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May 24, 2017

Passive investing: Q&A with VolitionRX’s IRO

For Scott Powell, head of IR at cancer diagnostics company VolitionRX, finding ways to communicate with passive investors is a worthwhile – if difficult-to-achieve – goal.

Do you know what percentage of your investors are passive versus active? If so, has the number grown recently? Institutional investors own approximately 25 percent of our outstanding shares, with the majority – about 23 percent of that 25 percent – being active investors that I regularly speak to. According to 13F filings as of December 31, 2016, Vanguard just took close to a 1 percent ownership stake in our company. It’s funny because I’ve never spoken to anyone at Vanguard and nor has

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