Index Funds The creation of index funds is arguably the most successful innovation in modern financial history. Index funds hold “rock star” status with investors…
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Never before have a handful of giant financial institutions had so much power over corporations. All via everyday investor’s retirement accounts.
If current trends continue, Index Funds will own a majority of all stocks that trade on Wall Street.
Currently, 90% of all index funds are owned by just 5 giant Wall Street Institutions.
Index Fund investors are not allowed to vote their proxies. The index fund managers vote on behalf of the investor.
There are so few new entrants to this space making competitions sparse. INDEX is here to change that.
A handful of Giant Institutions may gain voting control of virtually every large U.S. corporation.
Help change out Wall Street and Corporations view investors.
Other Index Funds
1. Vote on your behalf without polling your responses.
The INDEX Process (“Proxy Polling”)
1. We poll shareholders votes on each resolution.
2. We tally shareholder votes for the winners.
3. We weight the shareholders voice and cast the final vote.
When you buy a stock, you become a part business owner of that company. Proxy voting allows shareholders like yourself to vote and influence company operations and decisions. A shareholder will receive information which describes the issues being voted on. These issues can vary from electing it’s board of directors, compensation increases, climate change, and privacy practices. These votes are tallied and ultimately affect the overall course of that company.
However, when they buy an index fund, their shareholder rights are given over to the managers of that index fund. That manager is then tasked with voting those shares in the “best interest of the shareholders”.
There are a wide range of issues being voted on today. These issues can make a difference on companies but also have a wide ranging impact on society. Issues such as: ESG practices, privacy concerns, diversity issues within the company, the list goes on and on. Five institutions should not control the future of corporate America. Investors should. That type of power should be in the hands of the people. We created INDEX as the “non-institutional” choice for retail investors who love index funds. “The erosion of rights, however incremental, is the slow death of freedom” – Jack Carr
INDEX is the new independent alternative. We are the first index fund to offer “pass-through” polling, effectively giving investors a voice.
Index funds now control half the U.S. stock mutual fund market, giving the biggest funds enormous power to influence decisions and demand better returns at the companies in which they invest trillions of dollars. Three index fund managers dominate the field with a collective 81% share of index fund assets. The reason for this is because the indexing field attracts few new entrants because of extremely high barriers to entry.
ESG is taking off. Environmental, social and governance principles are more important now than ever before. But many investors, both institutional and retail, are turning to ESG funds and not individual stocks. They are affectively forfeiting their proxy votes to the big institutions who vote strongly against positive climate resolutions.
This is why we have created the first Index Fund to allow our shareholders to vote. We champion investor rights to vote their own ESG, not someone else’s.
“Empty voting” is a practice favored by some activist hedge funds to boost their voting power in a company without putting up much money. The SEC wants to determine whether it is being used to inappropriately influence corporate voting results.
We believe that everyone should have the right to vote and that includes shareholders. Change comes within and thats why we created INDEX. A mutual fund that tracks the S&P 500. The top 500 companies in America. We are paving the path for non institutional funds and giving our shareholders a voice. Let’s change Wall Street together! This is just the beginning.
The more we researched, the more the answer became obvious to us. Why not allow the shareholders of the index fund to vote? America is a democracy after all, why not here? Introducing – INDEX Proxy. A place for shareholders to vote their shares. The only place for Index fund investors to vote their poxy votes.
Our secure and private software, will give shareholders the ability to own INDEX and vote on the top 500 companies in America (according to Standard & Poors) Keep up to date with the latest corporate issues and never miss a proxy vote.