Guides

Guide

AST Tax Compliance Guide

We are pleased to share a new tax compliance guide that includes detail around the various tax certification requirements for shareholders and employee plan participants. The guide also includes the following sections: FATCA, tax withholding, tax deposits and tax refunds, various IRS notices and tax reporting.

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Whitepapers

Whitepaper

Making the Most of Incentive Plans

Making the Most of Incentive Plans

It is critical for retention and morale to acknowledge employees' contributions and support their investment in the company's future. This whitepaper discusses performance incentives, development of awards and design of plan documents.

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Reports

Report

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

As the importance of ESG ratings increases for both issuers and investors, learn how they differ and are determined in this article by  Zally Ahmadi, Director of Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation at D.F. King, an AST Company.

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Report

AST CEO Marty Flanigan Encourages Proxy Reform in SEC Letter

AST CEO Marty Flanigan Encourages Proxy Reform in SEC Letter

Based on AST’s deep insights into proxy voting, CEO Marty Flanigan encouraged the SEC to consider reforms to the proxy process to enhance transparency, ensure all shareholder votes are confirmed and reconciled against outstanding positions, and build an immutable and auditable proxy voting trail.

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Research

Research

Blockchain in Capital Markets: More Evolution Than Revolution

Opimas, a leading management consultancy focused on capital markets, evaluates the current state of blockchain initiatives including AST’s forthcoming proxy voting solution.

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Research

AST Restricted Stock Guide

AST Restricted Stock Guide

We understand the challenges and difficulties that you and your shareholders may face when dealing with restricted or control securities. We have created this guide as a single resource for all aspects relating to the sale and transfer of restricted or control securities.

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