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 plan administration to companies and human resources teams, as well as offering strategic guidance in the form of best practices from our extensive client base. We are ahead of the curve with our technology-based approach and our ability to support the changing landscape of equity services. Our unique customized solutions offer flexibility and as much -- or as little -- support as you need.
We serve as your strategic partner to implement employee stock options plans that motivate and incent employees, as well as reward exceptional performance.
Employee stock purchase plans offer employees a convenient way to purchase company stock through payroll deductions. AST can help you develop your plan to strengthen workforce loyalty while providing real value.
We take pride in providing exceptional reporting services to simplify the equity compensation process for human resources and plan administrators, as well as compliance reporting for financial professionals.
We help companies address the unique needs of senior executives and officers with a full suite of flexible solutions.
Stock option, restricted stock units, and share purchase plans are increasingly attractive ways for privately held companies to reward and retain top talent. We work with you to map the best equity solutions, and then help you manage all related administrative tasks.
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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. AST continues to be a long-standing partner to companies in providing exceptional experiences to plan participants through both managed, full-service engagements and SaaS solutions.
HOW WE WORK
A dedicated project team will develop a deep understanding of your company’s specific needs.
We will map data fields and reports to your needs, and upload historical data for reconciliation.
Your dedicated project team will work closely with you and provide you with the information you need.
We will develop and support the rollout of all equity-related communications.
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. AST integrates technology into all our operations, which allows our teams to spend more time focusing on interacting personally with you and your employees.
BY THE NUMBERS
750,000participants enrolled in EPS plans
- Plan administrator to more than 250 clients
- Plans include approximately 750,000 participants
- Presence in over 70 countries
We offer industry-leading management resources for Equity Plan Solutions, including an informative webinar series, publications, and regulatory expertise to help your business stay a step ahead.
Maria Acevedo-Pichardo, AST Director of Product Management discusses key challenges for tax season, highlighting helpful tops and tools for companies’ filings in 2020.
Jeff Cohen, Executive Vice President of AST Equity Plan Solutions, discusses 10b5-1 plan rules with Merrill Stone, partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, to help executives use these plans securely and easily.
“I have worked with AST for well over six years now. I have never had a negative experience. Everyone we work with is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and thorough. Their responsiveness is greatly appreciated. I have received nothing but extraordinary service and I have developed a high opinion for the team that I work with.”Equity Plan Solutions Client