Transfer agent

• Individual or institution appointed by a company to look after the transfer of securities.

• Is the party that maintains a record of each registered shareholder. This record includes the name and address of the shareholder, the number of shares held by each, and is responsible for issuing and canceling security certificates. The last procedure occurs when there is a change in ownership.

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Book transfer
Depository transfer check
Principal agent relationship
Transfer price
Wire transfer

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