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IN-PERSON CHAPTER EVENT
16 October 2023, 11:30am - 2pm CDT
TEXAS CHAPTER MEETING
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LOCATIONS: DALLAS, HOUSTON, and AUSTIN

Global

Deploying and implementing an effective equity compensation program is no easy feat and challenges are rampant. If your program is struggling to make a real difference, there are things you can do to ensure the benefits you offer are valued. We’ve rounded up the top reasons equity compensation programs struggle and ways to make them work for the better

In this session, we will explore:

  • Why it’s important to maximize the impact on your equity compensation programs
  • Ways to make an impact in your communications and strategy
  • Success stories/case studies from other organizations that overcame the challenges presented to them

We will be holding a simulcast for our chapter meeting, to give you more location options so you can attend. 

Agenda:
11:30  a.m. – 12:00 p.m. -  Registration, welcome and lunch
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Presentation with Robyn Shutak and Elizabeth Stoudt of Infinite Equity -  “Texas Fall Roundup - Why Equity Compensation Programs Fall Short with Solutions”
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Roundtable discussions/networking

  • Lunch will be provided.  Please indicate any dietary requirements in your registration. 
  • Drawing for complimentary pass for corporate issuer in each location to GEO Annual Conference in Nashville, April 9 – 11, 2024 will occur.  Must be present to win!

 

LIVE WEBCAST
1 November 2023, 12 - 1:15pm EDT
NAVIGATING GEO'S MESSAGE BOARDS WITH EXPERT PRECISION
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SPEAKERS: Sandy Shurin, Deloitte, Ian Dawson, Deloitte, Issuer Guest 

Global

Join experts from Deloitte and their Issuer guest who will tackle the most discussed challenges on GEO’s online community platform, GEOconnect.

This session will uncover the answers to complex and topical share plan issues with confidence while ensuring full compliance with regulatory requirements.  Let the experts guide you through the maze of the latest queries, comments and responses, helping you make informed decisions for your company's success.

  • Gain insights from industry experts on how to interpret and respond to the latest queries, comments, and responses related to related to equity compensation design, compliance, and operations to be better equipped to make informed decisions that align with your company's goals
  • Understand the importance of maintaining full compliance with regulatory requirements when managing share plans to mitigate potential risks and safeguard your company's share plan initiatives
  • Discover the power of leveraging GEOconnect, the online community platform, to enhance your share plan management practices
ARTICLE
3 July 2023
GOVERNMENT CONTROLLING OWNERSHIP AND CEO COMPENSATION INCENTIVES: EVIDENCE FROM CHINA
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SOURCE: Ideas

Greater China

This research investigates the correlation between government-controlling ownership and CEO compensation incentives in China. The findings indicate that government control diminishes CEO pay-performance sensitivity (PPS), resulting in a 6% lower PPS for CEOs in state-owned enterprises (SOEs) compared to non-state-owned enterprises (non-SOEs), representing an average 14% reduction in PPS. This effect persists even during privatization, when firms transition from government to private ownership. Moreover, the negative impact of government controlling ownership on CEO incentives is more pronounced in SOEs with higher government ownership or lower hierarchy government control.

ARTICLE
25 June 2023
THE EFFECTS OF MANDATORY PROFIT-SHARING ON WORKERS AND FIRMS: EVIDENCE FROM FRANCE
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SOURCE: SSRN

France

 

This research paper examines the effects of mandatory profit-sharing in France, focusing on the regulation requiring firms with over 100 employees to share excess-profits with their employees. The study finds that mandated profit-sharing redistributes profits to lower-skill workers without significant distortions or productivity effects, as evidenced by changes in the labor share of income and profit share at the firm level, and increased total compensation for low-skill workers at the employee level.

NEWS
29 March 2023
MANAGEMENT EQUITY INCENTIVE PLANS - KEY CONSIDERATIONS
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SOURCE: Maples.com

Design and strategy
Ireland

Equity plans can help employers incentivize and retain key employees, contributing to company performance through alignment of interests between employees and employers. These plans require minimal administration and can help overcome critical challenges businesses face in attracting and motivating staff.

ARTICLE
31 March 2023
HOW TECH BUSINESSES CAN BENEFIT FROM AU EMPLOYEE SHARE SCHEME REGULATION
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SOURCE: Biz Tech Lawyers

Australia

 

Recent changes to the Employee Share Scheme (ESS) regulations in Australia have clarified tax obligations for employees and eased obligations for employers, allowing tech start-ups to attract top talent in the global market. The introduction of a new ESS regime replaces previous relief measures, making it simpler for companies to obtain relief and avoid complex disclosures and regulatory obligations. Biztech Lawyers and Qapita are supporting clients in Australia and internationally to leverage these changes and empower their employees through equity ownership.

ARTICLE
2 June 2023
EQUITY COMPENSATION FOR START UPS
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SOURCE: Cake Equity

USA

This article provides an overview of equity compensation for startups, explaining how it aligns employee interests with the company and helps attract and retain talent. It covers various types of equity compensation plans, their benefits, and considerations, highlighting the importance of careful planning and expert guidance to create a suitable compensation package.

ARTICLE
19 July 2023
CROWN ESTATE TRIPLES PAY OF CEO IN THREE YEARS TO NEARLY £1.6M
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SOURCE: The Guardian 

UK and Channel Islands

The article discusses the significant increase in CEO pay at the crown estate, an ancient portfolio of land and property in England and Wales. The current CEO, Dan Labbad, received almost £1.6 million last year, triple his pay in 2019, and far surpassing his predecessor's salary. The rise in compensation has raised concerns about the management of taxpayer funds and calls for reform to ensure the income from the crown estate benefits the nation appropriately.

ARTICLE
18 July 2023
EQUITY COMPENSATION PLANS: STOCK OPTIONS, RSUS, AND ALLOCATION
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SOURCE: Siskinds Law Firm

Global

 

This article serves as an introductory guide to equity compensation plans, particularly addressing common inquiries from founders. It focuses on two essential aspects: types of equity compensation, such as stock options and restricted share units (RSUs), along with their distinctive features and potential tax implications. Additionally, the article emphasizes the significance of establishing a formal equity compensation plan, often referred to as a stock option pool or an equity compensation pool. The allocation of securities in this plan impacts the fully-diluted ownership percentages of existing shareholders and allows corporations to benefit from preferential tax treatment.

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