​​​​Bringing y​​​ou 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 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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Global insights - submissions and papers

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  • 5 DEC 2022

    ESMA call for evidence on the implementation of SRD2 consultation response

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  • 27 SEPT 2018

    Potential Brexit Impacts: Irish Securities Settlement and Euro Settlement

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  • 22 JUN 2018

    CHESS Replacement: New Scope and Implementation Plan

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  • 9 MAY 2018

    Public consultation on minimum requirements in the transmission of information for the exercise of shareholders rights

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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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  • 10 JUL 2017

    Janus Henderson completes complex corporate action

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  • 28 OCT 2016

    Computershare submission to ASX on CHESS replacement

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  • 26 MAY 2016

    Intermediated Shareholding Model - Response to BIS Research Paper

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  • 14 APR 2016

    SEC Concept Release Comment Letter - April 2016

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  • 1 JAN 2016

    UK Shareholder Proxy Voting: Computershare’s response to Discussion Paper on Potential Progress in Transparency​

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  • 19 FEB 2015

    Response to ESMA Draft Technical Standards for CSDR

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  • 20 JAN 2015

    ​Investor Vote Confirmation Discussion Paper

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  • 12 MAR 2014

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

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​Global developments in dematerialisation

​​​​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.​