U.K. Corporate Governance Lead

Bloomberg - London, United Kingdom
10 May 2019

U.K. Corporate Governance Lead

Bloomberg’s Legal and Compliance Department plays a critical role in supporting our businesses and operations around the world. We move quickly and thoughtfully to help address a variety of complex legal issues that come with being the world’s leading financial news and information company. Our team is made up of talented and hardworking professionals who think creatively and work collaboratively in an open environment to deliver results, drive innovation, and solve difficult problems. We also recognise the value of diversity and inclusion in cultivating a supportive workplace and the importance of giving back to our communities as evidenced by our award-winning pro bono program.

The Corporate Governance team within the larger Department drives innovation by supporting Bloomberg’s businesses globally, including multiple regulated affiliates, such as Bloomberg Trading Facility Limited (our UK multilateral trading facility), Bloomberg SEF LLC (our swap execution facility) and Bloomberg Data Reporting Services Limited (our UK reporting services provider under MiFIDII). Our work focuses on two principal areas: developing and implementing progressive best practice guidance on a practical and strategic level, collaborating with senior management and colleagues throughout the Company to prioritize, exceed goals and strategy objectives. We also ensure our corporate structure supports our businesses to deliver world class products and services to our valued clients globally.

 

What’s The Role?

Based in London, this newly-created post is an exciting opportunity to support Bloomberg in promoting excellent standards of governance and operate an end-to-end regional corporate secretarial program. Reporting primarily to the Senior Global Structure Attorney based in New York, you will have a secondary reporting line to an EMEA Compliance senior manager.

You will have experience in leading a wide range of governance and corporate secretarial tasks, excellent analytical skills and be comfortable taking initiative as well as being a great teammate. We would love you to have premium organisational skills and the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment, while remaining flexible, dedicated, efficient and calm managing a busy agenda. Executive presence and a high level of professionalism are needed in this role.

 

We’ll trust you to:

Drive the substantive preparation of materials for board and committee meetings, including:

- Synthesize constituent documents into tasks and meeting agenda items, and maintain a tracking system for these items.

- Communicate with senior executives and subject matter experts in order to relay and assemble actionable items.

- Develop and execute a plan to transform action items into meeting materials.

- Contribute substantively to the review of materials for proper content and relevance.

- Draft meeting minutes and resolutions.

- Interact daily with colleagues, collaborating and supporting them.

- Be a resourceful, standout colleague.

 

Own the implementation of meeting logistics, including:

- Scheduling with directors and senior executives.

- Co-ordinating electronic meeting invitations.

- Arranging for meeting materials to be available to meeting attendees.

 

Ensure compliance with corporate governance, including:

- Draft amendments to constituent documents, such as terms of reference and committee charters, as necessary.

- Ensure the proper maintenance of statutory books and internal records.

- Track important dates.

- Ensure periodic filings are timely made.

- Maintain internal corporate register and organisational charts.

- Act as point person for obtaining signatures from UK-based executives and directors.

- Perform other general corporate secretarial duties.

- As part of the wider department, provide support to the broad range of businesses operated by Bloomberg L.P.

 

You’ll Need To Have:

- At least three years’ experience relating to U.K. Corporate Governance.*

- Experience working in a corporate secretary function at a law firm or large company, supporting board meetings and other governance committees, preparing meeting materials (e.g., preparing agendas and presentation decks, drafting meeting minutes).

- Confidence to propose substantive amendments to constituent documents.

- A deep understanding of the U.K. Companies Act and Companies House requirements.

- Excellent organisational, written and oral communication skills.

- Proven track record of understanding legal and regulatory obligations and meeting those obligations.

- Experience leading projects and initiatives to achieve desired outcomes.

- Ability to work independently, effectively drive and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.

- Exemplary attention to detail and ability to anticipate support required.

- Proficiency with, and passion to use, technology tools to enhance and facilitate governance processes (e.g., Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Adobe).

- A diplomatic approach and confidence to provide strategic input to colleagues and senior stakeholders.

- Integrity and discretion when handling confidential information.

*Please note we use years of experience as a guide but we certainly will consider applications from all individuals who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary for the role.

We’d Love To See:

- A strong desire to learn and understand Bloomberg's business and corporate governance program.

- Bachelor's degree and/or ICSA qualification.

- Knowledge of U.K. and E.U. financial regulatory regimes, e.g., FCA regulation.

- Experience at a regulated financial institution or regulator.

- Keen interest in designing and implementing processes and procedures.