NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST) announced today the launch of ASTOne, its newest integrated offering spearheaded by industry veteran and AST Executive Vice President Paul Torre. Torre has led AST’s affiliate group AST Fund Solutions since 2011, which dominated the fund solicitation market over the last two years. He will continue to oversee AST Fund Solutions, a core component of the ASTOne offering.
“To have the depth of talent that AST has at all levels of these subject areas is rare in today’s marketplace. The needs of issuers can be better served by bringing our unified assets to them every day.”
ASTOne gives clients and public issuers access to corporate governance, investor relations and solicitation services all through one offering at AST. It is the first time a firm has offered these services on a combined basis and is in response to increasing issuer needs at these collective levels in the equity, fixed income and mutual fund markets.
AST is known for its corporate governance services provided by AST Phoenix Advisors with longstanding expert John Siemann and a team comprised of prominent talents in the industry. Corporate governance and related issues have been among the largest growing segment of issuer focus over the last five years. Companies recognize the importance of corporate governance and have sought help from AST Phoenix Advisors, which has resulted in the growth of its client base, more than doubling in size.
A key component of ASTOne includes the offering provided by AST IR Solutions. This team, led by industry expert Senior Vice President Frank Scaturro, provides unique regulatory compliance advice in addition to fixed income and equity investor relations consulting services.
“Providing our clients with relevant products and services on an integrated basis was a natural strategy for AST,” said Mark C. Healy, President and Chief Executive Officer of AST. “To have the depth of talent that AST has at all levels of these subject areas is rare in today’s marketplace. The needs of issuers can be better served by bringing our unified assets to them every day.”
"Our growth has been directly related to our value proposition, which is built around our commitment to and delivery of quality service,” said Torre. “The ability to have access to combined teams of industry experts and the resources available at AST is very compelling. ASTOne is just another example of the continued innovation throughout the AST enterprise."
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST) and its affiliates in the Link Group network are leading providers of registry services, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation, corporate governance and investor relations consulting in over 22 foreign countries including North America, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
AST and its partner, Canadian Stock Transfer Company Inc. (CST), form the North American division of the Link Group network and provide comprehensive transnational stock transfer services for 8,000 public issues and service over 5.5 million shareholders. With over 40 years of experience, AST’s diversified offering creates an integrated approach to servicing the lifecycle of a company as well as its shareholders for companies ranging in size from initial public offerings to Fortune 100 companies.