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Computershare Limited provides issuer, employee share plans and voucher, business, communication and utilities, technology, and mortgage and property rental services. The company offers issuer services that include register maintenance, corporate actions, stakeholder relationship management, corporate governance, and related services; mortgage services and property rental, including tenancy bond protection services; and employee share plans and voucher services comprising administration and related services for employee share and option plans, and childcare voucher administration services. It also provides business services, including the provision of bankruptcy, class action, and corporate trust administration services; communication services and utilities operations consisting of document composition and printing, intelligent mailing, inbound process automation, scanning, and electronic delivery; and technology services, such as software solutions in share registry and financial services, as well as agency services in connection with the administration of debt securities. It operates in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Canada, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, Ireland, Africa, and the United States. The company was incorporated in 1978 and is based in Abbotsford, Australia.


Computershare Limited was founded in 1978 in Melbourne, Australia, and has grown largely through overseas acquisitions.

In 1997, the Australian-based Computershare expanded its registry business to include financial markets in New Zealand and the United Kingdom and acquired the Royal Bank of Scotland's registrar department. In subsequent years, it expanded its business into Ireland, South Africa, and Hong Kong. In 2004, Computershare acquired the stock transfer sectors of Harris Bank and Montreal Trust and purchased the German-based Pepper Technologies AG. Since 2004, Computershare has acquired registry companies in Russia and India.In 2005, it acquired Equiserve.In 2006 it bought the shareholder management services from National Bank of Canada.In July 2007, Computershare acquired Datacare Software Group and its products GCM and Boardworks. Currently known as Computershare Governance Services and its main product GEMS.

In February 2008, Computershare announced a cash takeover offer for Australian mailhouse group QM Technologies Limited.In September 2008, Computershare bought Lichfield based Childcare Voucher Services business called Busy Bees. The name has been re-branded to Computershare Voucher Services or CVS.

In February 2010, Computershare acquired HBOS Employee Equity Solutions from Lloyds Banking Group for a sum of around £40m.In January 2012, Computershare acquired Shareowner Services from Bank of New York Mellon for a sum of around $550 Million.In June 2013, Computershare Limited completed the acquisition of the EMEA–based portion of Morgan Stanley's Global Stock Plan Services business.In December 2015, the Central Bank of Ireland reprimanded and fined Computershare €322,500 for a number of breaches of the law related to the certainty of ownership of client assets.On 12 November 2018, it completed acquisition of Equatex Group Holding AG, formerly European shares plan business of UBS. The deal was announced on 16 May 2018. All 220+ employees are expected transfer to Computershare as part of the acquisition.On March 23, 2021, Computershare acquired Wells Fargo Corporate Trust business for $750 million.

Computershare is committed to being a responsible business - we recognise the environmental and social impacts of our activities and seek to manage them appropriately.??

We aspire to be the unquestioned market leader in the services we provide, setting the standards for others to follow.

Key Team

Mr. Naz Sarkar (Global Head of Issuer Services)

Mr. Carlos Leira (Global Chief Technology Officer)

Michael Brown (Investor Relations Officer)

Mr. Dominic Matthew Horsley (Group Counsel & Company Sec.)

Ms. Fiona Chalmers (Chief Corp. Devel. Officer)

Ms. Lucy Newcombe (Chief People & ESG Officer)

Mr. Paul A. Conn (Pres of Global Capital Markets)

Recognition and Awards
Most Innovative Multinational in Financial Services 2018 – The Daily Telegraph Business Awards, Employer of Choice 2017 – Business in the Community Ireland Awards, Custody Risk United States Awards 2017 – The Custody Risk Award

Leadership team

Mr. Stuart James Irving (CEO, Pres & Exec. Director)

Mr. Nick SR Oldfield (CFO & Global Head of Loan Services)

Mr. Mark L. McDougall (Global Chief Information Officer)

Products/ Services
Banking, Finance
Number of Employees
1,000 - 20,000
Abbotsford, New South Wales, Australia
Net Income
100M - 500M
Above - 1B
Traded as
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