Bringing you a global perspective on strategic market developments
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 securityholder 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 capitalize on or respond to regulatory and market developments.
Current market issues that the team is currently engaged in include:
Dematerialization 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 securityholder records.
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- 5 DEC 2022
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) T+1 Consultation ResponseDownload 320 KB
- 4 SEPT 2020
Ontario Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce Computershare submissionDownload 246 KB
- 12 APR 2019
SEC File 4-725 US Proxy Reform Submission Post 2018 RoundtableDownload 351 KB
- 7 FEB 2018
Public Consultation on the transposition of Shareholder Rights DirectiveDownload 191 KB
- 4 OCT 2017
The future of shareholder meetings is virtually hereRead Article
- 28 OCT 2016
Computershare submission to ASX on CHESS replacementDownload 194 KB
- 14 APR 2016
SEC Concept Release Comment Letter - April 2016Download 330 KB
- 20 JAN 2015
Investor Vote Confirmation Discussion PaperDownload 592 KB
- 12 MAR 2014
Transparency of Share Ownership Shareholder Communications and Voting in global capital marketsDownload 698 KB
- 1 FEB 2014
Computershare comments on the SEC Crowd Funding RulesDownload 724 KB
- 1 JUN 2013
21st Century Stock Ownership: Eliminating Paper Certificates and Expanding Direct RegistrationDownload 333 KB
- 20 SEPT 2012
Computershare's response to DTCC's dematerialization proposalsDownload 256 KB
Global developments in dematerialization
Reducing or eliminating physical stock certificates
A number of major international markets are now progressing towards further dematerialization, including the UK, Ireland, the US, Hong Kong and South Africa. In some cases the issue of dematerialization is being considered in tandem with moves towards reduced settlement periods.
Drawing on our international experience in securities registration and the implementation of dematerialization 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.