As a company we work with different counterparties to execute our clients' trade orders, such as share sales. This policy outlines how we select, monitor and review the counterparties that are used to fulfil trade orders, and the factors that will be considered when using such counterparties.
As a receiver and transmitter, we do not transact directly in the market, but pass customers' orders to counterparties with which we have an established contractual relationship to provide us with execution services. These entities will usually be member firms of the relevant exchange, Retail Service Providers and/or Market Makers. We refer to these entities throughout this policy as "Brokers", and together they form our "Panel of Brokers".
In this policy the words we, us and our always mean Computershare Investor Services Plc.