A transfer agent is assigned by a corporation with publicly traded securities to track individuals that own their stocks and bonds. Transfer agents have several responsibilities, including executing shareholder transactions and maintaining shareholder records. The top 5 transfer agents for the total population market share include Computershare/BNY Mellon, Equiniti Trust Co/American Stock Transfer & Trust, Continental Stock Transfer & Trust, Broadridge, and Vstock Transfer. Audit Analytics tracked more than 10,000 transfer agents within the past year.
In this article, Audit Analytics further examines the market share among transfer agents in 2022.