Company Secretary

Taylor Root
22 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type

An excellent opportunity for an experienced individual to act as Company Secretary for our client's UK group subsidiary companies and partnerships. The role will provide associated corporate governance advice and expertise to the boards of directors and management of this world's leading independent firm of asset managers.

Working closely with the Chairman of each of the boards, partnership structures and committees to provide and develop governance support services to the UK Group of Companies: This will include:

  • Arranging Board meetings, producing and disseminating notices, agendas, board/committee papers and other materials
  • liaising with a wide range of other departments, as required in-order to produce robust and timely materials;
  • drafting and circulating board resolutions
  • minuting meetings
  • ensuring that relevant statutory requirements and best practice standards of corporate governance are maintained;
  • advising boards and directors on matters related to best practice in corporate governance and to the company secretarial function
  • arranging for signature, notarisation, legalisation and consularisation of documents as necessary, for powers of attorney, resolutions, statutory and regulatory filings, etc.
  • maintaining of statutory books and records for all UK Group Companies
  • establishing and maintaining a data-base for the maintenance of statutory records, structure charts and directors' interests
  • liaising as appropriate with Head of Compliance (UK) in respect of certain FCA and other regulatory filings
  • ensuring UK Group Company information disseminated within GAM is correct and up to date
  • liaising as appropriate with Head of Compliance (UK) in respect of certain FCA and other regulatory filings
  • such miscellaneous matters as the Head of Legal (UK) shall assign
  • maintaining expertise on all relevant company law and collaborating on regulatory change projects including MiFID II, SMCR etc
  • Ad hoc matters including assisting with annual insurance renewal process, ICAAP process, entity lifecycle management etc
  • Managing workload to and assisted by a Company Secretarial Assistant.

Qualified as an ICSA Chartered Secretary the post would suit candidates who are creative and offers the opportunity to put further improvements in to place. Somebody who can keep on top of new legislation and who is capable of suggesting how these are implemented. Although previous financial services experience would be ideal and enable the future post-holder to add that extra polish to bring the organisation to the next stage, other sector experience would also be suitable as there is expertise within the wider legal and compliance team to help support.

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.