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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:​​​​​​​​​​

  • Dematerialisation initiatives in a number of major international markets
  • Market process efficiency initiatives and developments at Central Securities Depositories
  • Shareholder communications and proxy voting developments in Australia, Canada, the EU and the US
  • Developments affecting the administration of shareholder records

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    ​Investor Vote Confirmation Discussion Paper

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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.​