Equity-based compensation plans and products are an increasingly attractive way for privately held companies to retain and provide an incentive for their most valued asset: their employees. Today’s market includes an increasing array of innovative options which, together with traditional stock issuance programs, give private companies more choices than ever before.

Companies are increasingly turning to AST for experience-based guidance in determining the best course for their businesses and for expertise in setting up their plan for administration. We work directly with our clients to customize a strategy for plan administration, including simplified recordkeeping and reporting processes.

Technology is integral to every AST service. We tailor solutions to each client’s needs while also facilitating compliance with all reporting requirements. AST provides unique capabilities for our private company customers, including AST Plans Direct - Self Service Administration for Equity and Share Purchase Plans, and AST Cap Tables Direct – Private Company Recordkeeping.