Company Secretary - Listed Funds
To £55,000 - £70,000 + Bonus + Benefits
City of London

This is the London operation of a recently floated fund services group who provide high quality support services to both start-ups, new and larger and longer established fund structures. They work across a wide range of assets including real estate, debt, private equity, open-ended, alternative and London listed funds. They administer over £40 billion of assets for a range of institutions across 10 jurisdictions including the UK. They are now embarked on a period of expansion in London and are looking for a high quality, ambitious individual who wants to progress within an organisation.

This role will involve a large element of client contact, particularly at fund board level as well as with senior members of staff within our client base. This a managerial level role within the organisation and you will directly report to the Managing Director. The role includes the following:

  • Arranging and attendance at client board & shareholder meetings
  • Preparation of board packs for distribution in advance of board meetings
  • Liaison with Directors, Promoters, Investment Advisors and Shareholders to arrange relevant meetings and resolutions
  • Drafting minutes of client board and shareholder meetings
  • Making statutory filings and notifications on behalf of client entities
  • Maintaining & updating the Acufund system for client statutory matters
  • Generally maintaining the statutory records of client entities
  • Ensuring that Companies administered are operating within the scope of their Memorandum and Articles of Association, law, regulation and stock exchange obligations
  • Maintaining meeting and corporate reporting schedules

To be considered for this role you should meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 6 years relevant experience, predominantly in the London listed funds sector (investment trusts and/or real estate investment trusts and/or VCTS);
  • ICSA qualified or ACCA / ICAEW qualified accountant with relevant company secretarial experience;
  • Full working knowledge and understanding of company secretarial aspects of funds listed on the London Stock Exchange;
  • Full working knowledge and understanding of relevant company law and other applicable regulations including MAR;
  • Full working knowledge and understanding of regulations that are applicable to funds and related licensed entities;
  • Understanding of corporate governance principles and be able to adopt a professional yet commercial approach to the application of corporate governance within entities under administration;
  • Understanding of valuation/accounting/trading/corporate secretarial and all other aspects of administration of listed funds and related entities;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Confident in abilities to communicate verbally and in writing;