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 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 in which the team is currently engaged 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
- 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 More
- 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
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.