Trends in 10b5-1 Adoption and Oversight

IMAGE: crstrbrt / 123rf.com When insiders own company stock, diversifying their shares requires diligence and care. A 10b5-1 trading plan is a vehicle for executives to manage concentrated stock positions. Today, these plans are on the rise. With increased scrutiny of Insider trading, firms are adding oversight and providing clearer guidance in how plans are structured. The Morgan Stanley/NASPP 10b5-1 Survey of 325 companies, conducted in Spring 2015, found that the use of 10b5-1 trading plans is growing. A majority...

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Startup Employees: Here is the proper way to value your stock options

By Matt Rosoff from Business Insider What happened at Good Technology is an excellent reminder for employees working at any venture-funded private company on how to treat those stock options you're getting. For most employees, for the sake of your own financial planning and salary negotiations, those options should be treated as if they are worth $0. Because until you sell them, that's what they're worth. OK, technically, by some measures, those options are worth more than $0. But you...

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