The Australian Shareholders' Association (ASA) was established as a not-for-profit organisation in 1960 to protect and advance the interests of investors.
The ASA has been successful in raising the standard of corporate governance in Australian companies. The Association continues to press for improvements in transparency and accountability in relation to company performance, executive remuneration, treatment of minority shareholders, risk management and dividend policy.
The ASA liaises extensively with other bodies such as regulators, lawmakers, industry groups and accounting bodies. The ASA represents its members' views on a number of accounting and financial industry bodies.
The ASA holds regular members' meetings all across the country, and is also conducting very cost-effective adult education workshops aimed at improving members' financial literacy.
The ASA comprises a board of directors, a National Office, and branches in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, the ACT and Western Australia. Directors and other volunteers draw no fee or other remuneration for their services.
The ASA has published a number of policy statements that form the basis of its company monitoring activities. Company monitors in each state review all aspects of larger listed companies' performance, governance and reporting and report back to members via the monthly ASA journal, EQUITY.
Without the support of major sponsors and our arrangements with supporter organisations, the ASA would not be able to offer the range and depth of member services. We would particularly like to thank our major sponsors, Clime Asset Management and Lincoln Indicators. Please visit our SUPPORTER PAGE.
Find out more about the benefits of becoming an ASA member here.