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transfer agent

n. a person or company retained by a corporation to process transfers and registration of shares of stock (stock certificates). One difficulty is that the stock certificates do not always include the name and address of the current transfer agent, but the information can be obtained from the corporation or a stockbroker. (See: stock)

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Balloters and Transfer Agents, and enforcement actions like restriction, suspension or cancellation of license in case of violation.
Michael Connor, CEO of Connor STARS has been in the transfer agent industry for decades and stresses that "the STARS program is not affiliated with any transfer agent, so you can be assured that our only allegiance is to our clients.
The functions of balloters and transfer agents are also of important nature as they, on behalf of the issuers, are responsible for keeping and properly maintaining the share register and involved in the issuance and transfer of securities.
To address compliance issues caused by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, the orders conditionally exempt banks, bank holding companies, and bank subsidiaries acting as transfer agents from compliance with section 17A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
The company also publishes an annual Directory of Transfer Agents which covers every transfer agent registered with the SEC.
Industry overall satisfaction for the four largest transfer agents is 87% favorable.
The TALON (Transfer Agent Leader Overall North America) Award is presented to the Transfer Agent ranked highest in Overall Satisfaction with Your Transfer Agent.
also a top performer in this year's survey, ranking ahead of the two other largest transfer agents in the U.
Miller continued, "In addition, as financial resources are reallocated within banks, there is likely to be diversion of capital spending and customer service resources away from the transfer agent division of their business.
The 2000 Transfer Agent Comparison Report covers twenty-two North American commercial equity transfer agents and a group of limited partnership transfer agents.
The investor goes to the Web site of a transfer agent, issuer, mutual fund company or other financial services firm and clicks on the cost-basis link.