​Our Story

​Innovation and commitment to our clients are what define our service philosophy. We unlock your competitive edge by working with precision, dedication and a continued focus on finding new and better ways to meet your evolving needs.

One of Melbourne, Australia's first start-up technology companies, we were founded in the city's suburbs in 1978 and have since expanded across five continents. Our initial ambition was to provide computer services to businesses that needed to automate processes. Eventually, we progressed to providing specialist computer bureau services to Australian share registrars, something we quickly excelled at.  Harnessing our entrepreneurial spirit, we continued to develop best in class technology that minimises risk, reduces cost and simplifies processes for our clients and their customers. 

When we listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1994 we had a market cap of 36 million AUD, managed around 6 million shareholder accounts and had about 50 staff. Now we're a global business with a market cap in the billions, managing over 125 million customer records with 16,000 staff across all major financial markets.

We built on our share registry business by successfully expanding into employee equity plans, stakeholder communications, corporate governance, fund services, class action administration and deposit protection. We are now a trusted partner of some of the largest public and private companies and organizations in Canada and across the globe. Many of the world's leading organizations benefit from our business solutions to help them maximize the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors, members and customers. 

  • 1978

    Founded in Melbourne, Australia

  • 1994

    Lists on ASX with a market cap of AUD 36 million

  • 1995

    Enters UK market

  • 1997

    Enters New Zealand market

  • 1998

    Acquires Royal Bank of Scotland's transfer agency business
    Enters South African market
    Enters Irish market

  • 1999

    Enters Hong Kong market

  • 2000

    Enters US market
    Enters Canadian market
    Offers corporate trust, escrow and debt management services

  • 2001

    Enters German market

  • 2003

    Acquires Georgeson

  • 2004

    Enters Indian market

  • 2007

    Enters tenancy deposits market in the UK

  • 2008

    Acquires customer communication solutions company QM Technologies (AU)

  • 2009

    Acquires I-nvestor, an investor services business and enters the Danish and Swedish markets
    Acquires National City, an investor services business (US)
    Acquires Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC, a bankruptcy administration business

  • 2010

    Acquires the Employee Equity Services business of HBOS (UK), making Computershare the market leader for plan administration services

  • 2011

    Enters the Italian market
    Acquires Serviceworks Group (AU), a utility back-office administrator
    Acquires Specialized Loan Servicing LLC (US), a mortgage loan service provider

  • 2012

    Acquires Shareowner Services business of Bank of New York Mellon (US)

  • 2013

    Acquires Morgan Stanley Global Share Plans Solutions business (Europe)
    Acquires Olympia Corporate and Shareholder Services assets (Canada)

  • 2014

    Acquires Registrar and Transfer Company (US)
    Acquires Homeloan Management Limited (UK), a mortgage and loan administration service provider

  • 2015

    Acquires Istifid S.p.A. (Italy)

  • 2016

    Acquires Capital Markets Cooperative and Altavera Mortgage Services (US)

Our Values ​

Computershare has brought together many different businesses, many different people and many different products and services around the world.

Our values form the basis of the promise we make to our clients and form the foundation of our success:​​

  • Certainty
    You can count on us to deliver every time
  • Ingenuity
    We look beyond today’s problems to see tomorrow’s opportunities
  • Advantage
    We help you unlock your competitive advantage

Our business

Computershare is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, corporate trust services, employee equity plans, mortgage servicing, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications, and specialize in a range of other diversified financial and governance services for public and private companies, governments and institutions.

Corporate Trust Services
Registry Services for Public and Private Issuers
Employee Equity Plans Administration
Solutions for the Exempt Market
Customer Engagement Solutions
Corporate Governance Technology

Our global locations

​Our global footprint means we have the scale to maintain robust compliance, audit, risk, anti-fraud, disaster recovery and business continuity planning programs – offering peace of mind to our clients and their customers.

20 Countries
16000 Employees
16000 Clients