ABOUT BLACKROCK IN Switzerland

Actually, it's about you

As many people as possible should benefit from the long-term growth of the capital markets. That is why, as asset managers, we have been working for over 30 years to strengthen the economy and make investing more accessible and sustainable.

Everything we do is about helping investors achieve their financial goals.

So when we talk about ourselves, it's really about the people and companies who put their trust in us.

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Who we are

We combine wealth creation, innovation and sustainable engagement

We are investors

and invest the savings of private investors and the funds of institutional clients all over the world. But that's not all.

We are technology developers

and make investing more convenient, more transparent and more targeted through constant innovation.

We are fiduciaries

and put our clients' investment needs and goals above our own.

And we are committed locally

and we are committed to diversity, equality and inclusion, and work to reduce our environmental footprint.

We are investors

and invest the savings of private investors and the funds of institutional clients all over the world. But that's not all.

We are technology developers

and make investing more convenient, more transparent and more targeted through constant innovation.

We are fiduciaries

and put our clients' investment needs and goals above our own.

And we are committed locally

and we are committed to diversity, equality and inclusion, and work to reduce our environmental footprint.

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More than 110 people work for BlackRock in Switzerland1

With over 110 employees, BlackRock has been contributing to a more resilient economy in Switzerland for more than 25 years.1

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In Europe, over 1,700 people work for our clients2

We are on the ground for our European clients: In 19 offices spread over 13 countries - a team with 67 languages and 73 nationalities.

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$10.01 trillion in global assets under management2

BlackRock is a leading publicly traded asset manager with $10.01 trillion in assets under management as of 31 December 2021.2

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18,400 employees worldwide in over 35 countries2

Around 18,400 people currently work for BlackRock in more than 35 countries worldwide, speaking more than 130 languages2

Source: BlackRock, June 2022
Source: BlackRock, Annual Report 2021.

Mirjam Staub-Bisang, Managing Director, Country Head of BlackRock Switzerland: For 25 years, we have been helping Swiss people to build savings that will serve them throughout their lives. To do that we invest on behalf of our clients, and we put their money to work by investing in companies and projects which help develop the economy, fuelling growth, job creation and innovation in Switzerland. Part of this innovation is to focus on opportunities that that come with the transition to a low carbon economy.

Ed Gordon, CFA, Managing Director, Head of iShares & Wealth Sales in Switzerland:

As we move through the transition, we are helping clients to navigate it by providing an investment framework, sharing the analytics and tools for investors to understand the risks and by making investments that drive it forward.

Maria Sala, Director, Institutional Client Business, BlackRock Switzerland

But it’s not only our investments that are impactful. We continuously engage with local communities for example by preparing students for their first job interview, planting trees, or providing access to sport for recently arrived refuges.

Alexander Schlaubitz, Analyst, Country Management Switzerland: At the core of our purpose is helping more and more people experience financial well-being and we are making investing easier and more affordable with iShares Exchange Traded Funds. Today we are one of the leading ETF providers in Switzerland.

Mirjam Staub-Bisang, Managing Director, Country Head of BlackRock Switzerland: So, whether you are an existing or potential client, a future colleague or business partner, or simply interested in our company – Welcome to BlackRock in Switzerland.

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We help our clients [...] to fuel growth, innovation and job creation in Switzerland through their investments.

Mirjam Staub-Bisang
Country Head BlackRock Switzerland

Where we stand - and what we stand for

Can investing be good for the climate?

What if your investment not only provided returns, but could also contribute to the construction of "green" buildings and the development of sustainable agricultural solutions?

This is already a reality in practice - and quite successfully. And we continue to work, because climate risks are also investment risks.

Long-term value creation through responsible investing

A company's stance on ethics, sustainability and diversity issues can have a direct impact on its long-term success. That is why we are working together for more transparency.

If we can contribute to better returns this way - e.g. for people close to retirement - it is definitely worth standing up for.