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Companies grant more than $110 billion in equity awards every year, and many have concerns about how much employees value these awards.  UBS research across industries and service providers found that two out of three participants do not place significant value on the equity awards they receive.  However, this misperception can be corrected.

The third edition of the UBS Participant Voice reveals three steps participants can take to derive more value from their equity awards.  In fact, when participants take all of the following steps, they place double the value on their awards.

  1. Include equity compensation in long-term financial planning.
  2. Seek advice on company stock holdings.
  3. Diversify some company stock holdings in order to accomplish the goals in that financial plan.

The full report on these findings can be found at: