Who We Are

AST Trust Company (Canada) is a full-service, tech-enabled professional services firm that helps companies and security holders across North America maintain momentum through the use of secure corporate data, analytics, advisory services, and a strategic approach to every interaction.

AST was originally founded as a transfer agent in 1971. Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, AST pioneered a new model of integrated services in the industry. Our affiliates now include D.F. King & Co., Inc. and Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc. Together, we lead the industry with a comprehensive portfolio that includes transfer agent and registrar services, corporate governance and advisory services, issuer and mutual fund proxy services, equity plan solutions, restructuring services, personal wealth and investment services, and class action and mission critical services.

Every day, through every interaction, we help clients streamline mission critical operations, increase efficiencies, and remove operational obstacles so that they can focus on moving their companies forward–in communications, in strategic planning, and in growth.

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15 MILLION

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40%

Today

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1971


Founded and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York

What Stays Consistent

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Customer Satisfaction

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POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY

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EXPERT GUIDANCE

How We Work

AST supports its clients through a powerful combination of expertise and innovation. Experienced teams across our lines of business help clients structure complex transactions and streamline operations, manage large-scale multichannel communications, and ensure compliance and stakeholder satisfaction. Our technology portals empower clients to control key administrative tasks and derive insight from their corporate data.

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Thoughtful Relationships

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Tailored Strategies

What Sets Us Apart

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Industry Leadership

True leadership requires the ability to impact change at the highest level. That’s why AST has implemented programslike the Executive Advisory Council and Industry Index - to improve services and increase satisfaction industrywide.

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Proactive Advisory

Our teams strive to not only support our clients but to proactively help them identify new strategies to improve efficiencies, safeguard against risks, and drive sustainable growth.

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Deep Experience

Each AST service is led by a senior team with an average of 20+ years of experience. Our clients leverage their considerable knowledge to successfully navigate even the most complex business needs.     

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Integrated Solutions

No matter where a company is in its lifecycle, we have an integrated set of services that can help. And when clients use AST across all of their operations, they can reap the benefits of even more robust insights and efficiencies.

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Technology-Powered

Our secure, resilient, and scalable platform supports all of our technology tools, from client portals to our internal operations systems. This results in more efficient processing and risk mitigation for our clients.

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Focused on Your Success

From the teams in our call centers to the executives in our C-suite, we all believe in one thing: a strong culture grounded in our drive to help our clients succeed.