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Around the world, Computershare actively advocates on behalf of our clients, seeking better outcomes and pioneering many new initiatives within the securities industry. ​

You can rely on our Regulatory and Market Initiatives team to take a proactive interest in strategic developments in major securities markets, especially those that impact trading and settlement, transfers of securities, transparency of share ownership, proxy voting, corporate actions and shareholder communications.​

We provide expert support to clients, partners and other stakeholders by drawing on a team of experienced international market experts who develop and implement appropriate strategies to capitalise on or respond to regulatory and market developments.​

Current market issues that the team is currently engaged in include:​​​​​​​​​​

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    Dematerialisation initiatives in a number of major international markets

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    Market process efficiency initiatives and developments at Central Securities Depositories

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    Shareholder communications and proxy voting developments in Australia, Canada, the EU and the US

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    Developments affecting the administration of shareholder records

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Global insights - submissions and papers

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  • 5 FEB 2024

    Computershare response: Winding down Australia’s cheques system

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  • 16 DEC 2022

    Computershare’s consultation feedback: Public Beneficial Ownership Register

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  • 25 AUG 2022

    Computershare response - Market Outage Consultation 2022

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  • 14 APR 2022

    ASX Issuer Services New Pricing Discussion Paper

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  • 21 DEC 2021

    Computershare response - AU ASX Tranche 3 and combined rules

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  • 18 MAR 2021

    Computershare response to proposed netting and settlement changes

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  • 6 NOV 2020

    Computershare submission to Treasury regarding draft bill on virtual AGMs and eletronic execution

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  • 6 NOV 2020

    Select Committee hearing on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology

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  • 28 JUL 2020

    Submission – CHESS Replacement: Revised Implementation Timeline

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  • 29 MAY 2020

    Response to ASX CHESS Replacement Tranche 2 Rule Amendments

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  • 5 MAY 2020

    Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology submission - Senate Select Committee

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  • 27 FEB 2020

    Response to ASX CHESS Replacement Tranche 1 Rule Amendments

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  • 20 DEC 2019

    Response to Consultation Paper on Financial Market Infrastructure Regulatory Reforms

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  • 1 MAR 2019

    Consultation Paper: ASX Listing Rules Changes

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  • 10 AUG 2018

    Transfers to the CHESS Subregister: Consultation Paper

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  • 22 JUN 2018

    CHESS Replacement: New Scope and Implementation Plan

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  • 7 FEB 2018

    Public Consultation on the transposition of Shareholder Rights Directive

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  • 4 OCT 2017

    The future of shareholder meetings is virtually here

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  • 28 OCT 2016

    Computershare submission to ASX on CHESS replacement

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  • 14 APR 2016

    SEC Concept Release Comment Letter - April 2016

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  • 1 MAR 2015

    Computershare's submission in Clearing AU Cash Equities​

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  • 20 JAN 2015

    ​Investor Vote Confirmation Discussion Paper

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  • 1 APR 2014

    Computershare's submission to Governance Institute of AU on Improving Shareholder Engagement​

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  • 12 MAR 2014

    Transparency of Share Ownership Shareholder Communications and Voting in global capital markets

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​​​​Reducing or eliminating physical stock certificates​

A number of major international markets are now progressing towards further dematerialisation, including the UK, Ireland, the US, Hong Kong and South Africa.  In some cases the issue of dematerialisation is being considered in tandem with moves towards reduced settlement periods.

Drawing on our international experience in securities registration and the implementation of dematerialisation in a number of markets, Computershare is engaging with our clients, regulators, stock exchanges, Central Securities Depositories and other market stakeholders to help shape these developments.​