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HBOS Employee Equity Solutions
HBOS

HBOS Employee Equity Solutions is the UK's largest provider of employee, executive and global share plans. We are highly trained and experienced share plan professionals totally focused on and committed to developing long-term mutually beneficial partnerships with our clients. We work with many of the world's leading companies; our clients include 43 companies in the FTSE 100, 86 in the FTSE 250, 7 in the Dow and 27 in the FTSE Eurotop 100. We take care of plans in around 200 countries for over 800 clients.

We tailor our full range of products and services in order to provide a complete employee equity solution for our clients – in the UK, globally and offshore. Working in a flexible, client-centric way where the emphasis is not only on meeting short-term needs but also on building long-term relationships.

www.employeeshareservices.co.uk (opens in a new window)

Killik Employee Share Services
Killik Employee Share Services

Killik Employee Services ("KES") has become a dominant force in the provision of outsourced share plan administration and complimentary services to both UK and international employers of all sizes; working with them to deliver tailored solutions that fit their objectives, circumstances and budgets. Our clients include: BAE Systems, BG Group, Connaught, Domino Printing, Greene King, Group 4 Securicor, Marks and Spencer, Reuters & Xansa

KES provide outsourced administration for both all-employee and executive share plans or software to companies who wish to administer their plans themselves. To compliment this world class administration service KES will seamlessly integrate stockbroking services including a market leading cashless exercise service; low cost share dealing for employees; wealth management and taxation services; corporate SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension) and workplace financial education and advice.

http://www.killikess.co.uk (opens in a new window)

Lloyds TSB Registrars
Lloyds TSB Registrars

Lloyds TSB Registrars is the UK market leader in the provision of employee share plans (ESP) and share registration. We have unrivalled experience, with over 800 clients, managing around 24 million shareholder and employee records.

With over 50 years of expertise in administration, our impressive client list covers 55% of the FTSE 100, and we currently administer employee schemes for clients ranging in size from 22 to over 200,000 employees.

We offer a complete range of services across the share registration, retail investor and employee benefits areas, and have built an enviable reputation for service quality, innovation and market leading technology.

Within the employee benefits arena, we provide our clients with access to the three key elements of benefits solutions:

  • Employee share plans
  • Flexible benefits
  • Pensions administration

Our commitment to the ESP market specifically over the last 20 years has enabled us to develop a comprehensive administration service for a variety of share plan products. This proven capability is what also makes our flexible benefits and pensions administration products a success, and ones that our clients can rely on.

http://www.lloydstsb-registrars.co.uk (opens in a new window)

http://www.lloydstsb-offshore.com (opens in a new window)

MM & K
MM & K

MM & K Limited, via its trading division, The Share Option Centre (TSOC), offers a complete administration service for discretionary share plans. Our administrators have many years experience of managing share plans for all types and sizes of companies and can provide an effective service covering the complete life cycle of your plans, manage transactions associated with M & As, IPOs and employee communications.

MM & K Limited is an experienced adviser to Remuneration Committees and can assist in the drafting of plan rules & documentation. Together with TSOC, MM & K can provide an effective 'one stop shop' service.

http://www.mm-k.com/ (opens in a new window)

Yorkshire Building Society
Yorkshire Building Society

Yorkshire Building Society is a market leader in the provision of Share Plan administration. With over 26 years experience we are well placed to help with your entire share plan needs, customising the service we provide to suit your company requirements. Whether your company is new to share plans or you have existing plans in need of a makeover, we have the people, systems and processes in place to make them a success.

www.ybs.co.uk (opens in a new window)

Ogier
Ogier

Ogier's Employee Benefit Team provides a professional, tailored and efficient administration service to a wide variety of employee benefit arrangements. The administration of restricted stock, stock option and phantom plans is core business to the Team as is the administration of deferred compensation and pension arrangements.

Many of the arrangements that are administered require the use of employee benefit trusts, which are administered by the Team both onshore and from multiple offshore locations.

Clients of the Team can take advantage of the web-enabled entitlement-tracking platform PlanTrack. The system has been designed by the Team to support the administration of employee benefit plans and it enables plan participants and employer representatives’ online access to view and interact with their benefit plan entitlements.

www.ogier.com (opens in a new window)

UBS
UBS

UBS Corpoarte Employee Financial Services (CEFS) is a leading provider of Global Equity Plan Administration. Our award winning solution can help your business to maximising efficiency, minimise risk, and enhance participant experience. As a global company we not only manage our own equity based plans, but also those of over 160 international clients with more than 1.3 million participants across 100 countries. Our global pedigree is impressive and, if required, then we can provide you with first-rate client references. Here at CEFS we provide a full range of plan administration services for equity-based compensation plans, regardless of their size and or complexity. We also strive to create added value for clients by drawing on the resources and expertise from other parts of the business, to provide fully integrated administrative & banking solutions, trust arrangements and real-time share dealing.

http://www.ubs.com (opens in a new window)

Baker & McKenzie
Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie LLP, a leading global law firm, advises on all aspects of the implementation and operation of UK and international employee share plans. The London office of Baker & McKenzie has a prominent and growing share plan practice that is able to help clients with all aspects of their share plans. We have extensive experience in both UK based and international based share plans. The London practice is part of a leading network of international share plan lawyers, with lawyers in each of our 68 offices in 38 different countries that are able to help.

www.bakernet.com (opens in a new window)

Chilten Plc
Chiltern PLC

Chiltern is the UK's leading independent firm of tax advisers. We help companies, public sector organisations and private clients to manage and improve their tax profiles. We also provide expert tax support to professional intermediaries in the UK and overseas. Internationally, we are the sole UK member of Taxand, the world's first global network of independent, specialist tax firms.

http://www.chilternplc.com/ (opens in a new window)

The Global Equity Organization
The Global Equity Organization

The Global Equity Organization (GEO) is a member-founded and member-driven international nonprofit organization created to provide timely and relevant information to the global stock plan community. GEO's 2,400+ members represent over 50 countries and include stock plan administrators, academics, non-governmental agencies, service providers, attorneys, brokers, and accountants who participate in networking, information sharing, and discussions through international, regional, national, and local events. GEO's 12 local and regional chapters provide members with coordinated location-specific information about the application of stock plans in that local environment.

GEO has been recognized as a leading source of information on global stock plans. For more information regarding our activities please visit us at: www.globalequity.org (opens in a new window)

LawInContext
LawInContext

LawInContext's Global Equity Helpdesk, provides stock plan administrators with online access to a cost-effective, timely and comprehensive database that provides country-by-country information on tax and legal issues associated with 3 types of stock plans (stock option, stock purchase and restricted stock/restricted stock unit) in 53 countries around the world. All content has been created by Baker & McKenzie and contributing lawyers active in stock plan and employee compensation issues. Content covered includes details of current and ongoing tax obligations, securities filings, and regulatory compliance.

Key features include: high quality content that is regularly updated; online access 24/7; email notifications of updates and key developments; user friendly site design; customized subscriptions; and cost-effective pricing.

For more information, please contact:

LawInContext was created by the global law firm Baker & McKenzie, and provides online legal information, knowledge management and training in various areas of the law.

Hargreaves Lansdown
Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown is one of the leading providers of investment management products and services to investors in the UK. During our 25 years in business, we have placed investments for over half a million clients.

The Vantage Share Plan Solution is a new service that we have recently launched. It has been designed to enable your employees to easily extend their options when their share plans mature. In doing so, it encourages continued shareholding and enhances the value of the benefit you have provided.

The service costs your company nothing to use, is simple to setup and gives your employees the option to:

  • Transfer shares to an Individual Savings Account (ISA) free of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for certain approved share plans.
  • Transfer shares to a Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) with the transfer benefiting from tax relief at the employee's highest marginal rate.
  • Hold the shares in a Share Account where they can also hold other shares that they might have.
  • Transfer shares to a spouse to maximise on joint CGT exemptions.
    (Taxation will depend on employee's circumstances and is subject to change)

The Vantage Share Plan Solution draws on the HL group's experience as SIPP and ISA provider, employee benefit consultant and stockbroker. The quality of service delivered in these fields has led us to win awards like: Best SIPP Provider 2007, Best IFA 2007, Corporate Adviser of the Year 2007 and Best Share Dealing Service 2007. By combining our award winning services, this new proposition will add value to your benefit package making the experience of holding shares in your company simple, enjoyable and tax efficient.

http://www.h-l.co.uk (opens in a new window)

ICSA Software & ICSA Corporate Services
ICSA

ICSA Software

Innovative products and services that enable companies to demonstrate their commitment to compliance, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility:

  • Asset reunification services
  • Global entity management
  • Company secretarial compliance
  • Corporate governance and CSR software

Board Performance Evaluation

ICSA Corporate Services runs the ICSA's successful board performance evaluation service. Its team provides independent, authoritative evaluations of the performance of the board, principal committees and individual directors.

ICSA Events

ICSA Events is the events company of ICSA, offering a unique range of training programmes to ensure you are up to date with the latest business information:

  • Conferences
  • Board level programmes
  • In-house training

For more information:

HBOS Employee Share Solutions