Here’s the latest news, tips and information for financial advisors with clients or prospects that have company stock and options. Strategic Diversification of Employer Stock: The following case study, illustrated using StockOpter Pro, describes a four step process that enables financial advisors to secure immediate and recurring company stock diversification/reinvestment transactions. Right now get StockOpter Pro at a […]
Month: January 2015
How to Find Companies that Grant Equity Compensation
PHOTO: Kevin Hutchinson / Flickr / Creative Commons License Financial advisors regularly ask us for suggestions on where to find companies in their area that grant equity compensation to employees. Unfortunately, finding local companies that offer employee stock options or restricted shares isn’t easy. There isn’t a “list” that can be acquired or bought and here […]
Insider Trading and the Use of 10b5-1 Plans
By Richard Friedman, The Ayco Company, L.P. From the Ayco Compensation and Benefits Digest, January 2015 Formal charges, allegations or even hints of insider trading violations create significant reputational risks to individuals and their employers. While the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to bring a significant number of enforcement actions for insider trading, a […]
Are You Valuing Your Employee Stock Options Correctly?
IMAGE: Marco Rubino / 123rf.com By John Lau CFP®, CPA, RIA, M.S. (Tax) Employee stock options (ESOs) are a form of compensation corporations give to executives and senior employees. Unlike salary or bonuses, the value of a stock option increases with the price of the company’s stock. The idea is so that the stock option would […]