OVERVIEW

AST Fund Solutions is a leading provider of proxy solicitation and shareholder communication services for the mutual fund industry in North America. We specialize in proxy services for open and closed-end funds, and have successfully managed a number of the largest and most difficult proxy solicitation campaigns ever conducted by a fund complex. We provide regulatory mailing services, shareholder identification, proxy voting analytics and governance consulting. We also offer a range of widely consulted publications and custom analytics.

Collectively our team has worked on thousands of annual and special meetings, managed telephone solicitation campaigns involving tens of millions of mutual fund investors, and counseled globally with executives, trustees and board members on a wide range of issues. We also have the most advanced call center in the proxy industry — routinely speaking with more than 100,000 shareholders per day.