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Janus Henderson Investors Assitant Company Secretary in London, United Kingdom

Janus Henderson Global Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed funds.

We provide our institutional, retail and high net-worth individuals with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes including, equities, fixed income, multi asset and alternatives.

We are a team of independent thinkers who work tirelessly to help our clients achieve their goals – and we do it by fostering an energetic and collaborative culture that ensures our people love the place they work.

Headquartered in London, Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with a diverse geographic footprint, managing assets from 27 offices globally and employing more than 2,000 staff.


Assistant Company Secretary




Company Secretariat

The department

The Corporate Secretariat team reports into the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Janus Henderson Group plc (“JHG”). The team provides corporate secretarial services and support to the JHG Board, the Group’s UK regulated entity Boards and the Group’s subsidiaries. The team also provides governance advice and support, partnering with other business units to deliver on governance and regulatory projects.

The team consists of the Head of Corporate Secretariat, two Company Secretaries and a Senior Corporate Secretarial Assistant. The Assistant Company Secretary position is a newly created role in the team.

Overview of the role

You will be responsible for providing the full range of corporate secretarial support in relation to the Group’s subsidiaries and branches. They will also provide board support in relation to the Group’s UK regulated entity Boards.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Acting as Company Secretary to a portfolio of the Group's UK non-regulated subsidiary boards;

  • Preparing agendas for UK subsidiary board meetings, attending meetings, preparing minutes, managing minute reviews and following up action items;

  • Liaising with management regarding the provision and content of board papers;

  • Providing corporate secretarial support in relation to the Group’s overseas subsidiaries and branches;

  • Liaising with overseas Janus Henderson offices and third-party service providers to manage corporate secretarial compliance deadlines and corporate changes;

  • Acting as Company Secretary to one of the Group’s UK regulated entity boards;

  • Supporting the Group Secretariat team with ongoing meeting administration requirements for other UK regulated entity boards in the Group, including publication of meeting materials on Diligent;

  • Maintaining and updating statutory records for the Group on Blueprint;

  • Attending to Companies House filings and facilitating overseas filings;

  • Monitoring and ensuring completion of annual compliance requirements for all Group subsidiaries;

  • Acting as the Corporate Secretariat representative in connection with the Group’s legal entity rationalization project; and

  • Assisting with the identification and implementation of process improvements for the Corporate Secretariat team.

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned.

Supervisory responsibilities

  • No

Technical skills and qualifications

  • Relevant Company Secretariat or Governance qualifications

  • Experience of working in a company secretary or governance role

  • Experience of working with companies in overseas jurisdictions

  • Knowledge of relevant company law and company secretarial requirements

  • Knowledge of board processes and procedures

  • Knowledge of corporate governance matters

Competencies required

In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Pro-active

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to act under pressure and on own initiative is essential

  • Knowledge of Blueprint

  • Knowledge of Diligent is useful but not essential

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

  • Annual attestation (Knowledge and Competence in-scope roles only)


At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if you would like further explanation or direction regarding this

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and ask for the support/guidance of the policy owner if you are unsure at any time

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

For those in scope of Knowledge & Competence (MiFID II)

  • Knowledge of financial markets, financial markets function and the impact of economic figures and national/regional/global events on markets

  • Understanding of issues relating to market abuse and anti-money laundering

Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.