Hands-On Investor

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Paul Tracy
Updated June 12, 2021

What is a Hands-On Investor?

A hands-on investor has a substantial interest in a company and chooses to take an active role in its management. It is the opposite of a hands-off investor.

How Does a Hands-On Investor Work?

A hands-on investor could be a large-scale stockholder who also actively participates in how a company is managed. For example, a hands-on investor is delegated responsibility as part of a company's managing directorship. A hands-on investor should not be confused with a hands-off investor, which is an investor with a similar stake who chooses not to take a proactive management role.

Why Does a Hands-On Investor Matter?

Major investors are more commonly hands-on than hands-off, having a deep interest in the success of the company as well as disproportionate authority in the decision-making process.

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