StockOpter.com, one of the industry’s leading applications for equity compensation valuation and risk analysis, has been enhanced to track client 10b5-1 trading plans. These trading plans established under SEC Rule 10b5-1 provide an affirmative defense against charges of insider trading because they are setup before the employee knows information that may affect the company’s stock price. This allows trades to be executed when stock price targets are met, even during blackout periods.
Since 2008, StockOpter.com from Net Worth Strategies, Inc. has enabled financial advisors to analyze equity compensation holdings and help clients make timely and informed diversification decisions based on risk. The new 10b5-1 trading plan functionality in StockOpter allows wealth management firms to establish and track trading instructions for clients at companies that utilize these plans. StockOpter users are alerted by email when the plan criteria are met so that the trades can be placed.
StockOpter’s 10b5-1 enhancement is a simple and inexpensive way for advisory firms of all sizes that work with company insiders to implement these trading plans. It is presently available for no charge to current StockOpter.com users using active client cases. Advisors without StockOpter accounts can find more information and access a limited demo of the program on the StockOpter website.
ABOUT NET WORTH STRATEGIES, INC.
Incorporated in 1999, Net Worth Strategies is an industry leader in equity compensation risk analysis and tax planning tools for financial advisors. The company provides two different applications under the brand name StockOpter. The web-based StockOpter.com platform provides an equity compensation risk analysis that identifies diversification opportunities using unique metrics. The Excel-based StockOpter/Pro application has a full tax engine for doing equity compensation tax planning and strategy modeling. Watch the short StockOpter overview video on the StockOpter website to understand how these applications address fee compression by enabling advisors to engage and assist stock plan participant to diversify their holdings. Net Worth Strategies clients include some of the top independent advisory firms and many of the major wealth management institutions. Learn more at https://networthstrategies.com/.