DEFINITION of 'Blockholder'

The owner of a large amount of a company's shares and/or bonds, or block. In terms of shares, these owners are often able to influence the company with the voting rights awarded with their holding.

BREAKING DOWN 'Blockholder'

For example, if a mutual fund held 10 million shares in a company or 10% of the shares outstanding, they would be a blockholder and have considerable influence over who is on the board of directors.

  1. Outstanding Shares

    A company's stock currently held by all its shareholders, including ...
  2. Board Of Directors - B Of D

    A group of individuals that are elected as, or elected to act ...
  3. Shareholder

    Any person, company or other institution that owns at least one ...
  4. Voting Right

    The right of a stockholder to vote on matters of corporate policy ...
  5. Interested Shareholder

    A shareholder or association with beneficial ownership, whether ...
  6. Block Trade

    An order or trade submitted for sale or purchase of a large quantity ...
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