Our priority is to fully understand our clients’ needs and work to develop a holistic view of their share register ensuring it is managed in the most effective way possible. We provide our clients with experts who look at ways to innovate, increase efficiencies and improve compliance.
We are dedicated to delivering first class management across all of our registration services including:
- Share Registration Administration
- Dividends, including Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIP) and Scrip Dividends
- General Meeting Management
- Corporate Sponsored Nominee (CSN)
- Asset Reunification
- Shareholder Programmes
- Shareholder Mailings and Deemed Consent Management
- Treasury Shares
- Depositary Interests
- Share dealing
All our services are underpinned by our in-house share registration administration software, Sirius.
Equiniti understands that dividend payments to shareholders is one of the most critical events in the corporate calendar. We provide our clients with the reassurance that we will manage this process with the utmost integrity and quality of service.
We manage the initial payment of dividends, interest and any other distributions of our clients issued securities. We also manage subsequent shareholder enquiries, re-issues and unclaimed releases, BACS rejects and reconciliation. To ensure maximum security we use the latest payment technology, and we encourage and support the use of the BACS direct credits for dividend and interest distributions.
Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIP) & Scrip Dividends
Many shareholders prefer to increase their investment in the company rather than receive a relatively small cash dividend. A DRIP or Scrip provides shareholders with an easy and inexpensive way to increase their holding. Our expert teams are able to manage every aspect of these services from planning and calculation through to despatch and reporting.
General Meeting Management
Equiniti has extensive experience in dealing with every type of corporate meeting. We have managed these events for over 35 years, and are currently appointed to manage and oversee over 400 meetings each year. Our proven expertise and the delivery of the highest level of service gives our clients the peace of mind that the administration of the meeting will be managed smoothly.
Regardless of the level of complexity, attendance or media attention, we provide a team that will help manage the entire process from planning through to completion of the meeting. As registrars we can provide assistance with everything from the Chairman's scripts to specialist voting analysis. In addition, we are uniquely placed to advise on shareholder mailings, venue selection, proxy voting, shareholder attendance, polls and can also give any practical guidance required.
Sharevote is a secure, user-friendly web-based platform which complements paper based proxy card voting and enables shareholders to make electronic appointments. This benefits the shareholder by making the process more efficient and benefits our clients by providing the right tools to support good corporate governance and increasing shareholder engagement.
Our VoteNow technology service is a fast, accurate and personalised solution to poll votes and provides a comprehensive automated registration process linking meeting attendees with their voting rights. The service uses electronic voting handsets to record the votes, weighting each one according to the number of shares held and can instantly display resolution results.
VoteNow’s Automated Data Capture and computerised checks enable enquiries to be answered quickly and completely. It also provides a full electronic audit trail of attendance and voting.
Corporate Sponsored Nominee (CSN)
A CSN, where investors’ names are removed from the main register and shares are held together with other investors in the nominee company, provides companies and their shareholders with many benefits. For example, shareholder records can be maintained off the register for extra security, there’s flexibility in the application of shareholder rights and cost efficiencies can be gained through shareholder communications. In addition a CSN represents the foundation of the future dematerialised environment structure; a CSN ensures companies minimise any future impact of this.
Equiniti helps our clients to minimise shareholder-related costs or make targeted offers to selected shareholders. We provide share dealing facilities and structured, targeted campaigns. These have proved to be effective in reducing the numbers of shareholders with uneconomic holdings.
Equiniti delivers tailored programmes designed to reduce the number of “goneaway” investors on our clients main share register, return unclaimed monies and facilitate the repatriation of entitlements following corporate actions.