Local expertise - global service

EAI's service combines a Nordic issuer’s special expertise and local knowledge of the local legal environment with an international and multilingual service package for globally dispersed holder and participant groups.

Our service covers all the share-based arrangements from stock options and share ownership plans to share saving programs covering the entire personnel, as well as personnel funds and the board of directors’ remuneration.

One-stop shop for all incentive services

The service selection includes versatile and tailored banking, back office and help desk services, accounting and reporting services for IFRS 2 expense recognition and management, hedging and execution services for stock options and share ownership plans as well as personnel fund administration. The entire service chain is available to the company from one place – from the share plan design to the asset management of the participants.

The service package is based on the Incentive.Online portal for HR officers, incentive scheme managers and personnel fund members around the world. We help to inform beneficiaries about the program, practical measures and the liquidation of incentives. We provide all the services related to incentive management including issuance, custody and brokerage services, reports to the financial administration (IFRS 2) and the authorities (MAR).

We offer our services in
accordance with the client’s wishes from individual
calculations or valuations to comprehensive outsourcing of the
incentive systems. In outsourcing, EAI takes responsibility for all
actions up to the liquidation of the incentive – taking into account the increasing regulation, including hedging, insider, reporting and taxation issues.


Tailored custody and brokerage services

As Evli’s tied agent, we can include the required banking services in the package:

  • Issuer’s principal and back office services
  • Subscription location (stock option programs)
  • Custody services, including book-entry accounts internationally and setting up an electronic customer relationship
  • Brokerage services and electronic orders through the portal.

Help desk and holder communication

In order to ensure successful communications in the incentive program and the personnel fund, we offer a comprehensive communications package:


  • Help desk telephone and e-mail services in three languages to the program’s holders and the company’s officials
  • Info sessions, webinars and conference calls
  • Preparation and distribution of the information materials (e.g. practical instructions, Q&A, presentations, brochures and forms)
  • Multimedia tools, e.g. instruction videos for holders.

IFRS 2 measurement and expense amortization

We offer an accounting and reporting service that is compliant with the IFRS 2 expense standard from measurement to amortization. The reporting fulfills the duty of disclosure, and its purpose is to explain the following to the readers of the financial statements:

  • The nature and the extent of the share-based incentive systems in use
  • The method of calculating the fair value of share-based incentive systems and the assumptions and the parameters used in calculation
  • The effect of expenses recognized on the basis of share-based incentive systems on the company’s financial statements.

Incentive.Online service portal

We maintain a real-time service portal that we offer to participants in the incentive programs, personnel funds' members and to the company’s officials on a SaaS basis:

  • Available for use globally 24/7
  • Holder interface in 17 languages
  • Receipt, approval, monitoring and liquidation of the incentives
  • Digital material bank, including Evli’s extracts, reports and analyses
  • Electronic orders directly to the Evli’s trading systems (sales, subscriptions, sell and subscribe “cashless exercise” orders).

Confirmation and hedging of share deliveries

We ensure that the share commission is carried out with a separate share portfolio that also enables hedging against exchange rate fluctuations:

  • Financing the acquisition of treasury shares (Limited Liability Companies Act, avoiding treasury share bureaucracy)
  • Hedge cash flow expenses against share price rise, also including the cash portion if desired
  • Clarity with respect to insider regulations, no holder-specific transactions.

Market Abuse Regulation services

We implement manager reporting, in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), with respect to incentives:

  • Identification and monitoring of the managers subject to MAR
  • Reporting to the Financial Supervisory Authority within three days
  • Stock exchange release drafts to the company within three days.

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