BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has passed five per cent ownership of Marine Harvest.
In a stock exchange announcement Tuesday morning, BlackRock announced that it had purchased 461,902 shares and voting rights in Marine Harvest, resulting in a shareholding of 24,736,396 (5.05 per cent) shares and voting rights.
Investors are obliged to notify the financial market when they exceed five percent ownership, a so-called flag notification.
Only Geveran Trading, the National Insurance Scheme Fund and a client account in Clearstream Banking have a larger stake in Marine Harvest than BlackRock.
BlackRock has its headquarters in New York, and is the world’s largest asset manager with a total of $5,700bn under management.