Boutique Australian Share Registry
Advanced Share Registry is a boutique agency used by over 100 ASX listed companies.
The company mainly covers small-cap shares with a majority of clients having a market capitalisation under $100m. Only a handful of bluechips larger than $1B use their services; these include SOL, GEM and PLS.
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 (Perth and Sydney offices) means there's no overseas support team or large call centre attending to your enquires. Assistance is usually prompt and personable.
1) Click "Investor Login”
2) Click "Simple Login”
You have a choice between accessing the details for a single holding or creating a Member's Login to access all your holdings.
Creating an account is handy if you have multiple shareholdings with Advanced Share Registry as a Member's Login provides details on all your companies. If you're interested in one company only, then select "Single Login".
3) Enter your details
The SRN / HIN can be found on your most recent holding statement or share certificate. It’s 11 characters long an usually starts with an "X” or "I”.
4) Holding Summary
From here you can see the summary of your holdings and navigate to all shareholding management features. Click any company name and you'll be taken to the "Details" page.
5) Company Details
The simplicity of this section makes the Advanced Share Registry website standout for their competitors.
You start on the Details page which summarises your holding, end of financial year balances and dividend payment details. There's four additional tabs you can click through for more information.
Most changes to your account will require a form to be signed and returned. The most frequently requested forms can be found here.
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.).