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Why Beneficial Ownership Transparency is Crucial in Latin America

blogs Peter Low · Feb 2020

The importance of shining a light on opaque corporate structures created in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has been repeatedly underscored by successive money laundering scandals affecting the region.

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IMF Anti-Corruption Challenge – exploring how technology can inform better decision making

blogs Tim Davies · Jan 2020

OpenOwnership is taking part in the IMF’s latest Anti-Corruption challenge and we need your help and votes! (see more detail on how you can vote for us at the bottom of the blog)

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Luanda Leaks shows the critical importance of ownership transparency for good governance in oil, gas and mining

blogs OpenOwnership · Jan 2020

A new year, and a new leak of financial information that reveals how shell companies have been deployed to move and hide vast sums of money from a resource-rich state to the accounts of politically connected individuals.

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2019 in review: the events shaping the beneficial ownership transparency landscape

blogs Victor Ponsford · Dec 2019

2019 has been a busy and productive year for OpenOwnership. We appointed our first executive director, Thom Townsend, and hired several more key staff in response to rising demand for our expertise. Alongside significant change internally, the wider beneficial ownership...

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Beneficial ownership transparency: at the heart of Armenia’s anti-corruption agenda

blogs Louise Russell-Prywata · Dec 2019

This month, OpenOwnership has been in Yerevan providing technical assistance to support the development of Armenia’s beneficial ownership register, and conducting the next phase of our scoping review of opportunities to advance beneficial ownership transparency.

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What's in a name?

blogs Sean Martin McDonald · Nov 2019

OpenOwnership was built on a relatively simple idea: it should be easy to understand who owns companies. That has been OpenOwnership’s clear, and relatively singular, mission since its founding - and by most measures, it’s been a resounding success. OpenOwnership...

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