Company Secretary

Company Secretary



What you’ll do

  • Support the growing private assets business within Schroders to achieve its objectives through effective governance arrangements;
  • Assist the business in launching products (regulated and non-regulated) and implementing the structuring in Luxembourg. Successfully represent Governance within the product launch working groups to ensure the appropriate governance is put in place (KPIs set, appropriate service providers identified, sign-off on board compositions etc.);
  • Advise the various boards (executive/non-executive directors, independent directors) of SICAVs, alternative investment funds and fund subsidiaries on governance; matters. The candidate will play a critical role in the development of governance within the Luxembourg business and in ensuring that the corporate governance; arrangements for the regulated and unregulated entities are appropriate and in line with best practice;
  • Engage with Group functions to facilitate implementation of Governance Target Operating Model for the Private Assets Business;
  • Review and assist in developing Governance related procedures and policies tailored to the private assets business;
  • Drive the Governance agenda for the Private Assets business: advice on board composition, board competencies and responsibilities, board evaluation and training program, reporting calendar, as well as provide feedback on the reporting papers submitted to the board;
  • Act as Company Secretary for a range of private assets funds and assist with the end-to-end process of board (quarterly, ad-hoc, transactional) and shareholder meeting organisation, as well as assistance with the annual accounts approval process;
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory and statutory requirements and keep abreast of news developments and best practice, including the filing with the register of beneficial owners (RBE);
  • Contribute to Governance European/Group projects as required;
  • Ensure appropriate oversight of company secretarial services provided by relevant corporate service providers and monitor and track KPIs;
  • Contribute to developing appropriate governance standards for Schroder-managed private asset funds and investment vehicles in Europe.

General skills:

The role would suit someone keen to develop a career in financial services who is enthusiastic and diligent, with a keen eye for detail and an eagerness to develop. An openness to new challenges is essential.

  • You can demonstrate excellent time management and prioritizing skills required to address a large number of requests within set deadlines;
  • You can take ownership of end to end processes;
  • You are proactive, curious and service oriented;
  • You have a strong focus on details and quality and have the ability to operate under pressure in a fast paced environment;
  • You are an efficient communicator;
  • You have strong planning and organisational skills; and
  • You are confident, with the (current or future) ability to hold the attention and respect of directors and senior management.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

  • Qualification as Chartered Company Secretary qualification or equivalent is a plus but not mandatory;
  • You have at least 3-4 years previous experience in a similar environment (Fund Industry);
  • You are organised, have attention to detail and can prioritise and deliver within tight deadlines with minimum supervision;
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • You are fluent in English, both written and spoken;
  • Experience attending meetings and taking timely, effective and accurate minutes;
  • You have good systems skills including MS Office packages.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help

  • You can easily build rapport with Board/Committee members and key stakeholders (independent directors, non-executives, Conducting Officers);
  • You are team oriented;
  • You have a collaborative mindset—you enjoy sharing knowledge and succeeding as a team;
  • Knowledge in the fund industry, corporate and fund governance;
  • You are analytical and thorough in handling your assignments.

What you’ll be like

  • You are driven, collaborative, flexible;
  • Keen to improve what we do and how we do it.

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