Employee Equity Compensation in China – The SAFE Policy

Employee stock options and equity plans get a lot more complicated when adhering to China’s SAFE policy. But is it worth it? While China continues to flourish economically, its financial regulatory bodies are becoming even more significant in the global market. As companies expand worldwide, more and more international employees...

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NASPP-Solium Quick Survey: Global Stock Plan Administration

Solium and the NASPP teamed up on a survey in June 2015. Open from  June 16 to 26, 2015, it was promoted to NASPP members via email as well as to the general industry via social media. We asked plan sponsors to identify their technology challenges related to managing their...

Global Regulatory and Tax Update: February 2017

In this month’s update: important information from Iceland, France, China, and the United Kingdom. Regulatory  China Extension of tax favourable treatment Before this legislation came into place, any shares offered by a non-listed company were subject to income tax treated as employment income at the time of exercise/ vesting at a...

Actions to Take When Facing a Corporate Action

  How to be an action hero An all-staff email from your CEO arrives in your inbox. Your company has acquired a start-up in New Zealand. You’d gotten a whiff of the action a few months ago, but nothing that seemed concrete. Now the water cooler is abuzz with speculation...

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Global Periodic Filings for 2015

What equity plan filings are due and when? Where? And to whom?! Consult Solium’s reference to tackle your to-do list with confidence! This overview is for general information only. The reporting obligations are specific to equity awards and included are only those that have to be filed on a regular...

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TSX Composite vs. the S&P 500: TSX Equity Compensation Trends

A new report from Equilar, featuring commentary from Solium Capital Inc. and Lane Caputo Compensation, found nearly double the percentage of S&P 500 companies now offer performance awards to their executives than those in the TSX Composite.   Preview In fiscal year 2015—the most recent year for which reported executive...

The Top 5 Dos and Don’ts of Equity Plan Communications

Hands-on communications are key You know that equity compensation is a great tool to reward, retain and recruit a talented workforce. But some companies invest in an equity plan without getting the employee participation and enthusiasm they hope for. Stock plan administrators may rack their brains trying to figure out...

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Top Articles in 2015 – Public Edition

2015 was the inaugural year for The Bottom Line, and it was a pleasure for our curators to look back at this year’s most clicked articles. Everyone agreed the results showed what a broad audience reads our publication. Subscribed? Make sure you never miss an issue! Sign up now. 1....

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NASPP-Solium Quick Survey: Global ESPP Administration

In July 2016 Solium and the NASPP launched a Global ESPP quick survey to NASPP members. Solium was interested in digging deeper into perceptions and trends in relation to local tax qualified share plans. Download the PDF to find out more!   Download now

10 Ways to Revive a Lagging ESPP – Strategies for US Plans

Get the lowdown on quick-sales, look-backs and resets The time is right to give your ESPP a lift So, your ESPP is in a slump. When your company set up the plan, it likely did so to recruit, retain and reward employees, which are all great objectives. Broad-based ESPPs can...