What Are Some Computershare Investment Services?


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Computershare provides issuer services, shareholder services and meeting services to investors. It was founded in 1978 in Melbourne, Australia, and has been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange since 1994, according to its website.

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Computershare’s issuer services provide investors with proprietary shareholder recordkeeping systems, transfer processing services, dividend disbursement, and lost holder and escheatment services. Computershare also offers services for developing and executing an initial public offering, private securities and shareholder outreach. Issuer services can be accessed online, and meeting, financial and stakeholder materials can be shared electronically using the company's electronic delivery program, explains the Computershare website.

In 2002, Computershare began offering QuickCert stock certificates. Unlike traditional certificates that only allow issuers to purchase a minimum quantity of customized, preprinted certificates, QuickCert certificates are print-on-demand, allowing issuers to only pay for the number of certificates they plan to use, states Computershare. Computershare’s shareholder services tools include an investor center website, access to communications centers and use of an automated shareholder account system; Computershare’s meeting services provide investors with tools for setting up, tabulating and reporting during shareholder meetings. As of 2015, Computershare employs more than 15,000 people across the globe, provides services in more than 20 countries, has 16,000-plus clients and represents more than 19 million shareholder accounts.

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