Founded in 1978 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange since 1994, Computershare employs over 15,000 people across the globe, providing services in over 20 countries to more than 16,000 clients.
Investor services is our largest business line – we work with public companies, including many of the world's largest, to track and deliver their shareholders’ entitlements. Services range from keeping the definitive record of legal ownership of securities to paying dividends to shareholders on our clients’ behalf; from administering meetings and tabulating voting (whether directly or by proxy) to advising on and executing capital raisings; and from capital reorganisations to merger and acquisition transactions. We also offer software solutions to support company secretaries in their governance of complex group structures.
Our equity compensation plan administration business supports our clients in managing their employee share plans and other equity compensation programs.
For more than 75 years, our Georgeson proxy solicitation business has assisted companies in communicating with and gaining shareholder response in relation to issues being considered at shareholder meetings, corporate restructuring and merger transactions, as well as capital raisings.
Our communications services business provides tailored and individually customised outbound and inbound communications solutions across a range of business needs, with particular expertise in communications between public companies and their shareholders.
In addition to these services relating to the public equities markets, our expertise and our high-integrity secure infrastructure enables our various offices around the world to deliver a wide range of services. These include trust, escrow and debt management services; independent custody of tenancy deposits; bankruptcy and class action claims administration; mutual fund record-keeping and proxy solicitation; and back office services for utility companies and mortgage loan servicing.
Computershare is the largest provider globally of many of the services we offer. The unparalleled expertise of our people, our continued investment in technology (we spend over USD 150 million each year), our excellent customer service and our geographical spread mean that we have market leading offerings across the diverse range of our businesses.
We offer our clients three key qualities:
Certainty – precision and reliability in the complex tasks we undertake
Ingenuity – a continued focus on finding new and better ways to meet their needs and solve their challenges
Advantage – through the certainty of our services and the ingenuity of our solutions, we deliver meaningful advantages in all that we do. – less