EQ hires David Becker as General Counsel

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Equiniti Group, the multinational provider of transfer agent services, is delighted to announce the appointment of David Becker as General Counsel for Equiniti Trust Company, the regulated entity of its US business EQ.

David will serve in the position of General Counsel, in addition to his existing role as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer. 

Prior to joining EQ, David served as Compliance and Risk Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers and was previously the Chief Compliance Officer for American Stock Transfer and Trust Company.

In addition to his 30 years of experience in the securities industry as a lawyer and compliance officer, David has also been active in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the Securities Transfer Association (STA) where he was the founding (and current) co-chairperson of the Compliance Committee.

Commenting on David’s appointment Todd May, Chief Executive of Equiniti, said: “David joins EQ by Equiniti with an outstanding legal pedigree in risk and compliance, having worked with some of the biggest companies in the country.  His wide-ranging contribution to the securities and financial markets industry is impressive and his appointment marks another exciting step in the development of EQ.”

David Becker, said: “I have enjoyed my first eight months at EQ as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer and I am honored to take on the role of General Counsel.  Having witnessed first-hand the opportunities the business has to grow, I am looking forward to driving EQ forward and sustaining its development as a market-leading business in the shareholder services sector.”

ENDS

For more information:

EQ (US contact)
Kristin Baker
Tel:  612 703 1567
Email: kristin.baker@equiniti.com 

Temple Bar Advisory (UK)
Alex Child-Villiers/William Barker / Sam Livingstone
Tel: +44 (0) 207 002 1080
Email: equiniti@templebaradvisory.com

Notes to Editor:

About EQ

EQ provides creative solutions for shareowner management. We offer a range of transfer agent services that enable our clients to manage share registers, communicate with shareowners and undertake significant corporate actions – simply and effectively.

We started providing transfer agent services in 1929 and today look after 1200 companies and five million shareowners through our Minneapolis location. 

Over the years we’ve developed close relationships with many leading businesses in the US; now, through our partnership with Equiniti Group plc, we look forward to doing the same on a global scale as we access new markets and build new capabilities.