* Borrowing against your company securities may be prohibited by your employer. Please consult your company’s applicable internal company policies if pledging company securities.
To make the most of your Equity Award Analysis, you should be prepared to provide relevant tax inputs, including specific tax brackets, during the meeting. Certain types of equity such as stock purchased from an Employee Stock Purchase Plan or through exercise of an Incentive Stock Option, may be subject to special tax rules not reflected in the Equity Award Analysis platform.
The Equity Award Analysis is prepared using a brokerage tool and not an advisory tool. It is not a financial plan and does not create an investment advisory relationship between you and the Morgan Stanley Workplace Advisor. It is for educational purposes only and does not provide individually tailored investment advice and is not intended to be a personalized security, account type or investment strategy recommendation.
** A non-purpose securities based loan cannot be used to purchase, trade or carry securities or margin stock, as applicable.
Important information about your relationship with your Financial Advisor and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC when using a Financial Planning tool. When your Financial Advisor prepares a Financial Plan, they will be acting in an investment advisory capacity with respect to the delivery of your Financial Plan. To understand the differences between brokerage and advisory relationships, you should consult your Financial Advisor, or review our Understanding Your Brokerage and Investment Advisory Relationships brochure available at https://www.morganstanley.com/wealth-relationshipwithms/pdfs/understandingyourrelationship.pdf
You have sole responsibility for making all investment decisions with respect to the implementation of a Financial Plan. You may implement the Financial Plan at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC or at another firm. If you engage or have engaged Morgan Stanley, it will act as your broker, unless you ask it, in writing, to act as your investment adviser on any particular account.
Asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing do not assure a profit or protect against loss. There may be a potential tax implication with a rebalancing strategy. Please consult your tax advisor before implementing such a strategy.
Individuals executing a 10b5-1 trading plan should keep the following important considerations in mind: (1) 10b5-1 trading plans should be reviewed and approved by the legal and compliance department of the individual’s company. (2) Most companies will permit 10b5-1 trading plans to be entered into only during open window periods. (3) Recent rule changes will require a mandatory cooling-off period between the execution of a 10b5-1 trading plan (or a modification) and the first sale pursuant to the plan (or the first sale following such modification). (4) 10b5-1 trading plans do not alter the nature of restricted and/or control stock or regulatory requirements that may otherwise be applicable (e.g., Section 16, Section 13). (5) 10b5-1 trading plans that are terminated early may weaken or cause the individual to lose the benefit of the affirmative defense. (6) 10b5-1 trading plans may require a cessation of trading activities at times when lockups may be required at the company (e.g., secondary offerings). (7) Recent rule changes will require companies to publicly disclose material terms of Section 16 director and officer 10b5-1 trading plans, and the early termination of such plans.
Borrowing against securities may not be appropriate for everyone. Clients must be aware that there are risks associated with a securities based loan, including possible maintenance calls on short notice, and that market conditions can magnify any potential for loss. For details please see the important disclosures below.
Important Risk Information for Securities Based Lending: Clients must be aware that: (1) Sufficient collateral must be maintained to support the loan and to take future advances; (2) Clients may have to deposit additional cash or eligible securities on short notice; (3) Some or all of the pledged securities may be sold without prior notice in order to maintain account equity at required collateral maintenance levels. Clients will not be entitled to choose the securities that will be sold. These actions may interrupt long-term investment strategy and may result in adverse tax consequences or in additional fees being assessed; (4) Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A., Morgan Stanley Private Bank, National Association or Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (collectively referred to as “Morgan Stanley”) reserve the right not to fund any advance request due to insufficient collateral or for any other reason except for any portion of a securities based loan that is identified as a committed facility; (5) Morgan Stanley reserves the right to increase the collateral maintenance requirements at any time without notice; and (6) Morgan Stanley reserves the right to call securities based loans at any time and for any reason.
With the exception of a margin loan, the proceeds from securities based loan products may not be used to purchase, trade, or carry margin stock (or securities, with respect to Express CreditLine); repay margin debt that was used to purchase, trade or carry margin stock (or securities, with respect to Express CreditLine); and cannot be deposited into a Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC or other brokerage account.
To be eligible for a securities based loan, a client must have a brokerage account at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC that contains eligible securities, which shall serve as collateral for the securities based loan.
Securities based loans are provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, Morgan Stanley Private Bank, National Association or Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A, as applicable.
Alternative investments often are speculative and include a high degree of risk. Investors could lose all or a substantial amount of their investment. Alternative investments are appropriate only for eligible, long-term investors who are willing to forgo liquidity and put capital at risk for an indefinite period of time. They may be highly illiquid and can engage in leverage and other speculative practices that may increase the volatility and risk of loss. Alternative Investments typically have higher fees than traditional investments. Investors should carefully review and consider potential risks before investing.
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