GES Long term incentive plans

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Long term incentive plans (LTIP) are provided by many companies and reward employees for reaching specific goals, whilst also supporting the retention of key executives and employees in a highly competitive work environment. All the while, long term incentive plans also allow businesses to attain long-term growth. Despite the many benefits, navigating which plans work best for a given company and their employees can be very complex. There are many factors to consider, including cost and income tax, as well as global tax and social security obligations for global employees working in different countries. This is then complicated further by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and an increased emphasis on remote working.

In this webinar, Kenny Ransquin, Partner, Global Employer Services, RSM Belgium; Carolina Rotatori, Partner, Global Employer Services and Private Clients, RSM Brazil; and Frank Casciaro, Director, Global Employer Services, RSM Canada will help you navigate this complex environment, leading you through the key issues, the key benefits, and how these plans have been affected in recent years. With more companies vying for skilled talent, long term incentive plans have become a popular way to attract such talent to join their business. You will be guided through the more common Long Term Incentive Plan structures, whilst also learning the key considerations in designing these plans.

If there is a specific area that you are interested in, you can use the timestamps below for reference:

00:00 – Intro
03:15 – Agenda
04:25 - What is the Purpose of an LTIP?
07:12 - LTIP Design – Key Considerations
09:10 - Disadvantages and Risks
15:16 - LTIPs – Some Common Structures
18:11 - Common Structures: Stock Options
20:55 - Common Structures: Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)
23:10 - Common Structures: Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs)
25:27 - Common Structures: Phantom Stock Plans
27:28 - Common Structures: Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
31:08 - Global Employees – Complexities for Employers
35:56 - Global Employees – Complexities for Employees
38:36 - Global Employee Case Study
47:37 – Summary
49:55 - Q&A

If you have any questions about the subject matter, please feel free to get in touch.


Kenny Ransquin 
Leader Global Employer Services

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