NEW YORK, July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AST, a leading provider of transfer agent, equity plan solutions, proxy solicitation and governance services, today announced that it launched new equity plan client and participant websites that offer users enhanced functionality and represent its new brand. The portals include new features that provide an improved user experience to facilitate transactions and make data more readily available.
"AST is committed to providing an exceptional client service experience," noted Jeffrey Cohen, Executive Vice President of AST's Equity Plan Solutions. "As we look to simplify the complexities of equity plan management, we continue to explore new technologies that enhance the quality of service we provide to our clients and their participants. Through our client advisory board, we work closely with clients in the development of new offerings. The portal was an exciting opportunity to incorporate their suggestions directly into the final product."
The new system includes features that help simplify online transactions for clients and their participants, including registration simplification and consolidation of information on product summary landing pages, which includes an integrated portfolio view and new functionality on all grids throughout the site. To further assist online users, the group created a manual for participants and instructional videos on key transactions.
AST is an industry leader in providing comprehensive plan administration to companies and human resources teams, as well as offering strategic guidance in the form of best practices from our extensive client base. This March, AST announced an enterprise-wide rebrand and organizational alignment that demonstrates its investment in resources and infrastructure designed to optimize access to services for its clients and partners.
About AST AST was originally founded as a transfer agent over 45 years ago. Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, AST has pioneered a new model of integrated services in the industry. AST affiliates now include CST Trust Company, D.F. King & Co, Inc. and Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.
Today, AST offers a full scope of services that include registry services, corporate proxy solicitation and advisory solutions, employee plan services, information agent, mutual fund proxy solicitation, shareholder identification, asset recovery and investment management offerings. For more information, please visit www.astfinancial.com.