There are several ways to define Corporate Actions. Often terminology is used interchangeably with other concepts and banking activities that are closely related.
The scope of this website is Corporate Actions in the widest sense of the word. To illustrate this, let’s have a look at the bigger picture by looking at some terminology:
Asset Management vs Asset Servicing
Asset Management is choosing what assets to buy and Asset Servicing is collecting the cash flows from those assets and carry out other activities that an owner of securities needs to do. This website tries to cover Corporate Actions from both perspectives
Breaking down Asset Servicing further
Asset Servicing usually includes income and dividend collection, withholding tax processing and reclamation, proxy voting, corporate actions notifications, securities lending and statements of securities holdings and transactions.
The scope of this website is all of the above and therefore the word “Corporate Actions” can be taken as the same as “Asset Servicing”.
Pre-Trade and Post-Trade
Pre-trade is referring the the trade life-cycle and the different activities that need to be carried out before and after trade execution. This website focuses on Corporate Actions on both sides.
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