Broadridge is a leading global provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds and corporate issuers. Our systems and services include investor communication solutions, and securities processing and business process outsourcing services. In short, we provide the infrastructure that helps the financial services industry operate. With over 50 years of experience, we provide financial services firms with advanced, dependable, scalable and cost-effective integrated systems. Our systems help reduce the need for clients to make significant capital investments in operations infrastructure, thereby allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities.
We deliver a broad range of solutions that help our clients better serve their retail and institutional customers across the entire investment lifecycle, including pre-trade, trade, and post-trade processing. We serve a large and diverse client base across our four businesses: Bank/Broker-Dealer Investor Communication Solutions, Corporate Issuer Solutions, Mutual Fund and Retirement Solutions, and Global Technology and Operations Solutions. Our businesses operate in two business segments: Investor Communication Solutions and Securities Processing Solutions.
Investor Communication Solutions
Our Bank/Broker-Dealer Investor Communication Solutions, Corporate Issuer Solutions, and Mutual Fund and Retirement Solutions businesses operate within this segment. A large portion of our Investor Communication Solutions business involves the processing and distribution of proxy materials to investors in equity securities and mutual funds, as well as the facilitation of related vote processing. ProxyEdge®, our innovative electronic proxy delivery and voting solution for institutional investors and financial advisors, helps ensure the participation of the largest stockholders of many companies. We also provide the distribution of regulatory reports and corporate action/reorganization event information, as well as tax reporting solutions that help our clients meet their regulatory compliance needs. In addition, we provide financial information distribution and transaction reporting services to both financial institutions and securities issuers. These services include the processing and distribution of account statements and trade confirmations, traditional and personalized document fulfillment and content management services, marketing communications, and imaging, archival and workflow solutions that enable and enhance our clients’ communications with investors. All of these communications are delivered through paper or electronic channels. In addition, Broadridge provides corporate issuers with registered proxy services as well as registrar, stock transfer and record-keeping services.
Bank/Broker-Dealer Investor Communication Solutions: Broadridge is a leader in corporate governance activities, processing over 80% of the outstanding shares in the United States (“U.S.”), and over 75% of the shares voted outside the U.S. in the performance of our proxy services. We process over two billion investor communications annually through a combination of physical and electronic channels.
Corporate Issuer Solutions: Broadridge serves corporate issuers with a variety of their needs including proxy and transfer agency services.
Mutual Fund and Retirement Solutions: Broadridge is the leading independent provider of retirement fund processing and provides unique data-driven market intelligence, specialized marketing communications and fund governance.
Securities Processing Solutions
Our Global Technology and Operations Solutions business operates within this segment. We offer a suite of advanced computerized real-time transaction processing services that automate the securities transaction lifecycle, from desktop productivity tools, data aggregation, performance reporting, and portfolio management to order capture and execution, trade confirmation, settlement, and accounting. Our services help financial institutions efficiently and cost-effectively consolidate their books and records, gather and service assets under management, focus on their core businesses, and manage risk. With multi-currency capabilities, our Global Processing Solution supports real-time global trading of equity, option, mutual fund, and fixed income securities in established and emerging markets. In addition, our business process outsourcing services allow broker-dealers to outsource certain administrative functions relating to clearing and settlement, from order entry to trade matching and settlement, while maintaining their ability to finance and capitalize their businesses.
Global Technology and Operations Solutions: Broadridge is the leading back- and middle-office securities processing platform for North American and global broker-dealers. Provided on an application service provider (“ASP”) basis, Broadridge’s platform is a global market solution, clearing and settling in over 70 countries. Broadridge processes on average over $5 trillion in equity and fixed income trades per day of U.S. and Canadian securities, including approximately 60% of U.S. fixed income trades.