Registry: Computershare

Computershare is not only the largest share registry in Australia but also the world. The company was founded in 1978 as one of Melbourne's first start-up technology companies, initially providing computer services to businesses.

After branching out into share registry, Computershare now manages more than 75 million customer records and employs over 12,000 staff across all of the major financial markets.

Computershare is a public company listed on the ASX and is large enough to sit comfortably within the S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX: XJO), the major ASX benchmark index.

What is a share registry?

A share registry is an organisation that helps companies manage their list (or 'registry') of shareholders.

Typical responsibilities of a share registry include:

  • Managing dividend payments -- including dividend reinvestment plans
  • Issuing shareholding statements -- a document you'll often receive in the mail when you purchase ETFs/shares
  • Recording changes in ownership
  • Managing investors' personal information -- e.g. contact details, tax file number, communication preferences, etc.

How to access Computershare

If you invest in an ETF (or share) which uses Computershare, you'll need to create an account in order to participate in a dividend reinvestment plan (if available), access your transaction history, update your personal information, and complete other corporate actions.

If you have multiple shareholdings that use Computershare, you'll be able to access all of them with the one account.

You can register for a Computershare account here. Be sure to have your shareholder reference number (SRN) or holder identification number (HIN) at the ready -- this is often located at the top right corner of your holding statement. Alternatively, you can find this number by logging into your online share broking account or by contacting your broker.

All Computershare Funds

ETF Securities (ASX:ACDC) ETF. The ETFS ACDC ETF provides investors with passive exposure to the performance of companies involved in battery technology and lithium mining. ACDC adopts an equal weight strategy, meaning that it weights the shares within the portfolio equally – this is different from traditional index fund ETFs which invest more in the largest companies (as determined by market capitalisation).
iShares (ASX:AUMF) ETF. The iShares AUMF ETF provides investors with the performance of MSCI Australia IMI Diversified Multiple Factor (AUD) Index, before fees and expenses. This index is composed of Australian equities that have favourable exposure to four target style factors (quality, value, size and momentum).
iShares (ASX:BILL) ETF. The iShares BILL ETF provides investors with exposure to short-term Australian dollar-denominated bank bills with term to maturities of up to three months.
ETF Securities (ASX:CORE) ETF. The ETFS CORE ETF provides investors with exposure to the performance of shares from the largest infrastructure-focused companies listed on global markets, with weightings tilted towards the shares with lower volatility.
ETF Securities (ASX:CURE) ETF. The ETFS CURE ETF provides investors with exposure to the US biotechnology sub-industry within the health care sector. CURE adopts an equally weighted strategy, which allocates greater exposure to small and mid-cap shares compared to a market capitalisation weighted approach.

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