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Company Secretary

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
Posted 1 day ago Permanent Competitive
Company Secretary
Who we're looking for:

The primary focus of the role will be to provide professional company secretarial services to a range of investment trusts

About Schroders:

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base:

We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.

The team:

The Asset Management Secretariat is a friendly, experienced, and inclusive team of nine that collaborates extensively with the wider Schroders business. We are one half of the Governance team (the other half being the Corporate and Wealth Secretariat). The business considers us to be trusted advisors, and we work hard to maintain this confidence.

What you'll do:

• Provide company secretarial services to a range of Schroders investment trusts. This includes organisation and support for at least four board meetings per entity, and the associated committee meetings, and involves:
- agreeing agenda items;
- collating board packs;
- following up on action points and drafting accurate minutes;
- acting as point of contact for board members and both internal and external advisers;
- providing advice and assistance to directors and members of Schroders' senior management team;
- drafting and releasing RNS announcements;
• advising the investment trust boards on governance matters to ensure that the arrangements are appropriate and in line with Schroders' Group principles as they apply;
• co-ordinating and organising shareholder meetings for the investment trusts in conjunction with other internal departments, including monitoring proxy votes received;
• arranging for the filing of documents with Companies House and other government bodies as necessary;
• working with the fund accountants and client directors, drafting and managing the preparation of the annual and half year reports;
• attending to requests for notarisation of documents, certified copies of registers and board resolutions;
• ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory and statutory requirements;
• arranging safekeeping of documents;
• maintaining authorised signatories lists; and
providing support to other members of the Asset Management Secretariat team as required.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need:

• Chartered Governance qualification;
• seasoned listed company secretary;
• excellent computer skills, with a strong knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook;
• in-depth knowledge of the UK Corporate Governance Code, Listing Rules ("LR") and Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules ("DTR");
• aptitude to follow in-house standards as instructed, without attempt to reinvent the wheel;
• excellent communication skills;
• ability to hold the attention and respect of directors and senior management;
• highly organised, able to prioritise and to deliver within strict deadlines;
• ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure with minimum supervision;
• analytical and highly disciplined;
• proactive and self-motivated; and
• a willing and effective team player.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help:

• experience of investment trusts;
• knowledge of the LR and DTR applicable to investment trusts (including LR 15); and
• knowledge of, and experience applying, the AIC Corporate Governance Code.

We're looking for the best, whoever they are.

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

Job ID  4652
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