Stock Options

Effective Strategies for Stock Options and Employee Stock Ownership Plans

Stock options remain an important part of equity compensation for some corporate executives. Though the number of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) has declined since 2000, the number of participants in ESOPs continues to increase. In 2015, the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) estimated that 9 million employees participated in stock ownership plans.1

Whether you’re an executive trying to maximize the value of your stock options or a company seeking to establish an employee stock ownership plan, TrustCore can help you find the right strategy to meet your goals.

TrustCore, develops customized employee ownership strategies for:

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Portfolios
  • Nonqualified Stock Options
  • Incentive Stock Options
  • Restricted Stock Plans

Employee stock ownership plans can provide opportunities to build wealth and drive employee performance, but careful analysis is needed to ensure the appropriate fit, timing and value for the organization.

TrustCore Financial advisors interact directly with a company on behalf of our clients, and are involved throughout execution of the strategy.

Our strategies address the many complexities of employee stock ownership plans, including:

  • Diversification
  • Hedging Opportunities
  • Cash Flow
  • Portfolio Impact
  • Stock Swaps
  • Reload Options
  • Vesting
  • 83(b) Elections
  • Rule 10b5-1 Elections
  • Insider Trading
  • Rule 144 Limitations
  • Blackout Periods
  • When to Exercise
  • What to Exercise
  • How to Exercise
  • When to Sell
  • What to Sell
  • Federal Tax
  • State Tax
  • Payroll Tax
  • Alternative Minimum Tax
  • Gifting Strategies
  • Employment Termination

1 Employee Stock Ownership Facts, 2015. National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO).