Financial Planning Challenges for Corporate Executives

November 19, 2019 | Bob Hapanowicz
Downtown Office Building

Whether you’ve built your own company from the ground up or you climbed the corporate ladder within a company to an executive or CEO role, your career achievements are signs of your hard work, character, and dedication. Those are the same values we believe in at H&A. You’ve undoubtedly seen your fair share of challenges along the road to success. Now, you might be facing the challenge of making the most of your financial achievements and setting yourself up for a successful future. 

Typically, corporate executives will face similar financial and planning challenges and can benefit from professional guidance in the following areas: 

Achieving and maintaining objectivity

When you are managing your corporate environment, day-in-day-out, it can often leave you with a narrow focus. The vision of your company in terms of stock growth potential becomes blurry. A financial advisor can help you take a step back and understand your company within the context of your industry to better evaluate how you manage stocks or options.

Knowing when to hold, sell, or swap

When you see the object value of your stock and performance potential, your financial advisor can work with you to devise a strategic plan. That plan could include strategies for holding stock and for how long, the best approaches to divesting, when to sell for tax purposes, or how to swap options for regular stock, among many other considerations. Many considerations will take into account company or government rules regarding the sale of your stock or options. It can also depend on where you fall within the corporate structure of your company and if you are an officer of the company.

Managing strategic maneuvers 

A financial advisor or wealth management team can help you develop several strategic plans for diversifying your portfolio. For example, you may want to participate in Exchange Funds where you can diversify a large single stock position into a basket of other stocks without directly selling stock and incurring a capital gain. 

With corporate success comes the great responsibility to yourself, your future self, your company, and your family and loved ones, to be a proper steward of your wealth now and your wealth to come.

You need to focus your strengths on what has made you successful and use that to build a team of trusted financial advisors and professionals to guide you with their experience and advice. Just as you would hire a top-notch team at your company, you also need to hire a team of experienced, knowledgeable, and caring financial advisors to assist you with managing your wealth now, and planning for your future. 

H&A’s dedicated advisors are here to help you understand and plan for all that you’ve achieved, as well as everything that is to come. Feel free to reach out to me directly to discuss any financial planning challenges or questions you may be facing. I’m available anytime at reh@hapanowicz-associates.com

Content in this material is for general information only and not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.


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