Head of Governance Europe

Legal & Corporate Secretariat
LUX04861 Requisition #

Head of Governance - Europe


Who we’re looking for


We are looking for an experienced governance professional with proven leadership skills to head our local Governance team in Luxembourg. The team is responsible for providing professional company secretarial services and governance advice to local Schroders management companies and fund structures in Luxembourg and other European countries.


As leader of the team of three,  you will be responsible for delivering the highest standards of governance  to Schroders' Luxembourg management companies, Luxembourg funds and local Group subsidiaries. The position will also play a key role in the development of corporate and fund structures, including those that will support the growth of Schroders' European private assets business..


About Schroders

We’re a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we’ve been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn’t change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.


The team

The Luxembourg governance team is a team of four, including the post holder. It is a close-knit team which has high standards of professionalism and which operates under a certain amount of pressure due to the nature of the role.

What you’ll do

Responsible for the provision of company secretarial services to Schroders group management companies in Luxembourg as well as Luxembourg fund structures including SICAVs, property vehicles, subsidiaries of a UK property investment trust, securitisation  vehicles  and  other entities.. Responsibilities will include:

  •  Deliver a service in line with governance best practice and statutory compliance requirements
  • Management and oversight of the local team in providing company secretarial services to fund structures and Group subsidiaries, delivering a service in line with governance best practice and statutory compliance requirements
  • Advise the boards of Group management companies and funds on governance matters to ensure that the corporate governance arrangements are sound, in line with local governance standards and Schroders Group policies and in keeping with the strategic development of the business
  • Advise the business and boards on appropriate corporate and fund structures
  • Provide governance advice to members of Schroders' local senior management team
  • Oversight of provision of company secretarial services by outsourced providers in relation to certain fund structures and development of the outsourced model
  • oversight of the governance of overseas branches of Luxembourg management companies
  • Be a member of the senior management team in Luxembourg
  • Report functionally to the Group Company Secretary and be part of his senior management team

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

  • Governance professional - qualified company secretary a strong advantage
  • Previous experience in the funds industry, and in particular complex fund structures, essential
  • Previous experience of managing a team 

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help

  • Competent computer skill s, with a strong knowledge of MS office applications
  • Experience of statutory register software and Worksite an advantage
What you’ll be like
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team without direct supervision
  • Ability to think strategically and conceive solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to hold the attention and respect of directors and senior management
  • Highly organised, able to prioritise and to deliver within strict deadlines
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Analytical and highly disciplined
  • An effective team player

We’re looking for the best, whoever they are


Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You’re welcome here whatever your sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.


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