About this role
BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.
BlackRock is seeking an Analyst to work as part of the Fund Board Governance team based in Luxembourg working mainly on the real asset products.
Working as part of the Fund Board Governance Team, based in Luxembourg, you will report directly to a Vice President of Fund Board Governance in Luxembourg. Key to the role will be to ensure that the highest governance standards are being applied at all times to a range of real asset companies located in different jurisdictions in Europe. Working as part of a team, you will ensure that communications between the Boards and the business operate effectively and to the highest standards and that all applicable governance requirements are met and that standard company secretarial activities are completed in a timely and effective manner. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required as the role requires regular interaction with Board members and with senior executives within BlackRock.
The successful candidate will interact with a wide range of departments within BlackRock Europe to facilitate board reporting in areas such as investment and risk reporting, compliance and operations.
• Provide general company secretarial support (board meetings, minutes, proxies, circular resolutions, AGMs, EGMs, liquidations) for limited partnerships, SICAVs and entities domiciled in various jurisdictions, predominantly in relation to investments in Europe, where close liaison with the asset and development management and finance teams will be required to ensure that decisions are taken according to good company secretarial practice
• Assisting with Luxembourg entities as and when required, more specifically in establishing substance requirements and their role as true decision-makers, including reviewing quarterly reports and annual asset plans, and preparing board papers for the physical meetings held in Luxembourg
• Incorporation of SPVs in various jurisdictions throughout Europe and liaising with service providers to ensure that they are compliant with legal and regulatory requirements
• Playing an active role in the acquisition and disposal of investments by collating company documents for deal closings
• Maintenance of statutory information, including management of the in-house company secretarial software package and updating as necessary
• Responding to basic KYC queries
• Scanning and filing documentation for all of the entities within the structure
• Acting as liaison point with auditors, lawyers, providing assistance/responding to general requests for information where necessary
• Ensuring regulatory filings are adhered to
Skills and qualifications
• Fluent/ high level of English
• Two year corporate secretarial experience gained within either professional services or industry
• Excellent minute taking ability required
• Knowledge of Luxembourg regulatory environment and vehicles
• Ability to work autonomously on own tasks, whilst working in a team environment
• Ability to work under pressure with flexibility to adapt to shifting time expectations
• Highly organized and with excellent personal time management
• Attention to detail essential and proofing skills
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships across the business, operations and suppliers at all levels of management up to and including Board of Director level
• Familiarity and experience with Diligent Software is an advantage
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.
At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.
This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.
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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
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