory developments and evaluating their impact on the business

  • Consulting with regional and global compliance and business colleagues, as necessary.


  • A minimum of 10-15 years relevant working experience in legal and/or compliance in service entity related to asset management, a buy-side global financial services firm or sell-side banking institution.

  • Previous experience related to employee conduct experience, core compliance and enterprise compliance. Experience in dealing with marketing and distribution compliance, financial crime compliance and licensing compliance will be looked at favorably.

  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to interact and negotiate with key internal and external business stakeholders.

  • Strong written/oral communication, organizational, and people skills.

  • University degree in Law/ Finance/ Accounting/ Business/ Economics preferred.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock’s hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.