For over 45 years, businesses have partnered with AST in North America for critical stock transfer agent services and strategic direction for corporate growth and securityholder engagement. We build relationships that help us truly understand your business and develop customized stock transfer solutions based on your unique needs. With AST on your team, you can be confident of streamlined efficiency and steady, forward progress.
At AST, we serve as your strategic partner, adding value through high-level consultative services and integrated execution of stock transfer agent services, including complete share registry management, compliance risk reduction, and investor engagement.
Dividend disbursement means more than just providing your security holders with a cash return on their investments. AST can help you use investment plan programs as a valuable way to strengthen securityholder loyalty while gaining a significant source of recurring capital for your firm through a direct purchase or dividend reinvestment plan.
Central to a successful IPO is a trusted transfer agent to provide the advice and services critical throughout every step of the process. Before, during, and after your IPO, AST will help you work toward a seamless transition for existing shareholders, as well as a positive experience for new investors.
Your annual meeting is an important opportunity to make a positive impression on the key groups who influence your company's future: investors, analysts, employees, customers, suppliers, lenders, regulators, special interest groups, and business partners. Leverage AST's expertise to help you strengthen those relationships and make your meeting a successful event.
Clients benefit from our deep, practical expertise and highly personalized consultative service model. From defining your transaction's structure, to provisioning stakeholder support, to post-event activity, our corporate restructure solutions feature a dedicated support team, superior and scalable technology, stakeholder communications, and call centre support.
AST has distinguished itself within the transfer agent industry through our innovative, customer-driven service options. We offer customized solutions and dedicated relationship management teams to meet your unique needs, a consultative approach that guides you on compliance and other risks, stringent controls over data through technical security, innovative tech tools on a customized platform, and a staff with decades of experience, and dedication to building real relationships.
HOW WE WORK
Our updates keep you apprised of the team’s steady progress and on track for deliverables and deadlines.
Your dedicated relationship manager will also be in constant communication with you to ensure all your service expectations are met.
AST provides deep expertise and guidance on all areas, ensuring best practices are always followed.
Technology drives every AST solution, so customers can rely on the highest levels of data security and the most efficient approach to managing their business. With a proprietary technology platform and front-end web interfaces, our clients always have access to and control over their data. And by integrating technology into our operations, AST teams spend more time focusing on improving levels of service, including more personalized interactions with your security holders.
BY THE NUMBERS
1.1M/YRTransactions Processed in North America
- 45% IPO win rate in the marketplace
- Coordination oversight of over 2,300 annual meetings
- Service provided to 25% of registered closed-end funds
- Processing of 1.1 million transactions for investors each year
- Processing of 1.5 million investor contacts across North America, via telephone and correspondence
- Support of 1.2 million plan participants in over 150 countries