blockholder

Blockholder

A shareholder with an exceptionally large amount or value of stock. While there is no specific definition of how many shares constitute a block, most people using the term refer to holding or trading more than 10,000 shares and/or shares worth more than $200,000. Almost invariably, blockholders are institutional investors. See also: Block trade, Secondary issue.

blockholder

The owner of a large proportion of ownership shares of a company.
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Robinson & William Savitt, Fair Markets and Fair Disclosure: Some Thoughts on the Law and Economics of Blockholder Disclosure, and the Use and Abuse of Shareholder Power, 3 HARV.
Impact of corporate insider, blockholder, and institutional equity ownership on firm risk taking.
Along those lines, In re Sanchez Energy reinforces the notion that "a large blockholder will not be considered a controlling stockholder unless they actually control the board's decision about the challenged transaction.
In this case, the blockholder variable would be a third manifest variable, along with the number of independent directors and board meetings.
Core, Holthausen, and Larcker (1999) find that CEO compensation level is negatively associated with presence of an external blockholder who owns at least 5% of the equity.
revising the rules governing blockholder disclosure.
Where minority shareholders are least protected, ownership concentration of a single blockholder is negatively related to performance; but the ownership portion of a coalition of the five largest shareholders is positively related to performance.
It also suggests that we should assume in the meantime that the market and blockholder systems possess equal competitive fitness.
These studies showed that the association between earnings and managerial ownership is negative at higher levels of managerial shareholdings and at blockholder controlled ownership.
To test for any influence of ownership structure on charter value, we gather data on inside director ownership and outside blockholder ownership.
Following their paper, political connection is a dummy variable that takes the value i if at least one of a firm's top directors (CEO, president, vice president, or secretary) or large shareholders (any blockholder controlling at least 10 percent of votes) is a member of parliament, a government minister, or closely related to a top politician or party and 0 otherwise.
The index is a figure from 0 to 100 that represents the market value of all the listed firms controlled by an individual blockholder as a proportion of the total stock market capitalization in a country.