What is a Share Registry?
A share registry is an organization that works on behalf of a listed entity such as companies and funds, to manage the entity’s register of shareholders. Some responsibilities include:
- Maintaining an accurate record of shareholder transactions and holdings
- Issuing holding statements
- Managing dividend payments
- Managing bonuses and right issues
All ASX-listed entities have a dedicated share registry that shareholders can contact about their holdings.
Why Contact a Share Registry?
You may choose to contact the share registry for a variety of reasons relating to your shareholdings. Through the share registry you may:
- Confirm your shareholdings
- Elect to participate in a companies dividend reinvestment plan
- Obtain dividend payment information
- Change your address and personal details
- Update TFN information
Who are the ASX Share Registries?
Computershare is Australia’s largest share registry service. Computershare is a global company with a great reputation which has made it the share registry of choice for many blue-chip companies and fund providers. They are also a listed company: Should I Buy Computershare?
- Contact: 1300 850 505
Link Market Services
Link Market Services is Australia’s second-largest registry with over 500 ASX holdings. Some of their clients include Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Telstra, and Betashare’s funds.
- Contact: 1300 554 474
Automic Group has been a fast-growing provider with now over 400 clients. Their clients are usually small and mid-cap companies. They have no major fund clients yet.
- Contact: 1300 288 664
Boardroom is the fourth largest registry in terms of ASX clients. Boardroom group providers services for 250 clients at the time of writing. Most of their clients are small and mid-cap companies. They do provide services for some blue-chip clients including; Aristocrat Leisure, Ramsay Health Care and Magellan.
- Contact: 1300 737 760
Advanced Share Registry
Advanced Share Registry is the final major provider, providing services to over 130 clients. The company mainly covers small-cap shares with a majority of clients having a market capitalization under $100m.
- Contact: 1300 113 258
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Which Share Registry do major fund providers use?
- Vanguard: Computershare
- iShares: Computershare
- Betashares: Link Market Services
- State Street SPDR: Link Market Services
- Vaneck: Link Market Services
- ETF Group: Computershare
- Russell: Computershare