The Finance team at Savills Investment Management have two 12 month full-time placement opportunities open to university students who will be in their penultimate year of university which offers hands-on financial management and financial reporting working experience within the team.
This is an ideal opportunity for an individual considering a career within accounting and finance to learn new skills and experience what it is like to work within finance and the investment management industry.
Savills Investment Management is an international real estate investment manager, which is owned by Savills plc, the global real estate services group. Circa 300+ staff are employed in 15 offices across Europe and Asia. Gross assets under management are c. EUR 24bn, predominantly in pooled funds and separate accounts.
SavillsIM is in a rapid growth phase expanding its global presence as well as expanding the products and services offered.
An expanded product range investing in a larger number of countries and property types, a greater number of investment professionals, and a desire to continue developing innovative products means that there should be suitable focus on investment process and performance.
Savills Investment Management (Luxembourg) S.a.r.l. is an alternative investment fund manager (“AIFM”) authorised and regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the “CSSF”) in accordance with the provisions of CSSF Circular 18/698 and the relevant laws and regulations of Luxembourg.
Purpose of the Job
To take ownership of the corporate secretarial function including acting as company secretary to the AIFM, the funds under management and the subsidiaries. The Senior Corporate Manager may be asked to participate in ad-hoc projects from time to time including new fund launches as well as fund liquidations. The nature of the job requires close collaboration with colleagues, in particular, Finance and Portfolio Managers and Investor Relations teams located in various jurisdictions. The Senior Corporate Manager will be the main point of contact for all matters of Luxembourg company law and corporate governance and may be asked to take board positions on Luxembourg special purpose vehicles. Partial support on the tasks will be given by the wider corporate management team.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Board adviser on good corporate governance
Keeping abreast of local and international market and regulatory developments which may impact the local legal and corporate framework
Consider where processes can be enhanced and efficiencies made
Preparation of board meeting agendas and scheduling of meetings
Keeping track of action points and necessary corporate regulatory filings
Collection and distribution of board papers to directors and meeting attendees Ensuring quorum requirements are met
Acting as secretary to meetings
Drafting, distributing and filing minutes from meetings
Preparation and distribution for signature by directors of any circular resolutions required
Drafting of required documentation and follow up to implement board changes (appointment / resignation letters, resolutions etc.)
Organisation of AGMs as required, including preparation of invitations and proxies
Drafting of required shareholder resolutions In the case of an EGM, liaison with legal advisers and notaries where required
Entity Life Cycle Management
Incorporation / transfer / merger & liquidation of entities (in conjunction with external advisers if required)
Ensuring running of entities in accordance with statutory requirements (holding of annual meetings / approval of accounts, distributions etc.)
Ownership of entities database
- University degree or equivalent level of education
- Legal or company secretarial qualification or experience working as a company secretary/legal officer;
- Proven experience in a similar role in the financial sector (minimum 5 years);
- Knowledge of / interest in the investment fund industry, in particular real estate;
- Familiarity with investment fund (SIF and RAIF) and AIFM regulation and CSSF Circular 18/698 an advantage;
- Excellent attention to detail, organizational and time management skills;
- Sound minute taking skills;
- Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines;
- Strong communication skills both written and verbal;
- Energetic, enthusiastic and enjoys working in a small team environment;
- Native-level English (written and oral), any other language is a plus;
- Willingness to undertake tasks outside job remit.