Whether you’re awarding shares directly, providing options, or delivering the ability to purchase stock through a plan, leveraging-equity based compensation helps your company retain the best talent and create a long-term commitment to the company’s success. AST is an industry leader in providing comprehensive equity plan solutions to companies and HR teams, as well as offering strategic guidance in the form of best practices from our extensive client base.

In addition to identifying best practices, a dedicated bilingual Relationship Management Team will ensure that your equity plan strategy is easily understood and aligned with your company’s goals and objectives. Our call centre, based in Canada, will support the rollout of your equity-related communications, handling calls in both English and French.

We are ahead of the curve in our technology-based approach, our ability to support the changing landscape of equity services, and our commitment to customized solutions that offer flexibility and as much -- or as little -- support as you need.

Our solutions include, but are not limited to, the administration of the following types of plans:

  • Stock Options
  • Restricted Stock Awards and Units
  • Performance Units (LTIP)
  • Deferred Units
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • RRSP Shares/Cash
  • TFSA Shares/Cash
  • Employee Benefit Plan
  • Stock Appreciation Rights (Cash and Stock Settled)


Stock Options, Restricted Stock & Performance Awards

We serve as your strategic partner to implement employee stock option plans that motivate and incentivize employees, as well as reward exceptional performance.

Employee Stock Purchase Plans

Employee Stock Purchase Plans offer employees a convenient way to purchase company stock through payroll deductions. AST can help you develop your ESPP to strengthen workforce loyalty while providing real value.

Administrative & Financial Reporting

We take pride in providing exceptional reporting services to simplify the equity compensation process for HR teams and plan administrators as well as compliance reporting for financial professionals.

Our Difference


Equity plan solutions are increasingly important to a company’s ability to attract and retain top talent. Equally important is ensuring smooth administration of those plans. For over 40 years, AST has been a partner to North American companies in providing exceptional experiences to plan participants through both managed full-service engagements and SaaS solutions.



Technology drives every AST solution, so customers can rely on the highest levels of data security and the most efficient approach to managing their business.  With a proprietary technology platform and front-end web interfaces, our clients have access to and control over their data.  And by integrating technology into our operations, AST teams spend more time focusing on improving levels of service, including more personalized interactions with you and your employees.

AST technology for Equity Plan Services



participants enrolled in EPS plans
  • Plan administrator to more than 250 clients
  • Plans include approximately 750,000 participants
  • Presence in over 70 countries

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