Johannesburg, 17 November 2021: JSE Investor Services (JIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has entered into an agreement with global investor relations firm, Orient Capital.
Announcing the deal today, JSE’s Director for Capital Markets, Valdene Reddy says Orient Capital will provide a broad range of investor relations-focused services including shareholder analytics and shareholder engagement tools for JIS clients.
JIS, with more than 2.5 million shareholder records under management, is a specialist end-to-end keeper and manager of shareholder registry and communication. The existing service offering comprises of shareholder register maintenance, shareholder register updates following corporate actions, shareholder analytics, managing employee and broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) share schemes as well as training and education services.
“We are committed to responding to our clients and delivering best practice excellence for current and future clients. Orient Capital’s knowledge in the sector and established presence in South Africa will provide the expertise, insight, and innovation required for us to achieve this,” she adds.
“This agreement is complimentary to JIS’s expansion of offering and it is pleasing that it coincides with JIS marking its first anniversary. JIS has made commendable strides over the past 12 months post acquisition by the JSE, supporting the overall growth and diversification of the business, “says Reddy.
The agreement enables Orient Capital to solidify its global reach and enables JIS to serve its clients more holistically, bringing further enhancement of its offering to the South African market. Orient Capital has already built a significant presence in South Africa over the past 10 years.
Orient Capital is the largest analyser of share registers globally and the dominant provider of equity ownership analytics to listed companies in multiple markets. Key customers comprise 1,600 listed companies, including a significant number of the world's largest companies.
Alison Owers, Global CEO of Orient Capital comments: “Our collaboration with JIS underscores our growth ambition for the business in South Africa and is a testament to the hard work of our team. Orient Capital has successfully established a reputation for excellence, but it was the teams’ knowledge and understanding of the local landscape that ensured that we thrived in the rigorous tender process”.
Owers explains that as investor relations services continue to evolve, agility and innovation are often the key differentiators for clients. Orient looks forward to putting those skills into practice in collaboration with JIS to help streamline and improve their clients’ Investor Relations programmes.
With more than 1,2 million shareholder records under management, JSE Investment Services (JIS) is a leading, and experienced provider of share registry management, custodial services, shareholder management and analytics as well as stakeholder engagement.
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About Orient Capital
Orient Capital, a Link Group company, is the global leader in share ownership analysis and identification, market intelligence, investor communication and shareholder management technology, supporting over 1,600 issuers worldwide. OC helps listed companies identify, track and engage with their shareholders and underlying beneficial owners. It turns analysis into valuable, up-to-date and actionable insight, fully enabling management and Board’s to provide well-informed engagement with investors and other stakeholders.
For more information, visit www.orientcap.com
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