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Aging parents, kids in college; change of plans
01 Oct

Aging parents, kids in college; change of plans

Jill and Arshad once scoffed at the term “sandwich generation.” That changed for Jill, the HR benefits leader for a technology company, when they invited Arshad’s mom to move in after their daughters left for college. Higher household expenses and changing equity compensation is creating the law of unintended consequences and new questions they need help answering.

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Too big to fail? Complexity of long-term incentive comp changes the picture
02 Jul

Too big to fail? Complexity of long-term incentive comp changes the picture

The annual election mix of NQOs vs RSUs was automatic until this year. Even the smartest guy in his class has to grudgingly admit that his portfolio is growing “too big to fail.” Victor has been picking stocks and making gains. Now his executive compensation is the largest position in his portfolio. Who’s looking after the company stock and what will he do about the annual election?

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Non-US nationals working in US face unique tax trigger on equity rewards
04 Apr

Non-US nationals working in US face unique tax trigger on equity rewards

The bioscience research company Phoebe joined 15 years ago in her native Belgium was a path to financial success she hadn’t anticipated. Phoebe has been brought to the pharma company’s US headquarters as Division President and a company insider. She’s excited to start the long-term assignment until hearing that the Belgian Equity grants she holds free and clear could become subject to US taxes once her green card arrives.

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Could What She Didn’t Know Cost Her?
16 Aug

Could What She Didn’t Know Cost Her?

When she exercised her ISOs last year and decided to hold the stock for future growth, Irina was in for a rude awakening: she was hit with the AMT or Alternative Minimum Tax. Now she wonders what else she needs to know to prevent unintended consequences of sale.

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PSUs and Insider Rules Confound Executive in New Role
31 Mar

PSUs and Insider Rules Confound Executive in New Role

When a rising star is named president for a west coast IT company, she acquires some new and enviable issues. Valeria is an insider, for starters, which means she’ll need to gain pre-clearance for any sale of company stock and is now required to file SEC Forms 3, 4 & 5. What’s more, she’s been granted Performance Stock Units (PSUs), whose features and performance targets are complex but achievable. One year in, she’s beginning to get attractive outside salary offers, so she wants to learn more about what she has.

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