Contract - Fixed Term

 

GAM is one of the world’s leading independent, pure-play asset managers. We provide differentiated active investment solutions and products for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors. Our core investment business is complemented by private labeling services, which include fund administration and other support services to third-party institutions. Together we share a common set of values rooted in teamwork, integrity, entrepreneurial flair and professional excellence.

Our employees are our most valuable asset. Being able to offer an attractive work environment where talented minds from various backgrounds are keen to work is key to the long-term success of our company. We firmly believe in the importance of maintaining the open culture of a small company, aiming to avoid bureaucracy and encouraging a flexible, accessible and hands-on working style across the Group. In turn, our people reward us with their loyalty.

Trainee (Legal – Company Secretarial)

Function:

Legal

Department                            

Legal 

Trainee Programme Overview

The Investment20/20 Trainee Programme at GAM is aimed at both school/college leavers as well as graduates. The purpose is to enable individuals with limited or no exposure to financial services to start their careers in the investment management industry and gain the skills and experience required to progress their careers within the industry.

This Investment20/20 Trainee Scheme at GAM will be for a fixed term of 12 months and the salary will be £20,000 per annum. Trainees will also receive a bonus of £2,000 on starting with GAM to assist with expenses, travel etc. Trainees will also be eligible for a number of Company benefits, in addition to having the opportunity to get involved with the Sports and Social Club activities. Upon successful completion of the Trainee Programme, all Trainees will be eligible to be considered for a discretionary additional payment of up to £1,000.

All Trainees will be part of the wider Investment20/20 community with the opportunity to build relationships with Trainees outside of GAM through both social and professional events. Trainees will receive extensive ‘on the job’ training by being assigned to a specific department for the duration of the 12 month contract. Individuals will be assigned a mentor for the duration of the Programme and will gain exposure to the different teams within the department and have the opportunity to get involved with a variety of tasks and projects.

As well as Investment20/20 centrally organised learning and development opportunities and additional training organised by our in-house Learning & Development Department, Trainees will be given the opportunity to start an industry recognised professional qualification. Individuals will be provided with training and experience to deliver a presentation and gain exposure to public speaking as part of the Trainee Scheme.

Department overview 

GAM’s Company Secretarial function is responsible for supporting the business in ensuring that group entities comply with relevant statutory, regulatory and financial requirements. The function also supports board directors and senior managers in maintaining high standards of corporate governance.

The purpose of this role is to act as a Trainee - Company Secretarial Assistant. You will support the UK Company Secretary and carry out company secretarial duties for the UK Group entities. You will also support the Group Company Secretary based in Zurich with Group wide projects. This is a fantastic opportunity to take on early responsibility and develop skills in law, business and finance. 

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Arranging board and committee meetings

  • Preparing agenda and meeting packs

  • Attending and minuting committee meetings as may be required

  • Participating in ad hoc group governance projects

  • Deputising for and providing assistance to the Company Secretary as may be required

  • Maintaining statutory books and Companies House filings

  • Monitoring legislative change and governance best practice

Personal Attributes

  • Strong interest in the company secretarial profession

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Ability to work to time critical deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail

  • Self-starter with a ‘can do’ attitude

  • A strong desire to learn

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Benefits
GAM offers a comprehensive range of benefits and performance-based compensation, along with a variety of lifestyle and family benefits to promote well-being in and out of the workplace. These benefits vary according to local market conditions. Please contact the local Human Resources team for further details.

Location:                                           

London

Employing Company/ies:                   

GAM (U.K.) Limited

Reporting to:                                    

Cynthia Mike-Eze, Company Secretary

Gabriel Ego, Group Company Secretary

Contract:                                           

Fixed Term Contract

12 Months

Regulated Controlled Function:        

No

 

GAM
Human Resources
8 Finsbury Circus
London
EC2M 7GB

T +44 (0) 20 7493 9990
F +44 (0) 20 7493 0715
www.gam.com