Company Secretary - Global Asset Manager - Perm Role - London

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Eximius Law
London (Greater) (GB)
16 Apr 2021
14 May 2021
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

My client is a leading global asset manager looking to hire a Company Secretary on a permanent basis. 

The main purpose of this role:

  • To provide a comprehensive technical and administrative service to a key investment trust client, and to support the Company Secretarial team in ensuring the relevant corporate governance framework is in place both on a corporate and fund level.
  • Covering regulatory and statutory compliance, attendance and minuting of board and committee meetings, and input on corporate governance best practice.

Responsibilities will include

  • Ensuring a listed company on the London Stock Exchange, fully complies with the myriad of statutes and regulations 
  • Responsibility for all investment trust-related governance and administration, including board meeting governance and administration, director relations and engagement with shareholders and relevant stakeholders such as the external auditor and lawyers
  • Preparing the investment trust annual and half year report and accounts with input from relevant areas of the business and coordinating the annual general meeting
  • Oversight of the services provided by the registrar for the investment trust to ensure service levels are maintained to a high standard and in accordance with relevant statutory requirements. 
  • Engaging with external advisors, as appropriate, on behalf of the investment trust board to negotiate terms of debentures, loan agreements etc
  • Ensuring the timely release of RIS announcements, statutory filings and updating of statutory records
  • Acting as Company Secretary to various subsidiaries - including the preparation of board papers, drafting minutes and matters arising, and ensuring compliance with local statutory requirements
  • Providing guidance to the chairman, non-executive and executive directors of relevant boards on any related statutory developments or industry best practice
  • Oversight of the investment trust-related sections of the Company Secretarial procedures manual to ensure it remains up-to-date

Candidates should have:

  • FCIS, ACIS or Grad ICSA
  • Degree education 
  • Investment trust/listed company experience preferred
  • Detailed knowledge of the UKLA Listing Requirements and UK statutory requirements
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a Company Secretarial role


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