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Corporate Actions - A Concise Guide: An introduction to securities events by Francis Groves

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4. The Corporate Actions Industry

What sort of animal are we talking about?

Having looked at the signs that the investor may be aware of as a corporate action progresses, this chapter will provide a view of what goes on behind the scenes. The (retail) investor is an outsider as far these processes are concerned, benefiting but not often involved.

The administration of corporate actions is a web of relationships spreading around the world. Although the reach of this network is international, the participants vary from one region to another.

Corporate actions processing is already heavily computerised and becoming more so. It is a rules based system but any description runs the risk of being misleadingly mechanistic if it ignores interventions ...

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