Ever since the company was founded in 1988, BlackRock has always acted in the interests of its clients. We offer our clients a complete range of investment solutions across all asset classes and regions. This is combined with the outstanding market knowledge of over 1900 investment experts in 30 countries. Our leading risk management services also constantly manage risk for our investors.
Unlike the major banks, we are an asset management firm that acts exclusively in the interests of our clients as a fiduciary. To us, fiduciary means that we operate using our investors' money, rather than our own money, and invest it for the benefit of our clients in order to avoid conflicts of interest, remain transparent and help our clients to achieve their financial goals. This trust has made BlackRock the world's largest independent asset management firm, currently managing USD 5.1 trillion.* BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG in Switzerland is licensed as a fund management company by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and is subject to FINMA supervision.
Our mission is to combine the global investment expertise of BlackRock for investors in Switzerland. With more than 100 employees working in two locations in Switzerland, we are committed to achieve our clients' objectives. We offer investment solutions for all investors, from private to institutional investors.
At a time when it is more important than ever for qualified investors and advisers to focus on a small number of expert business partners, BlackRock is a first port of call. That's because today's investors need a partner that plays a leading role around the world. Only these firms can manage the growing complexity and high level of volatility in the investment markets, as well as the increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, and realise their investors' strategies and goals.
BlackRock has a wide range of investment strategies across all key asset classes. As such, it is one of the few independent asset management firms that gives equal weight to active and passive investment solutions. Passive solutions are offered under the iShares brand. We believe that this comprehensive investment expertise, combined with our highly developed risk management services, makes us a preferred partner in Switzerland today.
Managing Director Head of BlackRock
Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Eastern Europe
*BlackRock in numbers: as of 31 December 2016, unless stated otherwise.