Janus Henderson Investors Investment Trust Company Secretary in London, United Kingdom

Janus Henderson Global Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed funds.

We provide our institutional, retail and high net-worth individuals with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes including, equities, fixed income, multi asset and alternatives.

We are a team of independent thinkers who work tirelessly to help our clients achieve their goals – and we do it by fostering an energetic and collaborative culture that ensures our people love the place they work.

Headquartered in London, Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with a diverse geographic footprint, managing assets from 27 offices globally and employing more than 2,000 staff.

Title: Investment Trust Company Secretary

The Department

Janus Henderson Investors is one of the largest managers of investment trusts with 12 onshore investment trusts and 1 offshore investment company plus Law Debenture, with £7.7 billion of investment trust assets under management. Janus Henderson has a team dedicated to the management of its investment trust business including PR, sales and marketing of our investment trust range. The Investment Trust Secretariat provides company secretarial services to our investment trust clients and supports the services provided to our offshore investment company client, by BNP Paribas in Jersey who act as its Company Secretary.

Overview of the Role

To act on behalf of Henderson Secretarial Services Limited as the appointed Company Secretary to nominated Investment Trusts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attending board meetings, taking minutes and implementing decisions

  • Providing agendas and supporting schedules and reports

  • Producing the annual report and half-yearly updates to shareholders

  • Liaising with the investment, sales, marketing, and accounting departments in order to co‑ordinate the production of board reports

  • Maintaining statutory records and submitting returns to the Registrar of Companies

  • Maintaining risk maps for each investment trust client

  • Liaising with and monitoring the services provided by the Registrar and Depositary to the investment trusts

  • Drafting and approving stock exchange announcements

  • Reviewing and monitoring of the website to ensure that the investment trust information provided is correct and up to date

  • To keep informed about changes to company secretarial practice and ensure investment trusts

  • Comply with statutory and other regulatory provisions and liaise with colleagues to ensure best practice

  • Develop a clear understanding of the portfolio, strategy and ambitions of the trusts

  • which you have designated specific responsibility for and to keep the Director and Head of Investment Trusts and the Head of Investment Trust Secretariat abreast of all developments

  • To act as a client service officer to ensure that the non-portfolio management services

  • provided to client boards meet the needs and expectations of those boards and facilitate the resolution of any issues arising

  • To build your position by developing good working relationships both internally and externally

  • To act as an ambassador for Janus Henderson at all times

Other Functions

Assumes additional duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • No direct reports

  • Assistance in the training of the Company Secretarial Assistants to ensure that they understand and follow the correct procedures

Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Previous Company Secretarial experience, including listed company work

  • Have an understanding of the Companies Acts 2006, private company secretarial practice and the Listing, Prospectus and Disclosure Guidance & Transparency Rules of the FCA

  • Knowledge of Blueprint is useful but not essential

  • Must be a qualified Chartered Secretary/Governance Professional (passed the examinations of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators)

  • Experience of Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook is essential

Competencies Required

  • Good communication skills including the ability to liaise confidently at all levels and act with discretion and, the ability to effectively communicate the actions taken by you to other team members

  • Ability to prioritise effectively

  • Ability to write clear and concise reports within prescribed timelines

  • Have an eye for detail and accuracy

  • Ability to act under pressure and act on own initiative is essential

  • Team work

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned Compliance trainingCompliance RequirementsAt a minimum the role requires the individual to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and comply with any federal, state, and foreign laws and regulations applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of Compliance if this is unclear at any time

  • Understand and comply with all relevant Janus Henderson policies applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of the relevant policy owner if this is unclear at any time.The individual in the role is ultimately accountable for his/her own actions and is responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.