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Company Secretary Investment Trusts

Salary £70k to £80k
Type Permanent
Location Croydon
Sector Legal
Job Reference L1/SMS/34082
Contact Simon Spencer
Date posted 15-05-2020

The role of The Investment Trusts Company Secretariat (“Co Sec”) is to provide high quality, value-add professional company secretarial services, to five UK-listed Investment Companies. These companies represent an aggregate of circa £3.5billion of shareholders’ funds, and each is listed on the Premium Segment of the London Stock Exchange. Three of the companies are part of the FTSE 250.

Secretarial services must comply with all legal and regulatory requirements such as Listing Rules, Disclosure and Transparency Rules and the FRC’s UK Corporate Governance Code. The service proposition of Co Sec can be broadly broken down into the following broad categories:

•Corporate Governance Support - end-to-end support of the board corporate governance process (agendas/papers/minutes) and advising on best practice;

•Company Secretarial Duties - maintenance of companies in good standing including their statutory books and records. Implementing corporate actions and restructurings (e.g. changes in share capital). Drafting and lodging Stock Exchange announcements as required; and

•Other Duties - including participation in business/regulatory/change projects, support for Annual General Meetings and handling shareholder queries.

Purpose of the Role

To provide a full company secretarial service to those investment trusts for which the job holder has direct responsibility, either as the primary or secondary professional, and to participate in projects as required. To respond to internal and external queries relating to company secretarial matters.

Key Responsibilities

• To work closely with the entire Investment Trust team to meet and exceed the expectations of the Investment Trusts boards and the firm’s commercial objectives
• To take the Co Sec lead on a number of Investment Trusts, including being up to date on all legislative and regulatory changes affecting Investment Trusts, and helping the Boards to understand the implications for their company
• Liaison with Brokers, Registrars etc

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VP, Head of Legal