Legg Mason

Company Secretary

UK-London
Req. #
2017-2423
Division
Legal
Position Type
Regular

Position Overview

Legg Mason is seeking a bright, enthusiastic Legal Company Secretary to work closely with the international legal and compliance team members to support Legg Mason’s business throughout the world with all company secretarial and fund governance matters.

 

Day to day, the European Legal Team provides high quality commercial, client focused, and franchise sensitive legal advice/assistance.

Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

  • Provide consultative business focussed pragmatic company secretarial and fund governance support to Legg Mason’s UK, Cayman, and Barbados based companies, and Irish based investment funds
  • Organise board and shareholder meetings
  • Maintain statutory books and ensure prompt filing of all statutory forms and other information, including appointment or resignation of Directors.
  • Draft all director and shareholder resolutions and meeting notices.
  • Assist in corporate restructuring projects alongside Legg Mason’s tax and treasury teams.
  • Maintain awareness and understanding of the legal, regulatory and governance framework and changes within it which affect Legg Mason’s UK companies in order to advise the business appropriately on the impact of such laws, regulations and changes and implement accordingly.
  • Provide support to Legg Mason’s Irish Fund Governance Team, including assisting with the organisation of fund board meetings; preparation of fund board meeting agendas;
  • Collection, high level review and posting of monthly reporting;
  • Special projects, including fund board process efficiency efforts, implementing new technology solutions, and implementing Director led changes to reports and process.
  • Build and maintain understanding of Legg Mason and its affiliates’ businesses, strategies, products and processes to deliver effective company secretarial and fund governance support and advice.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key contacts within the business.
  • Liaise with internal colleagues and external counsel, as appropriate, in accordance with Legg Mason’s requirements to ensure cost effective/ appropriate company secretarial and fund governance support. 

 

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong degree (2:1) or equivalent level of qualification
  • Chartered company secretary
  • Ideally from an in-house legal department of an asset management or other financial services business (e.g. insurance/ pension fund)

Company Overview

Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, and accountability. We have a presence in every major financial centre across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.

Benefits

Legg Mason offers a competitive salary and annual discretionary bonus (dependant on company and individual performance). A comprehensive benefits package including; medical insurance, dental insurance, pension, and much more.   

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