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...

Eva Okunbor · Oct 2019

We’re excited to announce the start of a partnership between OpenOwnership and the Armenian Government, that will be a step towards ultimately allowing Armenia to publish beneficial ownership data that is effective in preventing money laundering and corruption, and supports...

Since OpenOwnership was founded three years ago, the momentum for beneficial ownership transparency has grown enormously. The EU’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive is shifting the norm towards public beneficial ownership registers, and from 2020 the 52 Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative...

In our last blog in this series, we showcased our new graph visualisation tool, which enables investigators to better understand the complex ownership networks and the sphere of influence of beneficial owners. In this blog, we’ll explore how graph visualisation...

Mollie Hanley · Aug 2019

For the past three years OpenOwnership has been at the forefront of the campaign for transparent data about who owns companies. With a small team we’ve achieved a lot, including creating the world’s first Beneficial Ownership Data Standard, building the...

Thomas Townsend · Aug 2019

I’ve been in post as Executive Director for eight weeks. Here’s what I’ve learned so far and an overview of where we’ll be going next.

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