Broadridge partners with Q4 Inc to enhance Virtual Shareholder Meeting platform
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) today announces a partnership with Q4 Inc to deliver the next generation of the Broadridge Virtual Shareholder Meeting (VSM) platform.
Combining the technology and expertise of Broadridge’s decade-plus leadership in VSMs with Q4’s latest virtual events capabilities, provides issuers and investors with a stress-free, intuitive and enriched experience.
New features of this fully integrated VSM offering include state-of-the-art video and audio collaboration, role-based meeting views, comprehensive meeting management tools and improved Q&A functionality. The platform is aligned with VSM best practices recently outlined by Rutgers University Law School. It provides “one-click” secure shareholder authentication and seamless proxy voting accessed directly from the VSM meeting.
For shareholders, the platform allows for a highly engaging and modern virtual experience, starting with a seamless meeting authentication, a “Zoom-like” meeting experience, integrated Q&A, live voting, speaker profiles and easily accessible meeting materials.
For issuers, the platform provides an integrated console to manage all aspects of the VSM experience, including seamless management of high-quality video and audio streamed from multiple presenters, screen sharing, meeting materials management and voting. Innovative Q&A management has been designed for administrators to review shareholder questions and queue for presenters, while corporate executives and board members benefit from integrated private chat tools for unparalleled collaboration and communication throughout the meeting.
Broadridge and Q4 provide this VSM platform with a dedicated team of capital markets events experts for guided, premium support throughout meeting planning, dry runs, live broadcast and meeting choreography to deliver a flawless experience for companies to help meet meeting requirements.
VSMs generate significantly lower carbon emissions than in-person meetings and create an opportunity for companies to reduce their overall carbon footprint. Broadridge data shows that, compared with in-person events, VSMs can help companies virtually eliminate their AGM-related carbon footprint.
These enhancements are currently only available in the U.S. and will be rolled out to markets outside the U.S. in the future.