Help your equity compensation take off!

Help your equity compensation take off!

This update highlights recent new myStockOptions content on the financial and tax planning for equity comp at both public and private companies, along with other updates in the award-winning educational resources of myStockOptions, including our popular series of webinars.

You can also review a full list of our new and recently updated content. Any or all myStockOptions content can be licensed by companies for their employee education and communications.

Public Company Financial Planning

There's no better way to learn how to make the most of your equity comp and company shares than from the advisors and other professionals who work on the front lines of financial and tax planning. A series of new articles at myStockOptions collects key points to understand from several advisors:

You can get more advisor insights in our popular on-demand webinars at the myStockOptions Webinar Channel.

Private company equity comp can be complex.Private Company Equity Comp

Equity comp in private companies is surprisingly more complex and varied than what's commonly used in mature public companies. Two new articles at myStockOptions present key points to know from financial advisors with expertise in the financial and tax planning for stock options, RSUs, and other forms of equity comp in private companies:

You can hear more advisor insights in our popular recent webinar Stock Comp Financial Planning For Private Company Employees: From Startup To IPO Or Acquisition, now available on demand. It features practical guidance and compelling case studies from financial advisors on the front lines of pre-IPO financial and tax planning. See also the articles and FAQs in the section Pre-IPO at myStockOptions.

Quick, informative, 1-minute videos.Got A Minute? myStockOptions Launches Engaging Series Of One-Minute Equity Comp Videos

Inspired by the demand for video educational content on stock comp, and the populariy of short-form videos such as those on TikTok, myStockOptions has launched a series of one-minute videos on equity comp at its YouTube channel. The videos are also embedded into related articles and FAQs at myStockOptions. In each video, editor-in-chief Bruce Brumberg runs through 5 things you need to know about the video topic in about 60 seconds.

A new article and great webinar explain it all.Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans For SEC Compliance: New Article And Webinar Explain Financial-Planning Benefits

Rule 10b5-1 trading plans aren't just for complying with insider-trading policies—they can also play a role in helping clients reach their financial-planning goals in a disciplined and strategic way. Whether you're a financial advisor or an individual wanting to use a pre-set stock-trading plan, a new article at myStockOptions explains how best to do it: How Financial Advisors Can Craft Effective 10b5-1 Plans, by Meghan Railey (CFP®) and Fritz Glasser (CIMA®) of Optas Capital.

Rule 10b5-1 trading plans were also the subject of a recent popular myStockOptions webinar, 10b5-1 Trading Plans And Other SEC Rules Advisors Need To Know, which is now available on demand. In 100 minutes, this webinar features top legal and financial experts presenting practical guidance and real-world case studies on the fundamentals, best practices, and most effective designs for 10b5-1 plans.

International Equity Comp: Germany Increases Key Equity Comp Tax Exemption

Employees in Germany get a tax exemption on income from stock options, RSUs, or an ESPP as long as the same equity award is offered to all of the company's employees in Germany who have worked at the company for at least one year. In 2021, this exemption rose significantly to €1,440, effective from the start of 2021. The prior exemption amount was €360. Details of this and other international tax developments are available in the 43-country Global Tax Guide at myStockOptions.

myStockOptions Webinars can make YOU the expert.

myStockOptions Webinar Channel

Our series of webinars this year has proved immensely popular among financial advisors and others who work with equity compensation. See the myStockOptions Webinar Channel for upcoming webinars and past webinars on demand. Each is 100 minutes and offers 2.0 CE credits for CFP, CPWA, CIMA, and CEP. Webinars available on demand include:

  • Restricted Stock & RSU Financial Planning: Advanced Bootcamp
  • Stock Option Exercise Strategies: Advanced Bootcamp
  • Stock Compensation Bootcamp For Financial Advisors
  • Stock Comp Financial Planning For Private Company Employees: From Startup To IPO Or Acquisition
  • 10b5-1 Trading Plans And Other SEC Rules Advisors Need To Know
  • Strategies For Concentrated Positions In Company Stock

Learning Center Offers CE Credits

In this post-conference era, keep up your continuing professional education and earn needed CE credits at myStockOptions. In our Learning Center, myStockOptions has seven courses and exams offering CE credits for several professional designations:

  • 35 CE credits for Certified Equity Professionals (CEPs): over 100% of the total requirement
  • 21 CE credits for Certified Financial Planners (CFPs): 70% of the total requirement
  • 21 CE credits for Certified Private Wealth Advisors (CPWAs) and Certified Investment Management Analysts (CIMAs): 52.5% of the total requirement)
  • Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs) and Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are encouraged to take our courses and exams and include them, if possible, when they self-document their continuing professional education

Each course of study features podcasts, articles, and FAQs from myStockOptions. They are woven into a dynamic, interactive learning tool that teaches the topics in a memorable way. The answer key for each exam also links to relevant content on the site for further reading and learning.