“We believe founders’ leadership, drive, clarity of vision, and strong focus on clients and culture are key strategic advantages in generating superior performance.”

James H. Herbert, II Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO

The First Republic Founders IndexSM is an equity benchmark of more than 400 publicly traded companies1 in which the founder or founders are actively involved and a key influence in its strategy. Active involvement is defined as the founder or founders serving in a key executive role and/or on the company’s board of directors.

Learn more about the FRC Founders Index FundSM (FNDRX) here.

Founder-led firm

As a founder-led firm, First Republic has first-hand experience in understanding the strength of the entrepreneur’s focus on client satisfaction, culture, and longer-term results.

Why we created
the First Republic Founders Index

Unique characteristics of founders

Ability to Move Quickly and Innovate

Focus on

Commitment to Client Satisfaction

Long-Term View
of the Business

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By applying a rules-based, equal-weighted approach, the First Republic Founders IndexSM is designed to capture these characteristics of founder-influenced success.