Secretarial Services

Carne’s company secretarial services provide detailed documentary support for fund boards, helping them to meet increasingly stringent regulatory and tax requirements as well as the ongoing reporting needs of investors.

Our advisors have the qualifications and experience to assist with the preparation of board agendas, taking minutes and following up on matters arising. We can also maintain board records and help to complete filings relevant to fund jurisdictions and stock exchange listings.

Use Carne’s company secretary function to:

  • Support EGMs and AGMs for funds
  • Support board meetings (e.g. with preparation of agendas or circulation of board papers)
  • Issue notices of meetings
  • Collate proxy forms and ensure sufficient votes have been received to hold meetings
  • Provide board directors with online secure retrieval of relevant fund and board level documentation
  • Prepare minutes
  • Collate signed proxy forms

Carne works closely with many leading fund managers and we are constantly engaged with active investors in funds, providing us with a detailed and dynamic picture of best practice. Our company secretarial function can be used to bring this high level of professionalism to your own board meetings.

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For more information on Carne’s company secretarial functions, please contact

Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy

Phone: +353 1 489 6815
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Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy has overall responsibility for Carne’s Company Secretarial Department, providing company secretarial services to a varied portfolio of funds domiciled in Ireland and other jurisdictions. Her team oversees many of the support services Carne delivers to fund boards while also keeping abreast of the latest developments in regulation and governance best practice that affect Carne’s client funds.

Sarah has spent over 15 years in demanding corporate secretarial roles, working with funds and on corporate transactions in a wide range of jurisdictions. This has required detailed knowledge of tax and filing obligations, listing requirements, and corporate legislation. She also works closely with service providers and fund directors to meet overall regulatory and governance objectives.

Sarah joined Carne from BDO where she was a Senior Manager in the Corporate Services Department. This included having overall responsibility for a varied client portfolio of over 600 companies. Sarah also worked for BDO in Sydney.

Sarah is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and holds a Diploma in Professional Administration from the Waterford Institute of Technology.