Charts are an Optional Feature of BOVS Diagrams. It allows you to add a chart directly into the diagram which summarises the Beneficial Owners of a given Entity.
If you find that you want to draw more than a couple Indirect Lines leading to a given Entity, you are probably better summarising that information with a Chart. Instead of drawing Indirect Lines, the Chart has a bar for each Beneficial Owner whose interest you want to summarise.
Charts are shown as bar charts attached to the Node of the given Entity.
- The chart shows a breakdown of either the Beneficial Owners with ownership interest or those with control interest.
- The chart appears on the appropriate side of the Node according to the Chirality rule.
- Nodes may have 2 charts; one each for its ownership and control breakdown.
Each chart should include one bar for each Beneficial Owner (considering the relevant type of interest).
- The Beneficial Owners may be different, or in a different order, between ownership and control charts.
- Label each bar with its value (percentage) and the Beneficial Owner it relates to.
- The Beneficial Owner should be identified using the same Label that appears beneath that Beneficial Owner’s Node.
- The bar label should appear on the outside end of the bar.
- Colour the bar according to the Colour rules (if you are using them).
- Attempt to sort bars by the strength of interest, using a consistent sorting direction across your diagram.
The chart must have a scale.
- The scale runs from 0% at the closest point to the Node, to 100% at the further point.
- Label the scale either Ownership or Control as appropriate.
The chart must be complete (otherwise it will be misleadingly oversimplified).
- All Beneficial Owners present in the main diagram should have representation within the Chart.
- If this leads to a Chart with too many bars, you can group multiple Beneficial Owners into a single bar (see below).
- In practice, it is likely you will want to show a separate bar for each Beneficial Owner that you consider relevant, and then one further grouped bar for all other Beneficial Owners.
You may choose to combine several bars into one.
- The value of the grouped bar is the compounded and then combined interest of the Beneficial Owners that are grouped.
- Label grouped bars with the number and type of Parties grouped, e.g.
- 3 Persons
- 2 Unknown Entities
- 6 Parties (if Parties of more than one type are grouped)
- 3 or more Unknown Parties
The rules below describe how to handle obscured interests in bar charts.
If it is not known whether a Beneficial Owner has an interest (Person C’s ownership, in the example above):
- Do not show a bar.
- Instead, show a question mark.
Uncertain ranges are indicated by a semi-shaded region of the bar. For instance:
- If ownership is between 60-80%, draw a bar 60% fully-shaded and 20% semi-shaded (Person A’s ownership, in the example above).
- If ownership is 0-20%, draw a 20% bar that is only semi-shaded (Person B’s ownership, in the example above).
“Semi-shading” can be any style that is less prominent than the regular colouring for the bar.
Where an interest has an unquantifiable element (Person D in the example above):
- Show an icon representing this unquantifiable property.
- The icon should appear just before the label.
- Use a different icon for each type of unquantifiable interest in your diagram.
- Include a key in your diagram offering information about each type of unquantifiable interest.