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How To Not Keep All Your Eggs In One Basket: Experts In myStockOptions Webinar Explain Ways To Manage Risk Of Concentrated Stock Holdings

May 11, 2021 — One of the biggest challenges financial advisors face with clients who have employee stock compensation is getting across to them the risks of having too much net worth in their company's stock. The client may be very loyal to their company's stock and/or have unrealistic expectations about its future performance. Advisors must persuasively explain overconcentration risk and craft strategies to diversify, create liquidity, and protect the stock in a tax-efficient way., the leader in online educational resources for stock compensation, is holding a webinar for advisors that offers crucial guidance on managing concentrated positions in company stock. Registration is now open for this lively, insightful event:

Strategies For Concentrated Positions In Company Stock
May 26, 2021
2pm–3:40pm ET, 11am–12:40pm PT


  • Brian Yolles, founder and CEO of StockShield LLC
  • Valerie Gospodarek, founder of VG Financial Consulting LLC
  • Aaron Staley, creator of website AMA Finance
  • Mark Leeds, a partner at law firm Mayer Brown
  • Bruce Brumberg (moderator), editor-in-chief of myStockOptions

In 100 lively minutes, this panel of experts in managing concentrated stock wealth will explain:

  • Role of the financial advisor in explaining overconcentration risks and solutions
  • Strategies to diversify and create liquidity and/or protect the stock in a tax-efficient way
  • Basic strategies: sales, gifts, and charitable donations of stock
  • Short-term strategies: protective puts, covered calls, collars, and forwards
  • Long-term strategies: exchange funds and stock protection trusts
  • Tax, legal, and SEC complexities, including how Rule 10b5-1 plans can be used
  • Key features of each strategy
  • Checklist to evaluate which approaches are best
  • Case studies

"Wealth is won and lost through the management of concentrated company stock positions," says webinar panelist Brian Yolles, founder and CEO of StockShield LLC. "With the S&P 500 setting record highs, financial advisors need to understand the wide range of strategies and solutions available for preventing loss of wealth and for meeting clients' financial goals."

"This is a complex area," adds moderator Bruce Brumberg, editor-in-chief of myStockOptions. "We are delighted to have webinar presenters experienced with addressing the various approaches to handling concentrated stock holdings and the issues they raise."

The webinar offers 2.0 CE credit hours for:

  • Certified Financial Planners (CFPs)
  • Certified Equity Professionals (CEPs)
  • CPWA and CIMA certifications from the Investments and Wealth Institute

Registration for this special webinar is now open.


With exclusive articles, 800+ FAQs, podcasts, videos, the Tax Center, interactive quizzes, the Learning Center with courses for CE credit, the Global Tax Guide, an extensive glossary, a smartphone app for iOS and Android devices, and dynamic patented tools, is the premier online resource of educational content and tools on stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance shares, stock appreciation rights, and employee stock purchase plans. is written and managed by leading experts in equity compensation, and is produced by a company with a long history of successful publications explaining complex legal and financial subjects in plain English.

The accounting journal CPA Wealth Provider selected among companies "that have taken the lead through innovation, efficiency, initiative, or growth in the financial-planning area." The Specialized Information Publishers' Foundation honored MSO Pro with one of its Editorial Excellence Awards in the category of Best Interactive Content among niche publishers. The influential consumer magazine PC World has ranked among "the most useful sites ever" that "deliver top-notch information, support, and services." has also received extensive favorable coverage in the media, including BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN, National Public Radio, PBS,, and has a related site on nonqualified deferred compensation at The staff also created the successful insider trading prevention video series Think Twice, available at

For more information, please contact Bruce Brumberg and Matt Simon at or 617-734-1979.

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