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Vivek Ramaswamy, founder and executive chairman of Strive, announced his new Strive 500 ETF on “Warney & Company.” Tuesday, designed to drive cultural change in the boardroom by maximizing value on the political agenda and focusing “particularly on merit.”

Vivek Ramaswamy, What has happened over the years is that shareholders such as BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard have imposed anti-American policies on American companies. One example was Apple which adopted a racial equity audit after shareholders pressured the company to do so, including BlackRock who voted in favor of a racial equity audit, My view is that companies like Apple shouldn’t focus on racial equity audits, they should focus on hiring people exclusively on merit, regardless of race, gender or politics.

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So the point is, the new fund that we launched today, the STRV ticker, it’s Strive500, is to take that voice to Corporate America, to the boardrooms of Corporate America, to make them focus exclusively on excellence over politics. Have to say, and yes, when it comes to hiring just focus on qualifications. I’m proud to say that this was my subject Shareholder Letter to Apple’s Board of Directors And Disney’s board has a separate letter. I think so [this] Widespread conversations are beginning, both in the capital markets and in the boardroom.

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