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, 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.
AST Launches Structured Financial Services
to the capital markets
is acquired, adding unparalleled experience in proxy and corporate governance services
New Equity Plan Solutions Platform
is launched at AST
are introduced by AST, featuring real-time tabulation
All Lines of Business
are unified beneath a new, consolidated brand: AST
AST Launches Ownership Intelligence
provide clients with the tools to maximize both their marketplace experience and partnerships with key investors
Unclaimed Property Offering
is developed to provide a complete solution to companies for lost, deceased, and unexchanged shareholders
AST Equity Plan Solutions
is launched when AST acquires Wachovia’s Equity Plan Services portfolio
24/7 Access to Reporting
This makes AST one of the first transfer agents to offer remote access to client management reporting
Founded and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York
What Stays Consistent
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.
What Sets Us Apart
True leadership requires the ability to impact change at the highest level. That’s why AST has implemented programs—like the Executive Advisory Council and Industry Index - to improve services and increase satisfaction industrywide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.