As businesses begin to open up and your clients head back to their offices (or decide not to), equity compensation will be a hot planning topic. Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) are an increasingly popular form of equity comp, which has prompted frequent requests from fpPathfinder members for a checklist to support their conversations.
The RSU Checklist Is Ready For Prime Time
fpPathfinder members can reference the “What Issues Should I Consider Regarding My Restricted Stock Units?” checklist to guide clients through the complexities of this valuable piece of equity comp.
Members can refer to the checklist before a client meeting to map out an agenda to review the client’s RSU plan agreement. It’s also useful for documenting the terms of the RSUs so the advisor can monitor and revisit the plan annually.
The checklist is also helpful when educating clients about:
- Key characteristics of RSUs.
- Ordinary income tax considerations at vesting.
- Capital gains tax considerations after sale.
- Company stock and portfolio considerations.
Clients will appreciate that you can help them untangle the confusion that can surround RSUs. When you provide that clarity, you’ll guide clients to establish a sound strategy to optimize their benefits.
Equity Compensation: Address The Bigger Picture
The developing employment climate has the potential to make equity compensation conversations more timely now than ever. With mentions in the media about the “Great Resignation,” it’s a powerful time to check in with clients to take their pulse on the topic. Will anyone be stepping away from the workforce? Perhaps a second professional chapter is in the offing with an entirely new position? Regardless, there is sure to be money in motion.
To help fpPathfinder members create actionable client conversations, the equity compensation series of checklists and a flowchart are available in this easy-to-reference bundle. Click on the image below and save the fully linked PDF to your desktop.
Become a member and be part of the fpPathfinder community. In addition to having access to every checklist, flowchart, and summary our team develops, you’ll tap into ideas that will inspire the way you’re able to serve clients and grow your business.
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