“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 and Executive Chairman

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.