AST is a member of the portfolio companies of Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), sharing common ownership with a global alliance of leading transfer agent and equity plan service providers. With $5 billion of assets under management, Sydney-based PEP has made significant investments in businesses with specialist operations in share registry services, superannuation administration and investor relations.

Over the years, PEP has formed a network of strategic partnerships including AST, Canadian Stock Transfer Company, AST Fund Solutions, AST Phoenix Advisors, AST Investor Services, LINK Shareholder Services, Link Market Services and Orient Capital.


AST is the largest independent stock transfer agent in the United States, providing stock transfer and employee plan services to over 2,800 public companies and maintains approximately 6,000 issues. Together, AST & CST provide services to more than 8,000 issues and over 5.5 million shareholders throughout North America and in over 22 foreign countries.
CST Trust Company (CST) joined forces with Pacific Equity Partners and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company in 2010 to form a global share registry offering. Together, AST & CST provide services to more than 8,000 issues and over 5.5 million shareholders throughout North America and in over 22 foreign countries.
AST Fund Solutions, LLC offers a comprehensive suite of Mutual Fund Proxy Solicitation and Advisory Services, including: closed-end and open-end mutual fund proxy management, mailing and tabulation, shareholder identification, corporate governance consulting and regulatory report mailing services.

D.F. King is a globally-recognized leader in proxy solicitation, financial communications and corporate governance consulting. With unparalleled experience in merger votes, proxy contests and tender/exchange offers for corporate control, the firm has advised corporations, shareholder groups, investment bankers and securities attorneys since 1942. Internationally and domestically, from cross-border acquisitions to bankruptcy reorganizations, D.F. King has played a role in many of the highest-profile corporate transformations of the past 70 years.

AST Investor Services offers issuers and shareholders the ability to consolidate positions in a single account, online access to over 10,000 equity issuers and comprehensive investment tools.
AST Ownership Intelligence provides clients with capital markets consulting, regulatory compliance certification and credit markets intelligence. The AST Ownership Intelligence team assists clients in obtaining the information and analysis they need to capitalize on relationships with key investors.
AST Personal Wealth Solutions provides wealth advisory services to executives, employees and shareholders. Using wealth management tools, our Financial Advisors help clients develop investment portfolios and strategies to meet their financial goals.
LINK Shareholder Services provides comprehensive asset recovery services, helping issuers preserve their corporate equity with a broad range of escheatment and unclaimed property solutions.
Link Market Services Limited (Link) is a leading premium provider of registry services and technology to financial market participants in Australia. Link manages approximately 10 million holder records, maintains the registers of over 1,000 securities and provides services to more than 90 of the S&P/ASX Top 100.
Orient Capital offers a comprehensive range of products that leverage its expertise in share registry analysis, global database and communication technology, market intelligence, transaction support and investor relations advice.