Spotlight on BlackRock.
Transparency Offensive on BlackRock in Switzerland.
BlackRock is the largest asset manager in the world and the most important investor in Switzerland: On average, 5.8% of the shares in publicly listed Swiss companies are held by BlackRock, making it the largest shareholder in the country.
Given its size, why is BlackRock an unfamiliar name in Switzerland? And what does it mean when a single company holds such a substantial share of an economy?
Despite its great importance, BlackRock operates largely outside the public discourse. The research project "Spotlight on BlackRock: Transparency Offensive on BlackRock in Switzerland" aims to change that .
Content of the Website
The content of this website is intended to serve as a basis for further work, especially for researchers, journalists, activists and politicians. This website does not make assumptions. Instead, it presents processed data and raises questions. Under Focus, you can find five in-depth topics and issues that were raised during the initial data analysis. Links to other research projects or publications that were relevant to this research project are listed under Background.
Most importantly,the data. Under Data, we publish various data sets that are waiting to be analysed. In addition, you will find a manual that supports you in processing the data.
Do you want to get involved? You can find more information here about workshops and the collaborative research process.