Author: Andres Knobel

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New publication on beneficial ownership transparency for companies listed on the stock exchange

By Andres Knobel ■ 11 November 2020 ■ 2 min READ
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From outrage to action: how to prevent another 11 years of inaction after the FinCen files

By Andres Knobel ■ 5 November 2020 ■ 11 min READ
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Regulating complex ownership chains – a call for experts for closed brainstorming round-table session

By Andres Knobel ■ 17 September 2020 ■ 8 min READ
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We ran a beneficial ownership webinar for over 260 officials from Latin America

By Andres Knobel ■ 10 September 2020 ■ 2 min READ
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Dubious arguments to defend secrecy, even as automatic information exchange booms

By Andres Knobel ■ 27 August 2020 ■ 4 min READ
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Germany’s new statistics on exchange of banking information: a trove of useful data and clues

By Andres Knobel ■ 21 August 2020 ■ 11 min READ
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Judge ruling: “You are no Mother Teresa and no one goes to Cayman for philanthropic reasons”

By Andres Knobel ■ 13 August 2020 ■ 9 min READ
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Developing countries, take note: how much money do your residents hold in Australia, the most transparent country on bank account information

By Andres Knobel ■ 10 August 2020 ■ 9 min READ
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The role of banks and digitalised beneficial ownership registries: way more than just reporting discrepancies

By Andres Knobel ■ 30 July 2020 ■ 8 min READ
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Beneficial ownership definitions: determining “control” unrelated to ownership

By Andres Knobel ■ 23 July 2020 ■ 15 min READ
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Is financial secrecy always bad?

By Andres Knobel ■ 13 July 2020 ■ 10 min READ ■ 1 comments
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How authorities, banks and researchers from around the world are verifying beneficial ownership information

By Andres Knobel ■ 4 June 2020 ■ 6 min READ
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US appeals court confirms firm must disclose to IRS names of clients behind offshore bank accounts and foreign entities

By Andres Knobel ■ 7 May 2020 ■ 2 min READ
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New group to promote beneficial ownership verification pilots around the world

By Andres Knobel ■ 24 April 2020 ■ 2 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Argentina finally has a beneficial ownership register. Now, it should make it public

By Andres Knobel ■ 20 April 2020 ■ 10 min READ
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Costa Rica: a bill threatening to render its beneficial ownership register useless

By Andres Knobel ■ 3 April 2020 ■ 3 min READ
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FATF beneficial ownership report reveals cutting-edge verification processes, hesitates to endorse public registries

By Andres Knobel ■ 27 November 2019 ■ 15 min READ
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The quadrillion-dollar elephant in the room: beneficial ownership in the investment industry

By Andres Knobel ■ 9 October 2019 ■ 9 min READ
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Not just about control: one share in a company should be enough to be a beneficial owner

By Andres Knobel ■ 2 October 2019 ■ 5 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Global Asset Registries: a game changer for the fight against inequality and illicit financial flows?

By Andres Knobel ■ 17 September 2019 ■ 2 min READ ■ 1 comments
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More beneficial ownership loopholes to plug: circular ownership, fragmented control and companies as parties to the trust

By Andres Knobel ■ 6 September 2019 ■ 4 min READ ■ 3 comments
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We trained over 100 tax administration officials to use our Indexes

By Andres Knobel ■ 12 August 2019 ■ 4 min READ