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Computershare offers corporate governance and compliance solutions to help companies transform their business practices and stay ahead of ever-changing market dynamics. We address today’s global compliance challenges through entity management, board governance, registered agent services, and regulatory filing solutions.
Leveraging unrivaled expertise, Computershare’s experience helps to take care of our clients’ needs and ensure that we’re adding value to their business every day.
Computershare is a global leader in transfer agency, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation, stakeholder communications, and other diversified financial and governance services. Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in high integrity data management, high volume transaction processing, and reconciliations, payments, and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world’s leading organizations use us to maximize the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors, and customers.
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Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Over 5,000 customers in more than 75 countries and on all seven continents rely on Diligent to provide secure, intuitive access to their most time-sensitive and confidential information, ultimately helping them make better decisions. The Diligent Boards solution speeds and simplifies how board materials are produced, delivered and collaborated on via any device, removing the security concerns of doing this by courier, email and file sharing. Additional modular compliance solutions in the Diligent family include secure messaging, meeting minutes, questionnaires, evaluations and entity management (Blueprint OneWorld).
Blueprint OneWorld is a global web-based entity management and corporate governance solution, allowing you to access and manage your corporate compliance data 24/7, anytime, anywhere. With more than 25 years of experience, thousands of users worldwide, across every conceivable industry, our client base features many of the largest companies in the world. Our commitment to providing highly secure and integrated solutions is the reason why many FTSE 100, FORTUNE 500, EURONEXT 100, ASX 50 trust us to manage their corporate information to deliver good governance.
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We believe that we’re only as good as the good we do.
All the facts and figures that talk to our size and diversity and years of history, as notable and important as they may be, are secondary to the truest measure of Deloitte: the impact we make in the world.
So, when people ask, “what’s different about Deloitte?” the answer resides in the many specific examples of where we have helped Deloitte member firm clients, our people, and sections of society to achieve remarkable goals, solve complex problems or make meaningful progress. Deeper still, it’s in the beliefs, behaviors and fundamental sense of purpose that underpin all that we do.
With over 150 years of hard work and commitment to making a real difference, our organization has grown in scale and diversity—more than 245,000 people in 150 countries and territories, providing audit, tax, legal, financial advisory, risk advisory, and consulting services—yet our shared culture remains the same.
For us, good isn’t good enough. We aim to be the best at all that we do—to help clients realize their ambitions; to make a positive difference in society; and to maximize the success of our people. This drive fuels the commitment and humanity that run deep through our every action.
That’s what makes us truly different at Deloitte. Not how big we are, where we are, nor what services we offer. What really defines us is our drive to make an impact that matters in the world.
Link Asset Services is part of Link Group, a leading global provider of financial administration solutions. Link Asset Services works in partnership internationally with almost 7,000 clients including asset managers and investors, business managers, asset owners, trustees, issuers and borrowers. As one of Europe’s leading asset servicing platforms, Link Asset Services interacts with almost 6m investors, administering and safeguarding £600bn of assets across 10 highly regulated markets. For more information, see www.linkassetservices.com
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is a global law firm with offices located in the world’s key financial centres. The firm advises industry-leading companies and global financial institutions on their most challenging legal and business matters involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border securities offerings, financings and a wide range of other corporate transactions, as well as a broad array of investigations and litigation-related issues. Approximately 50% of the firm’s principal clients are based outside of the United States.
Davis Polk has practised US law in London for over 40 years, advising on the majority of marquee capital markets transactions in Europe including the UK Government’s privatisations in the 1980s, technology-related IPOs in the 1990s and recapitalisation of numerous financial institutions in the 2000s. The firm’s English law practice started five years ago with lateral hires at partner, counsel and associate level from leading UK law firms.
Our growing London-based team now consists of over 60 UK and US qualified lawyers covering a range of equity and debt capital markets, private and public M&A and finance and restructuring transactions. The corporate and credit teams are supported by first rate corporate tax, financial regulatory and antitrust expertise.
EQS Group is a leading international technology provider for Compliance and Investor Relations. More than 8,000 companies worldwide trust EQS’s products and services to securely, efficiently, and simultaneously fulfil complex national and international disclosure and compliance requirements, and to reach stakeholders globally.
The EQS COCKPIT, a cloud-based platform, digitally maps the workflows of Company Secretaries and Investor Relations Officers. It distributes regulatory news and helps companies manage their insider lists. With additional products such as a whistleblowing solution, LEI issuance, webcasting, IR tools and webcasting, EQS Group is a digital single-source provider
Morrow Sodali is the leading global consultancy specializing in shareholder and bondholder services, corporate governance, proxy solicitation and capital markets transactions.
The firm provides corporate boards and executives with strategic advice and services relating to a broad range of activities, including: mergers and acquisitions, annual and special meetings, shareholder activist initiatives, multinational cross-border equity transactions and debt restructuring services.
From headquarters in New York and London and seven offices in major capital markets, Morrow Sodali serves more than 700 corporate clients in 40 countries, including many of the world’s largest multinational corporations. In addition to listed and private companies, its clients include mutual funds, stock exchanges, membership associations and activist investors.
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BWW brings together five of the market’s most well known, trusted consultants to form an independent agency focusing 100% on the recruitment of company secretarial staff. The BWW team offers the most knowledgeable resource you can hope to find in this niche area of recruitment. We have advised the market for over 20 years, and many individuals and companies rely on our in depth expertise.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. Our clients trust us with their most important transactions, disputes and projects because of our ability to cut through complexity and mitigate risk.
With 26 offices spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the US, we offer local insight and seamless cross-border service in all major regions. Positioned to support the major trade flows, we help the world’s top companies thrive in the global economy.
Because technical ability alone is not enough, we seek to build exceptional working relationships with our clients. By doing so, we are able to develop a deeper understanding of our clients’ businesses, provide commercially astute, innovative advice and create better business outcomes for our clients.
Black&Callow provides secure, 24/7 printed and online communications services for confidential, price-sensitive or Regulatory documentation on a global scale. Our brand encompasses Black&Callow financial printing, iRoadshow and IPO Research Online.
We work with the world’s leading companies, investment banks and law firms on M&A, Capital Markets and Corporate Reporting projects.
We provide Best Practice consultancy and can structure, design, translate, typeset, print, SEC-file and distribute documentation for you – anywhere in the world. With the largest in-house financial typesetting team in Europe, next generation online IPO Research and roadshow services, and a team which has worked on the largest and most complex global transactions, we ensure the success of your most critical projects.
Whether you need a powerful but cost effective online roadshow, you’re struggling with producing regulatory documents easily and on time, or you want to ensure Best Practice in your Corporate Reporting, we can help.
Boards need high-quality information to take smart decisions, driving better outcomes for shareholders, employees and society. With Board Intelligence you can create effective board packs that power high-impact conversations and let your board work at their best.
Make it easy for management to write reports that are half the size with twice the impact, and put these papers securely at the fingertips of your board. Over 10,000 executives and non-executives rely on us across companies large and small, public and private, commercial and not-for-profit.
Winners of the “UK Law Firm of the Year 2018” title at this year’s Legal Business Awards, Shoosmiths is a major UK law firm acting for 20 of the FTSE100 and 38 of the FTSE250. The firm invests in the relationships it has with clients, actively working with them to help achieve their strategic, commercial and compliance goals.
In addition to core strengths in corporate, commercial, real estate, dispute resolution and employment law, Shoosmiths offers highly-regarded national specialisms in competition compliance, insurance, pensions, regulatory law, corporate re-organisation/streamlining (including M&A and company secretarial), and data protection. A network of UK offices makes us easily accessible to clients, with offices in all major UK cities, including London and Edinburgh.
Pinsent Masons is a full-service international law firm, employing over 2500 people in total including over 1500 lawyers and more than 400 partners. We respond to the pressures and opportunities facing businesses globally with legal excellence and innovation. We are ranked as one of the five most innovative law firms in Europe for 2016 by the Financial Times and were the 2015 winners.
Our focus is on our clients’ long-term success in public markets providing the specialist advice required to deliver value to shareholders through equity capital markets transactions and public M&A, whilst ensuring sound corporate governance and compliance.
With 23 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and a comprehensive coverage across each of the UK’s three legal jurisdictions, we ensure that wherever a business’s commercial interests take them, we have the footprint and expertise to provide support.
InsiderLog automates the management of inside information and insider lists, which saves considerable time and ensures compliance with the market abuse regulation MAR. InsiderLog is used by more than 260 listed companies in eight countries and also by top tier advisors such as PwC, KPMG and DLA Piper law firm.
Safecall provides an ethics telephone hotline and online reporting system.
Our service provides your employees and other stakeholders with a safe and secure way to report issues relating to their working environment via telephone or secure web portal 24/7/365.
Safecall’s call handlers, all former police officers with over 25 years’ experience, have the investigative skills to capture the information required to conduct an internal investigation and are used to speaking with people in difficult or emotional circumstances, which is vitally important. They have direct access to interpreters, allowing the caller to speak in their native language.
Our reports are not basic checklists but detailed documents relating to the specifics of the call, not a set of predetermined questions.
Ultimately, we’re judged on two things: The quality of our call handlers, and the quality of the report we produce. It’s what sets us apart.
At Passageways, we inspire and enable teams to perform better, together. We do that by delivering a remarkable, collaborative experience by leveraging technology, talent and insightful analytics. OnBoard, the next-generation board portal from the Passageways technology suite, is a meeting solution that can be used on any device, anywhere, that makes preparing and running board meetings easy. A board portal that is future ready, now! OnBoard leverages next generation technologies to drive user engagement and generate efficiencies and cost savings for your organisation.
Genius Methods is a corporate governance consultancy focusing on Board Evaluations that truly make a real difference to the organisation. Improved effectiveness is evident and a clear roadmap helps the Board, led by the Company Secretary, to continue to enhance effectiveness thereafter. Genius Methods addresses all the key governance metrics and in addition focuses on people, culture, communications, debate, challenge, leadership and the unspoken conversations that are sometimes present. Genius understands the value of an effective Board and works proactively with the Directors empowering every Director to do what they want, deliver at their best.
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