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Access to beneficial ownership information remains a long term goal

Open Ownership · Sep 2020

If money is power, understanding who really owns companies is the essential starting point for really understanding where power and influence lies. Behind their brand and logo, companies are made up of people – in a typical structure this would...

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FinCEN files reveal beneficial ownership weakness at heart of financial system

News Open Ownership · Sep 2020

The FinCEN files are the latest leak confirming that anonymous companies are the vehicle of choice for hiding illicit activities and money. More than USD 2 trillion in suspicious transactions have been revealed and investigated by BuzzFeed and the International...

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Making beneficial ownership transparency a reality in oil, gas and mining

blogs Tymon Kiepe and Ines Schjolberg Marques · Sep 2020

Beneficial ownership transparency - knowing who ultimately controls and benefits from a company - is critical to fighting corruption and preventing illicit financial flows. Making beneficial ownership transparency the norm in the extractives sector can reduce the potential for corrupt...

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Open Ownership Tech Showcase Webinar #2

events Open Ownership · Sep 2020

Following on from the success of our first event, we’re hosting another webinar to share updates and learning from people working on digital transparency tools related to company ownership and control. The event will take place online, via Zoom, starting...

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Reconciling beneficial ownership data

blogs Steve Day · Aug 2020

Welcome to the second in a series of technical posts about working with beneficial ownership (BO) data. Over the past three years, Open Ownership (OO) has been building a prototype Global Beneficial Ownership Register, in order to prove the feasibility...

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Armenia breaks new ground with extractives disclosures

blogs Peter Low · Aug 2020

Globally, more than 90 countries have made commitments to establish beneficial ownership (BO) registers, but there are still comparatively few examples of full implementation and publication. Each new experience of implementation provides significant learnings on how to optimise reforms to...

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