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Value vs Growth vs Index Investors in my company From An Investor Relations Point Of View (Webinar Attendee Question)

From an Investor Relations (IR) perspective, are there any situations in which it is desirous to have shareholders that are index funds versus funds that are focused on growth or fundamentals?

This question was asked by an attendee during the Proformative webinar "Analytics: The MVP on Your Investor Relations Team" held on January 9, 2013.  Join the discussion and add your insights below.

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Phyllis Proffer
Title: Owner, Investor Relations Counselor
Company: The Heights Company, LLC
(Owner, Investor Relations Counselor, The Heights Company, LLC) |

Index funds attempt to match the performance of a broad market index. From an IR perspective, we would prefer investment decisions to be based upon the company’s investment characteristics and its ability to pursue growth prospects which should produce better results than broad market indices.


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