Boutique Australian Share Registry
Advanced Share Registry is a boutique agency used by ASX listed companies. They have offices in Perth and Sydney.
The company mainly covers small-cap shares with a majority of clients having a market capitalisation under $100m.
Advanced Share Registry's website is possibly the best of all Australian share registries. It's clean, easy to navigate and contains a depth of information not available on competing websites.
Being a small company means there's no large call centre attending to your enquiries, however, assistance is usually prompt and personable.
A share registry is an organisation that helps a company manage their list of shareholders. Responsibilities include maintaining an accurate record of shareholder transactions, issuing holding statements and managing dividend payments.
All ASX listed companies have a dedicated share registry that shareholders can contact about their holdings.
Long gone are the days where shareholders receive a share certificate in the mail to prove their holdings.
Shares are now digitally held on HIN (with a stockbroker) or SRN (with the registry). No matter which way your shares are held, you remain the beneficial owner, even if the stockbroker or registry goes bankrupt. Look at the first character of your SRN/HIN on your most recent Holding Statement:
If you hold shares on CHESS then your stockbroker should be your first point of contact for any queries regarding your holdings. They will liaise with the registry on your behalf and can confirm with 100% certainty the number of shares you hold on that HIN.
If you hold shares Issuer Sponsored then you will need to contact the registry for anything related to your holdings (e.g. address changes, confirm holdings etc.).