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Please read this page, as it explains certain restrictions imposed by law on the distribution of this information. The information contained in the following pages is only available to qualified investors with domicile/registered seat in Switzerland. The content in the following pages is advertising.

By clicking on the button "I agree" you certify that you are a qualified investor within the meaning of Art. 10 para 3 of the federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes of 23 June 2006, as amended, at the exclusion of qualified investors with an opting-out pursuant to Art. 5 para 1 of the Swiss Federal Act on Financial Services ("FinSA"), domiciled in Switzerland and that you have read, understood and accepted the legal terms and conditions following below. Qualified investors are:

  • financial intermediaries as defined in the Banking Act of 8 November 1934 (BA), the Financial Institutions Act of 15 June 2018 (FinIA) and the CISA;
  • insurance companies as defined in the ISA of 17 December 2004;
  • foreign clients subject to a prudential supervision as the persons listed under a and b above;
  • central banks;
  • public entities with professional treasury operations;
  • occupational pension schemes and other institutions whose purpose is to serve occupational pensions with professional treasury operations;
  • companies with professional treasury operations;
  • large companies;
  • private investment structures with professional treasury operations created for high-net-worth retail clients;
  • as well as national and supranational public entities with professional treasury operations.

The following pages contain information on the foreign collective investment schemes managed by entities of the BlackRock Group ("Fund/s") which have been authorized by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) for offering to non-qualified investors in Switzerland in accordance with Article 119 CISA (“foreign authorized Funds”)and the Swiss domiciled iShares ETF Funds and BlackRock Investment Funds Switzerland.

The Representative of the foreign authorized Funds in Switzerland within the meaning of Article 120 and 123 et seq CISA is BlackRock Asset Management Switzerland Limited, Bahnhofstrasse 39, CH -8001 Zurich. The Paying Agent of the foreign authorized Funds in Switzerland within the meaning of Article 121 CISA is State Street Bank International GmbH, Munich, Zurich Branch, Beethovenstrasse 19, CH-8002 Zurich. The prospectus, the key information document or equivalent, the Articles of Association (as applicable) and the annual as well as the semi-annual reports (as applicable) of the foreign authorized Funds are available free of charge from the representative in Switzerland.

The Management Company of the Swiss domiciled iShares ETF Funds and BlackRock Investment Funds Switzerland is BlackRock Asset Management Switzerland Limited, Bahnhofstrasse 39, CH-8001 Zurich. The prospectus including the integrated fund contract, the key information document or equivalent, and, if applicable, the annual as well as the semi-annual reports of the Fund/s are available free of charge from the Management Company in Switzerland.

Place of fulfillment and jurisdiction for Units of foreign authorized Funds offered or advertised in Switzerland is the registered office of the representative in Switzerland.

It is your responsibility to be aware of and to observe all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction. The following pages do not constitute an offer or solicitation to sell shares in any of the funds referred to on this site, by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful or in which the person making such an offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so or to anyone to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation.

Specifically, the funds described are not available for offer to or investment by US investors. The shares will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and, except in a transaction which does not violate the Securities Act or any other applicable US securities laws (including without limitation any applicable law of any of the States of the USA) may not be directly or indirectly offered or sold in the USA or any of its territories or possessions or areas subject to its jurisdiction or to or for the benefit of a US Person.

Applications to invest in any fund referred to on this site must only be made on the basis of the offer document relating to the specific investment (e.g. Prospectus, Key Information Document or equivalent, when implemented or other applicable terms and conditions). As a result of money laundering regulations, additional documentation for identification purposes may be required when you make your investment. Details are contained in the relevant Prospectus or Key Information Document.

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BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG shall have no liability for any loss or damage arising out of the use or reliance on the information provided including without limitation, any loss of profit or any other damage, direct or consequential.

You may leave the BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG website when accessing certain links on this website. In doing so, you may be proceeding to the website of a third-party that is not regulated. BlackRock Asset Management Schwiez AG has not examined any of these websites and does not assume any responsibility for the contents of such websites nor the services, products or items offered through such websites.

Past performance is no guarantee of current or future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and are not guaranteed. You may not get back the amount you invested. Rates of exchange may cause the value of the investments to go up or down. Fluctuation may be particularly marked in the case of a higher volatility fund and the value of an investment may fall suddenly and substantially.

If you are in doubt about the meaning of any information provided please consult your financial or other professional adviser.

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