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Australia & New Zealand Business Report 2017

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Link Group looks to Asia for growth strategy

With a market capitalisation of A$3 billion and headquartered in Australia, Link has a strong footprint across 11 countries and a proven track record in emerging markets

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 September, 2017, 5:15pm
UPDATED : Friday, 22 September, 2017, 5:15pm

Technology-enabled administration provider Link Group is looking to Asia as part of its ambitious growth strategy.

Part of the Australian Stock Exchange’s Top 100 with a market capitalisation of A$3 billion (HK$17.8 billion) and headquartered in Australia, Link has a strong footprint across 11 countries and a proven track record of successfully entering emerging markets.

Through Link’s corporate markets division, Link offers services such as shareholder management and analytics, stakeholder engagement, share and unit registry, employee share plans, and company secretarial support.

Paul Gardiner, CEO of Link’s corporate markets division, sees plenty of opportunity to expand the company’s integrated range of corporate markets capabilities in Asia.

“Link Group has been operating in Hong Kong for over eight years, providing share ownership and debt analysis, investor intelligence, and stakeholder engagement services to companies listed on stock exchanges across Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, through our well-respected brands of Orient Capital and D.F. King,” Gardiner says. “Our success is built on our proprietary technology platforms to deliver efficiency and accuracy, while our value-added services enable our clients to engage more effectively with their stakeholders and overall investment community”.

Link’s focus on enabling digital investor relations and shareholder management technology – a key differentiator from its competitors – will inevitably play an important part in its growth strategy.

The business was first to market in Australia and New Zealand with virtual AGM, a technology that allows investors worldwide to participate in annual general meetings without having to physically attend.

Link has also released a new mobile application for executives of listed companies to better manage their interactions with key investors while on the go.

“We look forward to our digital and technology innovations being utilised throughout Asia,” Gardiner says.

www.linkgroup.com