Financial Services and Regulated Company Secretarial Services

We work flexibly to support the needs of your board and committees. We support clients with:

  • Attend board and committee meetings in a minute-taking and advisory capacity
  • Co-ordinate, produce and dispatch meeting agendas and board packs, including matters arising
  • Set up and maintain a corporate calendar, including reporting deadlines and meetings schedule
  • Advise on UK corporate governance and industry best practice
  • Review terms of reference to ensure they reflect current best practice
  • Manage insider lists and assist the company to comply with the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR)
  • Act as a central point of contact for the Board, other service providers and stakeholders
  • Assist the company in complying with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Handbook and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) Rulebook
  • Act as your named company secretary
  • Provide a registered office at our London office address

Our core services include: 

Annual report and accounts and half-year report

We provide full project management of the financial reporting and period end processes. We will work closely with your key stakeholders to:

  • Produce an annual or half yearly report timetable setting out key dates leading up to the release of the financial report to the regulator
  • Draft and review the non-financial elements of annual and half-year reports. These include the corporate governance and Directors’ reports in accordance with best practice and in compliance with the Companies Act 2006, FCA Handbook, PRA Rulebook and UK Corporate Governance Code

Statutory compliance

  • Maintenance of company records on our Diligent Entities database providing electronic reports/registers upon request
  • Production of the annual confirmation statement and filing with Companies House
  • File the Company’s annual report with Companies House
  • Ensure compliance with the Companies Act 2006, and FCA Handbook, PRA Rulebook and UK Corporate Governance Code

Advisory services

  • Advice on new and existing legislation and regulations, plus “horizon scanning”
  • Review and optimisation of board papers/reporting to Board and Committees
  • Review and optimisation of governance models and terms of reference
  • Support on Board composition, diversity, and succession planning
  • Director induction, Board training, and development
  • External Board Evaluations and support for Internal Board Evaluations
  • Support for Annual Board Chair and Board Director evaluations
  • Mentoring for the Company Secretary and Operational Governance reviews
  • Governance advice and support for:
    • SMCR
    • Internal Capital and Liquidity and Adequacy Assessment Processes (ICAAP/ILAAP)
    • Internal Capital Adequacy and Risk Assessment (ICARA)

Your key contacts

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Iain Hamilton

Associate Director

London, UK

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Alexandra Smart

Associate Director

London, UK

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Patrick Davis


London, UK

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