Equiniti innovations

24 February 2014

Mark Bullen, talks about about the initiatives that have helped Equiniti establish its reputation as thought leaders

Mark Bullen, Head of Registration Development at Equiniti, tells us about the initiatives that have helped Equiniti establish its reputation as thought leaders, whilst giving us an insight into how Equiniti intends to continue to do this in the future.

Form and function

“We launched functionality that allows our systems to trace where shareholders have outstanding assets. By using this innovative approach and developing our communications strategy, we have returned in the region of £25 million to our clients’ shareholders over the past 20 months. We are currently assessing further developments to our system’s infrastructure, which will deliver a solution enabling clients to materially reduce third-party costs they incur in managing their shareholder registers.”

Giving something back

“We have recently worked with one of our clients to use the sale of money from forfeited shares (from detached shareholders) to donate to a nominated charitable cause.”

Looking to the future

“We are working with some of our clients to offer an alternative dividend scheme, which would offer an incentivised dividend and alternative to the traditional cash payment. “We see this as a very innovative way to motivate shareholders to be proactive in managing their shareholding.”