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Nov 05, 2018

Podcast: How blockchain could transform the proxy process

‘There are three basic pain points [in the proxy process]. Blockchain solves them quickly’

Blockchain is most commonly known as the technology that underpins bitcoin, the digital currency that surged in value last year. But proponents of blockchain technology say it can have many more practical uses, including proxy voting, and that it boosts transparency because it cuts out intermediaries. Which is why organizations like Spanish bank Santander and fintech firm Broadridge Financial Solutions are taking a big bet on blockchain’s promise

Patricia Rosch is president of international investor communication solutions at Broadridge. She believes blockchain has, in her words, ‘legs’. But the question remains: is it ‘transformational’? On this episode of Corporate Secretary sister publication IR Magazine's podcast, The Ticker, Rosch talks proxy pain points, the role of trust in shareholder democracy and Broadridge’s network approach to building a blockchain solution.

This episode of the Ticker podcast is brought to you by Broadridge Financial Solutions. 

Jeff Cossette

A graduate of Carleton University's School of Journalism, Jeff Cossette is a freelance writer who lives in Prince Edward Island with Susie