Computershare was founded in Australia in 1978 and has been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange since 1994. Today, Computershare has a workforce of over 14,000 in 21 countries, serving over 40,000 clients, and is a world-leading provider of services to the financial markets.
Issuer services is our biggest business area. We work for public companies, including many of the world's largest, and help them to meet the demands of their shareholders. Our services for issuers range from share register management to meeting organisation and assistance, as well as voting services.
Computershare has operated in Switzerland since its acquisition of SIX SAG AG on 1 January 2017. The company was established in Olten in 1996 and supports about 200 issuers. For all clients in Switzerland, a partnership with Computershare means enjoying the benefits of the stability, innovation and financial might of a leading global service provider.
For example, Georgeson, a wholly owned subsidiary of Computershare, has been assisting companies in proxy solicitation matters for more than 75 years. Georgeson identifies and motivates shareholders, talks to the relevant advisers and helps to gather the opinions of shareholders, particularly on critical agenda items, prior to meetings.
We are continuously investing in innovation and the security of our in-house technologies, as well as the expertise of our employees. Alongside our wide geographical coverage, this enables us to offer our customers world-beating solutions. In addition to services for the share markets, these include trustee solutions for companies, administration of mortgage loans and technical processing of insolvency proceedings and class-action lawsuits.