Equity solutions for Corporates

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Challenged by shareholders’ rights that are regularly reinforced by stringent regulations, Corporates continuously strengthen their relationships with their investors and employee shareholders and their equity-linked governance.

In this complex environment, we have developed a wide range of flexible solutions to support you in entering the primary market, managing structural changes in your equity capital or undertaking your duties towards your shareholders.

What sets us apart?

Securities lending (commonly referred to as stock loan) enables holders of assets to monetise the demand for specific assets and asset classes while retaining the economic benefits of their investments in a risk-controlled, operationally efficient manner. 

With our Securities Lending Services, you benefit from:
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A committed provider with a 30-year track record

Tailor-made engineering solutions to support structuring projects and transactions

Fully compliant with latest industry practices and regulations on the French market, leveraging expert teams, connected to domestic industry workgroups and regulatory bodies

Our solutions

Registrar services

With 30 years of experience in registry management for French corporates and a long-standing relationship with market authorities, we are a trusted partner to manage the security accounts of your registered shareholders.

We provide support and execution of any event on shareholders’ accounts (dividend payment, movement, donation, pledge, corporate action…), adapting our solutions to changing regulation and fiscal rules.

Your shareholders directly access their security accounts with our Planetshares portal in order to monitor their assets and operations. They can also rely on a virtual assistant, available anytime, which complements our support team.

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  • Client:
    I want to sell securities
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  • Client:
    Can I see my portfolio
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Paying agent

As a payment-centralising agent, we are committed to optimising the dividend payments to your shareholders. We manage:

  • The payment calendar
  • Communication with market participants: Central Securities Depositories (CSDs), Euroclear participants, final beneficiaries…
  • The calculation of dividend amounts to eligible shareholders
  •  The payment to shareholders, either directly or through the local CSD
  •  Tax collection, applying relevant withholding tax and repayment to the French tax authority

Administration of employee share plans

Many corporates use employee share plans to support their employees’ incentive strategy. These plans are subject to stringent tax and regulatory rules. We offer tailor-made solutions to optimise the employee shareholder experience and reinforce your human resources retention policy at any stage of your plans’ lifecycle.

General meetings

Strengthened shareholders’ rights, combined with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) concerns are accelerating the deployment of digital solutions to manage corporates’ general meetings. We accompany our clients from the pre general meeting voting to the shareholders’ identification and their voting.

Our Planetshares website, dedicated to shareholders, offers a direct connection to Votaccess, the AFTI’s (Association Française des Professionnels des Titres) online voting platform. Your shareholders can vote online prior to the general meeting, with their security account as an entry point.

Corporate actions and cross-border agency services

Implementing a corporate action can require a high level of expertise especially with cross-border operations, which involve multiple stakeholders across several markets. As a global structuring and centralising agent, we can help you steer through the complexities of these transactions.

We manage all types of corporate actions in ESES (Euroclear Settlement of Euronext-zone Securities) markets and cross-border transactions for tailor-made solutions. You can benefit from our local experts and operation teams based in both your country of incorporation and your shareholders’ countries.  They can, under certain conditions[1], take care of the listing, dividend payments, votes and technical aspects of corporate actions on your behalf.

[1] Subject to availability