BlackRock is seeking to recruit a qualified Company Secretary to join the Investment Trust Company Secretariat to provide a full range of company secretarial services to BlackRock’s investment trust companies, either as the primary or secondary professional, and to participate in projects as required. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will initially have responsibility for up to three investment trusts.
- Drafting content for closed end investment trust interim and annual reports and coordinating the interim and annual report production process
- Taking company secretarial responsibility for certain designated BlackRock investment trusts;
- Liaising with Brokers, Registrars, external auditors and other relevant service providers
- Drafting and lodging Stock Exchange announcements as required;
- Working closely with the wider Closed End Funds team and other areas across BlackRock (Legal, Compliance, Risk and Quantitative Analysis,
- Portfolio Management etc) to ensure that the requirements and expectations of the investment company boards and BlackRock’s commercial objectives are met;
- Maintaining investment trust company statutory books and records in good order and ensuring that appropriate Companies House filings are made on a timely basis
- Implementing corporate actions and restructurings (e.g. share buybacks, share issues, tenders etc)
- Remaining up to date on all legislative and regulatory changes affecting investment companies and helping the Boards to understand the implications for their company;
- Providing end-to-end support of the board corporate governance process (agendas/papers/minutes) and advising on best practice;
- A strong credible personal presence with proven experience of gaining the confidence of experienced Board members through a combination of high quality communication skills, investment trust knowledge and proven delivery capability.
- Qualified Company Secretary with experience of Investment Trust Company Secretarial duties
- Self-starter who is energetic and enthusiastic, with a track record of continuous delivery.
- Strong technical ability and experience to assess and implement the requirements and impact of company law and regulations and changes to both.
- Strong team player who can work with colleagues across multiple departments, and influence a positive outcome for the investment trusts.
- Must be able to demonstrate high standards of excellence and integrity.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: N/A