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 over 14,000 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.
1978Founded in Melbourne, Australia
1994Lists on ASX with a market cap of AUD 36 million
1995Enters UK market
1997Enters New Zealand market
1998Acquires Royal Bank of Scotland's transfer agency business Enters South African market Enters Irish market
1999Enters Hong Kong market
2001Enters German market
2004Enters Indian market
2007Enters tenancy deposits market in the UK
2008Acquires customer communication solutions company QM Technologies (AU)
2009Acquires 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
2010Acquires the Employee Equity Services business of HBOS (UK), making Computershare the market leader for plan administration services
2011Enters the Italian market Acquires Serviceworks Group (AU), a utility back-office administrator Acquires Specialized Loan Servicing LLC (US), a mortgage loan service provider
2012Acquires Shareowner Services business of Bank of New York Mellon (US)
2013Acquires Morgan Stanley Global Share Plans Solutions business (Europe) Acquires Olympia Corporate and Shareholder Services assets (Canada)
2014Acquires Registrar and Transfer Company (US) Acquires Homeloan Management Limited (UK), a mortgage and loan administration service provider
2015Acquires Istifid S.p.A. (Italy) Acquires Valiant Trust Company assets (Canada)
2016Acquires Capital Markets Cooperative and Altavera Mortgage Services (US) Acquires RicePoint Administration Inc. (Canada)
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:
You can count on us to deliver every time
We look beyond today’s problems to see tomorrow’s opportunities
We help you unlock your competitive advantage
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, financial crime, disaster recovery and business continuity planning programs – offering peace of mind to our clients and their customers.