Companies confront countless challenges associated with implementing and operating international employee equity plans, and regulatory compliance challenges are near the top of the list. In a recent survey of more than 250 global issuers, 56% of respondents said that keeping up with local regulations was a challenge and 45% cited regulatory compliance specifically as a challenge.
Recruit, retain and reward without barriers
As anyone who manages a global plan will attest, the issues they face can be as wide and varied as the countries in which they choose to grant equity-based awards. Take approved plans in France, Russian data privacy or China SAFE. Faced with these types of complexities, any company might be forgiven for foregoing their equity programs in favor of simpler compensation strategies. But despite these hurdles, companies still choose to offer employee equity plans to recruit, retain and reward their talent. Provided they’re managed correctly, they’re a win-win for both the issuer and the employee.
Mitigate regulatory risk with a balanced scorecard
In this white paper, Solium breaks down the black box of “regulatory compliance” and introduces a balanced scorecard to help issuers plan for success. To safely operate a global employee equity plan, companies should concentrate on all four areas to achieve a balanced scorecard – securities law, exchange control regulations, data protection and employment law.Download the full white paper