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 company secretaries 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 secretarial 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.

Along with our existing governance services, Carne can also provide experienced Risk Directors, who are independent fund directors with additional skills derived from their careers in banking, fund management or as risk management professionals.

Risk Directors can fulfil both the function of independent oversight for the board of a fund and that of an additional, risk focused approach to the fund’s governance. As regulators and European directives focus ever more attention on effective risk reporting and documentation at the board level, we find that our Risk Directors are in demand from asset managers seeking an additional level of comfort at the fund governance level.

Carne Risk Directors are available in all the major fund jurisdictions in which we provide governance services. In addition, they draw on the markets and illiquid assets expertise of our central risk team to provide a more highly informed level of oversight and reporting on underlying fund strategies.

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