Legal - Newark, NJ Governance Specialist

About the position

PGIM, the global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc., is one of the world’s leading money managers. With offices in 16 countries and over $1 trillion in assets under management, clients rely on our risk management expertise, intellectual capital and creative solutions to realize their investment objectives. We are passionate about delivering investment returns for our clients and dedicated to our greatest asset – our people. Do you want to be part of a multi-manager model that enables each business to maintain its own investment culture? Learn more about who we are and how we can work together.

At PGIM Investments, we consider it a great privilege and responsibility to help investors participate in opportunities across the global markets while meeting their toughest investment challenges. We offer a diversified suite of actively managed funds across a broad spectrum of asset classes and investment styles, with over $95 billion in assets under management.

Position Summary:

The PGIM Investments Corporate Governance Group is seeking a Governance Specialist to support its mutual funds and related investment management practice. The person in this position will support those who are responsible for the preparation of Board materials, drafting of minutes and other corporate governance related matters.  He/She will be expected to become familiar with the technical requirements governing Fund Boards pursuant to the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and to handle considerable independent responsibility for the compilation and production of voluminous Board meeting materials.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Managing the preparation and distribution of Mutual Fund Board materials.
•Achieving proficiency in using the Diligent web-based production process utilized by PGIM Investments for Board materials production.
•Drafting time-sensitive detailed and technically complex minutes of Board of Directors’ meetings and maintaining minute books.
•Drafting memos and memoranda for inclusion in Board materials. Drafting and revising notices and agendas for quarterly and special Board meetings for several Boards.
•Maintaining detailed biographical information regarding Fund Directors and Officers for use in regulatory filings.
•Providing support for closed-end funds including production of Board materials and preparation of regulatory filings with the SEC and NYSE.
•Providing general support for special projects and initiatives for other teams within the department or an as-needed basis.


The successful candidate will:
•Have at least 2 years of business experience.
•Have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel as well as having a high level of comfort in learning computers and web-based applications.
•Have strong analytical, drafting and proofreading skills.
•Have a desire to learn new areas or subjects.
•Have a willingness to ask questions and search out information, and to seek information needed to complete projects and tasks.
•Have a strong attention to detail, including the ability to work independently and to work on several projects simultaneously.
•Have strong time management and project management skills.
•Have an ability to adhere to strict project deadlines while being flexible as necessary in response to changes and delays.
•Be available and able to support the work of other segments of the Department as needed.
•Be able to work well with people at all levels of the organization, as well as people outside of the organization; including frequent interaction with the Mutual Fund Directors.
•Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are necessary, a writing sample may be requested.
•Experience with legal research methods and tools, including computerized legal databases, is preferred.
•Have a professional demeanor and be able to attend lengthy board meetings during which the person in this role is expected to take detailed and accurate notes and also interact with Directors, outside counsel, and senior representatives of Prudential’s investment businesses.
•A college degree is required for this position.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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