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Broadridge Financial invests in Dutch governance company

A Broadridge Financial Solutions plant in Edgewood on

A Broadridge Financial Solutions plant in Edgewood on May 9, 2012. Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. reported Thursday that it has taken a minority stake in a Dutch company that specializes in corporate governance services.

The Lake Success-based provider of investor communications services for public companies said it had invested an undisclosed amount in AMA Partners, B.V.

Broadridge also said it would begin offering AMA’s analytics platform, DirectorInsight, to its customers in Europe.

AMA, based in Amsterdam, provides data and other information that allows for independent analysis of a public company’s governance and executive compensation policies. Its one-year-old DirectorInsight offers data going back to 2008 for more than 1,200 public companies in Europe.

“DirectorInsight will be an excellent complement to our existing suite of proxy services as part of our overall corporate governance focus,” said Demi Derem, general manager of Broadridge’s international investor communication division.

In recent years, Broadridge has expanded its operations in Europe. In 2013, the company joined forces with Accenture PLC in offering financial institutions a lower-cost service for processing securities transactions.

Broadridge shares rose 9 cents to close at $55.52 on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday. They are up 3.3 percent year to date.

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