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Nuveen Investments Legal Analyst - Trading Agreement Negotiations in Minneapolis, United States

Legal Analyst

The Legal Analyst reviews trading agreements, creates data resources of key provisions, drafts and negotiates agreements in close relationship with lead attorney, facilitates communication with internal clients, and supports due diligence exchanges with agreement counterparties. This job may include additional responsibilities related to regulatory change affecting trading agreements, such as FINRA Rule 4210 and uncleared swap initial margin requirements.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

• Negotiates a broad range of legal documentation on behalf of mutual funds, private funds, insurance companies, ERISA plans and other types of investors.

• Helps maintain flow of information among different groups within TIAA and Nuveen and externally.

• Reviews and negotiates trading agreements including ISDA Master Agreements, FCM agreements, Master Securities Forward Transaction Agreements, prime brokerage and listed option clearing agreements and related credit support documentation and custodial agreements.

• Maintains records of negotiation and engages in follow up as needed.

• Participates in industry group meetings on relevant topics as appropriate.

• Supports projects related to derivatives use, including initial margin for uncleared swaps, MSFTA implementation for FINRA Rule 4210.

• Builds relationships with internal clients, custodians and counterparties.

Educational Requirements

  • University (Degree) Preferred

Work Experience

  • 3+ Years Required; 5+ Years Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level



Required Qualifications:

  • 3 years of trading agreement negotiations experience

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience with IHS Markit Counterparty Manager and ISDA Amend highly preferred

  • Experience with MS Word and Excel

  • Proofreading experience with a sharp eye for detail

  • Complex calendaring and follow-up skills

  • Highly organized with time management skills

  • Ability to perform well under pressure with tight deadlines and high volume of work

Base Pay Range: $41.68/hr. - $69.46/hr.

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).

Company Overview

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information about the firm please visit our website at

Benefits and Total Rewards

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary ( .

Equal Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

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