Valentin KATASONOV 18.06.2015
When it comes to meetings that determine the trajectory of global development, the first half of June was a busy time. The G7 Summit was held in Bavaria, and the Bilderberg Club conducted its annual meeting next door in Austria on June 14. Many of the participants in that club’s meetings carry more weight than the presidents and prime ministers from the Group of Seven. We know that each year, the presidents and chairmen of the boards of directors of banks and corporations with impressive brand names like JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Lizard, Banco Santander, HSBC, Royal Dutch Shell, British Petroleum, Alcoa, Google, etc. all meet as part of that club. Those brands are household names, and there is no denying the economic and political influence these banks and corporations wield all over the world.
But some attendees of Bilderberg Club meetings represent organizations whose names mean little to the public. But that’s not because those organizations are less influential than Goldman Sachs, HSBC, or Royal Dutch Shell. On the contrary, their impact is often even greater, although they avoid the limelight. And that’s true, not only during meetings of the club, but also in everyday life. Organizations like this are rightly known for working «behind the scenes».
In particular, Philipp Hildebrand, a vice chairman at BlackRock, made his appearance as one of the 140 participants at the meeting in Austria. Philipp Hildebrand is a man «widely known in narrow circles». A glance at his track record shows that in the past he has held positions such as IMF director for Switzerland, chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB), director of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), and so on. And now he is a vice chairman at this little-known organization called BlackRock. But I would suggest that Blackrock’s influence is every bit as significant as JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley put together. In the past I have written that BlackRock is one of the Big Four – a group of huge financial holding companies that control many sectors of the economy in the US and abroad. Other members of the Big Four also include: the Vanguard Group; State Street Corporation; and FMR Corporation (Fidelity). Here is a brief sketch of BlackRock.
The company’s very name, «black rock», is probably intended to convey an image of strength and solidity. In a recent article titled «The Wars of Wall Street» (May 13, 2015), Russian strategic analyst Elena Larina wrote: «…behind every well-known bank on Wall Street stand even more powerful and unregulated institutions. Those are asset management companies. The biggest and most mysterious of them is the BlackRock corporation headed by Larry Fink. Currently it manages assets – the vast majority of which are stocks – worth more than $4.5 trillion. Just one figure – $36.5 trillion – gives an idea of the extent of the firm’s predominance, and that number is slightly less than the capitalization of this company that is included in the S&P 500, meaning that BlackRock controls a significant part of corporate America».
BlackRock (BR) is an international investment company headquartered in New York (USA). At the end of 2013 it had $4.57 trillion in assets under management. By mid-2014, those assets had grown to $4.77 trillion. Some experts believe that BlackRock controls more assets than any of the other Big Four firms.
BlackRock is the youngest of the Big Four, founded in 1988. It has literally only been in the market for a quarter century, but has soared to heights beyond the reach of other companies. The company has a global presence, with 21 investment centers and 70 offices in 30 countries and with clients in 100 countries.
And unlike the family-owned FMR, BlackRock is a public corporation with shares traded on the stock exchange. The principal owners of BR, if one can trust Wikipedia, are Bank of America (34.1 %), PNC Financial Services (24.6 %), and Barclays PLC (19.9 %). But that information is likely out of date. NASDAQ claims that as of Dec. 31, 2014, BR’s biggest shareholders (share capital, %) were: PNC Financial Services – 20.98; Norges Bank Investment Management – 7.15; Wellington Management Co. – 6.38; FMR – 4.16; Vanguard – 3.89; State Street – 3.43; and BlackRock Institutional Trust Company (BRITC) – 1.98. In additional to institutional investors, mutual funds also hold shares of BlackRock, as is typical. Almost every member of the pantheon of the Big Four is included in the top ten of these funds (six from the coterie of Vanguard, two from FMR, and another two have to be looked at separately).
The biggest institutional shareholder is PNC Financial Services – an American financial company with $345 billion in assets at the end of 2014 and headquartered in Pittsburgh. But when we look at who owns PNC Financial Services, it appears that its five largest institutional investors include three of the Big Four. That would be Vanguard, State Street, and BlackRock Institutional Trust Company (BRITC). The last of these companies is a division of BlackRock – part of its empire.
And the third largest institutional investor – Wellington Management Co. – is very closely linked to another member of the Big Four, the financial company Vanguard. Perhaps the only one of BR’s institutional investors that is relatively independent of the Big Four is the company Norges Bank Investment Management – a specialized division of the Norwegian central bank, which is responsible for investing the Pension Fund of Norway in the financial markets.
Individual shareholders, primarily those who serve as the company’s senior managers, also invest in BlackRock. The five biggest individual investors own shares equal to 1.16% of the company’s capital (as of April 2015).6 The key figures in BlackRock’s management are: Laurence D. Fink – founder, chairman, and CEO; Robert S. Kapito – founder and co-president; Charles Hallac – co-president; and Susan Wagner – founder and member of the board of directors.
It is worth noting that BlackRock has the smallest staff of any of the Big Four companies – numbering only 11,500 (in 2013). That works out to over $400 million in managed assets per BlackRock employee. That figure is beyond the reach of other companies and organizations in the American financial sector.
Like the other Big Four companies, BlackRock owns a capital stake in the leading banks on Wall Street. But the company also has an appetite for European banks. In December 2009, BlackRock purchased Barclays Global Investors for $13.5 billion. As we see, BlackRock has a very intimate relationship with Barclays bank. That bank, by the way, took first place in a ranking created by the Institute of Technology in Zurich. The Rothschild-led Barclays Bank also held some staggering positions during the global financial crisis.
Suffice it to say that in 2007, Barclays was the biggest institutional investor in some key Wall Street banks, such as Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, and Bank of New York Mellon. Plus, Barclays was the second largest institutional investor in the US bank Wells Fargo. Incidentally, Barclays also held strong positions in many non-US banks. It is worth noting that BlackRock was as a major shareholder in those same banks as well (although not as significant a figure as Barclays). It could also be seen that BlackRock and Barclays seemed to work in tandem, but their codependence was not easy to establish.
It can be difficult to figure out which end is the dog and which end is her tail and who is controlling whom. Is Barclays directing BlackRock or is BlackRock running the bank? But most experts are inclined to believe that it is BlackRock that is dominating the famous Barclays bank, which has always been associated with the Rothschild family. Therefore, a correction can be made to the Swiss rankings, in order to take into account BlackRock’s purchase of Barclays. The Swiss list of top ten companies did not previously include BlackRock, but now it can be added with confidence. If BlackRock assumes Barclays’ place, that will put it right at the top. The company is very influential, publishing the credit ratings of countries all over the world. According to its January 2013 rating, the most creditworthy country is Norway, followed by Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland. BlackRock awarded the United States only 15th place.
Of course BlackRock’s interests are not limited to banks. It buys shares in a wide spectrum of industries in different parts of the world. We have talked about how Fidelity owns a 7% stake in the world-famous company Google. And the second largest investor is BlackRock with 5.7%. NASDAQ provides information about the investment activity of several major divisions within the BlackRock financial holding company: BlackRock Group Ltd. (BRG), BlackRock Institutional Trust Company (BRITC); and BlackRock Fund Advisors (BRFA). See table 1.
Table 1. The investment activities of BlackRock’s financial holding company (as of Dec. 31, 2014)
Let’s take a closer look at BlackRock’s investment priorities based on the example of one of its divisions, BlackRock Fund Advisors (BRFA). These are the first ten positions in BRFA’s investment portfolio (the value of a block of shares as of Dec. 31, 2014 in billions of US dollars): Apple Inc. – 9.26; Microsoft – 5.03; Exxon Mobil – 4.91; Johnson & Johnson – 3.44; General Electric – 3.31; Chevron Corp – 3.11; Wells Fargo – 2.94; Pfizer Inc – 2.91; Berkshire Harthaway Inc – 2.89; and JP Morgan Chase – 2.75.
Here’s a guide to BlackRock’s investments in US banks (table 2). As we see, the financial holding company is involved with all of the Big Six Wall Street banks.
Table 2. BlackRock’s investments in the Big Six US banks (in billions of US dollars; as of Dec. 31, 2014)
Bank whose shares were purchased by the BlackRock division
And so, many banks and companies that are represented at the annual meetings of the Bilderberg Club, are, to a greater or lesser extent, dependent on BlackRock. If Philipp Hildebrand spoke at the current conference, then I am sure the other attendees listened to him with particular attention and respect. For this reason, one of the best-informed people in the world, former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, once called BlackRock the most powerful financial corporation in the world.
Some people have started realizing that there are large financial groups that dominate the world. Forget the political intrigues, conflicts, revolutions and wars. It is not pure chance. Everything has been planned for a long time.
Some call it „conspiracy theories” or New World Order. Anyway, the key to understanding the current political and economic events is a restricted core of families who have accumulated more wealth and power.
We are speaking of 6, 8 or maybe 12 families who truly dominate the world. Know that it is a mystery difficult to unravel.
We will not be far from the truth by citing Goldman Sachs, Rockefellers, Loebs Kuh and Lehmans in New York, the Rothschilds of Paris and London, the Warburgs of Hamburg, Paris and Lazards Israel Moses Seifs Rome.
Many people have heard of the Bilderberg Group, Illuminati or the Trilateral Commission. But what are the names of the families who run the world and have control of states and international organizations like the UN, NATO or the IMF?
To try to answer this question, we can start with the easiest: inventory, the world’s largest banks, and see who the shareholders are and who make the decisions.
The world’s largest companies are now: Bank of America, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.
Let us now review who their shareholders are.
Bank of America:
State Street Corporation, Vanguard Group, BlackRock, FMR (Fidelity), Paulson, JP Morgan, T. Rowe, Capital World Investors, AXA, Bank of NY, Mellon.
State Street Corp., Vanguard Group, FMR, BlackRock, T. Rowe, AXA, Capital World Investor, Capital Research Global Investor, Northern Trust Corp. and Bank of Mellon.
State Street Corporation, Vanguard Group, BlackRock, Paulson, FMR, Capital World Investor, JP Morgan, Northern Trust Corporation, Fairhome Capital Mgmt and Bank of NY Mellon.
Berkshire Hathaway, FMR, State Street, Vanguard Group, Capital World Investors, BlackRock, Wellington Mgmt, AXA, T. Rowe and Davis Selected Advisers.
We can see that now there appears to be a nucleus present in all banks: State Street Corporation, Vanguard Group, BlackRock and FMR (Fidelity). To avoid repeating them, we will now call them the „big four”
„The big four,” Wellington, Capital World Investors, AXA, Massachusetts Financial Service and T. Rowe.
„The big four,” Mitsubishi UFJ, Franklin Resources, AXA, T. Rowe, Bank of NY Mellon e Jennison Associates. Rowe, Bank of NY Mellon and Jennison Associates.
We can just about always verify the names of major shareholders. To go further, we can now try to find out the shareholders of these companies and shareholders of major banks worldwide.
Bank of NY Mellon:
Davis Selected, Massachusetts Financial Services, Capital Research Global Investor, Dodge, Cox, Southeatern Asset Mgmt. and … „The big four.”
State Street Corporation (one of the „big four”):
Massachusetts Financial Services, Capital Research Global Investor, Barrow Hanley, GE, Putnam Investment and … The „big four” (shareholders themselves!).
BlackRock (another of the „big four”): PNC, Barclays e CIC.
Who is behind the PNC? FMR (Fidelity), BlackRock, State Street, etc.
And behind Barclays? BlackRock
And we could go on for hours, passing by tax havens in the Cayman Islands, Monaco or the legal domicile of Shell companies in Liechtenstein. A network where companies are always the same, but never a name of a family.
In short: the eight largest U.S. financial companies (JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, U.S. Bancorp, Bank of New York Mellon and Morgan Stanley) are 100% controlled by ten shareholders and we have four companies always present in all decisions: BlackRock, State Street, Vanguard and Fidelity.
In addition, the Federal Reserve is comprised of 12 banks, represented by a board of seven people, which comprises representatives of the „big four,” which in turn are present in all other entities.
In short, the Federal Reserve is controlled by four large private companies: BlackRock, State Street, Vanguard and Fidelity. These companies control U.S. monetary policy (and world) without any control or „democratic” choice. These companies launched and participated in the current worldwide economic crisis and managed to become even more enriched.
To finish, a look at some of the companies controlled by this „big four” group
Altria Group Inc.
American International Group Inc.
DuPont & Co.
Exxon Mobil Corp.
General Electric Co.
General Motors Corporation
Home Depot Inc.
Honeywell International Inc.
International Business Machines Corp
Johnson & Johnson
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Merck & Co. Inc.
Procter & Gamble Co.
United Technologies Corp.
Verizon Communications Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.,
The same „big four” control the vast majority of European companies counted on the stock exchange.
In addition, all these people run the large financial institutions, such as the IMF, the European Central Bank or the World Bank, and were „trained” and remain „employees” of the „big four” that formed them.
The names of the families that control the „big four”, never appear.
Translated from the Portuguese version by Lisa Karpova, Pravda.Ru, 18.10.2011
There are growing signs that world events will be allowed to simmer away until this autumn when there may finally be revolution in the West and an end to cabal rule. In fact, it is the moral duty of all aware people to make sure this happens and the West is freed from Babylonian style debt slavery.
The most likely trigger for the revolution is now expected to be Greece. The latest news on that front is that Greece will “bundle” June payments to the IMF. What this means, according to British MI5 intelligence, is that “if Greece bundles it’s June payments, it defaults to the IMF in early July, this will be reported by the IMF Managing Director after 30 more days followed by some 3-4 weeks of procedural talks inside the IMF.” In other words the crunch will come in September.
The fact is the Western banking system, notably the mega-banks, are already bankrupt. They are bankrupt based on the simple fact that, as a whole, Western countries have been importing from the rest of the world, mainly Asia, for the past 30 years using their credit card and the card has maxed out. The Western banks have been pretending this is not the case by creating hundreds of trillions of dollars’ worth of derivatives. These derivatives have very tenuous links to real world things such as Greek people’s income so, something like a Greek default would be enough to send the system into terminal tailspin.
The recent statements from Greek government officials make it very clear they will no longer squeeze Greek citizens to help cabal banks. Here is what the Greek speaker of the House Zoe Konstantopoulou had to say about the debt:
“There is strong evidence on the illegitimacy, odiousness and unsustainability of a large part of what is purported to be the Greek public debt.”
Getting the Greek government to abandon the EU, join the BRICS bank and accept money from Russia might be the strategy that ends cabal control in Europe. The Greeks have a historical chance to restore Democracy, their invention, to the West. We should find out this autumn.
High level Indonesian government sources meanwhile, contacted the White Dragon Society to inform them that the main gold depository in Indonesia was located inside a military base less than a kilometer from the US embassy in Jakarta. The exact amount of gold was not disclosed but the sources said it was “more than 100,000 tons.” They say the gold bunkers will be opened in September, thus providing independent verification that some sort of financial “event,” is scheduled for this autumn. However, the Indonesian sources, while claiming to have personally seen the gold, were still not able to provide a verifiable recent photograph. They promised to provide one soon. They said the gold deposits can be identified by governments using satellites.
The Indonesians also said recently elected President Joko Widodo was not doing what he promised and so he would be removed by the end of this year. The Americans, Russians and Chinese have been fighting a proxy war for control of Indonesia and its gold, the sources say. They say officials from the US State Department and some Indonesian generals met recently in the Province of North Sulawesi where there is a significant Christian minority. The State Department officials were asking the generals if starting riots between Christians and Muslims there would be enough to enable the establishment of a military government favorable to the Khazarian cabal. So, unless they are stopped, cabalists with jumbo planes full of fake US dollars will be landing in Indonesia to hire rioters and crisis actors. Indonesia would thus join the Ukraine, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Libya, Syria etc. as yet another cabal created trouble spot.
The Russians, for their part, provided the WDS with a load of detailed financial data on what they say is the cabal’s main instrument of control: the Vanguard Corporation. The Russian documents show that Vanguard is owned by the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers, the Bushes, the Clintons, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and other senior Khazarian mobsters. Vanguard in turn controls most major US corporations, especially the nasty ones like Monsanto and Greystone (formerly Blackwater, Academi, Xe etc.)
A joint Russian, German and French intelligence investigation of Vanguard was triggered by the arrest earlier this year in Germany of an assistant to US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. The arrested individual was caught trying to transport billions of dollars in high quality counterfeit currency to the Ukraine. He has been cooperating fully with the European task force. He told the investigators that Nuland, Senator John McCain, US Secretary of State John Kerry, CIA Director John Brennan and others were employees of Vanguard. According to the Russians, he testified that Vanguard has “printed billions of high quality fake dollars and paid them to mercenaries in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Libya etc.” In addition ISIS was a Vanguard subsidiary, according to this source.
Initial reviews of the Russian information by British MI5 intelligence say “the financials are credible.”
The British say Vanguard subsidiary Monsanto’s efforts to control world food production and availability were part of “Vanguard’s strategy for geo-engineering the world population.”
The Russians also state that a company called Gilead Sciences together with the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (an offshoot of the Nazi IG Farben Corporation) and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation were all involved in the spreading of Ebola as well as in the marketing of Ebola cures.
In any case, the publication of Vanguard secrets has caused their top investors to try to disconnect themselves from nasty subsidiaries like ISIS. The result is that ISIS now has cash problems and has had to resort to charging North African villagers $3000 per head to be shipped to Italy, according to MI5.
A portion of the Russian report has been pasted to the end of this week’s newsletter. Hopefully this will trigger some serious law enforcement activity against this corporate monstrosity.
In any case, there are other signs the cabal is in trouble. One big event was the resignation of former UK prime minister Tony Blair as special “Middle East Peace Envoy.”
What this means is that he has been stripped of diplomatic immunity and can now face war crimes charges for his involvement in the destruction of Iraq. Blair is a known squealer and you can be sure he is singing like a canary about the Bushes and other Khazarian Nazis. Let us hope the British finally get the gumption do the decent thing and take down this mass murderer and his fellow traitors.
The other interesting incident was the fact the US Secretary of State John Kerry “broke his leg in a bicycle accident,” and had to call off his negotiations with Iran. We have not been able to confirm this yet but, past experience makes us believe Kerry was deliberately assaulted by fellow gangsters who were angry about his Iranian deal making.
Asian sources say the nuclear negotiations with Iran had nothing to do with Iran acquiring nuclear weapons because Iran has had nuclear weapons since the time of the Shah. A cousin of the Shah of Iran has also confirmed this. What the so-called Iranian nuclear negotiations are really about is an attempt to get the Iranian nuclear program to stop using Russian supplied Uranium and switch to Western controlled Thorium, the Asian sources say. The Iranians are probably going to end up using both.
In any case, patriots in the US military need remove gangsters like Kerry from power, restore the US republic and end corporate cabal rule ASAP. If not, the United States will continue its descent into third world status. Data on real inflation rates in the US put out by Chapwood Investments show that US economy has shrunk by 21.4% since 2011.
Recent drops in world trade volume also make it clear the current Western dominated financial system is becoming increasingly dysfunctional. The US military needs to march on Washington DC and New York to clean out the Khazarian cabalist nests. Canadian troops are ready to help if asked. It is time for a second American revolution.
Russian research on the Vanguard corporation, the secret controller of the much of the Western corporate power structure.
The four companies that are present in all cases below and in all decisions: Vanguard, Fidelity, BlackRock and State Street. All of them “belong together”, but if to check out carefully the balance of shares, it turns out that in reality all these companies controlled by Vanguard. So, all of these partners or “competitors” of Fidelity, BlackRock and State Street belong to Vanguard Group.
Please, look at the largest, companies in various industries, controlled by the “Big Four”, and upon closer inspection control by Corporation Vanguard: Alcoa Inc. Altria Group Inc., American International Group Inc., AT & T Inc., Boeing Co., Caterpillar Inc., Coca-Cola Co., DuPont & Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., General Electric Co., General Motors Corporation, Hewlett- Packard Co., Home Depot Inc., Honeywell International Inc., Intel Corp., International Business Machines Corp., Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase & Co., McDonald’s Corp., Merck & Co. Inc., Microsoft Corp., 3M Co., Pfizer Inc., Procter & Gamble Co., United Technologies Corp., Verizon Communications Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Time Warner, Walt Disney, the corporation «Halliburton», Viacom, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, CBS Corporation, NBC Universal …
To date, tens of trillions of dollars are controlled by these investors, and all of the major global corporations controlled by the group of investors that own asset management group Vanguard: Dick Cheney, the Rothschilds, the Bushes, the Rockefellers, Clintons, Donald Rumsfeld and many other influential people and owners of the Federal Reserve. They virtually monopolized foreign and US defense policy and almost all of the major defense corporations.
Group Vanguard, itself, also controls the major world media. In addition, Corporation Vanguard is working on a number of key figures of the Central Intelligence Agency, including the namesake of a President of Vanguard , the CIA Director John Brennan.
It is important to know who really controls the major banks, and we will start from the United States.
In the first place -JP Morgan Chase with 2.39 trillion dollars of assets. Its large institutional investor is Vanguard Group, Inc. Between the top ten investors the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund, Vanguard Institutional Index Fund and the Vanguard 500 Index Fund.
In second place – Bank of America with assets 2.17 trillion. Its large institutional investor is Vanguard Group, Inc. The top ten investors – investment funds – Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund, Vanguard Institutional Index Fund, Vanguard 500 Index Fund and Vanguard / Windsor II.
The third place — Citigroup with assets 1,88 trillion. The biggest investor —Vanguard Group, Inc. First ten: Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund, Vanguard Institutional Index Fund, Vanguard 500 Index Fund, Vanguard/Windsor II, Vanguard/Wellington Fund, Inc. и Fidelity Contra Fund, Inc. We should consider that some of them, for example, «Fidelity» – this is also Vanguard, and some others, for example, «JPMorgan», is fully controlled by Vanguard, as well. «Fidelity» and its structures belong to Vanguard…
And finally, Warren Buffett’s favorite–Wells Fargo. Assets: 1.44 trillion, deposits: 1.01 trillion. The list of the largest institutional investors: Vanguard Group, Inc. is only in second place, but this is offset by the top ten investors – investment funds: Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund, Fidelity Contra Fund, Inc., Vanguard Institutional Index Fund, Vanguard 500 Index Fund and Vanguard / Wellington Fund, Inc. (All of them are Vanguard’s “daughters”)
That’s what the picture of the investigation loomed today. The largest companies in the world- are banks Bank of America, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. Let’s see who their major shareholders. Bank of America, State Street Corporation, Vanguard Group, BlackRock, FMR (Fidelity), Paulson, JP Morgan, T. Rowe, Capital World Investors, AXA, Bank of NY, Mellon.
JP Morgan: State Street Corp., Vanguard Group, FMR (it is Fidelity), BlackRock, T. Rowe, AXA, Capital World Investor, Capital Research Global Investor, Northern Trust Corp. and Bank of Mellon.
Citigroup: State Street Corporation, Vanguard Group, BlackRock, Paulson, FMR, Capital World Investor, JP Morgan, Northern Trust Corporation, Fairhome Capital Mgmt and Bank of NY Mellon.
Wells Fargo: Berkshire Hathaway, FMR, State Street, Vanguard Group, Capital World Investors, BlackRock, Wellington Mgmt, AXA, T. Rowe and Davis Selected Advisers
Check yourself again: As I mentioned above, the leading financial company is fully controlled by ten institutional and/or stock shareholders of which are the nucleus of the four companies that are present in all cases and in all decisions: Vanguard, Fidelity, BlackRock and State Street.
All of them “belong together”, but if to check out carefully the balance of shares, it turns out that in reality all these companies controlled by Vanguard. So, all of these partners or “competitors” Fidelity, BlackRock and State Street belong to Vanguard Group..
The corporation «Monsanto» hated by millions of people around the world, and especially in the US, but its owners did not care about it for a simple reason: no one thought about its real hosts. August 26, 2014. As the owners of «Monsanto» public perceives individuals: William U. Parfet, owning, 284,642 shares of the company, Hugh Grant – 253715, Robert T. Fraley- 95212, Brett D. Begemann – 103523 and David F. Snively to 62072 shares. Impressively, all of them – are very rich and influential people. Total all individuals – the owners of the corporation «Monsanto» have 799,164 shares.
However, the first in the list of institutional shareholders is (who would you think ?) Vanguard Group, Inc. from 31201773 shares, that is 39 or more times greater than the leading “owners” of the company in total.
Let’s see another list of shareholders «Monsanto» – mutual funds: Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund – 8118741 action, Vanguard / Primecap Fund – 6663460, Vanguard Institutional Index Fund – 5226511 and Vanguard 500 Index Fund – 517 086.
At this point, there are not any of the new players, but one new company involved: Fidelity Grows Company Fund with 4072871 shares. The trick is that the mutual fund Fidelity Investment Services working closely with Vanguard Group.
Go down to the list: Vanguard Specialized-Dividend Appreciation Index Fund – More shares 3641513. Do your eyes dazzle by Vanguard? But there is no questions for regulatory agencies: the shares are distributed among the different funds, and all of them are different legal entities!
As a leading figure of «Monsanto» known by the public is Mr. Hugh Grant with the aforementioned 253,715 shares of the corporation. He served as a President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Grant does not explain to any nobody, in whose hands are the reins of Monsanto’s power in reality!
Google!?! You search, and you guess that Google owns by a Russian Jew, Mr. Sergey Brin.
First, find a list of the owners. There are Eric E. Schmidt -1240463 shares, John L. Doerr -2767 shares, Sergey Brin -75000 shares, David C. Drummond -21332 stocks and shares Paul S. Otellini -643. Tough Guys.
Go down below to the most important institutional investors, and in the first place is State Street Corporation with 22757690 shares, constituting 6.73% of the company as much as Google. So who is the real owner ?!
In second place with a certain abbreviation is FMRLLC with its 20368861 shares and 6.02%. Nothing mysterious. This is Fidelity Management and Research.
The third –Vanguard Group, Inc. with 14624137 shares and 4.32%. At this stage of counting the total share of Vanguard and Fidelity is already 10.34%. Big Boys.
However, we go further: among the most important investment funds of the investors of Google: first is Fidelity Contra fund Inc. with 6925967 shares or 2.05%, on the fourth –Fidelity Growth Company Fund (1,809,678, 0.54%) and on the sixth -Vanguard / Primecap Fund (1,417,843, 0.42%).
Total aggregate Vanguard and Fidelity Corporations shares of Google on August 28, 2014 is 45,146,486 (forty-five million one hundred forty-six thousand four hundred eighty-six shares), while the whole world “knows” that Mr. Sergey Brin owns the Google. Mr. Brin has seventy five thousand shares. I informed you already that Vanguard owns the Fidelity
In contrast to the Vanguard and Fidelity, holding voting shares, Brin interests in income rather than in control, so all of his shares belong to the category B that filed under section 14 (A) of the Act of 1934 “On Securities Exchanges ” declaration signed by Eric Schmidt. The number of category A shares that owned by Sergey Brin is 0.
However, Brin as a Director, who voting by proxy uses not his shares, but information about the owners of these shares I did not find, and it is possible that among owners of these shares would be the same Vanguard.
Please, see who controls Microsoft. To do this again we will use “boring” German data, this time on
https://de.finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=MSFT.List of Direct owners—individuals as of on August 28, 2014: Steven A. Ballmerc 333,254,734 shares, William H. Gates III -c 297992934, Mason G. Morfit -827 shares, Brian Kevin Turner -1295454, and Steven J. Sinofsky to 1176195 shares.
List of major institutional investors opens Vanguard Group, Inc. to 386749214 shares, and in fourth place here FMR (Fidelity!), LLC to 272942627. In the first place on the list of the most important foundations Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund with 115,585,047 shares, and below there are Vanguard Institutional Index Fund-Institutional Index Fund -75214603 and Vanguard 500 Indexm Fund -74414992.
Now, we will take a quick look at the AT&T. The top ten institutional investors it looks like: The Vanguard Group, Inc., State Street Corporation, Evercore Trust Company, NA, BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, NA, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, BlackRock Fund Advisors, Northern Trust Corporation, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Capital Research Global Investors and BlackRock Group Limited. Only the owners of Evercore Trust Company are not recognized, but the other nine are Vanguard.
The Top Ten institutional investors – investment funds
The top ten institutional investors – investment funds: Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund, Vanguard 500 Index Fund, SPDR S & P 500 ETF Trust, Vanguard Institutional Index Fund-Institutional Index Fund, Capital Income Builder, Inc., Franklin Custodian Funds-Income Fund, Spartan 500 Index Fund, Shares Core S & P 500 ETF, DFA US Large Cap Value Series and Vanguard Index-Value Index Fund. From this list it is not clear to me who owns the Shares Core S & P 500 ETF and the DFA US Large Cap Value Series. Other eight out of ten are Vanguard.
Please ask me about Comcast and its purchase of 100% shares of Time Warner Cable, of a “daughter” of its alleged largest competitor, media conglomerate AT&T Cable. This “daughter”, Time Warner Cable controls 60% of both the Internet and cable television in the United States.96.69% stake in Comcast is in the hands of institutional investors. Here are the first five: STRS Ohio – 150,105,674, Capital World Investors – 134,729,551, Vanguard Group, Inc. – 125 644 169, State Street Corp. – 104 763 362, and FMR LLC -73 866 510.
I show to you above, but not many of other Americans know that State Street and Fidelity (FMR) are Vanguard, too.
Facts on Ebola
I do not remember if the FBI agents requested me to investigate transmitted contactless Virus Ebola, which was developed in CIA’s secret laboratory in Guinea by specialists of the American biotechnology company «Gilead Sciences», after which the epidemic was spread covering several countries.The Headquarter of «Gilead Sciences» is located in Foster City, California. If the FBI agents requested me to investigate Ebola, I inform you below about the real owners of the «Gilead Sciences»! If the FBI did not request me to investigate Ebola, please, delete the information below.
The nominal owners—individuals: Dr. John C. Martin (President, Chief Executive Officer), Norbert W. Bischofberger, John F. Milligan, Etienne Davignon and James M. Denny.
The real control of major institutional shareholders of «Gilead Sciences» belongs to Vanguard Group, Inc. Other major shareholders of mutual investments: Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund; Vanguard Institutional Index Fund, and Vanguard 500 Index Fund.
Facebook and Monsanto: top shareholders are identical
Seven of the top 12 shareholders of Facebook and Monsanto are identical.
Even more to the point, three of the top five shareholders are the same.
The top shareholder, at the moment, in Monsanto is The Vanguard Group, which is number two on the list of top Facebook shareholders.
FMR, LLC, is the number one Facebook shareholder. For Monsanto, it’s number two.
The State Street Corporation is the number three shareholder for both Facebook and Monsanto.
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company is Monsanto’s number five shareholder, and ranks at number four for Facebook.
The other top dozen shareholders of both Monsanto and Facebook are Jennison Associates, Sands Capital Management, and the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund.
(Note: If you consult open listings (for example, investors.morningstar.com), you can look at the major shareholders of these two publicly traded companies, Monsanto and Facebook).
Yes, these are all investment funds, and they spread their enormous money around. They own shares of many, many publicly traded companies.
But the comparison of Monsanto and Facebook illustrates how, at the top of the food chain, there is connected wealth. These investment funds can, if they choose to, intercede in companies’ proxy votes to alter company policy.
And of course, in case a company decides to take a controversial stance on a political issue, or introduce a new product that would disrupt the foundations of the economic status quo, the investment funds can exert punishment:
Suddenly selling off millions of shares and avoiding the company like poison would have a severely negative effect.
As long as these companies proceed with business as usual, there’s really nothing to notice. The system hums in its normal way. And that’s the whole point. Don’t rock the boat.
Facebook operating as a consumer self-spying machine, laying out people’s personal details? Monsanto taking over the food supply with its dangerous and toxic GMO-pesticide technology?
That’s business as usual. And the same top investment funds will continue to hold millions of shares in both companies. Because both companies are part of the same overall system.
You have a company that intends to launch a new cheap energy technology that would revolutionize the planet? Or a natural plant-based treatment for cancer that actually works, with no devastating adverse effects? And you’re going to go public and look for vital and necessary support from investment funds?
That’s a whole other issue. That’s definitely not normal. Watch out.