2015 has seen many changes in new trends in the compensation world. Among those shifts is a move by many companies to issue more novel and creative award designs. In this presentation, Narine Karakhanyan will discuss some of the latest trends in new awards designs—benefits and drawbacks, along with important risk factors for companies stepping outside of the norm. Too often, wrong turns can often result in a heavy burden in the administration and accounting function. Stock administration professionals must be keenly tuned in to new trends, and how to foresee potential downstream risks, and communicate those risks to HR and compensation in advance. Risks will be made more tangible with case studies and anecdotes.
Please join us for this timely lunchtime meeting to hear the latest updates in plan design.
11:30 a.m. – Registration & Check-In
11:45 a.m. – Networking, Announcements, and Chapter Business
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Presentation & Q&A session
We are thankful to Equity Methods for graciously sponsoring this luncheon and making it free of charge for issuer attendees. NASPP membership is not required to attend. Feel free to bring colleagues who might be interested in joining NASPP. Seating is limited and registration is required.
Narine Karakhanyan, Valuation Consultant, Equity Methods
Narine Karakhanyan brings a diverse background in compensation and finance and to the Equity Methods Valuation Services Group. In her current role as a Valuation Consultant, Narine assists companies with addressing ASC 718 compliance issues related to their employee stock option and market award valuations by providing leadership and support on custom valuation engagements. Prior to joining Equity Methods, Narine worked with HSBC Germany in the Securities Services / Custody division, arranging settlements of purchases and sales of securities and maintaining cash accounts. She also worked as a Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of Magdeburg in Germany, where she lectured undergraduates and conducted research in the Department of International Economics. Most recently, Narine served as a teaching instructor in the Department of Economics at Arizona State University. Narine holds a Bachelor of Economics degree with honors from the Yerevan State University in Armenia, an M.S. in Economics and Finance from the University of Magdeburg, and an M.S. in Economics from Arizona State University. Currently, Narine is a SAS Certified Base Programmer and is pursuing the Advanced Programmer Certification and Level II of the CFA candidacy exam. Narine enjoys traveling and speaks four languages.