Corporate Secretarial Services (Funds/Asset Management)
A&L Goodbody’s company secretarial arm, Goodbody Secretarial Limited (GSL), provides a full range of corporate secretarial services to its clients. In response to client demand and the specialised nature of the work, a separate team in GSL is dedicated to providing services to clients of the Asset Management & Investment Funds group (Investment Funds GSL). Our dedicated team of corporate secretarial professionals has a detailed working knowledge of the funds industry, its participants (including many of the Irish resident directors) and the particular complexities and challenges to which regulated corporate entities may be subject from a secretarial perspective.
Events in the offshore world have highlighted the importance of the role of directors and secretaries in the proper and prudent running of a regulated corporate entity. As their responsibilities continue to grow, with changing legislative and regulatory requirements, and in addition to industry guidelines, many boards and secretaries are seeking professional assistance to deal with their secretarial requirements.
With the increasing focus on corporate governance globally and the impact of the Central Bank of Ireland Guidance in relation to Fund Management Companies and the Corporate Governance Code for Collective Investment Schemes and Management Companies, we assist clients by facilitating all aspects of board meetings and ensuring that they are documented to the board’s satisfaction and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Investment Funds GSL, in its capacity as secretary to regulated investment funds and management companies, is considered to perform a Controlled Function. GSL, therefore, comes within the remit of the Central Bank of Ireland’s Fitness and Probity Standards and is compliant with those standards.
In an increasingly complex regulatory and compliance environment, the corporate secretary needs to be vigilant and proficient with an awareness of an entity's obligations and the ability to ensure that they are met. The Investment Funds GSL team can provide that vigilance, proficiency, awareness and ability in a manner tailored to the particular needs and demands of the funds industry.
For a full list of the services, please download our GSL brochure.