Transfer Agent and Trust Services

Our services include:

Managing your securityholder register and reporting

  • Hassle-free, accurate record maintenance for all classes of your securities
  • Processing transfers and vetting of accredited investor forms
  • Online access to lists and reports

Support for and communication with your securityholders

  • Responsive, personalized service
  • Provided by local industry experts by telephone or email
  • Online access for securityholders to view holdings and update information

Processing treasury issuances, cancellations and redemptions

  • Quick and efficient turnaround
  • Fully electronic processing from receipt of instructions to delivery of entitlements
  • Direct Registration System (DRS) statements eliminate lost certificate claims

Mailing and meeting services for your securityholders

  • Maintaining quarterly and annual financial statement mailing lists
  • SEDAR filings for reporting issuers
  • Online securityholder proxy voting, tabulation and scrutineer services

Administration Agent

  • Name changes, consolidations and stock splits
  • Dividend, distribution and interest paying agent
  • Dividend Re-Investment Plans (DRIPs) and Stock Dividend Plans
  • Exchange mandated escrow agent appointments

Compliance

  • KYC/AML and Anti-Terrorism reporting
  • Registered holder unclaimed property administration
  • Cost Basis (IR regulations)

Public Issuers

I already have a transfer agent. Why should I move to Odyssey?

We started Odyssey because we knew the market was missing a trust company that does things differently than the “big box” players in our space. If you value responsiveness, personalized service and an experienced team you can trust, we’d love to talk with you about working together.

We've decided to move to Odyssey. How does the transition work?

We believe that the transition to Odyssey should be seamless for our clients. We provide a pre-filled transition package and once it has been sent to your outgoing transfer agent, we take over from there. We deal with your outgoing transfer agent directly and our systems are set-up to handle the records migration automatically.

Private Companies

I'm a private issuer. Why do I need a transfer agent?

While you may have a small number of securityholders and transfers or issuances to process, you might be relying on your law firm to perform these services, which can be relatively expensive. Alternatively, you may have assigned these responsibilities to an employee who is juggling many priorities and may not have the time and/or expertise required. A transfer agent can perform these services to relieve the burden on your law firm or your employees with a specialized system, reporting and industry knowledge.

Okay, so a transfer agent makes sense for us. Why Odyssey?

Odyssey is committed to providing the highest level of local, personalized service to both you and your securityholders. We deliver this through innovative software, online tools and seasoned industry professionals that are available to you any time. We offer your securityholders book entry statements that remove the hassle of replacing lost certificates or turning them in if you choose to go public. Our services include compliance with all relevant regulations and guidance on restricted or legal securities transfers.