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Broadridge Announces Go-Live of Global Proxy Sub-Custody Services in Switzerland
NEW YORK and LONDON – October 28, 2021 – As part of the ongoing worldwide rollout of its innovation program to promote and enable the highest standards of corporate governance in local and global markets,Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) today announced the live operational availability of its “golden copy” event sourcing and proxy vote execution service for custodians and local agents in Switzerland.
The Swiss service is the latest market-ready addition to Broadridge’s fast-growing sub-custody Direct Market Solutions (DMS) product suite that can directly connect investors and issuers.
“This new local service offering for Switzerland is another market-level transformation, empowering all participants throughout the proxy voting lifecycle to transition to a more streamlined and efficient process,” said Demi Derem, GM, International Investor Communication Solutions at Broadridge. “Firms adopting our service for the Swiss market can now capitalize on straight-through processing automation, which extends their clients’ voting window while lowering overall voting costs through a mutualized shared service model.”
Broadridge’s extensive user community – global and local custodian banks, brokers, wealth managers and central securities depositories (CSDs) - can now further enhance their services provided to Swiss market investors by enabling early receipt of issuer-verified event announcements, improved deadlines for submitting votes, confirmation of votes received by the issuer or its agent, and power of attorney services for both bearer and registered shares. Issuers also benefit from a channel through which greater event information can be distributed directly to the investor, and voting transparency is enhanced as instructions can be received in a timelier manner.
Broadridge recently announced its expanded coverage for proxy processing and extended voting windows for 20 sub-custody markets in 2021, with more markets to follow in 2022 and 2023. This complements Broadridge’s existing leading global voting solutions that already provide 100% coverage across 100+ markets.
Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR), a global Fintech leader with $5 billion in revenues, provides the critical infrastructure that powers investing, corporate governance and communications to enable better financial lives. We deliver technology-driven solutions that drive business transformation for banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers and public companies. Broadridge’s infrastructure serves as a global communications hub enabling corporate governance by linking thousands of public companies and mutual funds to tens of millions of individual and institutional investors around the world. Our technology and operations platforms underpin the daily trading of more than U.S. $9 trillion of equities, fixed income and other securities globally. A certified Great Place to Work®, Broadridge is part of the S&P 500® Index, employing over 14,000 associates in 21 countries.
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