Zurich, 30 September 2015
Over the past two days, Equatex hosted its annual client conference. Offering a break from the Northern European autumn weather, the event took delegates to the island of Malta to discuss compensation industry trends, regulatory developments and Equatex’s plans to further extend its products and services.
The event featured speakers from a wide field of experts including:
Using equity compensation to bolster business performance
Over the past three years, Siemens AG in collaboration with University of Göttingen has been running a scientific analysis on the company’s equity schemes and how they affect employee engagement and wider business success. Siemens Head of Global Share Programs Marc Muntermann shared key findings of the study that provided insights for the effective design and implementation of equity plans.
Engaging employees in a digital world
Challenging delegates to look at the bigger picture and spark a broader discussion around employee engagement, behavioural psychologist Paul Davies took the audience on a journey of discovery about the irrational reality of how people think and behave when making decisions about financial matters, including participation in share plans.
Adapting to regulatory change
Regulatory developments can have a huge impact on the design and implementation of benefit plans. A current example is the proposed revision of the European Shareholder-Rights Directives, which will affect listed companies in Europe. In his presentation, Martin Pfändler of hkp Group discussed the consequences and possible scenarios for the structure and design of share-based compensation in light of this directive.
Equatex COO Frank Juhre and CTO Adrian Wyss gave a preview of some of the many upcoming developments and new services Equatex plans to launch over the coming year. About the conference Frank Juhre said: “We appreciate that our clients took the time to join us and discuss topics that shape our industry. We really value this direct exchange and collaborative community, which helps us to build ever better solutions jointly with our clients.”
Introducing Reflect magazine
At the client conference, Equatex launched the inaugural issue of Reflect magazine. Packed full of insightful business ideas Reflect aims to inspire, engage and challenge.
In each issue, Equatex will tackle topics from across the compensation plan industry and global business, invite informed opinion and expert predictions for the future, and explore the big ideas that matter to international companies.
Click here to learn more about Reflect magazine, to read online or to order a free copy.
Equatex provides international employee and executive compensation plan services for today’s global enterprise, supporting clients with participants across Europe, Asia, Australia and America. With world-class cloud technologies, Equatex enables companies to deliver engaging compensation schemes across borders, languages and currencies. Equatex currently supports around 200 international businesses and their 1.5 million employees, providing customised end-to-end solutions from funding instruments to administration and execution.