Employee share plans

Our team has extensive experience in the establishment and administration of a wide variety of incentive arrangements, each aligned to the individual needs of our clients.

Whether it is the introduction of a new plan or the transfer of existing schemes, we strive to maximise the value and effectiveness of clients’ incentive arrangements.

Our approach is collaborative; we work with our clients to establish their exact needs and align our services and teams around them.

We are technically led but pragmatic and commercial, essential to safeguard the integrity of the structures we administer while delivering an effective solution to our clients’ share plan requirements.

Our clients range from FTSE 100, 250, 350 and AIM-listed companies, multinational corporations and leading financial institutions to smaller, often private equity-backed, private companies. We also work closely with leading legal, accounting and advisory firms.

Our services include both trust and non-trust based structures.




Our services include:

  • Employee benefit plans
  • Long and short-term incentive plans
  • Performance, deferred and matching share plans
  • Share option plans
  • Joint/co-ownership arrangements
  • Discretionary cash award plans
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Employee stock purchase plans
  • Phantom arrangements
  • Warehousing and internal market arrangements for private companies
  • Tax and other hedging arrangements
  • Corporate and employee nominee services


This service is available in the following locations:


Keep up-to-date with the latest news, views and developments
from our teams across the Estera group.

1 March 2017

Estera, has acquired Guernsey-based Morgan Sharpe Administration Limited

(“Morgan Sharpe”).



09 January 2017

Estera, a world-leading fiduciary and administration services provider, will sponsor the inaugural Ladies in Trusts “Afternoon on the Green” golfing event at the North Sound Golf Club in Cayman on Wednesday, February 22.