For over 45 years, businesses have partnered with AST for critical stock transfer agent services and strategic direction for corporate growth and shareholder engagement. We build relationships that help us truly understand your business, and develop customized stock transfer solutions based on our clients’ 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 shareholder engagement.
Dividend disbursement means more than just providing your shareholders with a cash return on their investments. AST can help you use investment plan programs as a valuable way to strengthen shareholder loyalty while gaining a significant source of recurring capital for your firm through a direct purchase or dividend reinvestment plan.
We understand that successful IPOs depend on careful planning, with clear timelines and consideration of even the smallest details. As your IPO advisory partner, AST will guide your company through its entire lifecycle, from your start as a private company, through the IPO planning process, and then as a publicly traded company.
AST provides Private Company Services and support to our customers throughout the development of their companies, offering guidance and support during the private stage and IPO planning process, and continuing to serve as a trusted partner once the company has gone public.
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, a staff with decades of experience, and a dedication to building real relationships.
HOW WE WORK
Our detailed conversion guide helps you understand how the process works, and what you can expect.
Each team includes a project manager, relationship manager, onboarding expert, and department managers, all dedicated to your success.
Our updates keep you apprised of the team’s steady progress and on track for deliverables and deadlines.
Throughout the process, AST provides deep expertise and guidance on all areas, ensuring best practices are 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 shareholders.
BY THE NUMBERS
1.1MTransactions Processed Yearly
- Serve more issuers than either the NYSE and NASDAQ
- Over 40% IPO win rate in the marketplace
- Coordination oversight of over 2,300 annual meetings
- Serve more than 60% of listed business development companies
- Service provided to 25% of registered closed-end funds
- Processing of 1.1 million transactions for shareholders each year
- Processing of 1.5 million shareholder contacts across North America, via telephone and correspondence
- Support 1.2 million plan participants in over 150 countries
We offer industry-leading management resources for Transfer Agent Services, including an informative webinar series, publications, and regulatory expertise to help your business stay a step ahead. Get started with the following:
AST’s vigilant approach to protecting client data involves an extensive array of industry-leading cybersecurity measures.
You’ve gone public – now meet your shareholders! Welcome to the world of publicly traded companies! One of your first major events will be your annual shareholder meeting, which can be filled with complexities. Learn more about the keys to a successful annual meeting.
“AST did an amazing job with the conversion, we safely hit the ground running and I’m thrilled with the change. Having been through three conversions, this was the easiest and I would not hesitate to encourage a prospective client who may be intimidated by the process.”Transfer Agent Client
Access information on your stock ownership and transaction history, update your shareholder profile, and issue, sell, or purchase shares online, via Shareholder Central.LOGIN
Login to purchase shares via dividend reinvestment and direct purchase plans.LOGIN
Vote your proxy online using the unique 11-digit control number included in your proxy notification materials.LOGIN
Complete access to manage shareholder accounts, view reports, and more.LOGIN
Generate crucial reports in a real-time environment with immediate email delivery.LOGIN
Issue or deliver registered option shares online through our industry-leading automated system.LOGIN
Centralized access to your records of outstanding shares, including retrieval of an outstanding share position and tracking of all changes by date.LOGIN
Access up-to-date information regarding your proxy tabulation results presented in a variety of formats and configurations.LOGIN