AST Phoenix Advisors and CST Phoenix Advisors, formerly known as Phoenix Advisory Partners, was founded in July 2010 and is a leading provider of proxy solicitation and corporate governance advisory services. The group provides services to companies throughout North America, including 10% of the S&P 100 and the TSX 60 companies.
We offer a unique, year-round client advisory model, which is necessary in response to the recent pace of regulatory change impacting companies. The intense focus on corporate governance and compensation issues, and the resulting higher stakes and greater visibility of director elections, makes it critical for corporations to have an ongoing strategy. The benefits of our year-round model have been validated by our clients largely avoiding the "proxy shock" which many other companies have experienced. Corporations can be caught unprepared for significant negative voting and unfortunately experience the related reputational damage. We help prepare our clients so they are forewarned of the potential outcomes.
In addition to our clients' success at the ballot box, other key differentiators of our model include our strong client retention as well as growth rates. We have continued to increase the scale of our business without sacrificing the service we provide to clients, or the quality of advice they receive. In the most recent Group Five client survey, we received a top rating of 92% for overall satisfaction and the highest rating for proxy solicitor fees at 100% favorable.
Our year-round advisory model is right for the times. Mitigate your shareholder-related risk and maximize your effective range of action.