Now more than ever companies must be vigilant when considering the course of action to take regarding lost, dormant or decedent accounts. UPRR provides your company with a proactive approach to maximize the results of your shareholder location efforts.
The Pre-Escheat Location Program, or PEL®, has been designed to exceed SEC-mandated location searches and employs state-of-the-art search processes to identify and locate both decedent accounts and next of kin. Whether the account is large or small, dormant or lost, PEL® will search, locate and activate the account while always providing full property disclosure.
How PEL® Works
The Pre-Escheat Location program is a multi-phase process through which UPRR analyzes your company’s investor file utilizing its Next of Kin® database. UPRR’s location efforts access more than 1,000 public and commercial data sources to create customizable databases containing billions of records used to determine current addresses and identify decedent accounts. All securities-related transactions are handled by UPRR’s affiliated broker dealer, UPRR Securities, LLC. UPRR Securities is a registered broker-dealer member of FINRA, SIPC.
For decedent accounts, UPRR has developed the Next of Kin® database, a sophisticated system of proprietary search algorithms and data linking technology that is fully secured and encrypted to identify a responsible next of kin, including executors, relatives and heirs. UPRR is the only unclaimed property agent in the industry that uses such a powerful, proprietary search engine. With Next of Kin® data, the PEL® program delivers specific, actionable information on the decedents’ genealogical ties.
The PEL® program utilizes licensed brokers and UPRR’s U.S. based call center to provide the highest possible rate of investor participation, thereby reactivating the highest number of investor accounts in the industry.
“Manulife has worked with UPRR for several years and we have had tremendous success reuniting our shareholders with their property. For us, working with UPRR offers the twofold benefits of enhancing compliance and putting value back into the hands of our shareholders.”
- Terri Neville, Assistant Vice President Shareholder Services, Manulife Financial Corporation