Computershare and UFJ enter a deal

The joint venture will offer investor relations and proxy solicitation services to investors in Japanese issues.

The Australian share registry group, Computershare, has finally nailed the Japanese market announcing a three-year joint venture with UFJ Trust Bank The deal fills a vital hole in Computershare's regional expansion programme, rounding out its Asian business which already covers Singapore, Hong Kong, India and, to a lesser extent, the Philippines and Korea

The 50/50 joint venture signed with UFJ will come into effect in October this year, following UFJ's mega-merger with Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation

The entity will provide investor relations and cross border transaction support services to Japanese issuers It may also offer equity-based employee incentive scheme administration These services that will become more important as Japan's securities market heads for dematerialization...

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